Looking for a listing photographic methods/techniques just like this one on Wikipedia, but possibly better, any suggestions?

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    Hi @blunders — welcome to the site. Your link ended up not working. The question here seems quite broad in any case — maybe something we can't really answer. Are you looking for an actual book (or web site) that acts as a reference? – mattdm Apr 14 '11 at 12:37
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    Hey, give us time, we just got started less than a year ago! – John Cavan Apr 14 '11 at 14:34
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    I'm not in charge or anything. I just don't think you're gonna get good answers. :) – mattdm Apr 14 '11 at 15:41
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    There's a list here but it's broader than just techniques :-). – whuber Apr 14 '11 at 15:42
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    I don't think so... What do you need know that you haven't found it in Wikipedia? – pacoespinoza Apr 15 '11 at 2:10

there is always Digital Photography school

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    I recommend this website. Just find yourself a decent blog or forum and start following it on a day by day basis. – hcpl Apr 27 '11 at 8:15
  • But it's not really encyclopedia-like. It's more like a magazine. – mattdm Dec 30 '11 at 14:03

Simple answer is no, there does not appear to be a reference of this nature online.


Online? Well not quite yet but hopefully this site will get there after a few years.

In the mean time The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography is a good read.

Book review
Amazon books
Google Books


There are some in-depth articles on DPanswers on topics such as

  • exposure triangle
  • aperture and f/stop
  • depth of field
  • metering and zone system
  • color spaces
  • testing camera autofocus
  • Canon and Nikon flash primers
  • GPS and geotagging

These tend towards being a bit technical in nature. Not sure if this is useful to the OP, but it's a good source of information.


I was just recommended this site by my photography teacher. I have never used it myself Digital Photography BestFlow

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