Always buy the best filters you can afford as they are the forefront of how your image is created. Look after them and they will last you a life time - they don’t date with technology.

The following video might help you think about what filters to use in what situations.

TOMORROW: Tripods and monopods.


The following video will help you to understand about different lenses - their lengths and how this effects your images.



A histogram is a graph of the light, midtones and dark areas in your photo.

To determine if you have proper exposure on your digital images check your histogram on the back of your camera after every photo you take. You need to look up your camera manual on how to access the histogram for your particular camera.

The following video hopefully helps with reading a histogram. The images in the video tend to be either darker or lighter than in real life which can be deceiving.


Avoiding blurred images

Watch the following video of me making a bit of a foll of myself showing how to correctly hold a camera to avoid blurry images. This might not be for everyone but it works for me.

TOMORROW: Histogram

Exposure - ISO

Listen to the following audio that will help explain the role ISO plays in an exposure of an image.


A good example of noise. Taken at 6400 ISO. Note the splotches of discoloration and lines that ruin the image.

Now watch this video that will help explain ISO further.

TOMORROW: Avoiding blurred images.