Photography terms and definitions

Back Button Focus – What it is and why you might want to use it

Dec 20, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Yes, we’re bringing up the back button focus. This is one of those things that regularly seems to split the camera-owning public. One side swears by it, and the other side can’t stand it or just doesn’t see the point. But, like many things in photography, it’s just another way of doing something. In this case, focusing your lens.

What is Content Authenticity in photos, and why does it matter?

Dec 17, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

Content Authenticity editing photos

Camera symbols and their meaning: a complete guide

Nov 29, 2023
Sagiv Gilburd

There are a lot of icons on your camera’s LCD and viewfinder. Here is a list of all the camera symbols you can find in your camera’s LCD and their meaning

Metering modes: a complete guide

Aug 20, 2023
Daniela Bowker

When you take a photo, the camera recommends some settings for you. They do it with a built-in light meter. And while that light meter…

Reflectors in photography – a complete guide

Aug 17, 2023
Daniela Bowker

If there’s one piece of kit that any photographer should have, it’s a reflector. They are inexpensive, simple to use, and highly effective. We’re going to look at the different types of reflectors you can purchase and how to use them. You’ll see why anyone with a camera, from an amateur to a professional photographer with years of experience, should never be without one.

What is the golden ratio, and how to use it in photography?

Aug 13, 2023
Daniela Bowker

The Golden Ratio is a compositional tool. Composition is the process of arranging your frame to make an image that draws in the viewer and keeps them interested in your photo. Along with exposure and lighting, composition is key to good photography. So, in this article, we’re going to look at the Golden Ratio, learn what it is, how to spot it, and how to use it when composting photos.

All about leading lines in photography

Aug 10, 2023
Daniela Bowker

When it comes to composition, photographers have a huge collection of tools and techniques to use to create strong, interesting photographs. The rule of thirds…

What are handheld light meters and how do you use them?

Aug 6, 2023
Daniela Bowker

A handheld light meter used to be an essential piece of kit. They are less common now but this is why and how you should be using one.

The histogram: what it is and how to use one

Aug 4, 2023
Daniela Bowker

Scrolling through the menu on your camera, you might have an option to ‘display histogram’, or something similar. When you open an editing suite like…

Symmetry in photography – everything you need to know

Aug 2, 2023
Daniela Bowker

Symmetry exists everywhere around us. It is within nature, for example, in flowers and starfish. This means that artists have been reproducing symmetry in their…