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27 Jan Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

New Nikon D3100 Firmware available: Version 1.01

New Nikon D3100 Firmware available: Version 1.01

We like the Nikon D3100 a lot - when it first came out last year we thought it could be the perfect beginner digital SLR, and it certainly hasn’t dissapointed.  As with all new models there were a few niggles though, so we reccomend that all users install the firmware update (version 1.01) released by Nikon...

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22 Jan Posted by Matt in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 2: Exposure

Basics – Part 2: Exposure

Following on from part 1 of our Basics series focusing on Composition, today we’re looking at a more technical aspect of photography – exposure.  Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a technical ramble that you’ll need a physics degree to understand – we’ll just be focusing on the basic ideas.

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07 Jan Posted by Matt in Guides, News, Reviews |

Mac App Store: Our App Picks for Photographers

Mac App Store: Our App Picks for Photographers

It might seem like an age ago now, but it was only October 20th last year when Steve Jobs took to the stage and announced that the Mac App Store would launch within 90 days. The store only launched on January 6th, but already has a healthy range of 1000 apps available. We've had a good look at the App Store today, and immediately we were pleased that Photography gets its own category. Here are our picks...

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25 Nov Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Compact System Camera for Beginners

Best Compact System Camera for Beginners

Compact system cameras are more powerful and creative than a typical compact camera, have interchangeable lenses, but are smaller than a digital SLR. We check out some of the best, and find out which is the best for a beginner in our latest group test.

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04 Nov Posted by Mark in Guides, Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Christmas Gift Ideas – Digital Camera Accessories

Christmas Gift Ideas – Digital Camera Accessories

It’s that time of year again, and if your stuck for gift ideas for the photographer in your life (or yourself then Digital Camera Beginner can help! In the run up to christmas here are some suggested ideas for christmas gifts for photographers. Of course they’ll work for birthdays too!

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31 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Budget Digital SLR Camera for Beginners

Best Budget Digital SLR Camera for Beginners

A question we often get asked here at Digital Camera Beginner is what's the best budget digital SLR for beginners? These days there is more choice than ever at the entry-level end of the market, but which camera cuts above the crowd when it comes to offering a strong feature-set, great value, and excellent usability?

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31 Oct Posted by Mark in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 1: Composition

Basics – Part 1: Composition

We’re kicking off a new series of posts on the basic skills of photography with something that can be used by every digital photographer, whether you have a top of the line digital SLR or the camera on your mobile phone: composition, or how you ‘layout’ your photo.

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09 Oct Posted by Mark in Guides |

Secondhand Olympus Lenses and eBay

Secondhand Olympus Lenses and eBay

My main camera is my Olympus E-410, and in the main I’m very happy with it. However, there is one big fly in the Olympus ointment, and that is the choice and price of lenses available for the 4/3 lens system. Regardless of the technical benefits/issues, the 4/3 system is different to most other lens...

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09 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides, Software |

Create a Depth of Field Effect in Photoshop

Create a Depth of Field Effect in Photoshop

Our video guide shows you how to create a realistic depth of field (bokeh) effect using Adobe Photoshop. Make your photos pop!

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07 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides |

APS-C vs 35mm: Real life DSLR Sensor Comparison

APS-C vs 35mm: Real life DSLR Sensor Comparison

If you own or are in the market for a DSLR, you may have seen talk about sensor size. Not all DSLRs are equal, and this handy video shows the difference between using a full frame and APS-C cropped sensor.

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