Get to know your camera

    | Photography for Beginners | 08/12/2011 11:17am

    Get to know your camera

    This guide is written for anyone who wants to get more from their camera, be it an SLR, compact system camera or bridge camera. It works as a complete beginners’ guide, but is also a handy refresher course for people who’ve had their camera for a while.

    I remember how intimidated I was by my first ‘proper’ camera, and how much I could have benefitted from a jargon-free guide like this. In the articles below, you’ll learn all about your key camera controls – what they are, and more importantly, how to use them to get great shots. Read on to discover how to control exposure for perfectly balanced shots, adjust aperture and shutter speed, use flash, and much more. We also explain how to choose and use a lens, and how to get more from your photo-editing software and printer. Enjoy this unique beginners’ guide, and please do share any shots it’s inspired you to take!

    Part 1: Set up your camera

    Part 2: Explore your SLR

    Part 3: Get better exposures

    Part 4: Understanding aperture

    Part 5: Shutter speed explained

    Part 6: Perfect your exposures

    Part 7: Focus modes explained

    Part 8: Choosing a lens

    Part 9: Flash modes explained

    Part 10: Image editing, printing & storing

    Part 11: Essential accessories

    Part 12: Looking after cameras

    Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 11:17 am under Photography for Beginners.

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