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Autofocus Modes Explained

Autofocus Modes Explained

  • 7 Feb 2017
  • tutorial, guide, AF, MF

Understanding your camera’s autofocus system and the various modes available will help you get sharp images. We explain what you need to know.

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Everything you need to know about Prime Lenses

Everything you need to know about Prime Lenses

  • 3 Feb 2017
  • prime lens, fixed focal length

While there are many types of lens in the world of photography, the ‘prime’ or fixed focal length is arguably the first addition to your kit you’ll make as a beginner – and if you’re experienced you’ll almost always have a good prime with you.

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Essential Guide to Memory Cards

Essential Guide to Memory Cards

  • 8 Dec 2016
  • Memory cards, Digital cameras, SD Cards, SDHC, SDXC,Micro SD, CompactFlash, CF

One of the aspects most photographers fail to consider is the memory card that goes into a device. Far from a simple piece of storage media, the SD card you choose can actually affect the outcome of your photography. Here’s our detailed explanation to the varying types on offer.

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Something Just Happened to Fly By

Something Just Happened to Fly By

  • 14 Nov 2016
  • Drones

Today we got to see an item that captured our attention AND our imagination. Thanks to our rep for DJI we got our hands on the incredible DJI Mavic. I must apologise to anyone that phoned, between 10 and 11 on Thursday morning as the Mavic brought productivity to a complete standstill, we were in awe...

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What to look for in a tripod

What to look for in a tripod

  • 7 Oct 2016
  • tripods, gear, kit, technique, essentials

There are lots of tripods available, but some are better than others at keeping your camera still – and a few have extra tricks up their sleeves. Here are a few tips to help you find one that suit your needs.

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The Pros & Cons of Live View in Photography

The Pros & Cons of Live View in Photography

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • Essential Guide

In the world of photography, not all objects are created equal. Some cameras come stacked with an extensive list of kit, while others strip back to increase portability and decrease cost...

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360 degrees on 360 degree cameras

360 degrees on 360 degree cameras

  • 23 Aug 2016
  • 360, 360fly, 360 degree cameras, Ricoh Theta S

360 degree cameras promise to revolutionise photography and video… but what are they?

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A Essential Guide to Understanding Depth of Field

A Essential Guide to Understanding Depth of Field

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • Depth of Field, Essential Guide

Depth of Field (or DoF for short) is an aspect of photography that everyone should understand in order to get the most out of each photo they take....

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A Guide to Low-Light Metering

A Guide to Low-Light Metering

  • 5 Jul 2016
  • Essential Guide

Capturing worth while photos in low-light conditions can be a challenge, simply because of the definition of photography......

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D-SLR or Video Camera - How to Choose

D-SLR or Video Camera - How to Choose

  • 28 Jun 2016
  • Buying Guide

While it may have been quickly overshadowed by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Nikon D90 was the first DSLR to offer the ability to record HD video, and with it came a whole new video revolution, that saw a huge flood of people begin to shoot take an interest in video capture. But are you better off with a DSLR or a Video Camcorder?....

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Photography - why we do it

Photography - why we do it

  • 24 Jun 2016
  • Essential Guide

We explore the appeal that makes us as photographers continue to want take photos.

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A Guide to Hyperfocal Distance

A Guide to Hyperfocal Distance

  • 17 Jun 2016
  • Essential Guide

This guide will help you to understand what hyperfocal distance is, how to set up your camera to achieve exceptionally sharp images and the kit that can assist with the whole process.....

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10 things to consider when buying a drone

10 things to consider when buying a drone

  • 9 Jun 2016
  • Buying Guide

Drones have become increasingly popular in the last few years for the unique footage they can capture, but you need to know what you can and can’t do with them...

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The ultimate kit for.... wedding photography

The ultimate kit for.... wedding photography

  • 25 May 2016
  • Buying Guide,

If you’re going to be shooting a wedding, here’s the essential kit you’ll need to get started.......

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Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

  • 11 May 2016
  • Buying Guide,

There’s no question that when a new piece of camera equipment is announced, be it a camera or lens, many of us think that said new item will transform our photography....

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Essential guide to low light photography

Essential guide to low light photography

  • 26 Apr 2016
  • Technique

Getting good results from low light photography can be difficult. Read the Clifton Cameras guide to mastering shooting in different light conditions....

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Essential guide to camera lenses

Essential guide to camera lenses

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • Buying Guide, Lenses

Don’t know your macro from your telephoto, or your prime from your zoom lens? Read the latest Clifton Cameras essential guide to camera lenses.

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Essential guide to tripods

Essential guide to tripods

  • 19 Apr 2016
  • Tripod, Buying Guide

For some shots it will be impossible to hold your camera steady and still get a sharp photo, which is where tripods come in. Here's what you need to know....

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