Shooting Techniques

 

Basic Photography Skills

Shutter Speed Tutorial

Shutter speed is one of the two exposure controls on a camera (Aperture is the other). In addition to controlling exposure, the shutter speed setting also controls the way that moving objects are rendered in your photographs.

This tutorial shows you how to freeze fast moving action, or deliberately blur it, by choosing the right shutter speed.

 

How To Use On-Camera Flash

This tutorial shows you how to get great results using a single on-camera flash unit. The tutorial includes lessons on indoor flash, bounce flash, and outdoor fill-flash.

 

 

 

 

 

Exposure Metering For Digital Photography

Metering Techniques: Introduction to Handheld Light Meters

A handheld light meter is the most important accessory that you can have as a photographer.

This tutorial gives you a basic introduction to the different types of handheld exposure meters, including example images metered with incident meters and reflected light meters.

 

Metering Techniques: Exposure For Backlit Scenes Using the Duplex Method

This tutorial teaches you the Duplex Method, a metering technique for quickly and easily determining proper exposure for backlit and strongly sidelit scenes using an incident light meter.

 

Profiling Digital Cameras With Sekonic Light Meters (YouTube)

This tutorial shows how to profile your digital camera with Sekonic's L-478, L-758, and L-858 exposure meters using the Sekonic Data Transfer Software and Sekonic's Exposure Profiling Target II.

 

How to Use an Incident Light Meter For Digital Photography

This tutorial teaches you how to use a handheld incident light meter to determine exposure for digital photography.

 

How to Use a Spotmeter For Digital Photography

This tutorial teaches you how to use a handheld spotmeter to determine exposure for digital photography. Special emphasis is given to using the spotmeter to solve difficult exposure problems.

 

Metering Techniques: Backlit Scenes (Incident-Reflected Average)

This tutorial teaches you a metering technique for quickly and easily determining proper exposure for backlit and strongly sidelit scenes by taking both an incident light reading and a reflected light reading and averaging them.

 

 

 

 

 

White Balance

White Balance Demystified

This tutorial explains what white balance is, why it is important, and how to control it.

 

Color Meters: How To Set White Balance With A Handheld Color Temperature Meter

This tutorial shows you how to use a handheld color temperature meter to set the white balance for your photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Tutorials

The Best Maps For Photographers (YouTube)

This tutorial shows how to download free topographic maps from the US Geological Survey. These are the best maps available for those of us who like to explore rural areas; and they're completely free to download and print, courtesy of Uncle Sam!

 

 

 

 

 

Inflatable Christmas decorations completely fill the yard of a house in the small town of Wolf Lake, Indiana.

 

 

 

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