Buying a good camera and staying on auto settings is like buying a Porsche for the school run. In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series we show you how to use a camera in a more meaningful way that lets you take control of the picture-taking process.
In this series we’ll run through all of your camera’s exposure modes and explain when – and why – you should use them. This week we’ll start with Program Mode.
Ever wondered why some backgrounds are pin-sharp and others are out of focus? This is what’s called deep depth of field and shallow depth of field. Find out how to take full control of this in-camera photography effect and answer any lingering questions you may have.
Find out how to use your digital camera’s continuous shooting mode to boost your chances of getting the perfect photo.
Have you wondered how to do time lapse photography? All you need is your camera and some free time lapse software. Here’s how to do it.
When it comes to improving your photography, the best advice you can get is from the working pros themselves. Here we’ve gathered together 100 tips from famous photographers, and have included jargon-free advice on everything from the gear you need right through to selling your photos.
What is a polarizer filter? Find out how you can use this filter to reduce reflections in pictures of water and achieve stronger colours.
If you’re struggling to get well-exposed images in mixed light, try this simple photo bracketing technique to help preserve shadow and highlight detail.
What is hyperfocal distance? Before the introduction of autofocus cameras, the use of ‘hyperfocal distance’ was a popular focus technique used by photographers – and it’s still one of the really neat camera tricks for times when your camera struggles to autofocus in difficult lighting conditions.
Using autofocus correctly can solve a great number of the common photography problems you face on a daily basis. But easier said than done, right? Behold the bible on AF points!
In this tutorial we’ll show you everything you need to know to take control of your AF points and nail focus every time you shoot.
TTL? Rear Curtain Sync? Guide Number? All the flash photography basics you need to know are right here, as we answer all the common questions to all the common problems photographers have about using flash, as well as share some of our best flash photography tips.