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Roadmap to Learning Photography

Roadmap to Learning Photography

Learning photography is not an easy task, and it takes time, practice and effort. You can easily lose focus or question whether you are moving in the right direction. What should I learn next?

As I publish guides and articles about learning photography, I will update this roadmap, which suggests an order of progression through the guides and articles that I publish and how it fits into the overall process of learning photography.

Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera

Beginner level, but essential to the most out of your camera.

Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera

In this guide, you will get an understanding of the essential features of your DSLR camera. It doesn’t cover the automatic mode, though, as I take it that you bought your DSLR camera to use it in a way that is different from a compact camera. The guide covers the different shooting modes, shutter release modes, autofocus modes. You will also learn when to use exposure compensation, how to set the white balance, which file quality to use and much more.

 

Introduction to Composition

Beginner level

photography tips to composition

To begin creating more interesting photos, it is essential to know and use some of the basic composition techniques in your photography. Most of them are relatively simple to understand, but it can be difficult to know when to use them. However, when you include one or more of these composition principles in your photography you will clearly see that your photos start to improve and your skills grow rapidly as you get experience using the techniques on a regular basis.

 

 

MONO: Learning the Art of Black and White Photography

black and white photography e-bookBeginner level

Learn how to create beautiful black and white images. Learn what will draw our attention in a photo, when the colors are removed. And why are colors still important when you shoot for black and white processing? Which compositional elements should you focus on to create better black and white photos?

 

 

 

Guide to Mastering Exposure: Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed

Intermediate level – Get ready to master manual mode.

Photography-Guide-to-Mastering-Aperture-ISO-and-Shutter-Speed_featuredBefore you can master manual mode, you need to get an in-depth understanding of the exposure triangle which covers how aperture, ISO and shutter speed relates to each other. You also need to know the “cost” of changing each of these three exposure factors. I.e. when you increase the ISO, to get a brighter exposure, you also get more digital noise. This guide helps you to get a solid understanding of the concepts so you can begin to master manual mode and get more creative freedom in your photography. This photography guide to mastering exposure includes a cheat sheet that gives you a quick overview of the relationship between aperture/depth-of-field, ISO/digital noise, and shutter speed/movement, and how all these affects light.

 

E-Book: The Photographer’s Toolbox – Practical Tips To Improve Your Photography

Beginner to Intermediate level

The Photographers Toolbox Ebook

Even though you might know your way around manual mode, it can still be difficult how to achieve a special look, i.e. like a silhouette, or know what settings to use. That’s why I have created this e-book which covers 25 topics with a total of 153 tips on how to achieve great results within each topic. The tips are very practical and easy to follow. One thing is sure; these tips will help you will achieve better results when you want to create one of the shots explained in the e-book. You can consider each of the 25 topics as a tool. Together these tools will give you a wider creative choice and variety as a photographer. When you go on a photo shoot, you don’t know exactly which tool you are going to need to get the shots. However, when you have the right set of photographic skills and tools, you can create the images that your creative mind envisions.

 

8 Things That Will Make You a Better Photographer

Intermediate level

8 things that will make you a better photographer

Do you want to become a better photographer? Fast. Take a look at these 8 suggestions that will take your photography skills in the right direction. It is not about buying gear. It is a matter of deliberate practice and getting the right kind of feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Get Past the OK-Plateau as a Photographer

Intermediate level

How to improve as a photographerYou will do everything it takes to become a better photographer. You try to do everything right. You put in the extra hours. You spend a lot of hours on photography every day. But, you don’t really develop? Your photos are still only “OK”. Why? I will tell you!

You have hit the difficult OK-plateau. This is the level, where you have become so ‘good’ at your photography that you have stopped improving.

 

 

 

Guide to Using Natural Light in Landscape Photography

Advanced level

Use natural light in photographyKnowing how to look at the available light and use it to create stronger photos is crucial to improving as a photographer. In this guide, you will learn to distinguish different types of light, and know which type of lighting is suitable for your photography.

 

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