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.

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!

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.