Our 12 most popular photography tutorials and features of 2012
We’ve had a great year, here at Digital Camera World. And it’s been great because we got to meet all of you! When we launched just over a year ago we were posting photography tutorials that were largely read by friends and family who were kind enough to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us. But as 2012 progressed we found new audiences – photographers of all walks of life from around the world.
It’s been exciting getting to know some of you and reading your comments and wall posts. We’ve been inspired by what you’ve shared with us, and as we’ve grown we hope you’ve been inspired by us as well. We strive to offer a wide range of photography tutorials and techniques on Digital Camera World to try and cater to our new audiences’ diverse tastes and abilities.
As we head into 2013, we thought it would be nice to look back at some of the photography tutorials and articles that you found the most useful over the past year. Below are our 12 most popular photography tutorials of 2012.
And if there’s something we didn’t cover in 2012 and you’re dying to know how to do it, let us know in the comments and we can add it to our list of photography tutorials for 2013!
1) 54 Portrait Ideas: free downloadable posing guide
We must admit: the popularity of our portrait posing guide even took us by surprise. We thought it would be popular, with its diverse range of poses and suggestions for expressions… but we didn’t expect it to go viral from the Digital Camera World Pinterest page when we posted it. If you missed it (and if you did, there were also some Olympics this year you might want to catch up on, as well), our most popular photography cheat sheet is a visual posing guide that you can download and use as inspiration for your portrait photography whether shooting models in your home photo studio or a more professional setting.
2) Free family portrait photography cheat sheet
Another cheat sheet that went off the charts… our family portrait photography cheat sheet broke down what we believe are four of the trickiest conditions for shooting family portrait photography. You can see the format above – within each scenario we crafted a handy flow chart to take you step-by-step through each challenging situation. Whether you aspire to be a professional photographer or your family’s official photographer, there are photography tips here that can start improving your work today.
3) 99 common photography problems (and how to solve them)
As well as being one of the most expensive hobbies around, photography is also one of the more technical pastimes you can pursue. But it doesn’t have to be confusing! One of the perks of working for photography publications (apart from all the new cameras lying around!) is getting to speak to the experts who have been through the struggles and come out the other side with a better portfolio to show for it. In this post we culled our best tips from the pros for solving 99 of the most common photography problems often experience starting out.
4) 44 essential digital camera tips and tricks
Our collection of top digital camera tips and essential photography advice will have you improving your photos in no time. One of our earliest – and favourite posts – these 44 camera tips run the gamut on everything from setting up your digital camera to honing your photo composition. By the end you will learn the secrets and shortcuts to getting high-quality pictures every time.
5) 17 posing tips and in-camera slimming tricks for shooting curvy models
Portrait photographer and regular Digital Camera World contributor Kelly Weech revealed her trade secrets with 17 posing tips for photographing curvy models. She explains how to direct a subject to inspire confidence and get the best out of their body shape, whatever it may be.
6) 49 seriously good Canon DSLR tips, tricks, time savers and shortcuts
To help you get to the grips with your EOS camera and all the great technology therein, we put together this essential guide to 49 Canon DSLR tips and tricks that will help you get more efficient use from your Canon EOS camera. From basic stuff, like how to shoot raw format files, through to advanced shortcuts aimed at pros, you’ll find everything you need to take better shots faster, which was the whole point of buying a Canon DSLR in the first place…
Nikon photographers, don’t fret. We’ve not forgot about you.
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on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips.
Tags: camera tips, free stuff, photo composition, portrait photography