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Image stabilisation explained, in-body and lens

Image stabilisation explained, in-body and lens

  • 19 May 2017
  • image stabilisation

Image stabilisation is designed to enable you to take sharp images at slower shutter speeds than normal. Here’s the lowdown.  

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Sensor size explained

Sensor size explained

  • 11 May 2017
  • sensor size, medium format, full-frame, micro 4/3

Camera sensors come in a range of different sizes, with pros and cons to each. But how do you decide which is right for you?

 

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Fujifilm Continuous Autofocus Custom Settings Explained

Fujifilm Continuous Autofocus Custom Settings Explained

  • 19 Apr 2017
  • autofocus, fujifilm

Fujifilm’s X-T2 and X-T20 have some clever customisation options that can help you get sharp photos of moving subjects: here’s how to use them.

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Getting closer to your subject: Macro lenses explained

Getting closer to your subject: Macro lenses explained

  • 8 Apr 2017
  • macro photography, macro lenses

Macro photography opens up a whole new world of subjects to explore – let’s take a look at the optics that can help you shoot them.

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How to Use Film Simulation and Picture Style Modes

How to Use Film Simulation and Picture Style Modes

  • 28 Mar 2017
  • how to, presets, film simulation, picture style

Film Simulation, Picture Style and Picture Control modes can help you get your photographs looking as you want them in-camera – and here’s how!

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Taking Better Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Taking Better Sunrise and Sunset Photos

  • 24 Mar 2017
  • guide, technique, sunrise, sunset, golden hour

Often referred to as the ‘golden hour’, the period following a sunrise or before a sunset is a magical time for photography, where the daylight becomes a redder, softer hue that casts incredible patterns across the sky. 

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Shooting modes explained

Shooting modes explained

  • 17 Mar 2017
  • shooting modes, auto, sports mode, macro, portrait, landscape, semi-manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual

When you look at the mode selection dial on your camera, the choices can seem overwhelming. What do you choose to ensure you capture the best picture? Even if you fully understand the exposure triangle and manual mode, there will be times that the other modes are more useful.

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A Guide to Long Exposures

A Guide to Long Exposures

  • 10 Mar 2017
  • long exposure, nd filter, light trails, landscapes, light paintings

From light trails on dark roads to smooth water in beautiful landscapes, longer exposures produce some of the most stunning images of all. By lowering shutter speed, a photographer can capture photographs that are more art than photo. However, with a slower shutter speed comes a range of technical problems that you’ll have to deal with in order to capture better shots.

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8 Tips for Capturing Spring

8 Tips for Capturing Spring

  • 2 Mar 2017
  • spring photography, spring, flowers

Make the most of all the fresh new growth and spring colours with our 9 helpful tips.

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Tripod Heads Explained

Tripod Heads Explained

  • 24 Feb 2017
  • tripod heads, ball-head, gimbal head, three-way head, pan and tilt, video head

Don’t know your three-way from your gimbal or confused by ball-heads? Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to pick the right tripod head.

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Why you need a Monopod

Why you need a Monopod

  • 21 Feb 2017
  • monopod

Monopods are sometimes seen as an inferior alternative to a tripod, but they are very useful tools in their own right. Don’t believe us? Read on…

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Choosing a Camera Bag

Choosing a Camera Bag

  • 17 Feb 2017
  • camera bag, backpack, sling, shoulder bag

Choosing the right camera bag is an important step and there are lots of great options to choose from. Here’s a little advice about how to choose and what features to look out for.

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