Buying a Camera?

Buying a Camera?

Here are the main questions to ask yourself before going ahead with any purchase. It will help you sort out what is important apart from the price. And read reviews on internet forums. There’s no camera or lens perfect for all situations, which is why there is so much...
Testing your DSLR for Focussing issues

Testing your DSLR for Focussing issues

Have you ever thought that your camera’s focussing ability might be a little off? Perhaps you’ve noticed that when you use a large aperture, the sharpest area of your image is not quite where you put the focus point. If that’s the case, then it’s likely that your...
Getting great photos of parades

Getting great photos of parades

Parades are always happening in London or any big city, and photographing them is a great opportunity to practice a variety of different shots – close-up/long distance, freeze motion/blur motion, shallow depth of field/sharp all through, and so on. You’ll find...
Digital Infrared

Digital Infrared

Image by Greg Westfall, used under Creative Commons licence (commercial use) Infrared photography is one of those things people either love or hate, but there’s no doubt that it shows you the world in an entirely new way. If you think of the rainbow as the spectrum of...
Beginners Guide to Macro Photography

Beginners Guide to Macro Photography

If you haven’t tried macro photography before, it will open up an unfamiliar and fascinating world to you and stretch your photographic skills. Focussing, lighting, composition and working with a very shallow depth of field all pose challenges, and shooting macro will...
Spot Metering

Spot Metering

How to fine tune your exposure with spot metering Metering is often something that leads to great confusion in newbie photographers (and often in more experienced ones, too). Basically, metering refers to the process where your camera measures the light and uses this...