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Old 11-08-2007   #1
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A collection of information about photography organized by questions. This is a living document and is constantly being edited. If you find a link that does not work, please post and I will fix it with a new article.

Lesson 1: Don't be afraid to post and ask questions. The Camels are here to help and encouarge.
Example: http://photocamel.com/forum/portrait...questions.html

Proper way to hold your camera:

How to Hold a Digital Camera

How does a digital camera work?

Tutorials - Digital Camera Sensors

Howstuffworks "How Digital Cameras Work"

How does the shutter expose the sensor (what are curtains)?

SnapFactory Blog Digital Photography 1on1

What are the different file types for digital photography?

Digital image file types

Understanding RAW Files Explained

Tutorials - The RAW File Format

Why shoot raw?

Understanding RAW Files Explained

http://photocamel.com/forum/image-ed...lightroom.html

What is the Exposure Triangle or Pyramid?

Learning about Exposure - The Exposure Triangle

BetterPhoto Photography Articles - Photography Exposure Basics: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO

Photography - Exposure Bracketing

What does ISO stand for and what does it mean?


Quick Guide to Understanding ISO

Film speed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What is meant by the lens aperture?

All About Lens Aperture

Understanding Camera Lenses

What is the shutter speed?

Quick Guide to Understanding Shutter Speed

Understanding Shutter Speed

Photography Basics: Understanding Shutter Speed - Associated Content

What are the different metering modes and what metering mode should I use?

Evaluative Metering

Partial Metering

Spot Metering

Understanding Camera Metering and Exposure

Metering mode - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spot Metering

Centre Weighted Metering

What is a correct exposure?

Digital Photography Tips - How To Get The Correct Exposure

Digital Exposure Basics | OutdoorPhotographer.com

http://photocamel.com/forum/photogra...-exposure.html

What is the Sunny 16 rule?

Sunny 16 Rule

Isn't there just a simple way to figure out the correct exposure for any situation? (Warning: You asked for it!)

Ultimate Exposure Computer

What is dynamic range and how does it effect the way I take pictures?

Understanding Dynamic Range in Digital Photography

HDR Photography - PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photo Community

http://photocamel.com/forum/photogra...tml#post218972

What about the preset modes that are already on my digital camera?

Digital Camera Modes

What is Av mode and Tv mode?

What is AV A aperture mode on your digital camera blurred background

Understanding exposure: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO | Photodoto

Understanding Camera Metering and Exposure

What is meant by the focal length of a lens?

What is meant by focal length?

What is Depth of Field (DOF)?

Understanding Depth of Field in Photography

The Piano Teacher...Natural Light and DOF

DOF2

Depth of Field

Depth of Field

DOF calculator

What is the histogram and how does it help me with my photography?

Understanding Histograms

Image Histogram Tutorial - Tones and Contrast

Histogram: Digital Imaging: Glossary: Learn: Digital Photography Review

L7Foto.com Blog Archive Learning to use your histogram


What is color space and which one should I use?

Tutorials - Color Management

Understanding ProPhoto RGB

Understanding Color Profiles

What is color cast and how can I remove it?

Photoshop Color Cast Removal - Color effects with Deke McClelland

What is white balance?

What is White Balance?

Understanding White Balance

The Art of Composition

http://photocamel.com/forum/photogra...mposition.html

Are there guidlines to help me critique my own work as well as others?

Table of Contents

How do I use fill flash?

Using Fill Flash

Dragging the Shutter

http://photocamel.com/forum/weddings...n-shutter.html

http://photocamel.com/forum/weddings...rk-mccall.html

How can I know how much ambient light and how much flash I am using when composing a picture?

Using Sekonic Meters to Balance Flash and Ambient II - Digital Photography 1 on 1 with Mark Wallace Sekonic Blog

How can I diffuse my flash?

YouTube - A Better Bounce Card for your camera

Shutterbug: On-Camera Flash

theWonderOfLight Dot Com

MacGyver Tip: Diffuse your camera's flash with a coffee filter

Available Light...Exposing for the Highlights

Sarah's Play

Expose Right

Where can I learn to take better landscape and portrait photographs?

http://epbbd.ezthemes.com/video/inde...ips+Photo_Tips

I am ready to buy some lenses. Where can I go to learn more about them?

Category:Photographic lenses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Motley Pixel: DSLR Lens Reviews and Sample Photos

Which is better, Canon? Nikon? Other?

Nikon vs. Canon

Canon vs Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Canon versus Nikon - photo.net

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Didn't I already start this? Its a sticky, too.

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John,

I don't know if I am abusing the board or not, but I am really putting this thread together for my class I am teaching, following the points that I am making in that order. I can't see making a power point presentation for them when all of this information is online. By putting together a list of sites that are accessible in the order in which I am presenting them in my beginner photography class, it will be helpful. I suppose I could just do this on my own website, but I also want them to get used to accessing the Camel.
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As a forum, this topic is going to drop off the first page and eventually go altogether depending on the archive settings here. Wouldn't you be better off creating a special page on your website and linking back to PC from there?
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I'm in Kelly's (is that a boys name) class and this has been very usefull for us I would hope ya'll would let this post run untill the end of next week. thanks, also I might add that the photography on this site is outstanding!!
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Brian, I am going to put a page on my website, but for now, it is kind of nice to promote the Camel.
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Thanks Gator! I am afraid that some of the things we talked about were too deep and I was losing a few people, but we got back on track when we started talking white space and composition.
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Class is today, which means I will have ten more folks signing up for the Camel, and I also just wanted to push this thread to the top so they could find it more easily. Thank you for your continued understanding.
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Kelly,

This is awesome!! It's great to have all this info so well organized in 1 location

Thanks for sharing,
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hey, kelly - BUMP!!


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