Lens Distortion: 3 ways to fine tune your lens’ performance

How to change lenses safely: step 5

Improve focusing and remove distracting lens distortion from your images with these three tips for getting more precise focus and professional-looking photos.

How to calculate hyperfocal distance: free photography cheat sheet

What is hyperfocal distance?

What is hyperfocal distance? Before the introduction of autofocus cameras, the use of ‘hyperfocal distance’ was a popular focus technique used by photographers – and it’s still one of the really neat camera tricks for times when your camera struggles to autofocus in difficult lighting conditions.

Master your camera’s autofocus: which AF points to use and when to use them

Take control of your camera's autofocus: which AF points to use... and when to use them

Using autofocus correctly can solve a great number of the common photography problems you face on a daily basis. But easier said than done, right? Behold the bible on AF points!

In this tutorial we’ll show you everything you need to know to take control of your AF points and nail focus every time you shoot.

DIY Photography Hacks: make an AF micro adjustment for precise focus

DIY Photography Hacks: make an AF micro adjustment for precise focus

Are your lenses focusing where they should? In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make an AF micro adjustment to get spot-on autofocus with any camera-lens combination.

Getting sharp images: every photo technique you need to know (Part 2)

Getting sharp images: every photo technique you need to know starting out

Taking sharp images is the goal of any photographer. In Part 2 of her two-part series, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains some of the best ways photographers have found to get their pictures ultra-sharp.

Getting sharp images: 7 techniques you need to know starting out

Getting sharp images: every photo technique you need to know starting out

Taking sharp images is perhaps the ultimate goal of any photographer, and it’s only natural then that over the past 150-odd years photographers have found a number of different ways to achieve it.

In the first of a two-part series, our head of testing Angela Nicholson draws on her wealth of experience and explains all of the methods photographers use to get sharp images.

Using Autofocus: 9 situations when AF will fail you

How to set your autofocus for macro photography

We put our heads together and came up with 9 common subjects and shooting situations in which using autofocus will likely let you down.

Calculating hyperfocal distance: get sharp photos from front to back

Calculate and set the hyperfocal distance for landscapes: step 1

Do you want to take the sharpest landscape photos possible? Who doesn’t! Our tutorial below demystifies the hyperfocal distance technique and shows you how calculating hyperfocal distance can maximise depth of field in your landscapes to ensure images that are sharp all the way through the frame.

Banish blurry photos: how to keep your foreground interest pin sharp

Banish blurry photos: how to keep foreground interest pin sharp

Don’t rely on centre-point autofocus for your landscape photography. Our tutorial below shows you how to avoid spoiling your excellent photo composition with blurry photos by keeping your foreground interest sharp.

How to focus your camera for any subject or scene: free photography cheat sheet

How to focus your camera for any subject or scene: free photography cheat sheet

Are you tired of soft photos? Few things are as deflating as coming home from what you thought was a great shoot, only to find your images aren’t sharp under closer scrutiny.

After all, knowing how to focus is one of the fundamental skills of being a photographer – yet it’s one of the most common photography problems there is. Thankfully, our latest photography cheat sheet is here to help.