Professional photographer Sharon Blance tackles the often-misunderstood concept of a 'Stop'. Understanding the ins-and-outs of this measurement of light can have a great positive impact on your photography and help in making the journey away from Auto and towards Manual modes.
Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of photography, and a good understanding of it will allow you to adjust your exposure more accurately and take more creative photos. We discuss what shutter speed is, how it affects exposure and motion, rules of thumb, and more.
Getting into flash photography is often an intimidating step, but it doesn't need to be. We discuss the major factors that you'll want to consider when looking into a flash unit, and recommend our picks for the best flashes across the major brands.
Exposure is a core concept of photography, and the exposure triangle explains how your three primary manual controls - aperture, shutter speed and ISO - combine to affect your exposure. Understanding these controls and how they interact is critical in learning how to manually exposure your images.
Wedding photography is a popular style and can be quite lucrative. Many couples these days are looking not only for wedding photography, but video footage as well. We contrast photo and video in a wedding environment, discuss gear to use, lighting considerations, when to use each, and more.
As Australians, one of the first places we tend to take our drones is out to the water. This can lead to some beautiful images, but you also need to be careful when flying your drone over water. We share our top tips for taking the best aerial water images and not losing your drone in the process!
Every lens is either a prime or a zoom lens, and understanding the difference between the two can help you significantly narrow down what you are looking for. Join us as we explain the difference between the two and why you might choose one over the other.
One of the most common uses for your camera gear is on that upcoming holiday. But since cameras and lenses can be quite expensive, they are commonly a target of theft. We give our top tips on how to keep your gear safe!
While good audio recording is critical to a successful video, it is easy to overlook for new videographers. We discuss the basics of recording audio for video, including why audio is important, necessary gear, differences between on-camera mics and sync sound systems, and more.
When you think of landscape photography, sweeping vistas and mountains likely come to mind. Shooting subjects this large generally requires a wide angle lens. We discuss using a wide angle lens for landscape shots, and tips on how to get the best photos.
Self portraits can be a lot of fun, but they are also be a great way to test out gear or experiement with portraiture techniques without time pressure. Pro portrait photographer Hanna Saba walks us through his guide on how to take a great self portrait, including focusing, posing, lighting and more.
When looking to purchase your first camera, it's not uncommon to look at the huge amount of choice in the market and be overwhelmed. One thing that can help with this is to understand the major brands and what their strengths are, as it provides a great starting point. We cover the strengths of the major brands so you can jump in with confidence.
While almost every photographer is comfortable using a tripod, monopods are a bit less common. While these single-legged supports may seem a bit funky, they have a ton of usefulness in a variety of situations, and are generally underappreciated. We discuss when and how to use a monopod, different types of monopods and the advantages vs a tripod.
Macro photography allows you to view the world at close range, which can radically change your persepctive on everyday subjects. But macro photography comes with some additional technical concerns and requires dedicated lenses. We discuss the considerations you'll want to make and offer recommended lenses from major brands.
Professional landscape photographer Cam Blake takes us behind the scenes of some of his favourite images. Many landscape images tell a story that is more intricate that appears on the surface, and Cam gives us a glimpse behind the curtain when capturing these photos.