Using ISO in macro photography: how to increase sensitivity for pin-sharp images

Using ISO in macro photography: how to increase sensitivity for pin-sharp close-ups

In this tutorial we share our best macro photography tips for learning how to use ISO for close-up subjects. We’ll show you how increasing the ISO will enable you to use a faster shutter speed to avoid camera shake.

What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

What is ISO: understanding your camera's sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

What is ISO? Discover how your camera’s sensitivity to light is measured and when you should increase your camera’s ISO setting.

Shooting in the dark: lose your fear of pushing up the ISO!

Shooting in the dark: lose your fear of pushing up the ISO

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take the grain with the gain and lose your fear of shooting in the dark at high ISO settings!

Auto ISO: how to get the best sharpness with the least amount of noise

Auto ISO: how to get the best sharpness with the least amount of noise

Don’t waste time juggling the ISO between shots! In this tutorial we show you why Auto ISO can work in your favour when light levels are low and unpredictable.

ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera’s sensitivity

ISO settings in low light: when, and how, to increase your camera's sensitivity

You can get some great pictures in low light, but only if you know how, and when, to use your camera’s ISO settings. In this tutorial we show you everything you need to know.

Reduce Noise: a quick, proven method for bagging clean images

Set up your camera to reduce noise: step 3

Disappointed by grainy images? Reduce noise now with our quick step-by-step tutorial.

Low-light photography tips: set up your camera to shoot without a tripod

Low-light photography tips: set up your camera to shoot without a tripod

If you’re drawn to the heavy saturated colours of night photography but hate lugging a tripod – or perhaps you physically cannot carry a tripod – you’re in for a treat. Here we show you three quick and effective low-light photography tips on how to set up your camera to shoot hands-free night photography.

6 tips to improve your Mars landscape photos

6 quick tips to improve your Mars landscape photos

The landing of NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, on the Mars landscape marks another small step for the American space agency, but it represents one giant leap for photographers everywhere.

Here are our 6 easy tips you can use for making sure all your Mars landscape photos are keepers.

Obliterate image noise in Photoshop: 6 easy steps

Remove image noise in Photoshop - step 2

SLR technology is always improving, and one key area is the image quality of photos shot at high ISO settings. But what if you don’t have the newest SLR or have raw images with potential that are suffering from image noise? Help is at hand! By utilising the power of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) software, it’s possible to rescue noisy raw images in a flash.

Making the case for Auto ISO

Manual ISO setting

Readers often tell us that one of their most common photography problems is forgetting to adjust the ISO settings on their camera when switching between indoor and outdoor shooting. Many often ask if their camera has a reminder they can set. Well, kind of…