DSLR Newbies.. Learning starts here..

 

This image shows a Canon EOS 350D digital sing...

This image shows a Canon EOS 350D digital single-lens reflex camera with a Tamron 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD lens. Thanks to Andreas Böttger for allowing me to make this photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I got inspiration to write this post when one of my colleague showed his interest in learning photography techniques and asked me if I can share some resources to start with. My excitement level to share some knowledge inspired me to create a page where I can compile some resources from web and my experiences which can serve as a start point for photo enthusiasts. There are a lot of websites and huge amount of material available on net, however in midst of this, the dilemma is how and where to start with… so I am here with Capsule 1

 

Ansel Adam has said that “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”.

 

When someone looks at your pictures and says, “your camera takes nice pics”, you make sure to be offended.

 

Imagine telling a good painter,”your paintbrush makes very beautiful and lifelike paintings”. The tool is useless unless it is used effectively. Similarly, it is the photographer and NOT the camera that makes the picture good. Expert photographers with a point and shoot camera can make better pictures than a novice with a DSLR.

 

The below resources will help to set you on your path to good photography. From there on you can find your way to GREAT photography on your own.

 

1. A Fantastic site to start with your learning experience is Digital Photography School.

 

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-tips-for-beginners

 

You can start with ISO, Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes, Learn about Exposure, move to introduction to white balance and spend some time in understanding Histograms .

 

2. Refer to the below link also, which explains the basics and is written very well.  Bang start of beginners.

 

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

 

3. What better way to learn than to attend a classroom session sitting back at home. See the videos on this link and you will DEFINITELY have a better understanding of your camera and photography. It even solves some MYSTERY pics which many beginners consider to be genius, but are in fact simply photography techniques.

 

http://www.dslrtips.com/workshops/DSLR_workshops_tutorials_tips.shtml

 

Reading so much stuff may sound too much, and could lead to over dose of information, but the key is to keep it slow and going back to your camera then and again while you read. Any how, as some one has said, the best learning can happen only if you go out and click, click and click….

 

Extra Dose:

 

I am also posting here a Fantastic video to understand Depth of Field from a scientific prspective….for beginners.

 

http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/freshdv/story/video_tutorial_understanding_depth_of_field/

 

In my next post I will try compile more resources for next level of photography studies.., till then just click and enjoy..

 

 

 

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About Retvic Bisaria
Hi, I am Retvic Bisaria, a finance professional working for an US based IT offshoring and Outsourcing company. Besides a finance professional, I am a photography enthusiast and love visiting places.

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