Minimum shutter speeds for handheld shooting: ‘safe’ speeds to use (and when to seek support)

Minimum shutter speed for handheld shooting: try these 'safe' speeds at common focal lengths

When is it safe hand hold a camera? Camera movement is a major cause of blur in images. Our friends at the Nikon magazine N-Photo put together this wonderful cheat sheet explaining the relationship between camera shake and focal length.

How to shoot fast-moving objects: free photography cheat sheet

How to shoot fast-moving objects: free photography cheat sheet

It’s not just the speed of your subject that counts, it’s where you stand and the angle you shoot from. Discover how to shoot fast-moving objects like a pro with our new photography cheat sheet!

How to sell photos online, in print and in ways you never dreamed of

How to sell photos online, in print and in ways you never dreamed of

In our new series we explore the different ways to sell photos online, in print, and elsewhere in ways you might not have considered before.

Each week we’ll look at a different genre or method to sell photos online and in other markets. To kick things off we’ll look at 16 novel ways you can start making money from your landscape images. And we’ll start by introducing you to a photographer who has been doing it successfully after being discovered by accident on Flickr.

4 common problems with dynamic range (and what you can do about it)

4 common problems with dynamic range (and what you can do about it)

Dynamic range is at the heart of exposure theory, and nowadays it’s much easier to measure. However, there are four situations where dynamic range can be an issue for photographers.

Our photography cheat sheet spells out these four common problems with dynamic range and explains what you can do to make sure you get it right.

Best camera settings for sunsets (free photography cheat sheet)

Best camera settings for sunsets (free photography cheat sheet)

The key to choosing the best camera settings for sunsets is to make sure you capture the sunset’s colours as they are, not how the camera ‘thinks’ they should be.

In our photography cheat sheet we’ve provided some of the ideal settings for sunsets. Use these as a starting point and then let your creativity take over!

Photoshop shortcuts: 14 ways to work more efficiently (free cheat sheet)

Photoshop shortcuts: 14 ways to work more efficiently (free cheat sheet)

Want to dramatically speed up your photo editing time? Try these 14 Photoshop shortcuts for the keyboard that will massively improve your speed and efficiency.

What is ISO: camera sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

What is ISO: understanding your camera's sensitivity settings (and the best ways to use them)

What is ISO? Discover how your camera’s sensitivity to light is measured and when you should increase your camera’s ISO setting.

Shooting in the dark: lose your fear of pushing up the ISO!

Shooting in the dark: lose your fear of pushing up the ISO

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take the grain with the gain and lose your fear of shooting in the dark at high ISO settings!

White balance explained: how cameras correct the color of different types of light

White balance explained: how your camera corrects the colour of different kinds of lighting

The White Balance setting you choose will change the colour balance in your pictures, making it warmer or cooler depending on how the sort of light you’re shooting in affects things.

Using Auto White Balance is the simple option, but your camera’s White Balance presets give you more control over colour.

When to use a reflector: the effects produced by different colour surfaces

When to use a reflector: how the different colours produce different effects

Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces. But how do you know when to use a reflector with one of these different coloured surfaces?