Photography Basics

Photography Basics

Welcome to Photography Basics. This series of free tutorials is designed to help you discover what it takes to create a great photograph.

Amazing photography comes down to a few central components. These include lighting, color, composition, and technical know-how. Photography Basics covers each of these elements and more, providing you with comprehensive expert-based knowledge, as well as tips and tricks to help you take your photography to another level. Whether your journey in photography is just beginning, or your goal is to enhance your existing skills and knowledge, Photography Basics is a worthwhile resource for any photographer.

Photography Basics

Camera Focus and Settings

Understanding my DSLR Camera

Don’t let that DSLR sit in your closet gathering dust. Learn how to make the most of its powerful technology to create memorable and inspiring photographs. Understanding your DSLR and how its unique properties produce images can go a long way in getting your photos just right. This short series of video tutorials will teach you everything you need to know to put you on the fast track to handling your DSLR like a pro. Our videos introduce you to everything from basic concepts in photography to all you need to know about lenses and automatic camera modes. Go ahead, take advantage of this video series and make your DSLR the most powerful tool in your photography arsenal.

Camera Focus and Settings

Camera Focus and Settings

An understanding of both your camera’s focus and it’s settings is essential to achieving the best possible photograph. Whether you are trying to capture the magnificence of the night sky beyond the city, or your little one’s beaming face as he greets the new family pet for the first time, knowing just how to focus your camera and choosing the right settings will go a long way in capturing your moment. This series of short video tutorials, concentrating on camera focus and settings, is designed to help you understand how to make your camera work to your advantage in every possible scenario. Expert photographer, Rob Patterson, guides you through everything you need to know from how to achieve proper exposure to how white balance affects your photographs. This series is also loaded with proven tips and tricks, making choosing the right camera focus and settings a total breeze.

Photography Composition Tutorials

Photography Composition Tutorials

Composition is at the very heart of taking great photographs. It doesn’t matter how good your camera is or how skilled you are with photo editing – it is the composition of your photographs that will make or break your creative projects. In this series, Photographer Rob Patterson introduces you to the basic rules and principles of composition that professional photographers think about every time they pick up the camera. You will learn what to look for, what to avoid, and most of all – how to think like a photographer.

Color and Light in Photography

Color and Light in Photography

Without light, photography would be impossible. So it’s no surprise that photographers are obsessed with using light effectively. This series of video tutorials from photographer Rob Patterson introduces you to the secrets of using light and its brother color to improve your photos. Intended for casual photographers, each video will clearly explain a simple principle for using light in your photography.

Photography Quick Tips

Photography Quick Tips

Looking for some quick, easy ways to improve your photographs? This collection of video tutorials will offer you simple ways to make your photos more memorable. Each video focuses on a specific scenario, so you can just watch the ones you’re interested in, or you can watch them all for a quick collection of tips that’s sure to have you taking great photos.

Natural Lighting in Photography

Natural Light in Photography

In this series of tutorials professional photography Julie Hearty shares her tips and tricks for using natural light in photography. You’ll learn about the different types of light like golden light, open shade and full sun, and how (and when) to find them. Whether you are photographing people or still life objects, Julie shows you natural light can be your most important and powerful tool.

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