Camera skills

Tips and techniques on developing great camera skills, including how to carry out the basic photography techniques, advanced camera skills, and a range of other great advice about improving your photography skills.

  • How to use off-camera flash

    How to use off-camera flash

    December 4, 2012

    We look at how multiple flashguns can transform your lighting and how to control them in-camera...

  • How to master exposure

    How to master exposure

    November 30, 2012

    Correct exposure is essential in digital photography, but it need not be a mystery. We show you how to get the best out of your DSLR’s metering, whatever the situation...

  • Guide to DSLR Auto Modes

    Guide to DSLR Auto Modes

    October 22, 2012

    The automatic exposure modes do all the hard work for you so they're a good place to start. We run through them in our guide to DSLR auto modes

  • How to use white balance

    How to use white balance

    September 24, 2012

    White balance helps to ensure your colours are accurate. In our guide we show you how to use white balance to achieve great shots.

  • Using your digital SLR

    Using your digital SLR

    September 13, 2012

    So you've just bought a DSLR, we tell you how to set it up, so that you're ready to start shooting...

  • How to use ISO

    How to use ISO

    September 10, 2012

    The ISO settings control the sensitivity of the camera's sensor, and higher settings should be used with care. Here's how to use ISO

  • How to use your camera flash

    How to use your camera flash

    July 26, 2012

    From getting the best out of your camera's built-in flash, to creative off-camera flash techniques, we show you how to get the best results from your camera flash...

  • How to get sharper images

    How to get sharper images

    July 26, 2012

    Avoid soft pictures forever with our essential tips and technique that show you how to get sharper images