A layman’s guide to Live View on a DSLR

How to meter in Live View on your Nikon DSLR

If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the basic technology and equipment. There are a number of things you need to consider when using Live View on a DSLR, and in our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the common questions about when (and when not) to use Live View.

Live View Explained: what you need to know about your alternative viewfinder

Live View Explained: what you need to know about your alternative viewfinder

Your camera’s Live View feature is an invaluable alternative to the viewfinder, especially when focusing manually or using strange camera angles. In this tutorial we explain what goes on within your camera to make Live View work, the benefits of using it – and when to use it maximise its advantages.

What is Live View telling you: free photography cheat sheet

What is Live View: free photography cheat sheet

What is Live View telling you on the back of your digital camera? Well, not to be funny, but quite a lot of things! Each of those lines and symbols and graphs on your LCD has a specific purpose and contains important information about your scene.

It can be a lot to take in all at once, particularly if you’re new to photography, but it’s one of the more powerful tools at your disposal. For the latest infographic in our Photography Cheat Sheet series we’ve identified all the features on your Live View screen and explained what they are so you won’t be confused ever again!