Category Archives: Photography 101

Photography 101 | Exposure

You’ll hear photographers talk a lot about exposure.  What does exposure mean anyway?  Exposure is a simple term to determine how much light (or lack of light) your camera frame needs to take a decent picture.  Exposure is all about light. That’s why when you have your camera on the Fully Automatic setting, it’s going […]

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Photography 101 Series

For those of you just joining us, this Series is a 17 week Photography 101 course that originally began in May 2010.  Because of such great response regarding the lessons, this is a re-posting of those lessons.  You can currently view all of the lessons under the Categories>Photography 101 option on the top menu bar, […]

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Photography 101 | Product Guide

Now that you’ve improved your photographic skills and knowledge, I bet you’ve commented, or rather pleaded to your spouse that you now need new equipment.   “But honey, I really neeeeed a new camera….” I know you’ve said it; don’t try to deny it.  The reason I know so well, is ’cause I’ve used the same […]

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Photography 101 | Composition

Composition. This is a tough one. It shouldn’t be really, but for me, it’s a tough subject. Why? A couple of reasons, really. For one, there seem to be rules about composition and I’m just not good at following rules. Many of you have probably heard of the Rule of Thirds.  I totally get that […]

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Photography 101 | Raw vs. Jpeg

While this is a tender subject amongst professionals, I’m here only to give my opinion and offer information on the difference between the two shooting formats. Someone mentioned to me the other day that that did in fact take some images that day in the RAW format, but “couldn’t tell any difference in the image […]

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Photography 101 | FAQ | Shooting in Manual Mode

Another great question regarding this week’s lesson…(thanks, John). John asked, “When shooting in manual mode, how do you know where to start?” Look at your subject, look at the light. Look at your subject and set your aperture according to the light. Remember when we talked in a previous lesson on aperture?  Your aperture controls […]

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Photography 101 | Shooting in Manual Mode

Whoaaaaa!!  Wuh!? Because of Brenda’s question last week, I thought it best to go ahead and address this.  Thanks Brenda for pushing yourself and thinking ahead…for thinking outside the box. Stay with me.  You can do this!  You’re ready!  Hopefully you’re already adjusting your shutter speed, aperture and ISO accordingly, so it’s time to take […]

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