ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera’s sensitivity

    | Night, Photography Tips | 19/12/2013 00:01am
    ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera's sensitivity

    You can get some great pictures in low light, but only if you know how, and when, to use your camera’s ISO settings. In this tutorial we show you everything you need to know.

    Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you’re smarter than your camera

    | Photography for Beginners | 17/12/2013 00:01am
    Photography for beginners: 6 reasons you're smarter than your camera

    Modern DSLR, compact system and compact cameras are very clever, and in many circumstances they can be left to their own devices in their automatic settings and will deliver good results. However, when explaining photography for beginners it’s imperative to understand that your camera doesn’t always get it right. It’s helpful to be aware of the problems they face and what can fool them so that you can take control and get the images that you want.

    5 life-saving DIY hacks every photographer should know

    | Photography Tips | 07/12/2013 00:01am
    5 life-saving DIY hacks every photographer should know

    There are so many smart inventions on the market to help you take great pictures, but instead of burning your savings on kit, you can make brilliant light modifiers out of standard household items and fashion accessories. Here are a few ideas; if you have others, let us know in the comments section.

    How Live View autofocus works: what your camera’s manual doesn’t tell you

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 06/12/2013 00:01am
    Contrast AF vs Phase detection AF: key differences explained

    When you switch your camera to Live View, the image is no longer reflected up into the viewfinder or down on to the phase-detection AF sensor. It passes straight through to the sensor, which relays the image ‘live’ to the LCD display on the back of the camera. The image on the sensor is also used to check and adjust the focus. In this tutorial we’ll explain just how your camera’s Live View autofocus works and how you can use it to ensure optimum sharpness.

    Transform your pictures for under £100: getting the most from budget flashguns

    | Photography Tips | 02/12/2013 00:01am
    Transform your pictures for less than £100: stop being afraid of your flashgun

    As we continue our Shoot Like A Pro series on the most useful photography accessories for under £100, we look at flashguns and how taking control of lighting can be the most important thing you do as a photographer.

    Focus modes: what happens when you half-press the shutter button?

    | Photography for Beginners | 29/11/2013 12:04pm
    Focus modes: what happens when you half-press the shutter button?

    To activate your autofocus you simply press your shutter button down half-way. But what actually happens when you do…

    Lens flare: how to avoid glare when shooting wide-angle scenes

    | Photography Tips | 29/11/2013 00:01am
    Lens flare: how to avoid glare when shooting wide-angle scenes

    Is lens flare spoiling some of your favourite photos? Stop wasting pictures and try these 3 fool-proof methods of banishing lens flare from your images when shooting wide-angle scenes.

    How to compose a photograph in Live View

    | Photography for Beginners | 28/11/2013 11:00am
    How to compose a photograph in Live View

    Discover how to compose a photograph and fine tune your framing by previewing your image on your camera’s LCD screen.

    Holiday food photography: 11 gourmet tips for better pictures of Thanksgiving

    | Photography Tips | 28/11/2013 00:01am
    Holiday food photography: 11 gourmet tips for better pictures of Thanksgiving

    Get in the holiday spirit as we show you how to take delicious pictures this Thanksgiving with these expert tips for holiday food photography.

    Best camera settings for taking pictures at twilight

    | Night, Photography Tips | 17/11/2013 12:00pm
    Best camera settings for taking pictures at twilight

    Do you struggle with colour rendition and sharpness when shooting in low light? In this quick guide we run through some of the best camera settings for taking pictures at twilight.

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