PRO TIPS Modern autofocus systems are excellent but they can need some help – here’s what each AF mode does
Photography jargon How to redirect the light in a scene to improve the look of a shot, with nothing more than a portable reflective panel
Photography jargon How a handheld light meter differs from a camera’s integral light meter, and why these devices are still used today
Photography jargon Discover what this term means, and how you can set up your camera to maximise the depth of field in your shots
Photography jargon Learn what the photographic phrase Golden Hour means and why it’s so important for landscape photographers
Photography jargon Get to grips with night-sky shooting and discover the tips and techniques for successful celestial images
Photography Jargon They help prevent moiré patterns in fine detail but some camera makers prefer to omit them anyway
Photography jargon Also known as 'available light', this is a key concept in photography and lighting, but what does it actually mean?
Photography jargon Find out what a 360 camera can capture, and how it can be used to tell your story
Photography jargon How does pixel-count translate to physical print sizes, and how many pixels do you really need?
Photography jargon The physical size of a camera sensor size is usually much more important than how many megapixels it has
Photography jargon Understanding white balance and its effect on the colours in your photo will help you avoid color casts in different lighting
Photography jargon The shutter starts and stops the exposure, and how long it stays open is the 'shutter speed' or exposure time
Photography jargon Find out about the causes of noise in your pictures, and how you can win the battle against it
Photography jargon ND filters are used both by photographers and videographers, but for different reasons...
Photography jargon Find out what the differences are between macro and closeup, and how to make a non-macro lens focus closer than normal
Photography jargon Discover what a DSLR actually is, and whether they’re still worth investing in when mirrorless cameras are taking over
Photography jargon Discover the reasons why tall subjects can look like they're leaning inward, and learn an easy cure in Photoshop
Photography jargon Pictures are sometimes spoiled by unwanted movement from the camera itself; find out what causes it and how to avoid it
Photography jargon Choose Continuous Drive Mode when you want to capture a sequence of action images
Photography jargon How to master your camera’s autofocus to achieve more accurate and faster focusing
Photography jargon Picture can come in many different shapes and sizes, from square, through rectangular, wide and panoramic
Photo jargon Distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting can affect all lenses to some degree. Here's what to look for