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.

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.

Photographing Snow: the simple way to nail exposure

How to fix metering woes when photographing snow: step 3

Photographing snow brings a new challenge for many photographers, who struggle to take control of their camera’s metering system amid the winter landscape’s extreme contrast and reflective surfaces. Follow the camera tips below and you’ll soon feel confident exposing your winter landscape photography in any weather.

Better pictures of fog and mist: how to add intrigue to an everyday landscape

Better pictures of fog and mist: the landscape photographer's guide to adding intrigue

When it comes to weather phenomenon, mist and fog should be applauded as a way of creating atmosphere and adding a sense of mystery to your landscape photography. They provide that special quality that can turn an ordinary photo composition into something extraordinary.

But to create a striking image these elements need to be handled carefully to prevent the image looking flat or the subject being lost in the fog. Here’s some advice on how best to approach these unique shooting conditions and produce a misty masterpiece.

What is a histogram? Discover the secret to perfect exposure

What is a histogram? Discover the secret to perfect exposure

There’s no need to be embarrassed for asking “What is a histogram?”. While your camera’s histogram is one of the more important tools at your disposal, many photographers are unaware of its capabilities. In this post we’ll answer the question, What is a histogram? And we’ll also answer some of the more common questions around how to read a histogram, where to find it and what you should be looking for on that tiny graph.