10 camera techniques every beginner photographer should learn

What is shutter speed: everything the beginner photographer needs to know

While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. To help you along we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

Over sharpening images – how to spot it and how to avoid it

Over sharpening images - how to spot it and how to avoid it

The risk of using software to sharpen if you don’t know what you are doing is that you can ‘solve’ one problem, but can create a much bigger one – over-sharpening your images.

8 dos and don’ts of image sharpening

Sharpening the luminance

Most digital images need some sharpening, but it can be easy to overdo it. Let’s take a look at some of the dos and don’ts of image sharpening.

How to sharpen JPEG images: download our image and follow along!

Step-by-step how to sharpen your JPEG images: step 4

In this photo editing tutorial we’ll show you how to sharpen JPEG images to reveal delicate details without adding artefacts like haloes and noise.

10 ways to get the sharpest landscapes of your life

Learn how to use natural light in your landscape photography

Try these landscape photography tips and techniques for getting razor-sharp images straight from your camera.

10 camera techniques to master in 2014: sharpen photos like a pro

10 camera techniques to master in 2014: sharpen photos like a pro

As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we explain how to master image sharpening to give your pictures more impact.

10 camera techniques to master in 2014

10 camera techniques to master in 2014

While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. Here we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

Sharpen photos the smart way: demystifying Photoshop’s image-sharpening tools

Sharpen photos with Unsharp Mask

Photoshop has a range of sophisticated image-sharpening tools that make it easier than ever before to fine-tune your focus. In this tutorial we’ll run through the options and explain the different ways in which you can use them to sharpen photos.

Image sharpening: how to bring out more detail in your favourite photos

Photoshop image sharpening step-by-step: 10

In this Photoshop Elements tutorial we show you clever ways of bringing out more detail through image sharpening, while keeping some of the side effects to a minimum.

Unsharp Mask: how to sharpen photos for a crisper finish

Unsharp Mask: how to sharpen photos for a crisper finish

The Photoshop Unsharp Mask filter gets its name from a traditional darkroom process used to sharpen an image. The Unsharp Mask filter in Photoshop works by increasing the contrast around the edges in an image, which makes them look crisper and sharper.