When Live View mode was first introduced on Canon EOS DSLR cameras some photographers were confused. Surely holding a camera at arms length so you can see the LCD screen would create camera shake. The reality is that Live View has enabled different kinds of photography to be possible or at least made less arduous. …

When you first get a new camera it’s so tempting to get out and shoot right away, but I have learnt that it’s better to personalise a camera to my way of shooting as I find that this helps me to learn the new camera faster, and ensures I get what I expect right from …

One of the questions I often get asked is how to make multiple Speedlites communicate reliably outdoors. Canon’s flash system uses pulses of light to transfer commands from the master flash to the slave flashes. The slaves don’t send communication back, but they do flash and pre-flash as requested by the master. Canon’s manuals give …

If you were one of the fortunate people that received a new camera for Christmas I would like to remind you that the time for playing is over, and that the time for picture taking has now started. As you start to explore the new features and functions, even read the manual, it’s great to …

When photographers put a flash on their camera, it seems all too often that they switch off the ambient or available light part of their brains and forget that in the majority of pictures there is an element of the frame lit by ambient light and an element lit by the flash. It is this …