Basics

Essential guide: using flash

Flash is an essential skill to master if you want to broaden your repertoire and take professional-looking pictures. We look at the main types of flash and how they can be used to enhance your photography.

7 advanced ways to get more from your Canon camera

Canon’s compact and interchangeable-lens cameras are packed with so many useful options that there’s a good chance you may overlook some of these, or potentially not even know how they benefit your picture taking. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your Canon camera.

What is TTL flash? A jargon-free guide for photographers

What is TTL flash? In this tutorial we will help you take your first steps into ‘through-the-lens’ flash photography.

10 things to look for when upgrading your standard lens

Standard lenses that come with new cameras are great when you’re getting started, but soon you may yearn for something a little more capable.

8 ways to get sharp photos at night

Capture the sharpest night photographs you can!

8 Reasons Why Manual Focus Is Still Relevant Today

Why you should still be using manual focus.

When We've Lost Sight of the Image

Lenses, bodies, lighting, software, film, digital. Photographers can be a technical bunch. We must not forget what lies beneath the tangible, first-order details, though.

These Are the Silly Photography Arguments You Want to Avoid

Photography is a peaceful and relaxing, but sometimes solitary, pursuit, yet when photographers meet, whether virtually or in that place they call the real world, there is a good chance that an argument will start.

The Debate Over Watermarks in Photography

Controlling your image is a valid quest for any photographer, as we all want to protect our brand.

5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When They Share Photos Online

The most common mistakes photographers both newbies and, surprisingly, advanced shooter make when they begin sharing their work online.

6 camera settings beginners find confusing

Camera settings and photography concepts that we think have the potential to confuse beginners.

How to Reinvigorate Your Love for the Craft of Photography

Some advice to help rekindle your passion

Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Camera Body?

A few factors that could make your decision to upgrade.

6 Important Lessons I Learned as a Photography Newbie

Some great tips to get you started in photography

5 Reasons to Bring Your Photography Outside

Summer is here, so get out and be creative!

Manual focus for the 21st century

Manual focus for the 21st century: live view, electronic viewfinders and focus peaking explained

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