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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.

Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

Before the histogram, photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more effort to get good exposures. But while the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood.

Understanding the histogram in photography and how it tracks your exposure is one of the key steps in learning how to become a better photographer. In this quick guide – and with a few handy cheat sheets – we’ll show you exactly how to interpret your camera’s histogram.

Photography Infographic: how clouds can affect the look and feel of your photos

Photography Infographic: how different clouds can affect your photos

In our latest photography cheat sheet we show how clouds can diffuse sunlight to create different effects depending on their size when using natural light.

What is flash sync? Your flash modes and when to use them (free cheat sheet)

How your flash modes work: free photography cheat sheet from Digital Camera World

What is flash sync? If you’re new to flash photography you’ve probably been asking yourself this question. In our latest beginner’s guide to flash we explain how each of your flash modes work and offer a handy photography cheat sheet that illustrates the process.