I started this blog entry intending to dive into everything from focal lengths to the exposure triangle to composition...
But as I started writing, I realized there's SO much detail that even spreading this content over a couple of blog posts wouldn't do it justice. As I mentioned in my last entry, I am no expert and was never formally trained in photography. But I can tell you I've done a lot of research and will forever be a student, so I'm always learning!
So instead of trying to come up with my own original content, I'm going to point you to a few resources that I've found very helpful in my "training".
- Photography Life is an excellent resource if you're interested in learning the basics about how a camera works, and how to create the pictures you want in a variety of settings. This was actually one of the first resources I used to dive deep into the science of photography, and I still reference some of my notes from each chapter.
- Expert Photography also has a beginner's guide to photography. I've actually only recently come across this blog, and it has great info. I find that I need to read and re-read concepts written in different ways by different people before it starts to sink in, so this was an excellent refresher for me.
- Click It Up a Notch. I love, love, love Click It Up a Notch! This isn't going to be a one-pager with all the details, but I can guarantee that you'll keep clicking through these posts! There is a lot of relevant content that's easy to understand and very well organized. This is an wonderful resource if you're looking to improve your photography for personal and professional use.
- Last but not least, Clickin Moms. I recently joined their online community and I’m overwhelmed (in an awesome, exciting way)! Not only are there tutorials to help hone your skills, Clickin Moms has built a strong community of photographers (not just moms!) of every skill level. Once I dive into the platform more, I’ll write more about my experiences!