Photography Tips

   

Which ISO setting should you use at night?

Shooting at night presents all sorts of challenges, and unless you bring a tripod with you on every low-light shoot, photographers typically need to increase their camera’s ISO setting in order to get a shutter speed fast enough to shoot handheld. But which ISO setting should you use at night?

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How much photo storage do you really need?

From the cloud to innovative new external hard drives, there are plenty of photo storage options for photographers to choose from. But how much space do you really need for your archive? We run the numbers and show you how to tell…

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What are white balance settings in photography?

What are white balance settings? Every digital camera has what is called a white balance system that aims to adjust the colours to produce accurate whites according to the light conditions in which you are photographing. Basically, your white balance system is trying to ensure that your images look how they did when you saw them.

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How to get shallow depth-of-field effects with any camera

Many people think you can only achieve shallow depth-of-field effects with full-frame cameras and fast lenses. While these, of course, help, the truth is you can make images with shallow depth of field whether your camera is a smartphone or a compact. And you can even do it without resorting to Photoshop trickery!

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9 pro tips that work in any genre of photography

There are some rules, methods and ways of working that stand out because they can help you improve your images whether you like to shoot landscapes, portraits or even macro photography. Put these nine photography tips to use and you’ll start seeing instant benefits in your images.

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4 surefire ways to add detail to photos

Silhouettes and graphical images can be very striking when done well, but for most of us, most of the time, it’s the finer detail that draws a viewer into a photograph. In this tutorial we show you several simple ways to add detail to photos.

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GoPro Hero composition tips

With a field of view of 170 degrees and a fish eye, the small GoPro lens can capture a huge amount. So while you might not be sure of exactly what it’s capturing, after a couple of sessions you should have a good idea.

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What is depth of field in photography?

Depth of field in photography is, quite simply, the area within the image that appears in focus, and controlling depth of field is one of the most powerful tools you have as a photographer in determining the look and feel of your image

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9 photo techniques you can use everyday

We’re certain you’ll make instant improvements to your photography with these 9 techniques. These are simple methods and time-savers you can incorporate into your daily routine that will soon become instinctual, making you a better, more confident photographer.

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4 reasons why you shouldn’t crop photos

But is the ease of cropping photos these days really such a good thing? I’d argue, no. While cropping photos is a good way to rescue an image, you don’t want it to become a crutch. Here are four reasons why you should limit the amount of cropping you do.

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How to shoot a supermoon

To help you capture stunning supermoon images you can be proud of, Sony photographer and astrophotography expert Andrew Whyte explains how he’s photographed a supermoon using Sony’s G Master lenses.

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5 quick fixes to improve long exposures

If you shoot a lot of night photography or low-light conditions, you’ve probably found that many times your long exposures just aren’t quite working out. This can be for a number of reasons, and in this guide we’ll explain a few simple ways to improve them.

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11 wedding photography tips for the first-timer

Your first wedding shoot will definitely be an exciting experience, but you’ll probably be a little nervous, too. In this collection of wedding photography tips you’ll find our advice for producing fantastic images while avoiding some common pitfalls along the way.

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How to shoot real estate photography

Most people don’t think about real estate photography as an art form, but taking striking pictures of interiors is quite a delicate art. In this excellent video tutorial, photographer Troy Nikolic explains how to set up your camera to bag great pictures.

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8 camera tricks to save you time with your photography

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re someone who would rather be taking photographs than dealing with work and life’s minutiae. While we can’t remove those problems for you, we can offer some quick camera tricks to help you become a more effective photographer by making the most of the time you have with your camera.

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6 photography techniques every beginner should learn

If you’re a new photographer you may feel daunted by the sheer volume of different photography techniques there are to learn, from setting up your camera to essential photo editing skills. Sometimes the best way to move forward is to just pick a few of the fundamentals and master those. Then, once you’ve mastered those techniques, pick a few more. We had a think about about some of the photography techniques that can both kickstart your learning and help you get creative with your compositions. Have you tried any of these?

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