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The following post is from Australian photographer Neil Creek who is part of the Fine Art Photoblog , and is developing his blog as a resource for the passionate photographer. Welcome to the fourth lesson in Photography 101 – A Basic Course on the Camera . In this series, we cover all the basics of camera design and use. We talk about the ‘exposure triangle’: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We talk about focus, depth of field and sharpness, as well as how lenses work, what focal lengths mean and how they put light on the sensor. We also look at the camera itself, how it works, what all the options mean and how they affect your photos.
Getting started with photography can be a daunting, but very rewarding, process. With all of the information available – on-line, in books, from experts and hobbyists alike – a person can become easily overwhelmed. We at Beyond Megapixels strive to provide information and advice in plain language so that those just starting to explore photography, as well as those with more advanced skills, can quickly gain the abilities and knowledge that they need. With that in mind, we have put together this “beginner’s guide”, drawing from over two years of archived posts and articles written by a variety of experienced authors, and organizing them here in a linear and coherent fashion. This page will continue to grow as articles are written, geared toward the beginning photographer.
As so many new camera owners are starting out with photography in the new year I thought I'd compile a list of photography tips and techniques that new camera owners might like to work through in the coming weeks. by Darren Rowse Some are very basic while others go a little deeper – but all have been selected from our archives specifically for beginners and new camera owners. Enjoy.
Please add your experience with the different algorithms into this wiki to help other users to achieve good results in a faster time. Unless stated otherwise it is assumed that the HDR image is created with the default values, thus only the tone mapping values have to be changed. If you don't like the result of a specific tone mapping operator, please keep in mind that after the tone mapping step you can still use tools like GIMP to post process the resulting image.