Free Photography Tips & Techniques for digital SLR camera owners

Step by step photography lessons & techniques on how to take better photos with a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Camera

Photography Concepts & Techniques

This secion contain articles that pertain to the artistic and creative side of photography. How do I compose a photo? How much lighting do I need? These are just some of the questions that will be answered by articles in this section.


How to hold your DSLR Camera

After having bought your new Digital SLR camera, the first thing you should learn is how to hold the camera properly which will result in sharp, crisp photographs. When hand holding the camera, it is imperative that the camera is held steady. Learning to properly grip the camera makes you more comfortable and allows you to hold the camera steady and prevent tired and shaky hands.
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Basic Composition Guidelines

Experienced amateur photographers and even professional photographers usually knows what to look for when composing a scene for their photo. Over the years, they have developed the skill to see the potential of great pictures around them. By following 3 simple guidelines, you can now look at your surroundings with a new perspective. You can start developing your skill for the artistic side of photography.
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Introduction to Basic Composition Rules

These techniques help stress the importance of the main subject of your photograph and draw your audience's eye toward the main subject in your photograph.

  1. The Dominant Subject Rule
  2. The Rule of Thirds
  3. Focus on your subject, literally!
  4. Frame your Subject
  5. Use Contrast to Emphasize your Subject