5 Essential Infographics For The Beginner Photographer

Photographer Resources August 12th 2013 3:42 PM 6 Comments

I have a journal that I kept when I started to learn photography. The pages are scribbled with notes and diagrams made while I was trying to grasp the basic functions of my camera. The camera manual could’ve been written in Greek for all I knew. I remember wishing for a condensed easy to understand version to help me like¬†Cliff’s Notes did when I had to read Shakespeare in the 12th grade.

Well, my wish was granted a few years too late, but nevertheless, I found some pretty cool cheat sheets (officially titled, “Infographics”) full of the information I wish I knew all condensed in one place.

The first one (it’s kind of long so keep scrolling…), created by Photography Degree, first appeared on The Phoblographer.

Photography 101: An Essential Photography Infographic for the Beginner

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Light Modifiers Cheat Sheet found on DIY Photography.net

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Portrait Lighting With Your Home Studio by Digital Camera World

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Your Flash Modes and When To Use Them by Digital Camera World

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Color Temperature Scale by Digital Photography World

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For more, remember that Google is a beginning photographers best friend. Just look for the terms, “Infographic” or “Cheatsheets.” Don’t put in “Cliff’s Notes” though, you might end up with a succinct version of “Macbeth.”

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6 Comments

  1. Sean Brecht

    Am i the only one seeing a couple of issues with these? Namely at the end of the first one (In Summation) section which seems to indicate that a wide open aperture gives you ‘greater’ depth of field??? and a smaller aperture opening gives you shallow DOF??? It’s not the only error but its certainly the one that caught my eye.

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  2. Kevin Gamble

    At the dire risk of self-promotion, I literally just wrote an article of the ten things I wish I knew when I was a beginner photographer. Some of them are covered in the infographics above, some are added.

    Either way, here it is:
    10 Tips for Brand New DSLR Photographers
    http://taketheleap.ca/2013/08/10-tips-for-brand-new-dslr-photographers/

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  3. Spurtz-Fritz

    “Aperature”?

    Credibility just left the building. It’s a basic photography term, as well as a simple English word. Spell check.

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  4. Dennis

    Yup, the graph is incorrect for the aperture, as well as the spelling. Nice idea, just needs to be proofed. Little hole, big DOF. Big hole, Little DOF.

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  5. Wendell Fernandes

    All this helps but PRACTICE – makes it perfect or close to it…

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