Canon Tips: what’s the best metering mode to use with autofocus?

Metering Modes & Midtones: how to ensure an accurate reading

Want to learn how to get more out of your Canon DSLR? Find out how to use your camera’s metering modes so you can get better results when using the Auto Focus setting.

Lens Distortion: 3 ways to fine tune your lens’ performance

How to change lenses safely: step 5

Improve focusing and remove distracting lens distortion from your images with these three tips for getting more precise focus and professional-looking photos.

What is HDR? Everything you ever wanted to know about high dynamic range images

What is HDR? Everything you ever wanted to know about high dynamic range images

So what is HDR photography all about? In short, HDR techniques allow you to take pictures of high-contrast scenes and preserve all that important shadow and highlight detail. But it comes with a lot of jargon. Here we answer all the common questions about HDR images.

Sky Photography: how to take pictures of the sky that dramatically fill your frame

Sky Photography: how to take pictures of the sky that dramatically fill your frame

Big sky photography can give your landscape photos immediate impact, but how do you cope with the obvious contrast issues when taking pictures of the sky? Follow these simple DSLR tips and learn exactly how to adapt your approach to sky photography that fills your frame.

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: close-up photography tips you can trust

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: close-up photography

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, leading wildlife and nature photographer Heather Angel shows our apprentice essential camera skills for taking close-up photography of insects and other small subjects.

Live View: how to use it on any camera… and when to turn it off

Live View: how to use it on any camera... and when to turn it off

Learn when and how to use live view on any camera. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains everything you need to know about your camera’s most underrated feature.

Hands-free photography: 4 ways to take pictures without touching your camera

Hands-free photography: 4 ways to take pictures without touching your camera

Whether you want to banish camera shake in low light or avoid scaring wildlife, here are four simple ways to fire the shutter without touching your camera.

DIY Photography Hacks: make an AF micro adjustment for precise focus

DIY Photography Hacks: make an AF micro adjustment for precise focus

Are your lenses focusing where they should? In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make an AF micro adjustment to get spot-on autofocus with any camera-lens combination.

DSLR Tips: the best settings for preserving detail in any situation

How to use lighting optimisation to rescue detail in any shooting situation: Strong setting

Tired of losing detail in high-contrast conditions? Try these DSLR tips and learn how to use your camera’s lighting optimisation feature for preserving that detail in any situation you may find yourself.

Night Sky Photography: pro secrets for stunning moonlight landscapes

Night Sky Photography: pro secrets for stunning moonlight landscapes

You may think it seems counter-intuitive to shoot landscapes once the sun has disappeared and light levels drop, but night sky photography actually has a special quality that brings a completely new dimension to your images. Find out what secrets the pros use to take stunning moonlit landscapes.