Manual Photography Cheat Sheet Explains Camera Settings For Beginners

If you're just starting out with a DSLR camera, you're probably pretty overwhelmed with all the different settings you have available. This cheat sheet from weblog Living In the Stills will help you keep it all straight.

We talked about a lot of these things in our Basics of Photography Night School, but when you're out and about and don't have time to flip through a full guide, this cheat sheet can give you a quick glance at what different aperture, shutter, ISO, and other settings will do. You still need to have a basic understanding of what certain terms mean — like exposure or depth of field — but you won't have to know off the top of your head which values correspond to which ends of the spectrum. Check out the full version of the cheat sheet below, and hit the link to read more about it.

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet [Living In the Stills]


    That is really cool and I can see this being useful to newbies even if they will only use it for a few weeks or so.

    One thing that could be added to this is how to setup your manual flash. I have a entry level camera that comes with manual settings for the flash. I've never been able to take good pictures with a flash even on point and shoot cameras and I thought that maybe having the ability to change the length of time and the brightness levels of the flash would finally allow me to take decent flash photos.. but I still struggle with it.

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