Starting out with digital photography can be quite overwhelming if you have no idea where to start. Luckily, there’s plenty of free quality information available on the web… with the potential of making you a semi-professional photographer in a matter of weeks.
We’ve compiled the best photography tips and tutorials found on the web for you. Starting with basics to make your first purchase, all the way to the inner workings of your camera.
Choosing a Digital Camera
The world of photography will change when most content originates in computer-readable form. That means the world will change when the average person converts from a film-based camera to a digital camera.
In this tutorial section we’ll try to guide you toward a sensible camera choice that’s right for you. This section is not meant for professional photographers. It’s aimed at beginners and advanced photographers; those either just starting out or those needing to upgrade their equipment.
Tripods have been around virtually as long as cameras themselves, but the ease with which today’s cameras may be used tends to make the user overlook the advantages of some accessories. Of all the causes of photo “failures”, fuzziness due to camera shake must be high on the list.
When you look at the technical specifications of a digital camera, one of the very first specification mentioned is its maximum aperture and/or its aperture range. What is ‘aperture,’ what is a good aperture range, and how is aperture relevant when it comes to choosing a digital camera?
Before you blame the camera for your lousy pictures, it pays to understand a bit what goes on behind the scenes when you press the shutter release button. In this article, we are going to look at what “correct exposure” means.
When comparing the specifications of digital cameras, it can get a little confusing if you are not well versed in the terminology used. In the following paragraphs we explain the most important attributes of a digital camera and what they can offer you.
More and more consumer digital cameras are now including a histogram display either during the Record mode or in the Playback mode. This tutorial explains just what the histogram is and how you can use it to ensure a correctly exposed picture.
One of the common problems that many new digital (and film) photographers have is ‘camera shake’ where images seem blurry – usually because the camera was not held still enough while the shutter was depressed. Let’s learn how to avoid that.
Getting in the habit of asking some simple questions can help take your images to the next level. Here’s 10 questions to get in the habit of asking while framing your shots. We’ve included links in each one to further reading on the topics. We hope you find them helpful.
Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras
Much has been written on the topic of Macro photography for those photographers fortunate enough to own a DSLR with macro lenses – but what about if you own a compact point and shoot camera? Can you get great macro shots too?
If you’re new to the photography world, some of the terms can seem confusing. All this insider information is not as confusing as it first seems. You just need to learn a few of the basics, and you are on your way to taking better pictures.
There are a number of file formats available to you, each allowing you to save a different amount of image detail. However more detail does not come at a price, higher image quality equates to a higher image size. In this digital photography tutorial we are going to explain the difference in the image quality and give examples of what to use and when.
You can be as careful and preventative as possible, however dust and fingerprints will inheritely end up in places you don’t want them. While there is some significantly improved technology to provide automatic dust clearing of the image sensor, it is still necessary to clean it occasionally. In this digital photography tutorial we are going to give you a step by step guide of how to keep your camera clean and in optimal service.
Using a macro lens is not the same as using a telephoto zoom, you will need to pay more attention on focus, lighting, the movement of the subject, camera stability, and the depth of field. Let’s see exactly how.
If you’re new to photography or you mostly just point, shoot, and hope for the best then there’s probably a whole bunch of photo equipment whose names you recognize but whose function you’re not really sure of. We’ll show you everything you need to know in the beginning in this tutorial.