Cheat sheet: Three key lessons for every new photographer

Just bought a camera for the first time? Congratulations! You’re probably keen on getting started, and interested to learn as much as you can so you can take great pictures.

There’s no shortage of information out there on how to use your camera, but to save you feeling overwhelmed we’ve pulled together the three essential things to learn and popped them into a handy cheat sheet. 

Whether you save it, Pin it, or print it out and stick it to your fridge door, make sure you can access it easily so that you’re never lost!

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.