Finding and Printing Your Camera Manual

Having your camera manual printed and to hand when you are learning how your camera works is invaluable. All cameras are slightly different and knowing exactly where buttons are and how to change them on your particular model is extremely helpful. Have a highlighter at the ready and as you learn different controls highlight them, […]

Get to Know ISO

What is ISO? ISO controls the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light (the sensor is where the photograph is created, doing the same job as film does in analogue cameras). Where is the camera sensor? The camera sensor is placed in the back of your camera body (behind the shutter door). You will find […]

Get to Know Aperture

What & Where is the Aperture? Your Camera’s Aperture is one of three fundamental settings required to produce a photograph with a good level of light (Exposure). The Aperture is a series of overlapping blades that form an iris inside your Camera’s lens (below). The range of sizes the Aperture can offer will be determined by the lens itself. What […]

Get to Know Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed? Your Camera’s Shutter Speed is one of the three fundamental settings required to produce a photograph with a good level of light (Exposure). Where is the Shutter? The Shutter is a moving door inside your Camera’s body. It opens and closes when you press the shutter release button (take the photo). The photos below show a […]