So you’ve just bought your first DSLR… now what?

Our professional photographer's recommended gear: fast memory cards

Buying your first serious camera, whether it’s a DSLR or a compact system camera (CSC) is very exciting, but all those controls can be a bit intimidating. In their latest guest blog post, the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure outline how to set up your camera ready to take your first few shots.

DSLR vs CSC: 3 key differences you need to understand

DSLR vs CSC: the REAL difference you need to understand

In their latest guest post our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure explain the three key differences that are important to understand about the two camera types when trying to choose between a DSLR vs CSC.

First camera crash course: simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR

First camera crash course: simple solutions for mastering your new DSLR

Whether you’ve just bought your first camera or just need to brush up on your shooting skills, we’ve got an all-in-one guide to getting to grips with your new DSLR.

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

Digiscoping: how to use a spotting scope with your camera for ultra-close images

If you’re struggling to get close enough to your wildlife subjects to create images with any real impact, why not try digiscoping? In this quick guide we’ll show you how to use a spotting scope with your camera to nearly double your magnification.

What’s the highest ISO I should use?

Motorsport photography tips: manage your ISO

What’s the highest ISO setting you should use on your DSLR without losing image quality? Our head of testing gives you the answer… and it might surprise you.

Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

Tired of taking bad pictures? Find out how to fix photos in-camera with our simple advice for curing your exposure and focusing headaches. We offer solutions for some of the most common photography problems photographers face. So read on to soothe your burning photo composition and colour complaints!

Full-frame vs APS-C cameras: what you need to know

A Nikon full frame sensor

So what is full-frame, and what do you need to know in terms of full-frame vs APS-C cameras? In their latest guest blog, our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure run through some of the key points to remember in the great full-frame vs crop sensor debate!

10 camera settings you don’t use (and which you probably should)

10 camera settings you don't use (and which you probably should)

It’s easy to fall into a pattern when you take pictures, favouring some subjects and overlooking others, and sticking to the camera settings you know rather than experimenting with those you don’t.

But here are 10 shooting options you should explore in order to get the most from your camera…

Flat Light: how to bring your dull images back to life

Flat Light: how to bring your dull images back to life

Is flat light killing your landscape photography? These great camera tips from a seasoned professional photographer will show you how to take control of flat light and use it to your advantage.

Depth of Field Preview: the button behind every sharp image you take

How to use your Depth of Field Preview button: step 2

In this tutorial we show you step-by-step how to use your Depth of Field Preview button to check your test shots and ensure everything is as sharp as you want.