While we spend a great deal of time figuring out which is the best camera you can buy, the best cameraphone ever made and the only compact you'll ever need, we don't spend a whole lot of time telling you how to use them. So, in this collection of straightforward mini-guides, we're collecting the best photography tips from Stuff's expert snappers. No long technical explanations, just different ways to try taking photos, with any camera.
We'll be expanding this guide over the next week, so keep checking back for more useful tips.
Part 1: it's all about background
part 3: go prime
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in photography is to buy a nice expensive DSLR or compact system camera, and then only use it with the simple 'kit' lens that came with it. The first, best upgrade you can make is to attach a prime lens - here's why, and which one to buy.