Welcome to Beginning Photography

 

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We call this site Photography Progression because learning photography is a progression that takes patience and practice. We built this site for people like us, beginner photographers who have already been taking pictures but want to take better pictures and improve photography. Not that we are new to taking pictures or using a camera. It seems that the picture we see through the view finder never seems to materialize the same either on computer or paper. Learning photography means learning all about your camera, learning about lighting, exposure and photographic composition so that you can turn boring snapshots into engaging photographs worth sharing or even selling. So stop blaming your camera or yourself, let’s get started taking better pictures together!

Photography for Beginners – Getting Started

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Farm store in fall

When learning anything new, skiing, golf or photography, you need to understand how your equipment works and what everything does. There are two main classifications of cameras today,

  1. The DSLR or Digital Single Lens Reflex camera
  2. The Point and Shoot camera

Both take excellent pictures but the DSLR will have more features and will be more complex. The tried and true method is to read the manual and then go out and shoot like crazy until you know how your camera works. Unfortunately most of us don’t want to wade through a 220 page manual just to snap a picture.

So we have a Resources Page coming up soon where you can find photography tips for beginners, photography courses and books to help you improve your photography easily and quickly.

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Buying a Camera?

On our Buying a Camera page we have some suggestions to help you find the right camera for you.

Photography Tips and Technique

On our Photography Tips and Techniques page we show you some of the tricks the pros use to make eye catching photos. Simple composition techniques and lighting can make all the difference in your shot.

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Fall in Naple, NY

Progressing from Beginner Photographer to Master!

The difference between the amateur and the professional photographer is the mastery of camera, composition and lighting.  We hope to provide enough information in our photography progression website to take you to the next level. We encourage you to send us your experiences, tips and tricks that you have encountered as you progress from beginner to star photographer. Sign up for our monthly newsletter for the latest photography deals and tips.

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Firemen at work

Photography Composition

Just like a painter sets up his canvas and adjusts his subject to just the right pose, so must the photographer frame his or her shot in the viewfinder and “compose” the shot to maximize the interest and ability of the photo to tell a story. Most digital cameras have a grid function where you can view a grid composed of 9 squares in your viewfinder to help you compose your picture. Most experts will tell you that unless you are taking a close up portrait you want your main subject to be out of the center position to draw your eyes into the photograph and create a more interesting picture. Check out our article on Photography Composition tips here.

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Progressing from Beginner Photographer to Master!

The difference between the amateur and the professional photographer is the mastery of camera, composition and lighting.  We hope to provide enough information in our photography progression website to take you to the next level. We will also point you in the right direction for more information and resources in learning photography throughout this site. We encourage you to send us your experiences, tips and tricks that you have encountered as you progress from beginner to star photographer.

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12 thoughts on “Welcome to Beginning Photography
  1. I am so glad I found your website. I am just starting in photography and need some guidance that it’s “lay-mans” terms. I can see myself spending alot of time on your site.

    • Thank you very much for the encouraging word. Good luck with your photography, looking at some of the photographs you submitted to us, you are talented, keep on snapping, practise make pefect – Bill & Norela

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