5 histogram examples of common photographic subjects

5 histogram examples of classic photographic subjects

Get to know your camera’s histogram. No, really, do. This scientific approach to exposure offers essential insights into the make-up of an image. In our latest infographic we’ve illustrated 5 classic histogram examples from common scenes you’re likely to shoot.

Phase detection autofocus: how your DSLR’s AF system actually works

Phase detection autofocus: how your DSLR's AF system actually works

Have you ever wondered how your DSLR’s AF system works? Unlike other types of digital cameras, DSLRs use a phase detection autofocus system to get your subjects pin-sharp. Knowing how this works helps you learn how to focus more efficiently, and our latest photography cheat sheet illustrates exactly what your camera is doing when you half-press the shutter button.

Exposure compensation: how your meter gets it wrong and what you can do about it

Exposure compensation: why your camera's meter sometimes gets it wrong (and what you can do about it)

Your camera’s metering system is a powerful and intelligent tool. But it doesn’t always get it right. In our latest photography cheat sheet we reveal how your camera can be easily fooled and explain how your exposure compensation function can rescue your images.

Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

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

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

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.

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

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.