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.

4 common problems with dynamic range (and what you can do about it)

4 common problems with dynamic range (and what you can do about it)

Dynamic range is at the heart of exposure theory, and nowadays it’s much easier to measure. However, there are four situations where dynamic range can be an issue for photographers.

Our photography cheat sheet spells out these four common problems with dynamic range and explains what you can do to make sure you get it right.

How to combine photos to achieve perfectly balanced exposures

Final tips for exposure blending

Discover the secret of exposure blending. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to combine photos to improve skies and achieve perfect balance in high-contrast scenes.

How to expose for landscapes: secrets to in-camera metering & which modes to use

How to expose for landscape photography: every question answered

Are you frustrated by landscape images that look too bright or too dark? In our guide on how to expose for landscape photography we answer all of the common questions photographers have about exposure and metering. You’ll learn the basics of in-camera metering and which metering mode to use (and when).

Exposure Bracketing: how to do it manually and how your AEB can help

Exposure Bracketing: how to do it manually and how your AEB button can help

If you’re struggling to get well-exposed images in mixed light, try these simple exposure bracketing techniques to help preserve shadow and highlight detail. In this post we show you how to bracket both manually and using your cameras Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) feature.

Break the rules of photography: 4 clever effects from using ‘wrong’ exposures

Break the rules of photography: 4 clever effects from using 'wrong' exposures

Once you know the rules of photography, you’ll be able to use them in creative ways – particularly when it comes to exposure. But breaking the rules of photography doesn’t merely mean getting the exposure wrong. It means deliberately choosing to expose ‘imperfectly’ to create a specific effect. In this tutorial we show you four ways to play with exposure and break the rules of photography and create stunning in-camera effects.

Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates the Exposure Triangle and how it affects your camera settings.

Blown highlights: how to rescue blown skies using simple Photoshop effects

Blown highlights: how to rescue blown skies using simple Photoshop effects

Are blown highlights spoiling your landscape photography? Find out in this tutorial how you can use simple Photoshop effects like a Gradient Fill adjustment layer to get more balanced exposures.

10 common exposure problems every photographer faces (and how to fix them)

10 common exposure problems every photographer faces (and how to fix them)

Are you struggling to get well-lit shots? You don’t need any fancy equipment or complex lighting techniques. This guide to the 10 most common exposure mistakes photographers make will show you how to avoid them and start taking better pictures today.

Photography Basics: the No. 1 cheat sheet for metering and exposure

Photography Basics: the No. 1 cheat sheet for metering and exposure

Aperture, shutter speed and ISO are three photography basics every photographer must learn, as they are the building blocks of exposure. It’s the exposure meter inside your digital camera that essentially brings them all together. The problem is, cameras can be easily fooled.

To help you along in your photographic endeavours, our latest photography cheat sheet draws on the key photography basics of exposure to help you bag a well-lit shot no matter where you may be shooting.