Ever wondered why some backgrounds are pin-sharp and others are out of focus? This is what’s called deep depth of field and shallow depth of field. Find out how to take full control of this in-camera photography effect and answer any lingering questions you may have.
Camera filters can be a bit of an enigma for many photographers, both new and experienced. In our new cheat sheet we’ve produced a handy cheat sheet that takes you four of the most common problem areas for photographers when it comes to using camera filters.
Our flow chart shows you how to choose the best ND grad filter; how to get perfect exposures with a solid ND filter; the secret to using a circular polariser and troubleshooting the common problems with camera filters.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on studio lights. It’s possible to shoot professional-looking portraits using a common household lamp like the kind you’d buy at Ikea. In this latest DIY Photography Hacks post we’ll show you how a simple, single lamp can create a range of dramatic effects in your portrait photography.
In this Nikon ViewNX 2 tutorial we’ll show you how to use ViewNX 2 to non-destructively improve the colour, tone, and exposure of a raw file. We’ll also show you a cheat sheet guide to the Nikon ViewNX 2 interface, highlighting its key areas.
Choosing new DSLR lenses can be a bit of a minefield. To help you with your choice we’ve (asked and) answered 7 of the most important questions you need to know about your next optic.
In our DxO Optics Pro 8 review we weigh the pros and cons of this photo editing software to determine if it’s the perfect Photoshop alternative for photographers.
What are the must have items in a professional photographer’s camera bag? Top travel and portrait photography pro John Freeman reveals his most trusted equipment.
What is hyperfocal distance? Before the introduction of autofocus cameras, the use of ‘hyperfocal distance’ was a popular focus technique used by photographers – and it’s still one of the really neat camera tricks for times when your camera struggles to autofocus in difficult lighting conditions.
TTL? Rear Curtain Sync? Guide Number? All the flash photography basics you need to know are right here, as we answer all the common questions to all the common problems photographers have about using flash, as well as share some of our best flash photography tips.
There are many factors that contribute to how sharp your pictures are, including the quality of the camera lens and how accurately it’s been focused, and the choice of aperture and shutter speed. However, camera shake remains the biggest concern.
Our latest photography cheat sheet shows you the best way to avoid camera shake by showing you the best techniques for using your choice of camera support.