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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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
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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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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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
Continue to What is ISO?
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.
Continue to How to Photograph Flowers
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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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.
Continue to Program Mode
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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