Learning photography can be difficult and confusing. I made this guide to take away the confusion and explain photography with simple language that anyone can understand. I made many mistakes when learning photography. With this guide, hopefully you won’t have to.
Photography should be accessible to everyone. This step by step guide will teach you everything you need to know to go from absolute beginner to photography master.
It’s not enough to understand how these settings work separately. You need to know how they work together. Time to apply your knowledge and start exposing pictures for real. Read this article to learn how.
Interchangeable lenses are the key feature that makes DSLR and Mirrorless cameras so great. The world of lenses can be confusing though. There are many different categories of focal length, and not all lenses work on every camera. Read the following articles to cut through the confusion.
Composition is king. Knowing how to expose properly is great, but without thoughtful composition your photos will fall flat. Composition has rules and can be learned like anything else. Read the following articles to take your composition to the next level.
Lighting is just as, and sometimes even more important than composition. Taking a picture with the correct amount, direction, and color temperature is vital to great photography. Read the following articles to master light and color.
One of the most important and most under-talked-about parts of photography is sensor size. The size of your sensor changes how the three exposure settings and focal length work. To learn more, read the following article.
Now that you know how to properly expose and compose your images, it’s time to learn how to make them come out tack sharp. Read the following article to learn how.
Being able to take well-composed, sharp, properly exposed images is only half the battle. Editing your photos is the other half, and is crucial to making your photography stand out. It’s not cheating and it doesn’t diminish what you do in-camera. You should edit every good photo you take to make it excellent. It’s easier than you might think. Read the following articles to learn how.
An image before and after editing.
Taking great photos is wonderful. You’ll probably want to share them with friends, family, and even strangers online. It’s important to know your rights. Can people steal your photos if you put them online? What can you do if they do? Learn all about copyright in the following article.
You made it to the end! Congratulations! I hope this guide was helpful in starting or continuing your photography journey. This guide is updated regularly, so come back for more when you’re ready to learn.
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You don’t have to travel to an exotic locale or take hours to find the right picture. You can take beautiful pictures right now in your own backyard.