Learning photography is not an easy task, and it takes time, practice and effort. You can easily lose focus or question whether you are moving in the right direction. What should I learn next?
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Instead of learning everything by yourself we suggest that you take part in our 6 week online photography course.
Otherwise, begin with these guides to learn the essential skills of photography.
Beginner level, but essential to the most out of your camera.
In this guide, you will get an understanding of the essential features of your DSLR camera. It doesn’t cover the automatic mode, though, as I take it that you bought your DSLR camera to use it in a way that is different from a compact camera. The guide covers the different shooting modes, shutter release modes, autofocus modes. You will also learn when to use exposure compensation, how to set the white balance, which file quality to use and much more.
To begin creating more interesting photos, it is essential to know and use some of the basic composition techniques in your photography. Most of them are relatively simple to understand, but it can be difficult to know when to use them. However, when you include one or more of these composition principles in your photography you will clearly see that your photos start to improve and your skills grow rapidly as you get experience using the techniques on a regular basis.
Intermediate level – Get ready to master manual mode.
Before you can master manual mode, you need to get an in-depth understanding of the exposure triangle which covers how aperture, ISO and shutter speed relates to each other. You also need to know the “cost” of changing each of these three exposure factors. I.e. when you increase the ISO, to get a brighter exposure, you also get more digital noise. This guide helps you to get a solid understanding of the concepts so you can begin to master manual mode and get more creative freedom in your photography. This photography guide to mastering exposure includes a cheat sheet that gives you a quick overview of the relationship between aperture/depth-of-field, ISO/digital noise, and shutter speed/movement, and how all these affect light.
Do you want to become a better photographer? Fast. Take a look at these 8 suggestions that will take your photography skills in the right direction. It is not about buying gear. It is a matter of deliberate practice and getting the right kind of feedback.
You will do everything it takes to become a better photographer. You try to do everything right. You put in the extra hours. You spend a lot of hours on photography every day. But, you don’t really develop? Your photos are still only “OK”. Why? I will tell you!
You have hit the difficult OK-plateau. This is the level, where you have become so ‘good’ at your photography that you have stopped improving.
Knowing how to look at the available light and use it to create stronger photos is crucial to improving as a photographer. In this guide, you will learn to distinguish different types of light, and know which type of lighting is suitable for your photography.