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Basics of Photography Cheat Sheet

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)


 
  • http://twitter.com/inventoryphoto Gary Wolstenholme

    The exposure bit is actually really wrong… sorry

  • http://twitter.com/PorterHill Rebekkah Owens

    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.

  • Lala

    Sorry what? Explain your statement!

  • Marty Pouwelse

    What’s wrong with it Gary?

  • Marty Pouwelse

    What’s wrong with it Gary?

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/inventoryphoto Gary Wolstenholme

    Indeed. ‘keeping it at 0′ is what the automatic modes do quite well ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/inventoryphoto Gary Wolstenholme

    Indeed. ‘keeping it at 0′ is what the automatic modes do quite well ;-)

  • amymatkins

    This is so awesome. I am totally visual and kinetic so helps immensely. Thank you so much!

  • Daniel Hagan

    I would love this as a poster, but $50?!? ¬†Umm, let me know when it’s more like $25.

  • RWhetstone

    Why not use a light meter?

  • Bart

    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!