7 common focusing problems that plague photographers (and how to avoid them)

    | Photography Tips | 22/07/2014 00:01am
    7 common focusing problems that plague photographers (and how to avoid them)

    Modern cameras generally have superb autofocusing systems that can get the vast majority of subjects sharp in a jiffy, but they’re not 100% foolproof. Let’s take a look at some of the most common focusing problems and how to tackle them.

    7 best cameras for overall AF performance

    | News | 19/07/2014 00:01am
    How to configure your autofocus: step 2

    Some old-school photographers may tell you that you don’t need an autofocus (AF) system in a camera, but there are few that will dispute that a good one can make life much easier – especially if your vision is less than 20:20. We look at some of the best AF systems out there.

    6 things you didn’t know about focusing, but probably should

    | Photography Tips | 05/07/2014 00:01am
    How to set up your macro water drop scene: live view focusing

    How well do you know your digital camera’s focusing system? Here are some focusing facts that may surprise you

    Camera lenses: 8 questions you’ve been dying to ask other photographers

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/07/2014 00:01am
    Camera lenses: 8 questions you've been dying to ask other photographers

    Learn more about how camera lenses work and how to fix common problems with this detailed primer.

    Pre-focus vs tracking: when and how to use each technique

    | Photography Tips | 21/05/2014 00:01am
    Pre-focus vs tracking - how to capture moving subjects with confidence: step 3

    Getting sharp photos of moving subjects is a tricky skill to master, but knowing which technique to use for which subject will help improve your hit-rate…

    A layman’s guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/05/2014 00:01am
    A layman's guide to depth of field: how to check and affect sharpness like a pro

    One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus. In this quick depth of field tutorial we show you how to check and affect sharpness, as well as answer some of your burning questions

    Focus tracking: 4 ways to ensure pin-sharp action photos

    | Photography Tips | 04/05/2014 00:01am
    How to use focus tracking: 03 Be ready and steady

    Learn how to track fast-moving subjects using so-called ‘focus tracking’ for pin-sharp action shots.

    Focus and focal length: the true benefits of using a DSLR

    | Photography for Beginners | 18/02/2014 12:34pm
    Focus and focal length: the true benefits of using a DSLR

    Using a DSLR offers a number of unique advantages over compact cameras and smartphones – chief of which is their ability to change lenses. In this quick beginner’s guide we’ll explain some of the key benefits a DSLR offers in terms of focus and focal lengths.

    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to focus on moving subjects

    | Photography Tips | 27/01/2014 00:01am
    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: how to focus on moving subjects

    As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we turn our attention to moving subjects and how to focus when time is of the essence.

    10 camera techniques to master in 2014

    | Photography for Beginners | 13/01/2014 00:01am
    10 camera techniques to master in 2014

    While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. Here we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

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