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    Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image

    | Photography for Beginners | 13/11/2014 00:01am
    Angle of view: how to choose the right focal length to frame your image

    When framing a photograph, it’s not just the focal length that matters. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to choose the optimum angle of view for your scene, as well as explain how to choose the right lenses and the difference between angle of view vs field of view.

    How to get sharp photos when using a telephoto lens

    | Photography Tips | 05/11/2014 00:01am
    How to get sharp photos when using a telephoto lens

    In this tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to achieve sharp photos when shooting with a telephoto lens.

    Debunking the myth that focal length affects perspective + how to actually do it

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 15/08/2014 00:01am
    Understanding perspective in photography: how different viewpoints can dramatically alter images

    In this tutorial we show you how to take charge of perspective by using different viewpoints and camera angles to radically alter the look and feel of your images.

    What is maximum aperture? Which lenses go widest (and why it matters)

    | Photography for Beginners | 15/07/2014 00:01am
    What is maximum aperture? Which lenses go widest (and why it matters)

    What is maximum aperture? It’s a question we often hear from new photographers who are getting to grips with their lenses or trying to understand depth of field. In this guide we explain what it means to set the maximum aperture, which lenses go widest and what you actually gain in terms of your images.

    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.

    Best budget prime lens: 8 top portraiture optics tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 04/06/2014 00:01am
    Best budget prime lens: 8 top optics tested and rated

    A standard kit zoom lens can work reasonably well for portraiture, but a budget prime lens gives you greater versatility. We tested eight of the top options to see how they performed.

    8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/04/2014 00:01am
    8 reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens

    The low-cost kit lenses you get with digital SLRs or compact system cameras don’t have much of a reputation, but is that fair? They might be cheap, they might be light, they might not have earth-shattering specifications, but they do have some qualities and advantages that are all too easily overlooked. Here are eight reasons why cheap kit lenses are the perfect lens.

    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/04/2014 12:41pm
    Full-frame lenses: 4 quick tips for the first-timer

    All lenses create a circular image, and your camera’s sensor simply records a rectangular portion of this. A full-frame compatible lens creates an image circle the covers the full-frame sensor, and provides a cropped image with a smaller ‘crop-factor’ sensor. In this quick guide we offer four must-know tips for getting to grips with full-frame lenses for the first time.

    Best lens for portraits: 5 sensibly priced options tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 21/03/2014 00:01am
    Best lens for portraits: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

    What’s the best lens for portraits that you can buy without spending a fortune? Our friends at Photography Week recently tested five of the best sensibly priced portrait lenses.