Interested in Digital Photography but unsure where to start? It’s an unfortunate fact that digital photography can be a challenging field for beginners.
The minute you pick up a digital camera you and start venturing out of auto mode you have to learn about aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation and more. Unlike a simple point and shoot option, however, these technical aspects of photography can often serve as roadblocks.
For beginners these terms can be overwhelming, leading some to simply avoid learning the technical aspects of a camera. Instead, they often start shooting or begin a freelance business without taking the time to get proper training.
Without understanding the basics, digital photographers can spend a great deal of time and energy trying to fix their photos with software during post-production. While helpful, even these programs have limits.
The good news is that many problems can be addressed by taking time to learn the fundamentals.
The team has created this infographic to make the learning curve shorter.
Learn about the exposure triangle, aperture numbers, fast and slow shutter speeds, bokeh, ISO, and more. While digital photographers who want to work in this field will especially benefit, this cheat sheet is applicable to anyone who uses a camera.
When it comes to photography, never settle for less. Master the basics and start building your skills.
Christine Mathis is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based out of Orange California where she lives with her husband Jeff and two children Ema and Sean. Apart from her day to day life as a photographer and working with customers at The Backdrop Store, her primary loves are coffee, a good weekend hike, and spending time capturing memories with family and friends.