Time was when taking great photos meant spending years getting
to know film speeds, aperture openings, lens
and body compatibility, lighting, and many more topics... too many
for most amateur photographers.
Today's point and click cameras
have changed all of that.
You have a choice to leave all of the complicated settings to the automatic programming
and concentrate on getting the pictures you want. That still means that taking
great photos involves learning, but the focus is on setting up the shot and choosing
what to include and what to leave out.
Like driving a car, some folks just want to step on the gas and
get where they're going and others want to understand what is
going on under the hood. Both attitudes work well with cameras.
If you just want to point and click, you'll be able to take plenty
of good photos. If you want to take you photographic skills to
the next level, it is now easier than ever.
More information & photo tips for beginners around the Web:
If you need some tips for vacation or family photos, or you've
decided to start taking photos as a hobby and are considering photography as a career, these sites can bring you from beginner
to talented amateur - and beyond....
Kodak Photos Tips & Project Center - Whether you want to begin with digital or film, Kodak has the know-how to explain
everything in simple, easy to understand articles. They'll explain how to share your digital pictures online, too.
- Look for help in choosing a digital camera including buying guides,
digital camera features to watch for, plus basic photo techniques and tips on
editing and manipulation.
Photo - Whether you're shooting with a digital or film camera, these articles
will get you started and then lead you to even better photos. The links at this
site are excellent..
Photography Tutorials - Do the words apertures, shutters and f-numbers
make you drop your camera and run? If so, this is the site for you. Lighthearted
learning made fun is the essence of these tutorials.