1.11.2012

Take3: The Sunny 16 Rule, Lenses, and Free Photoshop Actions!


I took a few semesters of photography in college, and we went over darkroom, aperture, lenses and lighting, etc. However, since we got our new camera last year, I have yet to sit down and read the manuel on how to work a DSLR. Its a whole new world I need to master. 
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I am definately a visual learner so this image immediately caught my attention. Its an easy way to translate what f-stop your camera should be on when you are snapping your subject.
Also for those of you looking to take your photography to the next step, this is a great post on how to choose a lens for your camera.
Also, I get a lot of questions on what I do to my photos. I use photoshop actions from a range of places. The pioneer Woman's set was the very first I ever started using. They are fantastic! You can download them here for free. Its an instant way to improve your photo. She has many other helpful tips to check out!

I think that is all I will give you for now:) You can check out more photography tips I posted here and here. I have a lot to learn myself. My husband is the one who takes most of the photos here on the blog and I do the photoshop editing. Lucky for me he is more skilled than I am...

30 comments:

  1. I wish I could afford photoshop. I use picnik to tweek my pics. I am also a visual learner and I love that chart.

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  2. I love this! I took a class when I first got my DSLR and it was so worth it! That chart is perfect. I got Photoshop Elements for Christmas and I wish I could find a class for that, too!

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  3. I am thinking of purchasing a better quality camera ( though the current one is quite good ).

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  4. just got my new cam for christmas and it is WAY more intimidating than i imagined. I for sure have no clue what i am doing and will probably need to take a few classes. thanks for the tips!!! Your pics always look Stellar!

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  5. great post!! i took a few semesters of photography in high school and completely fell in love with it! i had a wonderful teacher who was a ton of fun and knew her stuff. it was so much fun to be able to process your own pictures in the dark room.. it's sad to say, that i have a decent camera and i just don't use it. i need to get back into it.

    thanks for the great references!!

    allister bee blog

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  6. Great tips, Anna! I'm dying to get a DSLR, but it's just not in the budget yet. I'll definitely be using those actions, though! Xo, Katie

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  7. really love the second photo. I am myself just learning about my camera and reading the manuel is always the key!!!

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  8. Thanks so much for these Anna! I don't have a fancy camera yet, but we are looking to buy one this year for sure. Do you have a Canon? We've heard Canon over Nikon, but I'm just trying to get opinions because I have no idea ha! :)

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  9. great post Anna! something I most definitely needed!

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  10. It's alway nice to have little tips and tricks to refer back to.

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  11. I love that Sunny 16 rule! Thanks for posting the graphic! I tend to be a visual learner so seeing that graphic really helps me out. Especially since I have just recently been learning about aperture, iso, and all of that other good stuff!

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  12. I like that Sunny 16 visual rule! Great tips! :)

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  13. I have so much fun playing with my camera - but also have lots to learn!

    xoxo from Florida,
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love photography!
    Looking at it not doing it though. I don't have the patience.
    Xoxo

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  15. This is really helpful. I have Photoshop but have been slightly overwhelmed as to how and where to start. Starting to use Photoshop is actually one of my blog resolutions. This is so kind of you to share this with us. I'm definitely going to follow The Pioneer Woman too. Thanks again.

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  16. this is SO helpful! i have no idea what i'm doing with my DSLR. i want to get photoshop but it's so stinking expensive!

    and the foundation i get is just from sephora! i'm really liking it! xo

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  17. I'm relly an amateur in photography, but since i blog, i have more and more fun with it. Thanks for your tipps here!

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  18. I really want to take a photography 101 class at some point - words like aperture, exposure, etc are like a whole other language to me - I'm totally clueless!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  19. I want to take a class since I just got a new camera for Christmas.

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  20. Fantastic tips!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
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    GIVEAWAY GOING ON NOW!

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  21. Thanks for the tips Anna...I'm always looking to improve my photos!

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  22. So many fabulous tips! I definitely need to take a camera class.

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  23. fantastic roundup!! I'm in the middle of my photography class and it's SUCH a learning curve.

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  24. Thanks for sharing these tips! I needed this.

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  25. Great tips. Just sold my camera because I never knew how to use it!

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  26. It's been since high school since I took a real photography class. I have a nice camera, I know (generally) what to do—I just have to start lugging it around with me.

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  27. Thank you for sharing, I really needed some simple tips for my slr! xo

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  28. Great post - I'm bookmarking this for when I purchase a DLSR in the next month or so.

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  29. These are awesome tips! And thanks for the link to the Photoshop actions!

    xo,
    melissa

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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