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Understanding Aperture

aperture in dslr lens

Anybody wanting to up their photography game needs to have a good understanding of a camera’s aperture and how it can affect a photo. 

Most professional photographers favour Aperture Priority mode – the mode that gives them control over their aperture settings. This is because the aperture setting has a direct impact on both the brightness […]

5 Reasons to Buy an In-Car Camera

dash camera in car

According to the Royal Automobile Association, three to four car insurance claims per month use in-car camera footage as supporting evidence. 
In recent years, dash-mounted cameras are proving their value. Whether the footage is being used to resolve tricky claims or to capture some bizarre road trip wildlife encounter, dash cams are becoming increasingly popular. 
So, are […]

Shutter Speeds Explained

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Shutter speed is one of the three factors of a camera (alongside ISO and aperture) that help determine your camera’s exposure settings.
Depending on how you use your shutter speed, it has two predominant purposes: to affect the brightness of a photo and to create dramatic effects related to movement. 
Want to know how to harness shutter […]

Mastering White Balance: How to Use It to Transform Your Photos

Mastering certain components of a photo can dramatically up your photography game. Composition and exposure are two examples which, when done well, will vastly improve your photos. 
But another particularly important element is your photo’s white balance. The right white balance gives your photo a natural look. White looks crisply white without any particular yellow or […]

7 Tips to Improve Your Time Lapse Videos

Time lapse videos capture the movements of a subject in a unique and captivating way so that viewers can watch storms erupt, flowers bloom, and sunsets happen in just a few seconds or minutes. 

Thanks to improvements in technology, everybody can shoot a time lapse video, whether on their smartphone or their DSLR.

We’ve already covered how […]

The Essential Accessories You Need for Your Video Camera

Perhaps you want to get into vlogging or maybe you’re ready to elevate your hobby to a professional level. This post will help you get the most out of your video camera with these essential gadgets and accessories for filming. 
Below, we’ve listed the absolutely essential items to accompany your video camera to bring your video […]

Understanding Depth of Field

woman photographing props at party

Depth of field (DoF) describes how near and faraway objects in a photo appear sharp and in focus. 
Photos with a shallow depth of field have only a part of the image in focus while those with a deeper depth of field keep most of the scene sharp.
Understanding depth of field and knowing how you can […]

7 Tips For Taking Memorable Party Photos With Your Camera

Party photography may be a lot of fun but it isn’t a piece of cake. Parties involve endlessly moving and unpredictable subjects. You might also being shooting in low light if the party is indoors or at night. 

You might need to anticipate the movements of highly excited children at a kid’s birthday party. You’ll have […]

Our Pick of the Best Compact Cameras in 2020

DSLRs and mirrorless cameras offer standout image quality but they’re simply not pocketable. Even compact system cameras with their reduced size can’t compete with some of the compact cameras we’re about to list below. 
While cameras with interchangeable lenses have a lot going for them, many photographers consider the simplicity and slim body of a point-and-shoot camera […]

How to Shoot a Time-Lapse Video

time lapse of stars over city

In an age of visual storytelling, time-lapse videos are becoming increasingly popular. There’s something dramatic and artistic in the way time-lapse videos depict movement. 

Whether you’re watching storm clouds gather, a flower bloom, the sunrise, stars moving across the night sky, or the bustling everyday life of a city, time-lapse videos portray the effect with flare. 

In […]