Basic Photography 1-The Camera
    Simple explanation of how a camera works and the main parts of a camera. Knowing the functions of
    the camera and what is happening when you press the shutter will help you make better decisions
    when taking pictures.

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    Basic Photography 2-Camera Exposure and Settings
    Learn how the camera lens aperture, the camera shutter, and the ISO setting work together to help
    you get properly exposed pictures. Learning about camera exposure settings is one of the most
    important basics of photography.

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    Basic Photography 3-Photography and Natural Light
    Depending of the type of natural light outdoors when you are taking pictures, your images may have
    a cool tone or maybe a warm tone. Even the time of day you take pictures will have an effect on the
    overall look of your images.

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    Get started on the road to taking better pictures!

    It doesn't matter if you use a Digital Compact camera or a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. The
    photography  tips and tutorials on this site can be useful to beginners through advanced photographers.
    They will help you understand basic photography principles in easy to understand language. Start with the
    Basics of Photography 1, 2, and 3 listed below or just browse the tutorials for a subject that you are
    interested in.
    Digital Photography Tutorials
    Learn or brush up on various basic photography subjects. Topics include  camera shooting modes, how to
    obtain correct exposures, using various shutter speeds and aperture settings, as well as explaining white
    balance and different types of camera lenses.

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    Night Photography-Taking Night Shots
    Don't be afraid to venture out after sundown to get some great night
    shots. You don't have to be a professional to take stunning night shots.
    A Camera, a Tripod, and some basic knowledge of camera exposure
    settings are all you really need to get started.

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    What is ISO?... and how to use it
    Your ISO setting is part of the exposure triangle. We all like to change
    the shutter speed and aperture setting to obtain the correct exposure.
    However, in many tricky lighting situations, your ISO setting could be your
    best friend.

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    Flower Photography
    Flowers are one of the most popular photography subjects. It seems that
    they are just sitting there in all their beauty waiting to be photographed.
    Sometimes it is easy to get a great shot of a flower. Then there are times
    it can be somewhat challenging.

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    Black and White Photography
    Black and White photography might be old way of taking pictures, but it
    is new to most of todays photographers. Learn the differences between
    shooting  black and white rather than color. It is not difficult and your
    results might give you some shots to brag about.

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    Try Using Your Camera's "P" Program Mode
    Just because you have a camera that has manual setting functions
    doesn't mean you have to fumble with them all the time. The P mode
    allows you to retain control over all camera functions, but the Shutter
    Speed and Aperture settings will be taken care of by the camera.

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    What is a 35mm Equivalent Focal Length?
    Digital camera lenses have a 35mm equivalent focal length. If you have
    been wondering what that means, check this tutorial and you will
    understand why there even has to be a 35mm equivalent focal length.

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Taking Sunset and Sunrise Pictures
Sunset and sunrise pictures are probably some of the nicest and
prettiest pictures you may take. The great thing about them is that they
are not as difficult to photograph as you may think. This tutorial will give
you some suggestions on how to get some nice sunset/sunrise shots.

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Sunset & Sunrise Photography
Taking Pictures of Fall Foliage/Autumn Leaves
Its that time of year when the leaves display their beautiful fall colors.
They are great pictures just sitting there waiting to be photographed.
Check out some suggestions for taking pictures of the fall foliage.

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Fall Foliage
Photo Display and Photo Gift Ideas
We all have taken pictures that are good enough to be displayed
around the home. Some of your pictures might be a great gift for a
friend or relative. Rather than just sending your pictures by email or
text, here are some ideas for photo displays and gifts.

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Display and Gift Ideas
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