From Digital Camera World – 24 of their most popular photography cheat sheets

Get quick access to lots of useful tips to improve your photos, from the cheat sheets of Digital Camera World, with credit to my sister for passing me the link. They include:

1. 54 portrait ideas: Free downloadable posting guide
2. 6 simple lighting set-ups for shooting portraits at home
3. Free f-stop chart: Master your aperture
4. Free family portrait photography cheat sheet
5. How to use a histogram – photography cheat sheet for achieving perfect exposure
6. Portrait photography cropping guide
7. Free wedding photography cheat sheet
8. Understanding the color temperature scale: Free photography cheat sheet
9. Free portrait lighting cheat sheet
10 Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them
11. How to pose for photos: Find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects
12. What is exposure compensation: Free cheat sheet for photographers
13. Full-frame sensor size explained: How to exploit its advantages for pro-quality pictures.
14. How to calculate hyperfocal distance: Free photography cheat sheet
15. What is ISO: Camera sensitivity setting (and the best ways to use them)
16. Free night photography exposure guide: Best camera settings for popular subjects
17. Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs
18. Best shutter speeds for every situation
19. Using apertures: When to go small and when to go wide
20. What is flash sync? Your flash modes and when to use them
21. Autofocus point options: What subjects should each be used with
22. What your camera captures at every focal length
23. 3 ways you can affect depth of field: Photography cheat sheet
24. The landscape’s greatest challenges: Free photography cheat sheet

Check them out here , and share your own tips in the comments section below.


From DPS – How to Master Your DLSR in One Afternoon

Digital Photography School has another great article for beginners, this one gives an introduction to

Shutter Speed

These are the three components that determine how much light gets into your camera, and discusses each component’s effect on other factors such as focus area, noise, and focus, with good examples.

Read it here

From DPS – Learning about ISO, shutter speed, aperture, aka the Exposure Triangle

I mentioned Digital Photography School as an excellent resource for tutorials. They recently celebrated their 8th anniversary and posted their 15 most popular tutorials.

Three of these are some great tutorials about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, which are the three settings that determine how sensitive the camera is to light (ISO), how long your shutter is open to allow light inĀ (shutter speed), and how big an opening you have for that light to come in through (aperture, which affects how much of your photo is in focus). I encourage you to check them out:

ISO settings in digital photography

Introduction to Shutter Speed in Digital Photography

Introduction to Aperture in Digital Photography

Then let me know what you think in the comments!