How To Photograph Friends and Family This Christmas

How To Photograph Friends and Family This Christmas

Dec 18, 2010

Christmas Day is only a week away, and, if you’re anything like me, that means you’ll be seeing lots of family and friends – the perfect chance to get some lovely photos! Taking better shots of those people closest to me was actually the main reason why I got into photography in the first place – so I thought I’d share some tips and...

How To Graduate From Fully Auto In 2 Easy Steps

How To Graduate From Fully Auto In 2 Easy Steps

Sep 5, 2010

It has come as quite a surprise to me to find that many of my friends who have DSLRs are still only using their camera in Fully Automatic mode. Although this will indeed still take good photos, and is fine for ‘starting out’, I would really recommend that if you’ve spent £500 / $1000 + on a camera, then why not learn how to use at least some...

How To Find Out How A Photo Was Taken

How To Find Out How A Photo Was Taken

Aug 8, 2010

Ever come across a fantastic image on the web and wondered, ‘just how did they take that shot’? Well, with the help of this free nifty tool, now you can find out! It’s called ‘Jeffrey’s EXIF Viewer‘ and all you have to do is enter the URL of an image you find on the web (meaning, you don’t have to download the image...

How To Remember F Stops Easily

How To Remember F Stops Easily

Jul 23, 2010

When I first started to learn about the theory of photography, the one thing that caused me the most confusion was to do with f-stops and aperture. Did a higher f stop number mean a smaller aperture? And did that thus mean more depth of field? Or less? Argh, it was so confusing and hard to learn…! So, I bring to you an incredibly easy way to remember how...

How To Show EXIF Data For Your Photos On Flickr

How To Show EXIF Data For Your Photos On Flickr

Jul 16, 2010

Have you ever wondered why the EXIF data isn’t showing for your photos on Flickr? I know I have, and, though it hasn’t been a major concern over the past couple of months that I’ve been using the photo-sharing site, I did wonder why my shots weren’t showing that info. The EXIF data, by the way, is all the information about how your photo...

How To Take Sharp Photos In Low Light Without A Flash

How To Take Sharp Photos In Low Light Without A Flash

Apr 27, 2010

If you’re anything like me, then one of the reasons you’re interested in photography – and why you shelled out on a nice camera – is to take some lovely shots of your family and friends. And, most of the time, I find that these photographic opportunities occur inside, where the light is low. Sure, there are the occasional barbeques outside, and holidays...

How To Blur The Background

How To Blur The Background

Apr 11, 2010

If there’s possibly one thing that makes a photo stand out as being ‘pro’-like, its the fact that the subject of the photo  – whether this be a person, a dog, a football or whatever – is in focus, whilst the background is a blur. This ‘blurred background’ is probably the major difference between pro-quality photos and most people’s holiday...