How to take creative control over focus with any subject

Creative Focus: camera tips for static to spontaneous subjects

In today’s world of responsive technology, shooting successful imagery has never been easier. It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, a jostling Fleet Street photographer would have had no choice but to focus camera manually in the photo scrum, as would sports photographers. Can you imagine tracking a fast-moving tennis pro without lightning-quick… Continue reading

Outdoor portrait photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results

Outdoor portrait photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results

Every photographer aspires to shoot professional-looking images, and in this in-depth tutorial we reveale the recipe that makes up all good outdoor portrait photography, offering expert photography tips on everything you need to know about this subject, from composition and kit to camera tips, flash techniques and more. We’ll start by covering the equipment you’ll… Continue reading

How to use a single AF point for sharper focus (free cheat sheet)

How to use a single AF point for sharper focus (free cheat sheet)

Your camera will focus automatically as soon as you press the shutter button, but what’s it focusing on? That’s the question you need to ask yourself, because it won’t always pick the subject or area of the picture that you want it to. In this photography cheat sheet we explain how to use a single AF point to achieve sharper focus.

Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

Hyperfocal focusing: how to calculate the best distance to focus at

Knowing how to calculate hyperfocal distance isn’t actually as complex as its technical name implies, but mastering this important photography technique can make all the difference to your photography. Here we answer all of the common questions photographers have about hyperfocal focusing.