Basics

A beginner’s guide to your camera’s top dial

If you have a new digital camera, or if you’re new to digital photography, all those abbreviations on the top dial of your camera might seem a bit confusing. Your top dial is where you will find your camera’s exposure modes.

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted with the three letters ISO.

6 surefire ways to improve sharpness in your images

Here are six tips make sure you always stand the best chance of capturing images with clearly defined details.

BEGINNER PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING TIPS FOR NEWBIES

There are two essential parts to photography that you should learn as a beginner.

7 focusing features you may have never used

Want to take your focusing skills to the next level? Here are seven tips to help you focus faster, easier and more accurately.

STORYTELLING PHOTOGRAPHY

What can make a simple photograph of two children staring at the camera from inside a window of a mud house in Peru so unique and worthy of being displayed to thousands of people visiting the museum?

10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers.

P MODE ON DIGITAL SLR CAMERAS

Program or “P” mode is similar to your camera’s automatic mode because it will automatically set a proper exposure value for your shot (as far as the lens aperture opening and shutter speed).

COMPOSITION: 10 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR AMAZING RESULTS

Composition doesn’t come naturally to many photographers. The technical aspects can be learned relatively easily but some say that composition can not.

SUNSET SILHOUETTE PHOTOGRAPHY

Adding silhouettes to get better photographs of the sun.

A complete guide to using your camera’s bulb mode

Your camera’s bulb mode is a powerful tool that can be used to create particularly long exposures, but it requires a slightly different approach than when shooting conventionally. Here’s what you need to know to get great results.

How to Get the Best Photographs in Foggy Conditions

A few tips to get the best shots on a foggy day.

Getting Started With ISO: A Beginner’s Guide

Along with shutter speed and aperture, ISO is one of the three critical elements affecting exposure.

Best camera focus techniques: 10 surefire ways to get sharp photos

One of the first rules of photography is that the subject should be sharp, here are a few steps to achieve that goal.

6 easy photography techniques to learn this year

Fancy kicking off the new year by giving your photography a boost? Here are six simple techniques that every photographer should know.

How to always get exposure right - your camera's exposure settings explained

From bracketing and AE Lock to exposure compensation and more, learn when it’s best to use each different option for adjusting exposure so that you get it right every time.

Five Ways to Improve Your Photography in the New Year

Check out the following simple facets of photography and how you can look at them differently, gain inspiration, and get after it in the new year.

How to balance ambient light with flash

Some fundamentals on flash.

10 point checklist for perfect photo composition

Composition is an art and also a science, and an area where a lot of otherwise technically proficient photographers can struggle.

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