Ever wondered how they make slick car adverts? We show you how to shoot your own version

The sharpness of your images is affected by many factors, some beyond your control

How do the lenses that sit on top of your sensor affect image quality?

You may find yourself reaching the limitations of your kit lens and want to upgrade or add to it. Here’s what to consider...

There are many accessories available for your DSLR that can enhance your picture-taking. Here's a selection

DSLR menus offer a bewildering list of options to control every facet of your picture taking. Here's a guide to a few of them

There are times when video may be a better choice than a still photo, and many cameras have a movie mode for these occasions

In some conditions flash may well be, as Queen once said, the saviour of the universe. At other times it can spoil your shots

Looking for inspiration this summer? There’s a whole world of photo opportunities on your doorstep, from modern design masterpieces to ancient mounds.

The aperture, or ‘f-stop', is the hole in your lens and does 
more than control how much light comes into the camera. We explain how adjusting the aperture affects your…

Your digital camera will offer a selection of shutter release modes, which determine the timing of the picture being taken

Lens manufacturers use their optical expertise for much more than camera lenses alone. As an example, here’s a quick tour around the Nikon technology website, which highlights some of the…

Modern focusing systems are very sophisticated and there are lots of options to fine-tune it to suit your situation

To achieve focus you normally need to change something about the positions of one or more elements within a lens or with respect to the sensor. Now, however, there’s a…

Photographer Wil Batista takes an excellent shot in Covent Garden