Advice

choosing a camera

Choosing the right Camera for you

  This can be a very difficult decision as there are so many types of cameras around. How much do you want to spend? The first question I always ask somebody in choosing a camera, is how much can you afford to spend? This is a very important question and you need to be very honest with yourself in answering. The more you spend the better the camera, usually. The […]
full frame sensor

What is a full frame sensor and is it important?

  The term full frame sensor means that the sensor size is 36mm x 24mm. This is the old 35mm film negative size and has become the standard for top quality digital images. Why is this important? If you have a full frame sensor it means it is bigger than other sensors and can therefore hold more detailed infomation. Most consumer DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras have smaller sensors (eg 22mm x 15mm) which […]
choosing a tripod

Choosing the right tripod

  Choosing the right tripod will have a dramatic effect on your images! The wrong tripod will give you camera shake even in moderate conditions and ruin an otherwise fantastic picture. When do you need a tripod? You will need a tripod whenever you are taking pictures that you cannot successfully handhold. This is normally when your shutter speed needs to drop below 1/60th of a second. So for all […]
camera shake

What is Camera Shake?

  Camera shake is when your image loses stability and looks shaky or out of focus. This can be caused by a number of factors, but the most common when hand-holding is a shutter speed that is too low for the focal length being used. There are 2 rules to avoid camera shake when hand-holding your camera. They both refer to the focal length of your lens, and are as […]