Photography 101

Welcome to the Photography 101 section of the site where you will find plenty of photography tips for beginners. This first set of tutorials will get you up to speed with the basics, and below that you'll find many more tutorials to expand your knowledge of exposure, composition and camera control.

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These Animations Show 4 Reasons Why You Need a Polarizing Filter!

A polarizing filter is an essential part of a photographer’s kit because it’s one of the only filters that cannot be recreated with editing software. Instead of digging too much into the science of how they work, in this post I simply want to let the animations do most of the talking. I have been through some of my archives to find examples of just how much a polarizer can alter your image, and once you see them I feel certain that you’ll understand just how worthwhile it is to have one of these in your bag!

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F-Stop Chart

F-Stop Chart If you’re looking to learn more about F-Stops and how it effects your exposure and the look of your image, please check out our detailed article: Understanding F-Stop as part of our Photography 101 series. You...

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Photography ISO Chart

ISO Chart If you’re looking to learn more about ISO and how it effects your exposure, or the look of your image, please check out our detailed article: Understanding ISO as part of our Photography 101 series. You Might...

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Photogrpahy Shutter Speed Chart

Shutter Speed Chart If you’re looking to learn more about shutter speed, please check out our detailed article: Understanding Shutter Speed as part of our Photography 101 series. You Might Also Like F-Stop Chart ISO Chart...

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How To Read An MTF Chart

Ever wondered what those weird charts are that lens manufacturers always show with their lenses? Learning how to read an MTF chart can help you make a decision when it’s time to buy a new lens. Find out which lenses are sharper and how the contrast varies across the image.

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Understanding ISO

Ok let’s talk about ISO today. What is it and how does it affect your images? When should you use which settings and what role does it play in your overall exposure?

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Understanding Aperture

Understanding aperture, and the effect it has on your images, is a key component to becoming a better photographer. Which f-stop should you choose and why?

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WordPress For Photographers – Beginners Guide

WordPress is an incredible tool for photographers to use when they need a professional looking website. It’s also one of the cheapest ways to get a full-featured awesome design that can integrate a blog and sales portals for your prints. Learn all the basics in this feature length guide for beginners.

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