"For most of us these days, black and white is an afterthought, a creative filter we have on Instagram, a Lightroom preset we apply because that particular shot has too much color in it. Black and white is not generally something we pre-plan," lamented London-based photographer Jamie Windsor in one of his videos about black and white photography.
The autofocus mode is certainly a blessing for many photographers, especially those who are just starting out. To provide the best results out of this mode, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are equipped with AF focus point options, which allow users to set the focus on their subjects.
Mastering camera controls can be intimidating for beginners, especially for those who are upgrading from a smartphone camera. But, it doesn't have to stay that way. Today's photography cheat sheet will certainly help anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the three basic camera settings: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
Photographing moving subjects can be tricky especially for beginners. Not only will it require using fast shutter speeds to freeze movement, but you also need to nail your focus. Today's photography cheat sheet will help you with the latter through some tips for choosing the right AF point depending on how your subject is moving.
Working your way to being a pro photographer? As mentioned in a previous photography cheat sheet we shared, part of establishing your own photography business is marketing your services. This is where effective branding comes in.
ISO is one of the elements that comprise a well-exposed photo, so it's definitely one of the things that you should master, especially when you want to learn how to shoot in manual mode. If you're still struggling with ISO settings and what they do to your photos, we have precisely the stuff to help you.
Shooting in manual mode can seem intimidating to anyone who wants to have a go at it after being used to auto mode for a while. But once you understand how these three exposure elements work, you'll be on your way to mastering manual mode in no time, whether you're shooting film or digital.
Want to start capturing your little one's first milestones? Or maybe you're thinking of getting into the newborn photography business? There's more to it than random snapshots, so today's photography cheat sheet will be of great help to you.
Once in a while, you'll come across shooting situations that give you inaccurate colors, blown-out highlights, and unbalanced exposures. You can correct these in post-process later, but it always pays to get the best results possible in-camera.
Ever wondered about how different filters work and what they can do to your photos? In a nutshell, these accessories are useful for addressing challenging lighting conditions or creating a certain mood or effect.
Flash photography may seem daunting at first, but knowing how to work with lighting equipment like flashes and strobes will expand your skills and let you work with different shooting situations. It's an especially valuable skill if you want to do portrait photography.
Whether you're just transitioning from a smartphone camera or an everyday point and shoot digital camera, working with aperture settings can be confusing. When do you choose a smaller aperture over a wider one? What effect does a wider aperture do to a photo? These could be some of the questions you find yourself asking, so we're sharing just the right cheat sheet to help you make sense of it.
If you're just getting into landscape photography, you most likely have a lot of questions about how to nail those postcard-worthy photos. There's a lot of resources out there, but you can get a jumpstart with this quick cheat sheet.
The primary advantage of interchangeable lens cameras, as the term suggests, is that you'll be able to shoot using different lenses with varying focal lengths. Therefore, learning how focal length works and its relationship with the angle of view will help you choose the right lens for the kind of photography you want to do.
Understanding how the histogram works and what the graph readings mean are vital to a well-exposed photograph. We covered some basics in several tutorials, and also recently shared a photographer's insights on the common misconceptions about this graphical representation of the tonal values in an image.
Landscape photographers typically prefer shooting either early in the morning or during the Golden Hour for the soft, gorgeous light. But there's more to it than just avoiding the hard light during the most part of the day.
If you've just picked up a camera that allows manual controls, among the variables at your fingertips is aperture. It's the opening of your lens, each size marked as an f-stop. Learning which f-stop to use to get your desired result is one of the fundamental lessons in photography, and for that, we have just the cheat sheet for you.
So, you've decided to take photography more seriously and finally get yourself a new camera. What you haven't decided on, however, is the exact camera to get for the kind of photography you want to do.
Been wanting to try low light photography but not sure how to do it the best way? There are also many ways you can find yourself having to shoot in limited light, and it can lead to many disappointing photos.
Taking full control of the camera's controls can be daunting for any beginner. But thankfully, the Internet is full of tutorials and guides to help make the learning experience easier and more effective.
They probably don't know it, but the retro, dreamy look that a lot of people associate with film photography is usually caused by expired film. You can call some of the results as happy accidents, but that doesn't change the fact that expired film is tricky to shoot with.
Many of today's photographers are starting to do hybrid photography -- that is, shooting with both digital and film cameras. The former is for work, the latter for personal projects. With this setup, photographers often find it helpful for shaking up their routines, doing photography differently, and overcoming creative fatigue.
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