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    Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

    | Photography Tips | 21/10/2013 11:57am
    Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

    Blurring people is an excellent way to convey movement in your photographs, but it’s not always so easily done.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve provided a handy tip card listing some of the best camera settings to use to blur people as they walk or ride past you.

    Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

    | Photography for Beginners | 16/10/2013 11:00am
    Exposure Triangle cheat sheet: understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO

    The Exposure Triangle sounds like the name of a complex spy novel, but in reality this is the term used for the three fundamental elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates the Exposure Triangle and how it affects your camera settings.

    Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 11/10/2013 11:35am
    Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

    Should you stand with the sun directly behind your – or should you shoot into the sun and do battle with shadows? Our infographic on directional lighting helps illustrate the effects you can expect from different angles of the sun.

    Image size vs Image quality: how much should you compromise?

    | Photography Tips | 25/09/2013 11:59am
    Image size vs Image quality: how much should you compromise?

    Image size vs image quality is one of the great debates in the age of digital photography. In our latest cheat sheet we’ll illustrate the effects on your images at different settings to show you just how size matters!

    Raw vs JPEG: how many pictures can you actually take?

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 17/09/2013 11:37am
    Raw vs JPEG: how many shots can you take?

    In our latest Raw Tuesday post we turn our attention to file sizes and how shooting raw vs JPEG can make a big difference in how many images you can store on a memory card.

    Shooting sports: JPEG images or raw format – which should you use?

    | Photography Tips | 10/09/2013 11:04am
    Shooting sports: JPEG images or raw format - which should you use?

    We all know the benefits of shooting raw format. In most situations you’ll find yourself, it will be more beneficial to shoot raw files. But when shooting sports, JPEG images offer a significant advantage. In our latest photography cheat sheet we explain how.

    Raw format vs JPEG: how much can you REALLY recover in raw?

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 03/09/2013 00:01am
    Raw format vs JPEG: how much can you REALLY recover in raw?

    Raw format vs JPEG is a question that has long-haunted many photographers. We know the obvious benefits of shooting in raw format, but JPEGs also have their benefits.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we perform an exposure test of original JPEGs and processed raw files, which reveals just what raw can do… and what it can’t.

    What are adjustment layers in Photoshop? A cheat sheet to the options available

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 02/09/2013 11:51am
    What are adjustment layers in Photoshop? A cheat sheet to the options available

    What are adjustment layers in Photoshop? You’ve probably heard the term countless times, but remain unsure what they do. In this quick tutorial we’ll explain how Photoshop’s adjustment layers can provide a flexible, non-destructive way of editing photos.

    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.

    Carry-on restrictions for photographers: current hand luggage allowance by airline

    | Photography Tips, Travel | 16/08/2013 12:08pm
    Aviation photography: tips for taking amazing pictures of airplanes

    How much of your photography gear can you carry on to a plane? If you want to take you camera and gear abroad, every airline has specific carry-on restrictions based on size and weight. We’ve rounded up the current hand luggage allowances for some of the major airlines to hopefully save you from making a difficult choice to pack your treasured lenses when you get to the airport!