26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets

26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets

Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them. Here are 26 of our most popular infographics all in one place!

7 common focusing problems that plague photographers (and how to avoid them)

7 common focusing problems that plague photographers (and how to avoid them)

Modern cameras generally have superb autofocusing systems that can get the vast majority of subjects sharp in a jiffy, but they’re not 100% foolproof. Let’s take a look at some of the most common focusing problems and how to tackle them.

A layman’s guide to battery grips

A layman's guide to using battery grips

In our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about battery grips.

7 best cameras for overall AF performance

How to configure your autofocus: step 2

Some old-school photographers may tell you that you don’t need an autofocus (AF) system in a camera, but there are few that will dispute that a good one can make life much easier – especially if your vision is less than 20:20. We look at some of the best AF systems out there.

Nikon metering patterns: what are matrix, centre-weighted and spot modes?

Nikon metering patterns: what are matrix, centre-weighted and spot modes (and when should you use them)?

What are Nikon’s matrix, centre-weighted and spot metering modes (and when should you use them)? In this quick tutorial written by our friends at the Nikon magazine N-Photo you’ll find out everything you need to know about Nikon metering patterns.

6 things you didn’t know about focusing, but probably should

How to set up your macro water drop scene: live view focusing

How well do you know your digital camera’s focusing system? Here are some focusing facts that may surprise you

Sharing photos online: what image size and quality should you use?

What is the best file quality and size for sharing photos online: step 2

In this quick tutorial we’ll explain the best image size and quality for photographers who simply want to send email attachments or share photos online.

Active D-Lighting: how to make your Nikon capture more detail in shadows and highlights

Active D-Lighting: how to make your Nikon capture more detail in shadows and highlights

There is no shortage of Nikon-specific tips and tricks out there, but one of the most useful tools you’ll find on your Nikon DSLR is its Active D-Lighting feature.

Our sister publication, the Nikon magazine N-Photo, recently put together this simple guide on how to use Active D-Lighting to capture more detail in the shadows and highlights of your scenes.

6 things you didn’t know about using apertures, but probably should

6 things you didn't know about aperture, but probably should

One of the first things we learn when we start taking photography seriously is that ‘aperture’ controls depth of field… but there’s more to it than that.

8 camera features they make you think you need, but you really don’t

Nikon J2 features: what's new on the latest Nikon 1 camera

What is an essential camera feature and what is just a camera gimmick? Everyone will hold a different opinion, but here’s our list of some unnecessary features which you can probably do without.