If you’re shooting on your phone or trying out a DSLR, we’ll help you develop your style with confidence.
Learn the basics.
Whether you’re a total beginner or a passionate hobbyist, get the lowdown on photography basics. Discover how to use a camera, the different types of photography, and explore the most effective techniques.
Adopt the language.
Take a peek at this cheat sheet and you’ll be able to hold your own in any photography chat.
Getting to know the photography basics is the best way to get started. One of those first steps should be to understand your camera, all the main settings and key photography terms.
Get the right camera.
Most modern smartphones have high-quality cameras, but a DSLR camera is a great option for photography beginners, as it can be adapted with detachable lenses to create different effects. DSLRs also boast bigger sensors to create more detailed images.
Having more lenses offering various focal lengths means more options and chances to experiment with your chosen shot. Once you master the use of different lenses and focal lengths, you’ll be able to make the most of both your landscape and up-close portrait shots. You’ll also understand how to capture the details of a scene and really make it pop.
Now you’ve got the foundations of photography down, let’s get you practising and perfecting the craft. Check out these beginner-friendly guides and get going. Better yet, you can achieve all these looks on your smartphone.
Rule of thirds
Use the rule of thirds to get the right proportions and angles in your images.
"It’s not all about the equipment, it’s how you use it. Learn how to use what you have. Even if you just have an iPhone, you can still get creative with that."
PHOTOGRAPHER SARAH MARCELLA IN HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS
Edit like a pro.
Capturing all the detail you saw in the moment can be super tricky. Luckily, you can achieve a lot with some tactical edits. Follow these step-by-step tutorials and discover the art of quick-win editing.
When you’re not 100% happy with your photo’s lighting, simply adjust it to match your vision.