Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tutorial 1 : Basic Photography

This series of tutorials, which is constantly expanding, is provided as an introduction to photographic techniques. It may not turn you into a brilliant photographer but hopefully it will help improve your photography by teaching you a bit about some of the theory behind photography.

Some of the tutorials will be useful no matter what type of camera you are using , however, the tutorials are geared towards 35mm/APS SLR cameras with the ability to be operated manually, at least to some degree. By manual operation I mean that you will have to physically focus the camera, set the aperture and set the shutter speed. All three would be good though as a mimimum you should have control of either the aperture or the shutter speed. i.e. Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority.

If you have the manual for your camera now would be a good time to read through it. Pay attention as to use of the light meter and the shutter and aperture controls. You don't really need to know about the multitude of 'program' or 'auto' modes your camera may be equipped with.

I am not making any great claims about these tutorials but I would like them to be useful and not to dull so I am keen to hear from you if you are using them. I am also quite happy to answer questions if I haven't covered what you are interested in yet, or if you don't know what I am talking about !

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