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.

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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.