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A Guide to the Basics of Photography
 
A Guide to the Basics of Photography

Photography can be as easy as aim and shoot or as complicated as you make it. With that in mind this is an attempt to help you through the basics of photography. The following have been selected for their knowledge, simplicity and because they are free.

> The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR http://digital-photography-school.com/megapost-learning-how-to-use-your-first-dslr

> A Beginner’s Guide To Digital Photography http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/guide-to-digital-photography

>> UglyHedgehog’s MWAC’s Rockin' What You Got Lessons
Lesson 1 - Aperture 101! http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-41242-1.html
Lesson 2 - Shutter speed and ISO http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-42355-1.html
Lesson 3 - Topic Deleted
Lesson 4 - Topic Deleted
Lesson 5 – Final http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-46552-1.html

>> UglyHedgehog’s sportyman140’s ROCK ON PHOTOS EDU Lessons
Lesson 1 - Exposure Triangle http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-95774-1.html
Lesson 2 - White Balance http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-96362-1.html

>> UglyHedgehog’s GrahamS
Aperture Priority - A Beginners Guide http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-102223-1.html#1737886

>> Lifehacker www.Lifehacker.com has a Night School for photography and many other subjects
- Basics of Photography: The Complete Guide
http://lifehacker.com/5815742/basics-of-photography-the-complete-guide
- Part I: Understanding How Your Digital Camera Works
http://lifehacker.com/5813504/basics-of-photography-part-i-taking-better-photos-by-unders
- Part II: Your Camera's Automatic and Assisted Settings
http://lifehacker.com/5814172/basics-of-photography-your-cameras-automatic-and-assisted-s
- Part III: Your Camera's Manual Settings
http://lifehacker.com/5814173/basics-of-photography-your-cameras-manual-settings
- Part IV: Composition and Technique
http://lifehacker.com/5814174/basics-of-photography-composition-and-technique
- Part V: Editing Images in Post
http://lifehacker.com/5815126/basics-of-photography-editing-images-in-post
- All of these lessons in a printable PDF
http://toasterdog.com/lifehacker/lifehacker_night_school_basics_of_photography.pdf
- and Additional Resources...

>> Canon EOS 101: Photography and Videography Basics http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/galleries/galleries/tutorials/eos101_cll.shtml

>> Digital Photography School http://digital-photography-school.com/tips includes;
- Most Recent, Most Popular, For Beginners, Composition Tips, How to Photograph

>> Cambridge in Color http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm includes;
- Concepts & Terminology, Camera Equipment, Photo Editing & Post-Processing, Photography Techniques & Styles

>> Picture Correct http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips has a great collection

>> Lightism http://lightism.co.uk is an easy to use site to include:
Lessons 1-5; Fill The Frame, Perspective, Composition, See Light, Understanding Light
Lessons 6-10; Control Light, Add Light, Get Creative, Share & Have Fun, Practice Makes Perfect

>> Exposure Guide http://www.exposureguide.com is a huge resource
Photography Basics; Camera Basics, Camera Lens Guide, Flash Basics, Camera Accessories, and Maintenance
Photography Tips; Portrait, Animal, Nature, Close-up, Night, Event, Sports, Travel, Summer, Holiday, Top 10 Photography Tips

>> Photography 101 http://www.photography101.org includes;
- Photography Basics, Photography Tips and Tricks, Photography Tutorials

>> Photo.net http://photo.net/learn/basic-photography-tips has a huge Learning resource
>> Tutorial 9 includes;
Photography Basics http://www.tutorial9.net/tutorials/photography-tutorials/photography-basics
Photography Tutorials http://www.tutorial9.net/category/tutorials/photography-tutorials

>> Penn State Edu. http://photo.comm.psu.edu has interactive tutorials to include;
- Depth of Field, Focal Length, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Exposure, ISO

>> Easy Basic Photography http://easybasicphotography.com includes;
- Tutorials and Articles, Quick Tips

>> Similaar http://www.similaar.com/foto/tuten/index.html has Basic Photography Tutorials and more

>> Improve Photography http://improvephotography.com includes:
- Beginner, Portrait, Flash Photography, Podcasts, Landscapes

>> Ultimate Photo Guide http://www.ultimatephotoguide.com includes;
- Videos and Articles

>> Free Camera Tutorials http://freecameratutorials.com/index-of-tutorials includes;
- It’s all about the light, Basics of Aperture and Shutter Speed, Apertures and Depth of Field, Shutter Speed, Motion

>> One Slide Photography http://oneslidephotography.com includes;
- Articles, Beginner’s Guide to Photography, Photography Tips & Tutorials, Photography Videos

>> Free Digital Photography Tutorials http://www.freedigitalphotographytutorials.com
- Beginner Tutorials, Advanced Tutorials, Inspiration, Equipment and Gear

>> Luminous Landscapes http://www.luminous-landscape.com is a huge resource to include:
- Techniques, Tutorials, Understanding Series

>> Photo Tuts+ http://photo.tutsplus.com includes;
- Tutorials, Articles, Tips, Sessions, Resources, Videos

>> Photography Blogger http://www.photographyblogger.net includes;
- Features, Videos, Tips, Time-Lapses

>> Ultimate Photo Guide http://video.ultimatephotoguide.com includes;
- Videos; Tips & Techniques, Lighting & Exposure, Post Production, Shooting Creatively, Camera Settings, Gear
- Tutorials; Tips & Techniques, Events & Travel Tips, Lighting Techniques, Post Processing

>> Photography Courses http://www.photographycourses.biz/all_photography_videos.html has videos to include:
- Camera Controls, Exposure, Camera Lenses, Image Sharpness, Composition, Lighting, Flash Photography,
Photo Editing, Filters, Tips & Techniques, Features and Interviews and Camera Reviews and Tips
- Also includes Photography DVDs and eCourses & Workshops

>> Photography Talk http://www.photographytalk.com/photography-articles includes;
- What is Photography?, How to Photography, Car Photography Tips, Wedding Photography Tips, Slanted Lens Lighting, High Speed Photography

>> Photo Plus http://www.photoplusmag.com/category/photography-tutorials includes;
- D-SLR Photos Skills, Landscapes, Wildlife, Action, Portraits, Nude, Weddings, Black & White

>> The Digital Photography Connection http://www.thedigitalphotographyconnection.com/photography.php for quick tips

>> Shutterbug http://www.shutterbug.com/techniques/?q=techniques includes;
- Pro category, Darkroom Digital, Portraiture, Sports/Action, Lighting, Outdoor/Travel, Wildlife
>> Geoff Lawrence http://www.geofflawrence.com/photography_tutorials.html free tutorials include;
- Equipment, Basics, Composition, Exposure, Lighting, Color, Subjects, Editing, Videos, Other Pages and Top Ten Photography Tips

>> Photography.com http://www.photography.com/articles includes;
- Types of Photography, Equipment, Basic Concepts, History, Color & Light, Digital Photography, Taking Photos, Techniques

>> Digital-Photo Secrets http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip has great tips

>> DIY Photography http://www.diyphotography.net is another great resource to include:
- Lighting; Lights, Modifiers, On Location, Tips
- Home Studio; Backdrops, Lights, PVC Studio, Support Systems, Hacks&Mods
- Inspiration; Cheat Sheets, Photos, Projects, Tips, Tutorials, Software
- Techniques; High Speed, Light Painting, Pinhole, Time Lapse, Macro
- Camera Hacks; Filters, Travel, Tripods, Lenses, Photobooth, Video

>> Beyond Megapixels http://www.beyondmegapixels.com/category/photography
- select from the Categories dropdown on the left

>> DigitalRev http://www.digitalrev.com/learn is always funny and informative:
- Opinions, DigitalRev TV, Help & Tips, Hands-on Reviews, Blog, Featured Photographers

>> Photo Naturalist http://photonaturalist.net to include;
- Landscape, Wildlife, Flowers, Macro and more

>> Kelby Training https://www.youtube.com/user/kelbymediagroup offers quick tips

>> B&H www.youtube.com/user/bhphotovideoproaudio offers in-depth video trainings

>> FroKnowsPhoto http://froknowsphoto.com/fro-video-guide is an interesting and insightful video site

>> Larry’s Cheap Shots http://larryscheapshots.com offers quick and simple videos

>> LearnMyShot.com http://www.learnmyshot.com/index.php?mode=browse

>> 121 Clicks http://121clicks.com/category/tutorials collects tutorials from other sites

>> CameraSim http://camerasim.com has interactive simulators to include;
- DSLR Camera Simulator, The DSLR Camera Explained, Focus, Frame & Shoot!

>> Manufacturer DSLR Learning Centers
- Canon Digital Learning Center http://learn.usa.canon.com
- Nikon Learn & Explore http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/index.page
- Olympus Learn Center http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/oima_learn_center.asp
- Panasonic Digital Camera Know-Hows http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/knowhow
- Sony Tips and Tricks http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/learnandenjoy/5

>> Still have questions?
- ask on UglyHedgehog www.UglyHedgehog.com
- search YouTube www.YouTube.com
- search YouTube Edu. www.youtube.com/education
 
Last updated: Feb 9, 2015 18:16:00
 
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