3 Free Guides That Will Help You Get the Hang of Exposure in Photography

Exposure is among the first few technical concepts you must master on your way to learning photography. A proper understanding of exposure lays the foundation for achieving good photographic results consistently. If you have struggled to master exposure or haven’t had the chance to learn it yet, here are three free guides from Photzy to help you get started.

1- Quick Guide to Exposure

2- The Why, When and How of Exposure Compensation

3- The Art of Metering and Exposure

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3 Free Guides That Will Help You Get the Hang of Exposure in Photography
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The CSC Camera Book 2018

The compact system camera market has rapidly grown in recent years, with more and more photographers opting for the mirrorless option over the bulkier DSLR. The CSC Camera book is the ultimate guide to mirrorless cameras, whether you are looking to buy your first CSC and need help picking the right one, or just want to know how to take your imagery to the next level, we’ve got it covered. In this brand new book we have rigorously tested over twenty of the best mirrorless cameras on the market from all of the key manufacturers, and have looked at a range of the best lenses.

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The CSC Camera Book 2018
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Teach Yourself Photography

Compared with camera phones and compact cameras, modern DSLRs can seem terribly over-complicated to the novice photographer. The truth is, they have to be over-complicated to satisfy the needs of a diverse range of users, despite the fact that most photographers will only use a small percentage of the features on a regular basis. What the beginner photographer really needs, then, is a no-nonsense guide to the most important features on DSLRs written by experts that reveals in plain English exactly what they need to know and nothing more. This is that book.

Teach yourself Photography explains all the photography concepts beginners need, such as how to balance exposures, how to get sharp shots, and how to maximise image quality. Once you’ve mastered these basics, you can then move on to our more advanced skills section at the end of the book featuring practical how-to guides for shooting a range of core subjects. Take your photography to the next level and start learning today.

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Teach Yourself Photography Third Edition 2018
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Teach Yourself Wedding & Event Photography

Taking the leap into the world of wedding and event photography is often the first step that enthusiast photographers take on their journey to becoming a professional. It can be daunting, fast-paced and high-pressured, but it is also a highly rewarding and incredibly satisfying pursuit. Once you know your camera inside out and have mastered the key photographic techniques that will enable you to take top-quality imagery, it’s time to take that jump.

Teach Yourself Wedding and Event Photography will guide you through the basics before taking it further and providing you with the knowledge to set up as a professional. Discover the key shots to capture on a couple’s special day, learn how to get clients and overcome tough conditions. Master live music photography and how to document events and functions professionally. We also explore a range of the best gear available to enable you to make an informed decision about your next kit purchase, and share essential career advice that will support you along the way. If you’re thinking of embarking on wedding and event photography you’ve got a challenge ahead of you, but the rewards are huge – so why not get started today?

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Teach Yourself Wedding & Event Photography – 1st Edition 2018
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The Ultimate Guide to Night Photography

Night photography immediately solves a huge problem that you confront constantly in photography. That problem is being faced with ordinary scenes that just aren’t very interesting. If you take a picture of a building or a standard street scene during the day, it can be sort of dull. We are all used to seeing shots taken in the middle of the day. That same scene – shot at night – can be a really interesting photograph though.

The actual taking of pictures at night might seem a little bit like magic if you are just getting started. Even those who have been shooting a while may wonder how to get a proper exposure and focus in the dark. Although photographing in the dark certainly has its challenges, in some ways, it is actually easier than photography during the day.

So let’s take a quick look at the essentials of night photography. In particular, we’ll cover the gear you need, how to expose your photos, how to focus at night, great subject matter, and some post-processing tips. Hopefully, this will help open up the world of night photography to you.

Hopefully, this guide will help you get started with night photography. As you get ready for your next outing, just remember a few things:
– The only additional items that are necessary for night photography are a tripod and remote shutter release. Some other helpful items are a flashlight, a lens hood, and an extra battery.
– For exposure, start with moderate ISO (around 400) and aperture (around f/5.6-8) and see where that puts your shutter speed. Adjust from there with an eye toward getting the shutter speed (exposure time) you want.
– Pick a subject that lends itself to night photography. Remember that things look very different at night, so take some test shots.
– Focus your camera by finding or creating areas of contrast and setting the autofocus on those areas. When necessary, switch to manual focus.
– When you get home, edit your images as you wish, but you might try decreasing the Highlights, increasing the Shadows, and pulling down the Blacks slightly.

The Ultimate Guide to Night Photography
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In this, the next installment of our dPS ultimate guides, learn what you need to know to get started doing night photography.

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The Beginner’s Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from your Digital Camera, 2nd Edition

If you’re new to photography, then The Beginner’s Photography Guide is perfect for you.

The ideal starting point for digital camera users, this manual explains key concepts in simple terms before offering step-by-step visual guides to every function.

The Beginner’s Photography Guide compares and contrasts the effect of different approaches, showing you how to take the photos you want and develop your photography ability. Learn how to overcome every photographer’s challenge, from working in dim lighting to setting up the perfect flash.

This fully updated edition takes into account new photography trends and the latest equipment on the market.

Start snapping with The Beginner’s Photography Guide and get the most out of your digital camera.

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The Beginner’s Photography Guide: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Manual for Getting the Most from your Digital Camera, 2nd Edition

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BDM’s Photography User Guides: BDM’s Nikon Camera Manual 2018

There has never been a better time to be a digital photographer. The equipment available is so diverse it can be a bit overwhelming though. If you are looking to upgrade your camera or take your photography to the next level, then this manual is for you. It has been designed to introduce you to the Nikon range of compact cameras, DSLRs, lenses and accessories, with clear, concise, no-nonsense information to help you choose what is right for you.
Your choice
This manual contains fully illustrated guides to some of the best camera equipment that Nikon produce. If you are after a new compact camera or want to take the next step and move up to a DSLR, we show you the options available to help you make a better informed decision about what is right for you.
Lenses and more
A good camera is only part of the story. Once you’ve decided on that, you’re going to need lenses and more. Whether you have an APS-C cropped sensor camera or a new full-frame model, we show you a great selection of lenses that will do your new camera proud. Top that with the latest lighting solutions and you are all set.
Shoot like a pro
To round out this manual, we have a series of technical guides on the basics of camera craft, as well as some handy hints and tips on how to improve your photography. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, we also have a series of easy-to-follow photographic projects to really get you shooting like a professional.

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BDM’s Photography User Guides: BDM’s Nikon Camera Manual 2018
Premium Special Edition. Over 140 pages of high quality content. The only Nikon user guide you will ever need. 100% Independent.
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