Often we talk about the reasons why you should upgrade your camera, but rarely do we examine the reasons why you shouldn’t buy a new camera. Here is our checklist of 9 danger signs that you may not like a camera.
What is TTL flash? In this tutorial we will help you take your first steps into ‘through-the-lens’ flash photography.
In this post we run through some of the most effective techniques for using your external flash unit, the most useful accessories, set-ups and more. We’ve also provided a couple handy flash photography cheat sheets to help illustrate the techniques we’re talking about.
Smartphone camera vs DSLR? This infographic examines the lenses, battery life, picture quality, zoom strength and usability of each type of cameras.
Do you feel left out when other photographers start talking about lenses? In this quick guide we answer your burning questions about focal length and suggest the best focal lengths for what you want to shoot…
How does the shutter speed setting work on your digital camera? The shutter is a mechanical part in your camera that opens and closes in a set time. Shutter speed is measured in seconds and fractions of seconds.
Ever wondered about the history of photography and its balance between art and science? This fantastic cheat sheet compiled by Clifton Cameras traces some of the key moments in the history of photography and the great photographers who made leaps forward from artistic and scientific standpoints. In particular, this infographic explores the history of photography… Continue reading
In this beginner photography guide we explain everything you need to know about the optical filters that matter in digital photography.
With the Christmas season in full swing, towns are awash with festive colours and textures. But it can be tricky knowing how to set up your camera to shoot bright subjects in low light. In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve provided a very timely tips card explaining how to photograph Christmas lights and ensure a good exposure.
Have you ever wondered how pro photographers capture movement in their landscape shots to produce soft, blurry clouds and misty waterfalls? Are your long exposures just not delivering the same effect? Chances are that those pro images have been shot using a neutral density filter. These dark filters are designed to reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor in order to increase exposure times, without affecting the colour of the image. But how do you know when to use ND filters?