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The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners



As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting fully manual. This, however, is not always an easy task… especially when just starting out.

Enter a handy, incredibly detailed little infographic that will make sure you or your beginner photography friends can find their way around no problem.

The infographic was created by Zippi, and highlights a plethora of variables you’ll come across when shooting manual: from what film ISO and format you should be using, to how to adjust your shutter speed and aperture to properly expose the photograph, to some basic composition rules.

As with most infographics, this is oriented towards the beginners, but its usefulness is by no means limited only to those who have just started shooting manual. The cheat sheet makes for a great addition to even the more advanced photographer’s toolkit, if only for the occasional refresher or as a great handout to friends who are just getting into analog photography.

Check it out for yourself above, and if you want a full-sized version of the infographic, click here.