Questions tagged [learning]

Learning questions ask directly about the process of learning — questions about schooling or about educational resources, for example. This tag should not be used to indicate that one would like to learn the answer to a particular question.

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What lens should a new photographer consider starting with? (prime vs zoom, focal length, etc)

It seems like the generally recommended practice is to start with a prime and build some skill with something like a 35 or 50mm lens first before moving on. If I'm primarily going to photograph my ...
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What photography book changed the way you look at the world? [closed]

What was the first photography book that you remember really changing the way you look at the world? Or inspiring you to approach photography differently? Follow-up, what are some great photography ...
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How focused should a local photographer's website be?

I have been doing a lot of reading on what local businesses should blog about and have come up with the following scenario. I am looking for something to keep me busy and to keep my mind a bit more ...
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How can I improve this amateur shot of sunrise?

I've recently started taking photographs of things I find beautiful on my phone camera. I'd like to get experts opinion on how I can improve.
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What are good sites to get software recommendations for photo management? [closed]

It isn't here. My request here has collected 4 downvotes. It isn't softwarerecs.SE In 28 days it got few view, no comments and no answers. I don't think there is another SE that would be ...
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How to Time-Lapse? [closed]

I feel obligated to say that I have almost no experience when it comes to photography. In the past few weeks, I have been very attracted by time-lapse videos and I finally decided to give it a try. I ...
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Taking a passport photo with DSLR Canon 1200D [duplicate]

New to this community. I have had a DSLR for a few years now so familiar with a few settings. I tried and failed to take a passport photo . The main issue I am facing is getting shadows around the ...
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Best camera for beginner and knower? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner photographer. I'm 13. I'm not thinking photography for a job, but for a VERY nice hody. My father also loves photography, he is an expert but he don't have time in the last years to ...
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What considerations should be made for choosing a manual film SLR for photography classes?

I need a film SLR camera that can be fully manual for my niece that's going away to an art camp soon. She is taking some film photography classes that require such a camera. I'm looking at a few used ...
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Should I buy a new DSLR or spend the money on a photography course with my point & shoot? [closed]

I'm about to go to a family trip to Thailand, and I have a point & shoot camera (Canon PowerShot a2400) , and a budget for the photography. I have 2 options that within my budget: Sign up for ...
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Notes while taking photos

I bought a new DSLR and I'm trying to become proficient in using the camera. In other words learning what the settings do and understanding when to use certain settings and how the settings effect the ...
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Where do I begin with photography? [duplicate]

Starting photography was in the back of my head for the last couple of years. Now that a new year is approaching I want to make this happen. I just want to say that I have no idea where do I begin. ...
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How to improve photography in portrait orientation?

Looking over my photos, I have found that the photos I like enough to showcase are all taken in landscape orientation, with few to none taken in portrait orientation. In a way, this is somewhat ...
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Any tricks to escape the zoom lens trap?

I have been taking pictures for several years now and slowly improving at that. My camera is Olympus Stylus 1 with the 28-300mm f/2.8 super zoom lens. I like travelling and feel the camera is a great ...
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How to get started with Wildlife Photography?

I am 18 years old and looking to become a wildlife photographer, but am unsure where to start. I am confused due to the many courses, colleges, etc. available. Should I take a course? What will I need?...
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Is working as a model a good way to learn photography?

I have a dilemma. My girlfriend is in to photography and wants to understand it more. She came in contact with a photographer who likes photographing woman either dressed or undressed. He said to help ...
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How to take professional photo's [closed]

i want to learn to make professional photo's, but i dont know where to begin, and where to get my inspiration from. Like when and where it is best to photograph. Any idea's? Thanks
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Instructions for beginner [duplicate]

I know this question would have been asked time and time again, I'm new to this blog so i haven't seen it yet. I'm a beginner with great interest to learn photography. I don't have any desire to pick ...
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How do I stop taking the same kind of photo?

Whenever I take a photo I seem to so it exactly the same: small depth of field, very close up, from an angle. Whilst I really like this technique and is (in my opinion) quite easy to pull off and have ...
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What photography magazines exist for professionals? [closed]

I am searching photography magazines (without judging which one is better/worse) which: Target professionals (no or very little of "beginner tips") Are not oriented towards post-processing (no or ...
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In learning how to be a better photographer is there a better/optimal way?

Context I've been watching Youtube videos of people talking about photography and topics related to it, reading articles/reviews as well as how-to pages, viewing other peoples' images, and of course ...
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Where can I practice panning shots?

Context I live in the suburbs and don't have a great place to catch vehicles going fast (20-30mph fast for a short distance but until they stop), due to the amount of nearby stop signs. There is no ...
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Was photography school worth it? [duplicate]

This question may not apply to most people on Photo.SE, but my question is directed towards those who have an undergraduate degree in photography or a closely related field: What experience as part ...
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What can I use instead of a human to practice shooting with flash?

Most flash photography videos that I am watching use a model, telling her to turn left, chin up, etc. But I don't have a family or friend around to practice on, and because one of my main goals is to ...
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Is Nikon D3200 optimal for my situation? [duplicate]

I am considering buying my first DLSR and found the D3200. It appeals to me because of the high MP count, 1080p video shooting and low price. It also seems to do very well on this site: http://...
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How can I best record and improve my pre-shoot planning process?

When planning a photo shoot, I often find myself making lighting/posing diagrams on scratch paper, but they end up in the trash after the shoot. After most shoots, I try to document each shoot in One-...
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Is it better for a beginner to start with black and white photography?

I'm quite a beginner in photography with no real experience in visual art. I became interested in it about 10 months ago. I inferred from the literature to avoid color photography for 2 to 3 years, ...
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How do you develop 'creative taste' in order to take a good photo?

As someone who's more technically minded than creative I find it hard to know what constitutes a good photo. To me it almost seems like some type of voodoo trying to figure this out and my only ...
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How can I learn to SEE in order to take interesting street photographs?

I've been an amateur photographer for a while and just moved to a large South American city. I'd really like to be able to walk around and take photos of life here, but I honestly have the worst time ...
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What classes should I attend to start professional reportage photography?

I want to be a master of street and reportage photography in the near future. But most classes are teaching fashion photography and similar.
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How to start learning photography Online for free? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5100 camera. I want to learn all its functions. I can't find any videos though - I have searched many online training sites for learning photography: Lynda.com, YouTube etc. Please ...
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Intermediate Learning [duplicate]

I got a DSLR camera a while ago, and I took a photography course, but I really haven't learned much about how to take great photographs. I know about shutter speed, aperture, manual mode, ISO, and ...
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Finding a mentor [duplicate]

I'm beginning photography and sometimes I find it very difficult to rate my own work or to find answers to common basic problems... Is there any websites/forums that allow people to get rating and ...
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Should I upgrade my body or lens first?

I have an entry-level Nikon DSLR, and I cant decide if I should upgrade my camera body or upgrade from a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm to whatever else might be recommended?
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What are the basics of Photography? [closed]

I am new to this site and extremely interested in photography. I want to know what are the basics one should know while capturing a picture, and what are the prerequisites required to learn?
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Do paid online photography classes have advantages over free online tutorials for a beginner?

I am looking to getting started with the "SLR-Photography". I just purchased an SLR camera (D5100) but I feel I'm taking pretty poor photographs. Now I think the fault lies in the fact that I lack ...
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Have you found “From Portfolio to Profit Engine” helpful?

This is not a pitch and I am in no way affiliated with the author of the e-book/training package, From Portfolio to Profit Engine. My difficulty is that I cannot find any online reviews of it other ...
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Steps towards becoming an amazing creative model photographer?

How do I become this guy someday - http://vonwong.com/ ? Specifically, I'd like to one day be able to make photos that exude creativity using a full set of studio equipment, special effects and ...
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When experimenting just isn't enough?

As a fairly new photographer who is interested in learning more about the advanced settings on my Canon 7D, and less about Green / CA modes, can you share the areas of photography which forced you to ...
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What is a good place for people who recently decided to get serious in photography to get started learning? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start learning photography? I recently bought a ILC, and it has prompted me to scour the internet for resources that help me use the camera better, take better pictures....
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How can I get started with a first flash gun?

I just got myself a flash gun for my dSLR. I realise that I don't quite know what to do with it. What should I do to get used to it, and to learn about how to get the most out of it? I'm interested ...
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Which lens serves best as the only lens on a cropped body for a beginner: the 40mm f2.8 or 50mm f1.8?

I'm planning on giving my college age daughter my Canon 40D sometime soon. (Not Christmas, but the Christmas sales are getting me thinking). She has a point and shoot and turn out pretty amazing work ...
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What exercises can I do with a fully automatic compact camera to help me learn?

I own a Nikon Coolpix L120 camera. It's fully automatic. I am really interested in photography. Can anyone suggest me some exercises or experiments to do with this camera so that I can make a good use ...
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what are some online Simulators for Photographic equipments?

What are some online simulators for equipments like camera, lens, etc? I have been asking this question a few times and searched about it and found a few things. I present it in Q&A format so that ...
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Where can I get free RAW files online for practicing with Lightroom?

I've downloaded Adobe Lightroom in order to learn RAW image processing. I want to practise on some photos that covers basic subjects (Histograms, HDR etc). Is there a good, free source of RAW images ...
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Are there any photographic qualifications that are worth getting?

Ive been looking at Photographic courses recently, a lot of them seem to be aimed at the complete beginner, or they are a completely un-affordable (By anyone) £20k full time degree. Im looking to ...
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Did I make a mistake buying a D5100 to get started with photography?

So I decided to start photography. My aim is simple: take photos of my future travels around the world. I want to take good photos. Well, I made the mistake of buying the gears before even learning ...
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Learning about photography algorithms [closed]

I'm very interested in learning about algorithms in photography (in particular processing photos). In addition to algorithms, I'm interested in learning about photo formats (probably RAW and jpeg the ...
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How do I reverse engineer a portrait photo?

A part of the photography learning process is to look at pictures and try to reverse engineer them. I want to learn how to reverse engineer portrait images. Reverse engineering the light in portrait ...
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How do I design a conceptual lens schematic?

I would like to attempt to create a schematic for a simple or small compound lens, but the process seems very daunting. I have thoroughly read 'Science for the Curious Photographer: An Introduction to ...