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Friday, December 15th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites


Welcome to Photonhead. This is a site stuffed full of digital camera tips and tricks and it has an awesome Beginners Guide to Photography! It seems like everyone I know has a digital camera on their Christmas list this year or they’re going to give one to someone else. So, it got me thinking that there were going to be a lot of photography beginners out there and I figured they might just want to check out a site like this.

The Beginners Guide to Photography – Whether you are familiar with photography, just brushing up on your theory or are brand new to it, you may find something interesting here. For a beginner to the camera, this section offers very helpful information.

In The Camera section, you get a brief history on how the camera came to be, as well as, how digital cameras compare to regular cameras.

Camera Modes teaches you about the common modes that you will find on a camera and the icons that may represent them.

I found The Half Press theory interesting and now that I know how it works, I will most definitely be trying it out. It’s a method of half pressing your button so that you get a better response time and can take faster pictures. It also gives you more control over the focus.

This isn’t even half of the information you will find in the Beginner’s Guide area, but as there is much more to tell you about, I can’t focus solely on that. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself!

The Digital Camera Buying Guide might be quite useful for you if you are actually buying a camera this holiday or if you can’t decide between a few you’ve picked out. You may find a review of a camera here that helps you pick the one you want with more ease. I actually found the “What Kind of Camera”? section here most useful, as it tells you the difference between different types of cameras that take digital pictures.

Okay, so you already know the basics and have a digital camera. If so, this section may be for you. It is called Photography Tips. Here you can refine your camera technique and really get the most out of your camera by following the tips that are offered. Learn how to avoid the camera shake, how to take better landscapes and much more.

You have taken the pictures, but now you want to edit them and you aren’t quite sure how or where to start. Well, check out the Photo Editing section where you can learn not only how to edit them, but what software you might want to use to help you make the most of your pictures.

The SimCam is a favorite section of mine on this site. It is a camera simulator that you can use right online from the comfort of your computer chair. It is designed to teach you basic photographic principles. Read the explanation and follow the directions so that you can see the theory applied and then you can change the variables as much as you want as you experiment with the theories presented.

Whether you are a new camera user or an old hand at photography, I think this site offers a little bit of something for everyone. Check it out!

~ Amanda

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