Common mistakes at every shutter speed (and how to avoid them)

Common mistakes with shutter speeds (and the best settings to overcome them)

At a basic level, shutter speed is used to control exposure, but it can also be used as a creative tool that freezes action or adds dramatic blur to moving subjects. In this tutorial we’ll explain some of the common mistakes you might encounter while trying to achieve the five classic shutter speed effects of freezing movement, blurring action, using blur creatively, long exposures and night photography.

A 10 point checklist for perfect photo composition

Compose an image with impact: 05 Shoot long for landscapes

Composition is an art and also a science, and an area where a lot of otherwise technically proficient photographers can struggle. It’s not something that can be taught, like the relationship between aperture and shutter speeds or figuring out hyper-focal distance, but here are some essential tips to help you with framing… 1 What are… Continue reading

The weasel woodpecker photo: the REAL story of how the photographer got the shot!

The weasel woodpecker photo: the REAL story behind how the photographer got the shot!

We’ve got the REAL story behind the incredible ‘weasel woodpecker’ photo that’s been a viral sensation on websites and across social media worldwide.

Our friends at the Canon magazine PhotoPlus interviewed the man behind the shot, amateur photographer Martin Le-May. You’ll never believe how he captured his amazing image of a weasel riding a woodpecker…