Before the histogram, photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more effort to get good exposures. But while the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood.
Understanding the histogram in photography and how it tracks your exposure is one of the key steps in learning how to become a better photographer. In this quick guide – and with a few handy cheat sheets – we’ll show you exactly how to interpret your camera’s histogram.
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.
Most photographers take a portrait shot at some point. You might not think of it as such, you might think of it as a holiday photo, documentary shot or a family photo, but if there’s a person in it, it’s also portrait photography.
People photos can be particularly tricky to get right because many subjects have strong ideas about how they do and don’t want to appear, and not all are comfortable in front of the camera.
In this article our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains some of the common mistakes that photographers make when shooting portraits and explains how to avoid them.
In-camera technique is, of course, important. But your prowess in the digital darkroom is increasingly important to the success of your images and crafting a look that defines you as an artist. And this is especially true with landscapes. In our latest photo editing guide we offer 14 photo editing tricks and tips that every landscape photographer must know.
The step up from a compact camera to one that allows you to changes lenses can be quite daunting, but it’s also a move towards taking better images. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common lens errors photographers make and some advice about how to avoid them.
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in June 2013.
Raw format can be confusing, so our latest Raw Tuesday post offers a quick guide to help you get your head around shooting and editing raw images.
No matter how long you’ve had your digital camera, there’s always something to learn. And if you’ve just bought your first camera body, the learning curve can seem impossibly steep. But it needn’t be a painful slog.
In this tutorial we’ll help you get the most from your DSLR by explaining some of the key camera features found on almost every camera body. Learning these camera features early on in your development will ensure you avoid some of the common camera mistakes and get much better shots as a result.
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!
Getting sharp photos is one of the fundamental goals in photography. If your images aren’t as sharp as you’d like, take a look at our ten-point guide to work out where you’re going wrong and how to get it right next time.