How to take photos with a wide angle lens

One of the great things about having an interchangeable lens camera is that you can, you know, change lenses. It’s not just a case of switching between focal lengths to crop more or less tightly around a subject, each focal length has a set of properties that give your images are particular look. However, the [...]

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How to use your flashgun for more creative images

Although they may be totally competent in using their camera and setting exposure, many photographers are nervous about using a flashgun. There’s something about employing this light source that they find a little intimidating. But actually, when you’re shooting with a digital camera you have very little to lose, if a shot doesn’t work you [...]

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When you need a tripod… and when you don’t

The basics As a basic rule of thumb you should use a tripod whenever you need to use a shutter speed below a safe hand-holding value. This speed can be approximated by 1 second divided by the effective focal length. For example, a 100mm lens on a Canon APS-C format camera has an effective focal [...]

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12 photo projects you have to try in 2015

Photography projects are a great way to focus (pun intentional) your efforts into something which you can see taking shape, challenge you to create something exciting and give you motivation and inspiration when you’re not sure what to shoot. Here we give you 12 ideas (that’s one for every month, handy huh?) for 2014. Please [...]

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