Here’s a beautifully designed cheat sheet by Miguel Yatco that you can use to introduce people to the fundamental concepts in photography. You can also order it as a poster for your wall over on Zazzle.
Manual Photography Cheat Sheet (via Laughing Squid)
The exposure bit is actually really wrong… sorry
I would have loved this even more a year ago when I was banging my head into walls trying to remember everything. This might still be a handy reminder for my dull days.
Sorry what? Explain your statement!
What’s wrong with it Gary?
I think what he means is that keeping the “light meter at 0″ in itself probably isn’t the best advice. It depends on how you’re metering and how you want your photo to turn out, but the graphic at least tells beginners a little of what the light meter symbols mean.
Indeed. ‘keeping it at 0′ is what the automatic modes do quite well ;-)
This is so awesome. I am totally visual and kinetic so helps immensely. Thank you so much!
I would love this as a poster, but $50?!? Umm, let me know when it’s more like $25.
Why not use a light meter?
With Nikon cameras (at least the ones I use) there is a setting to reverse the meter display so that plus is to the right, just like Canon. The zoom still rotates the other way on Nikon lenses though. No way to change that!