6 exposure tricks for coping with awkward subjects

6 exposure tricks for coping with awkward subjects

There’s no one ‘right’ way to use your camera’s exposure system, but here are some strategies we like to use when working with challenging subjects and conditions.

Best camera settings for shooting handheld

Best camera settings for shooting handheld (free cheat sheet)

In our new cheat sheet we suggest some of the best camera settings for to use to give yourself the best advantage shooting handheld. Remember, these are just a starting point. Master these and from there you can exploring your creativity!

NEF file types and sizes: what effect do bit depth and compression have on raw files?

NEF file types and sizes: what effect do bit depth and compression have on raw files?

Nikon DSLRs can create more than one type of NEF file. In this quick tutorial our friends at the Nikon magazine N-Photo explain the effect bit depth and compression have on your Nikon raw files.

6 ways to keep shooting in harsh light

Photography tips: how to use a reflector

We often say that it’s best to avoid shooting in harsh midday sunlight, but sometimes it’s unavoidable and your lunch-break may be the only time you have in your busy schedule to take a few shots. Let’s take a look at a few ways of working in harsh light.

Backlighting subjects: 4 advanced tips for dramatically lit photos

Backlighting subjects: 4 advanced tips for producing dramatic photos

Backlighting is one of the most attractive forms of lighting for photography but it can present a big challenge, not least when it comes to exposure.

How to take an exposure reading on your digital camera

How to nail exposure with spot metering in tricking conditions: Step 1

Even for experienced photographers, the subject of metering and how to take an exposure reading can be confusing, but the basics are easy to get to grips with…

10 easy ways to make your photos look more professional

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Once you’ve got a firm grip on composition and exposure you’re well on your way to taking professional-looking images. Here are 10 easy ways to help take your photography to the next level.

Pre-focus vs tracking: when and how to use each technique

Pre-focus vs tracking - how to capture moving subjects with confidence: step 3

Getting sharp photos of moving subjects is a tricky skill to master, but knowing which technique to use for which subject will help improve your hit-rate…

Seascape photography: how to shoot smooth stormy seas

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Learn how to take dreamy seascape photography with our simple tutorial

Nikon GPS cameras: how to add location data to your photos

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Whether built-in or with an accessory, GPS equipped cameras can help you pinpoint where your photos are taken. In this tutorial we explain how to use this functionality.