Photography Basics

93 Basic Photography Terms – That You Should Know!

INTRODUCTION THE PHOTOGRAPHY MYSTERY Welcome to a long list of the basic photography terms, and this is a story that I have heard too often – Some unknowing beginner photo ninja picks up a new “expensive professional camera”, and go “everything is auto, this should be a piece of cake”. Then, they start messing around …

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Basic Shapes in Photography – That You Should Know!

INTRODUCTION BASIC BUILDING BLOCK Welcome to a beginner’s tutorial on shapes and forms in photography. Circles, squares, rectangles, triangles – As “simple” as these may seem, the basic shapes and forms are actually one of the most important building blocks when it comes to composing a good photo. But to an untrained photo ninja, looking at …

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11 Visual Weight Elements In Photography – A Beginner’s Guide

INTRODUCTION ATTENTION CATCHER Welcome to a beginner’s guide on the visual weight elements in photography. When we look at interesting photos, there are always some parts that will capture our attention. That “something” is called the visual weight, and when mastered, will turn people into actual photo ninjas. Yes, there are several elements that will …

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Photography Studio Lighting Basics – A Beginner’s Guide

INTRODUCTION ADVANCED LIGHTING Welcome to a beginner’s guide on the photography studio lighting basics, and congratulations on coming this far! When it comes to studio lighting, some beginners will probably shy away, suddenly collapse, foam in their mouth, and mumble something about “too expensive” or “too difficult”. Well, studio lighting really isn’t that big and …

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Exposure Triangle – A Beginner’s Guide From Auto to Manual

INTRODUCTION EXPOSURE TRIANGLE, NOT A CONSPIRACY. Welcome to a beginner’s guide on the exposure triangle in photography. I understand, some people can’t wait to snap away with their new camera – But just can’t seem to get it right with photos that are either too bright or too dark. That was how I was as …

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Autofocus Basics For Beginners – Modes, Areas, Tips, Techniques

INTRODUCTION AUTOFOCUS IS NOT AUTOMATIC Welcome to a beginner’s guide on the autofocus basics in photography. So, have you been taking photos on a camera, poked around only to find that there are a ton of different autofocus settings? Why are there controls for autofocus? Shouldn’t autofocus be automatic!? Yep… This is one of the …

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Flash Photography Basics – A Beginner’s Guide

INTRODUCTION LOST IN LIGHTING? Welcome to a beginner’s tutorial on the flash photography basics. So you have just started with using a flash and has gotten overwhelmed by the many technical lingoes? Tried shooting with the auto mode and did not get what you expected? Well, flash photography may be easy to get started with, …

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