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What ISO Should I Use With My Camera?

ISO is the one camera setting you can change without it affecting how your image looks too much, at least for lower values. At higher values, visible digital noise can become an issue. So, let’s look at how to choose the ri...

What Aperture Should I Use With My Camera?

Aperture, along with shutter speed and ISO, is one of the three most important settings you control when you take a photo. It affects both the amount of light that hits your camera sensor and the depth of field of your images...

What Is Noise Reduction in Digital Images?

The digital sensor in your phone or camera is made from millions of small photosites. Each photosite corresponds to one pixel in the final image. When light hits a photosite, it creates an electric charge. The more light tha...

Should You Switch to a Mirrorless Camera?

The camera market is changing a lot at the moment. The big two—Canon and Nikon—have just launched mirrorless cameras with loads of fanfare, press, and drama. So, is now the time for you to switch to mirrorless? Let’s ta...

How to Safely Format SD Cards For Your Camera

A corrupt SD card is a digital photographer’s worst nightmare. All those amazing photos ruined because a few 1s and 0s are in the wrong place? While you might be able to recover your images from a corrupt card, you don’t ...

How to Convert an Image to JPG Format

Many websites have strict rules that limit the size and type of image format you’re allowed to upload. With JPG being the go-to file format of the internet, we’re going to take a look at how you can convert your i...

How to Move to a Full Frame Camera

There are two main camera sensor standards: full frame (or 35mm) and crop sensor (or APS-C). A full frame sensor is about 1.5 times the size of a crop sensor, which changes things a bit. If you’ve just upgraded (or are thin...

What is a Rangefinder Camera?

If you’ve spent any time reading about photography, you’ve probably come across reverential mentions of Leica cameras and other “rangefinders” used by a lot of great street photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson in ...

How to Search for Cool Wallpapers Online

The default wallpapers that come with your computer, phone, or tablet aren’t necessarily terrible, but if you want to give your device a unique look, using a custom wallpaper is the best option. Here’s how and whe...

When You Shouldn’t Use Photoshop

Here at How-To Geek, we’re big fans of Photoshop, but there are times when it’s not the right app for the job. Here’s how to tell when you should consider an alternative.
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