For those of you just joining us, this Series is a 17 week Photography 101 course that originally began on my professional site in May 2010.  Because of such great response regarding the lessons I wanted to share these lessons with you, my new readers.

Originally, each lesson was posted on Monday of every week, but you can currently view all of the lessons under the Categories>Photography 101 option on the top menu bar.  But if you’re just starting out, I encourage you to not jump ahead, but rather take your time and start with the first lesson as each lesson builds on the previous lesson.

You will also notice a new feature on each lesson:  a Printer Friendly version so you can print and read at your own leisure.

With the fast moving techno age we’re in right now, many professional cameras are available now to you, the non-professional.  But as I too often hear from so many of you, “I have a new camera, but I’m not sure what to do with it.”  so many dials, buttons and settings, but you’re still only using the basic, fully automatic mode because you don’t know what all those buttons are used for.  Sound familiar?  You also probably paid lots of money for your camera so you can get those great shots of the dance recital, the greatest football or baseball catch of all times, those final Senior moments or simply those sweet, every-day memories that you don’t want to forget.  But maybe something is still missing from your pictures; something’s just not quite right and you’re not getting those great shots you were hoping for.  Maybe you’re not using your camera to its fullest potential.  Oh!  And that instruction booklet that came with your camera?  It explains everything just perfectly, right?  Wrong.  If you don’t know what all those settings and buttons mean then how are you going to understand reading it in the instruction manual?  Again, sound familiar?

No worries, in this Photography 101 Series, I’ll be ripping apart (okay, maybe not ripping) your instruction booklet and going into more detail about how to take great pictures.  In this series, I’ll explain what those techie parts of your camera, as well as review your instruction booklet with you so that the next time you read it, it will make more sense to you!

I’d love to know if you’ll be participating in the Series, so leave me some love (comment) at the bottom of this post.  And don’t be shy, feel free to ask any questions along the way!

2 Comments on Photography 101 Series

  1. I followed this when first published and I learned so much about photography and my camera! I still look back from time to time when I forget something!

    • Thanks Alyson! I also hope the new”Printer Friendly” version will also be a useful tool as well! 🙂

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