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Take your camera off of automatic by understanding manual settings and brightness. When you choose to take control of your camera you will see your photos improve right in front of your eyes. You will no longer wonder what happened if something doesn't look right. Rather, you will know and more importantly you'll be able to correct for it. This is the next step, are you ready to take it?

Shutter Speed

In photography, shutter speed measures time. Here you'll find articles and videos that address how to use shutter speed effectively in your photography. The more time, the more brightness in our photos and vice-versa.
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What is aperture? Why do we call them f stops? Find the answers to these questions and more in this section where we'll learn how the size of the opening in our lens impacts both the brightness and sharpness of our photos.
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Sensitivity and ISO

Are you looking for information on camera sensitivity and ISO? Don't let ISO scare or confuse you. With these articles and videos you'll learn to master your camera's sensitivity and to understand when and how to use ISO effectively.
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Camera Settings

The following articles and videos will help you choose camera settings to make the types of photos that you're trying to create no matter what type of photography you're doing.

Lenses And Filters

The following articles and videos will help you choose what lenses or filters to use for specific subjects. They'll also help you understand why lenses are so important, in many ways, much more important than your choice of camera.

Other Photography Gear

There is more to photography than cameras and lenses but understanding all of the other photography gear can feel overwhelming. Let us help you change that.

Ask Us Anything

Do you have a question that you can't find the answer to here? We'd love to know what you're struggling with or stuck on. Use the form below to send us any question about photography and we'll seek to answer your question as satisfactorily as possible. We'll also share your question and our answer on the website so that others with similar difficulties can more easily find the answer.

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Photography 101 and the LearnToTake.Pictures are a project of pro photographer Don Orkoskey of WDO Photography.