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    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.

    Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

    | Photography Tips | 27/06/2013 14:33pm
    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

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 23/06/2013 00:01am
    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)

    | Photography Tips | 19/06/2013 12:16pm
    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.

    The Photoshop Family: understanding the Adobe family tree

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/06/2013 07:50am
    The Photoshop Family: understanding the Adobe family tree

    Let’s face it: there have been a lot of Adobe announcements in the past year introducing new products from Photoshop CC to Lightroom 5, Photoshop Touch, Photoshop CS6, and more. And it can get confusing!

    So how do all these platforms sit in the Adobe range of photo editing software? To celebrate the official launch today of Photoshop CC, our friends at Practical Photoshop have put together this brilliant cheat sheet illustrating The Photoshop Family.