Links to help you with your photography and equipment plus recommended apps for your phone (scroll down to see more)
http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca - An excellent interactive website to learn more about the settings on you camera. It's not Canon biased in its usage and is just as useful to users of other cameras despite being a Canon website. It's one of the best learning tools for this that I've found on the internet.
https://www.hamburger-fotospots.de/kostenloser-download-foto-cheatcard-fuer-fotografen.html - This is the link to an exposure cheat card that prints out to wallet size and is a reminder as to what effect the settings for shutter speed, aperture and ISO will have on an image. This is the one that is shown in my talk about manual cameras settings called Take Control of Your Camera
Optimum CS is a great app for finding the optimum depth of field for your images. It works on the iPhone and iPad and it's better than using depth of field tables. It's very simple to use and only cost £2.99 There is also a Pro version with more advanced facilities. Most depth of field tables and apps work using science that was developed for use with film and so are not as accurate.This app has been developed for digital and is more accurate. Just search Optimum CS in the App store search area on your phone to find it.
https://digital-photography-school.com - A great website for people starting to learn about photography with articles and tips about all genres of photography written with the beginner in mind. You can use the "Start Here" button to start searching or if you want to learn about specific things then just click on the search button and type in the relevant words such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, hyperfocal distance, ISO, rule of thirds, composition, portraits, landscapes etc.
https://photographylife.com - A website full of information about photography from articles about the basics through to in depth enthusiast information and reviews of new equipment and many other articles. If you want to learn more about the settings on your camera, simply go to the search window and type in the relevant requirement such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, hyperfocal distance, ISO, rule of thirds, composition, portraits, landscapes etc. (scroll down the first few search results as they're ad links to other sites)
https://www.photopills.com/articles/ultimate-guide-depth-field - This is an incredibly in depth article about depth of field. Photopills is a very powerful app for Apple and Android phones and tablets that calculates depth of field but is renowned for its ability to calculate the position of the sun, moon and milky way for any given time of day or night anywhere in the world. It's not the cheapest app and takes a bit of learning but very good.
Camera+ 2 is an excellent app giving you far more control over the camera on your iPhone and iPad when taking photos and also far more options for editing them. This is the new version of Camera+ that sold over 14 million copies. Just search Camera+ 2 in the search area on the App store on your phone to find it.
www.parkcameras.com - Park cameras is an award winning family run business established in 1971 and is the largest independent photographic retailer in the UK. I've been dealing with them for many years.. They offer competitive prices and excellent service online and in two stores, one in Burgess Hill in Sussex and one in London. The store in Burgess Hill in East Sussex is a very large show room with all the equipment laid out to touch and try and has free parking.
www.cameracal.co.uk - The best place in the UK to get your camera sensor cleaned or to get your Canon and Nikon cameras and lenses calibrated for focussing as well as Sigma and Tamron lenses for those cameras. They offer excellent service including a Fedex pickup and delivery service nationwide using "Peli" style hard cases fitted with GPS tracking devices. They're also the source for Breakthrough filters in the UK which are some of the highest quality filters money can buy. Cameracal was founded and is run by Anthony Sinfield who has over 30 years of experience in the industry.
www.the-digital-picture.com - Unbiased in depth reviews of cameras and lenses.
www.dpreview.com - One of the biggest review sites of cameras with excellent comparison facilities to compare the quality of images between cameras. Also information and articles about photography.
https://strobist.blogspot.com - If you want to learn about lighting with flash this is the place to go.(In USA flashes are known as strobes) "Strobist is the world's most popular resource for photographers who want how to learn to use their flashes like a pro". It's all free learning and really excellent. Just start with "Lighting 101" and go from there. It's run by a photographer call David Hobby who started the site just to put something back into photography and millions of people have now used the site to learn how to light with flash.