Using the EOS 60D vari-angle LCD to change viewpoint

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. …

Canon EOS viewfinder dioptre correction

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 …

Zoom if you want to go further

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 …

First steps in setting up your DSLR

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 …