Tips & Tutorials

Nikon D750 v Canon 7D Mark II – New SLRs Compared

Nikon D750 v Canon 7D Mark II With two new brand new high-end SLRs announced in the last month, anyone looking for a powerful new SLR has suddenly found their decision is much harder. While the Nikon D750 and Canon 7D Mark II are similar in some ways, in others they are very different, so read on for a quick overview of their pros and cons to help you choose the right camera for your needs. Resolution While some Canon…

Lightroom Tutorial: Masks & The Adjustments Brush

Masks & The Adjustments Brush In this, MyPhotoSchool’s first monthly video tutorial, tutor George Cairns explains how we uncover hidden detail in images using masks and the adjustments brush tool. For more information on George Cairns 4 week online Lightroom course for photographers please see ==> http://www.my-photo-school.com/course/lightroom-for-photographers/

Mastering White Balance for Better Photos

Understanding White Balance: Going Beyond AWB It’s easy to forget about white balance, by which we mean for simplicity’s sake the way that you can control the colour ‘temperature’ of an image according to different light sources. Auto white balance (AWB) is set by default on most cameras, and even quite experienced photographers tend to leave it on this setting, as they know they can always change the white balance setting in their raw software (another big benefit of shooting…

ISO and Noise Power Secrets

4 Tips To Make the Most of ISO One of the biggest advantages of digital cameras is the ability to adjust ISO on the fly. Back in the days of film, you couldn’t change film speed halfway through a shoot without completely replacing the film. Digital ISO, by which we mean a camera’s sensitivity to light, can now be cranked right up to enable low light shooting, but there are other real benefits too. Read on for some essential tips….

In-Camera Tricks & Techniques

Useful Camera Setting to Help Create Sensational Images Digital cameras now do much more than simply take the picture; more powerful models give you a range of options and editing tweaks that you can apply before copying the image to a computer. While many in-camera options are a bit redundant, some are really useful as we will see in this guide. 1) Scene mode shortcuts Before we go any further though, here’s an in-camera setting to avoid. The ‘scene modes’,…

How to Take More Original Photos

Helping You Think Outside The Photographic Box A good definition of genius is originality, and while you are restricted by the 2D capabilities of most cameras, you can instantly spot the work of a ‘genius’ photographer as their work is so distinctive. Developing an original eye is a real challenge, though. Unlike aperture or tripod placement, there isn’t a handy manual explaining what you need to do. While much of it comes through experience and practice, you also need to…

New Cameras Announced At Photokina 2014

Power CSCs and New Canon SLR Steal the Photokina Show Every two years the German city of Cologne hosts Photokina, the world´s biggest photography show. It´s hard to convey the sheer scale of this massive event, which takes over Cologne´s cavernous convention centre. Monday is the press day and the last chance exhibitors have to get their stands ready, while the show proper opens today (Tuesday). Here is my pick of the most interesting cameras to be announced at Photokina…

Buyers Guide to Budget 70-200mm Telephoto Lenses

Comparison of The Best 4 Budget 70-200mm Zoom Lenses Welcome to our new series of buyers guide to help you find the right camera or accessory for your needs. While Christmas is still a long way off, it’s surprising how the time goes and autumn/winter is traditionally the time of year that people invest in a new camera or lens. So it’s time to get your gear head on! Here is our guide to help you choose a telephoto lens…

How to Get Better Bokeh

4 Tips For Better Bokeh Stick around photography for a while and you’ll eventually hear the B word – bokeh. It’s a classic camera snob term that enthusiasts use to blind beginners with science, but is actually quite a straightforward concept. Bokeh derives from the Japanese word boke, which means "blur" or "haze". There is also the Japanese phrase boke-aji, or "blur quality." Put simply, bokeh refers to the blurred-out background you get when you take a portrait with a…

Buyers Guide To ‘Pocket Rocket’ Compacts

Comparison Of The Best High Spec Compact Cameras Welcome to our new series of buyers guides to help you find the right camera for your needs. While Christmas is still a long way off, it’s surprising how the time goes and autumn/winter is traditionally the time of year that people invest in a new camera. So it’s time to get your gear head on! Here is our guide to help you choose a compact camera that packs enough power to…

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