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
on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 11:17 am under Photography for Beginners.
Tags: aperture, camera accessories, camera care, camera settings, camera tips, choosing a lens, exposure, focus modes, hot, shutter speed