Beginner Photography Guide...
Making Photography Easy & Fun!

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Beginner photography guide is full of photography tips and step by step, easy to understand, "How To" help.

  • Is a new camera really exciting until you unpack the box and take a second look at everything?
  • Does it feel like exploring for a secret compartment as you wonder where to load the battery or the memory card?
  • Do you feel like your photos could use some composition help?
  • Do some, or most, of the digital photography terms make no sense at all?

It's easy to feel overwhelmed and excited at the same time, isn't it?

  • And the buttons and dials - how will you ever figure it all out!?
  • What if you could finally use your camera with confidence?

I'm here to say, "yes you can!"

In fact, click on the images below, or the text link, and I'll show you how easy it is to begin.

If you're looking for a particular subject check out Find It on the navigation bar, left side.

In Index Camera you'll find camera related topics; there's a surprise!

Topics such as...

  • Does your subject appear blurry when you look through the viewfinder on your digital SLR?

(That's the little eye piece you can look through to view your subject).

If so, you'll want to scroll to viewfinder diopter  and discover how to easily and quickly fix this; it's on the digital SLR tips page.

This might seem weird and wacky but even I'll show you how a cup of lentil beans will have you realizing:

  • Why it's good to know about image quality and compression.

Beginner photography tips... I heard you say you'd like to print a beautiful enlargement or poster from your special photograph?

Okay, let's take a look at your quality settings and file size to see if you can do that - and how that ties in to image compression.

Index Photo, as you guessed, is about taking the photograph.

This is where you'll find topics such as trouble shooting for why you get blurry photos.

  • A focusing issue or is it simply how you hold your camera; in other words camera shake?

Wait, there's more in Index Photo...ff you think a fast car is fun just wait until you get your hands on a fast lens!

A fast lens is not necessarily about how fast your camera takes a photo, or even how fast your subject is moving.

  • Have you noticed there are numbers on your lens(es)?
  • In the case of the lens, left, discover why it's not considered a fast lens.

  • As you continually progress, photography techniques will become a breeze to understand.

  • Instead of looking at a photo of a waterfall, like this, and wondering how on earth to create this effect, you'll know exactly what to do.
Tangle falls, slow shutterspeed to create a feathering of waterTangle falls, slow shutterspeed to create a feathering of water.

Or how to capture motion without blur, using a fast shutter speed.

Also, contrary to what you may think:

  • Your camera won't self destruct if you turn dials and press buttons!
  • Even the dreaded manual will begin to make sense!

As you learn how to take great photos, having fun and building confidence in your photography taking ability will naturally unfold.

Amaze your family and friends as you discover easy to understand photography definitions.

I hope you're getting the message that on Beginner Photography Guide you'll find fun, friendly, easy to understand content.

What else?

You'll discover helpful beginning photography tips about:

  • Easy to use composition tips for creating stunning images!
  • Tired of shooting in Auto?
  • Exposure and quality challenges getting the best of you?

You will discover why this happens how to correct exposure frustrations, such as the difference in the image, above left.

When you're feeling lost...

Index Photography and Index Camera

I hope you enjoy Beginner Photography Guide website and have fun learning more about photography and your camera.

I welcome your feedback, suggestions for topics and comments regarding ease, or not, of understanding the information you find on this website.      

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Where to Find It

Index Camera...

You'll find it near the top of the Navigation Bar on the left side of the page.

Search alphabetically to find answers to your:

"What is this?!

Is it safe to touch?!

Camera questions.

Index Photography...

You'll find it below Index Camera.

Search alphabetically to find topics about photography to help you take great photos.

And for help with topics such as:

"Why didn't my photo tun out?"

How to take better pictures.

What Does SLR Stand For?

About the Mode Dial

Photography Definitions

Fast Lens


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