Beginner's guides to digital SLR Photography

Quick tips

Kingfisher

Preventing blown-out highlights

Cane Toad

Don’t forget the background

ladder

Dinner plates in photography

ladder

Specialise if you want to get really good

ladder

Don’t settle for the most obvious angle

fake dew

Don’t have a heavy dew? Then fake it

bird

Working with extreme backlighting

dog

Do your camera settings at home

Wallaby

Focus on the eyes

dog watching the sky

The best way to go wide

lapwing

Taking photos of young birds

frog

The advantage of working in slow motion

frog

A trick for getting great colour into macro

Grasshopper head

Aiming for super-small depth of field in macro shots

wallaby

A trick for reducing camera shake in weak light

Swamphen chick

Looking through ugly barriers

frog

A tip for macro photography in awful light

sculpture

Yep, this shot really was taken in moonlight

frog

A handy trick for taking pics of flying birds

galahs

The difference the quality of the light makes

seagull

Taking advantage of very bright light

possum

How much editing is enough?

possum

The secret to getting great colour

Banksia

Another way of taking pictures of flowers

Screen shot

The best time to fix mistakes

Sunset

A tip for making panoramas

frog

Sometimes, blurry is good.

Praying mantis

Working with big macro subjects

butterfly

Using a telephoto lens to shoot macro