Camera Basics: Tutorials to Master Your Camera Settings

Master photography fundamentals with our comprehensive guide on camera basics. Explore exposure, aperture, camera controls, and more.

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Tiles looking like digital pixels. What Is a Megapixel? Megapixels refer to a cluster of pixels. How many exactly? Well one million. So one megapixel is one million tiny individual pixels. Find out how many pixels you need (hint: it depends on how large you want your prints to be).
exposure triangle Exposure Triangle Explained: ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture Learn how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work and when you to shoot photographs in aperture or shutter speed priority mode.
Orange light strips against a silvery foil background with blue reflections. Color Temperature in Photography: The Ultimate Guide Understand color temperature so you can create images with natural, accurate colors. Discover how to get rid of color casts in seconds!
Camera Controls Camera Controls: Camera Buttons, Dials, and Viewfinder What do all those little buttons and dials mean? Discover everything you need to know about camera anatomy, right away.
Aperture Priority Aperture Priority Mode What is Aperture Priority mode, and how can you use it for beautiful photos? Discover everything you need to know about Aperture Priority.
Camera Manual Mode Manual Mode in Photography What is Manual mode, and how do you use it to improve your photos? Discover everything you need to know--for amazing images!
Metering Modes Metering Modes: The Ultimate Guide What are the best metering modes for photography? How do you choose a metering mode? Discover how to meter for great exposures!
Shutter Priority Explained Shutter Priority Mode Explained Shutter priority is a mode which allows you to change the shutter speed of the camera while the aperture value is automatically selected.
Exposure Compensation Exposure Compensation Guide Discover all the ins-and-outs of exposure compensation--and how you can use it for perfectly exposed images!
Program Mode Program Mode in Photography Discover everything you need to know about Program mode: What it is, who it's for, and how you can use it to capture gorgeous photos.
raw vs jpeg RAW vs JPEG: Why RAW Is Better Is RAW better than JPEG? Why should you shoot one format over the other? Discover the answer to the RAW vs JPEG debate.

Mastering Camera Operations

Our Camera Basics category is your one-stop guide to mastering the fundamentals of photography. Learn about key photographic concepts such as the exposure triangle, which encompasses ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Discover the significance of megapixels for image quality and how to use them to your advantage. Explore color temperature to achieve natural, accurate colors in your photos, and unravel the mystery behind camera buttons, dials, and viewfinders.

Dive into advanced topics such as manual mode, aperture priority mode, and shutter priority mode, each explained with clarity and practical advice to improve your photos. Understand metering modes for optimal exposures, and learn tools for enhancing your photos. Grasp the difference between RAW and JPEG formats to make an informed decision on your preferred shooting format.

Boost your photography skills with our essential guide on exposure compensation and an overview of basic camera settings.

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