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!

    Camera shutter cheat sheet: a jargon-free guide to understanding how it all works

    | Photography for Beginners | 09/08/2013 10:11am
    Camera shutter cheat sheet: understanding shutter speeds, curtains and how it all works

    Our new jargon-free cheat sheets illustrate how each component of your camera’s shutter works to regulate the brightness of your photos.

    What is HDSLR: why your camera’s video feature is underused and underrated

    | Photography for Beginners | 02/08/2013 12:38pm
    What is HDSLR: why your camera's video feature is underused and underrated

    When it comes to video on DSLRs, people love it and others hate it. Whatever you think, this feature is here to stay. So, then… what is HDSLR?

    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    | Photography Tips | 24/07/2013 11:15am
    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    What is the Inverse Square Law? In photography it really just means the change in the intensity of light as a subject moves closer to or further away from its source.

    In this quick guide we explain what this means for photographers working with flash, and provide a handy table to help you understand the fall-off in illumination.

    How to compose a photograph: see images where you never saw them before

    | Photography Tips | 19/07/2013 11:00am
    How to compose a photograph: see images where you never saw them before

    Our latest photography cheat sheet takes you through all the key steps of how to compose a photograph. We start by looking at the different formats for your scene, where to place your subject within the frame, tips for drawing the viewer’s eye into the frame, and then move on to discuss ways to remove distractions and find the right perspective – among much more.

    Photoshop Pen Tool: a jargon-free guide to making cut-outs and precise selections

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/07/2013 12:08pm
    Photoshop Pen Tool: a jargon-free guide to making cut-outs and precise selections

    If you thought the Photoshop Pen Tool was strictly for designers and professional photographers, think again. Our jargon-free tutorial shows you how to make cut-outs and super-precise selections.

    Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

    | News | 02/07/2013 05:00am
    Canon EOS 70D: price, release date, specs confirmed

    Canon has announced a replacement to the Canon EOS 60D. The new Canon EOS 70D price tag is set for £1079 body-only, with a release date at the end of August.

    We round up all of the new Canon camera’s key specs, as well as sample photos and provide three cheat sheets comparing the Canon 70D vs 60D, the Canon 70D vs 6D and Canon 70D vs 7D.

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