Lens Correction tricks for Photoshop: how to correct distortion and optical flaws

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/12/2013 00:01am
    Lens Correction tricks for Photoshop: how to correct distortion and other optical flaws

    Correcting distortion and other common lens errors can be a real chore. In this tutorial we show you a few simple ways to use Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop’s Lens Correction filter that can cut your editing time down significantly.

    Lens flare: how to avoid glare when shooting wide-angle scenes

    | Photography Tips | 29/11/2013 00:01am
    Lens flare: how to avoid glare when shooting wide-angle scenes

    Is lens flare spoiling some of your favourite photos? Stop wasting pictures and try these 3 fool-proof methods of banishing lens flare from your images when shooting wide-angle scenes.

    Tilt-shift photography: how to use 1 lens for 6 very different effects

    | Photography Tips | 30/10/2013 00:01am
    Tilt-shift photography: how to use 1 lens for 6 different effects

    Tilt-shift photography is commonly misconstrued solely as producing miniature effects in your images. But tilt-shift photography is much more than producing toy towns. In this tutorial we show you six vastly different effects you can produce with the same tilt-shift lens.

    Best 50mm lens for your camera: 8 ‘Nifty Fifty’ lenses tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 03/10/2013 00:01am
    Best 50mm lens for your camera: 8 'Nifty Fifty' lenses tested and rated

    What is the best 50mm lens for your camera? We put eight of the top ‘Nifty Fifty’ lenses currently available to the test to see which offers the best combination of image quality and value for money.

    Nifty Fifty Lens: how much blur do you get with a 50mm f/1.8

    | Lenses, Reviews | 02/10/2013 12:15pm
    Nifty Fifty Lens: how much blur do you get with a 50mm f/1.8

    If you love bokeh or shoot handheld after dark, a so-called Nifty Fifty lens is just what you need. Find out why as we explain the benefits of a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

    A layman’s guide to gimbal heads

    | Photography for Beginners | 22/09/2013 14:05pm
    A layman's guide to gimbal heads

    What is a gimbal head? Put simply, a gimbal head is a device that keeps the weight of your camera and lens centralised when shooting with large, heavy telephoto lenses. In this quick guide we answer all the questions you might have about gimbal heads, such as when and why you might use them.

    Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    | Accessories, Reviews | 17/09/2013 00:01am
    Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    Getting stability and freedom of movement when using large, heavy lenses is paramount. In our latest group test we’ve taken six of the top gimbal heads and alternatives on the market to find out which offers the best stability.

    Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

    | Lenses, Reviews | 15/09/2013 14:00pm
    Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review: 12 grand, but worth every penny?

    The Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x costs a small fortune, but look at all you get for 12 grand. Find out how we rate it in our Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS review

    What is a macro lens? Magnification and minimum focus distance explained

    | Macro, Photography Tips | 23/08/2013 10:38am
    Using macro lenses: how much magnification do you need?

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we answer the question ‘What is a macro lens?’. In our infographic we explain some of the finer points of using macro lenses and illustrate the effects different magnifications can produce with your subjects.

    Camera lenses explained: how to get sharp photos using macro lenses

    | Photography Tips | 19/08/2013 00:01am
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    In the fifth and final part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how to explore the close-up potential of macro lenses and discover a whole new world in almost any and every photo location.

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