Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using telephoto lenses

In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we explain how extending the reach of your photography with a telephoto lens can help 
you capture scenes that are beyond the scope of other optics.

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro Series on how to get the sharpest photos possible with your camera’s lenses, we turn our attention to prime lenses. In this post we explain why you might wish to swap the convenience of a zoom lens for the speed and quality of a prime lens to drastically improve the quality of your photos.

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos with any type of lens

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos with whatever lens you've got

Our latest Shoot Like A Pro series aims to help you understand how to get the sharpest photos possible with your lenses. All the camera lenses explained in this series are common optics used by most photographers. Over the next several weeks we’ll explain how to get sharp photos with all types of camera lenses, from prime lenses, telephoto lenses, fisheyes to macro lenses. This week we start with wide-angle lenses.

Lens distortion correction: improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

Lens distortion correction: how to improve lens performance with in-camera adjustments

Not all of us can afford expensive lenses, but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with poor quality images. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to make simple in-camera adjustments to fine-tune your lens’ performance and help eliminate imperfections like colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

DIY Photography Hacks: make a DIY tilt-shift lens from an ordinary optic

If you’ve ever wanted shallow depth of field effects but were put off by the price of tilt-shift lenses, our technique editor Chris Rutter explains in our latest DIY Photography Hacks post how he converted an old lens at a fraction of the price.

Best close-up lens: 6 top models tested and rated

Best Close-up Lens: 04 SRB-Griturn Close Up Lens Set

Like fitting a magnifying glass to the front of your regular lenses, these attachments make small subjects look big. In our latest round-up of essential accessories we test 6 models to find out which is the best close-up lens.

11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

11 common lens errors and how you can avoid them

The step up from a compact camera to one that allows you to changes lenses can be quite daunting, but it’s also a move towards taking better images. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, has compiled a list of the most common lens errors photographers make and some advice about how to avoid them.

Standard zoom vs super zoom lens: which is best for you?

Standard zoom vs super zoom lens: which is best?

If you’re looking to upgrade from your standard kit zoom you’ve probably been comparing the pros and cons of buying a better standard zoom vs a super zoom lens. How do you know which one is right for you? Our head of testing gives her answer.

Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

Extension tubes: how to shoot extreme close-ups without spending a fortune

Discover how to use extension tubes to shoot great close-up and macro photography without all the hefty costs.

A layman’s luide to close-up lenses: common questions and answers

A Layman's Guide to Close-up Lenses

What are close-up lenses? In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer the common questions about these budget alternatives to macro lenses and show the effects they can produce.