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Photography 101 with Jeff Cable
Quote: “The basics of photography – for the beginner wanting to know how to take better images. Learn the proper way to shoot good photos with any camera. It isn’t all about the camera settings and gear, it starts with the simple do’s and don’ts that many beginners have yet to learn. Where are the best places to take portraits (with the proper lighting), where to focus, proper composition, when to use your flash… These are some of the basics you will learn in this session”.

Jeff Cable’s Sites

Source: B & H


Natural Light Portraiture
Some nice tips on shooting ‘into the light’ and the use of reflectors.

Quote/Edited: “Discover the elements required for perfect natural light & fill in portraiture”.

Source: Karl Taylor

iPhonography: Innovation in Documentary Storytelling

Very interesting story from photojournalist Benjamin Lowy on his career path, interests, thoughts and reflections on the art and craft of photojournalism and his adoption of the iPhone as a ‘tool’ in the armoury of visual storytelling. Highly recommended (you won’t be bored!).

Quote: “Benjamin Lowy discusses his work in conflict zones and in the U.S. He was one of the first photojournalists to use social media platforms to publish imagery and is outspoken about its potential as a non-traditional venue for journalism.”

Benjamin Lowy Photography:

Exposure compensation in digital cameras. How to fix your histogram.

Source: Marlene Hielema

exposure compensation

exposure compensation in a canon camera

How to Use a Camera’s Histogram: Part 3 – Landscapes


How to Use a Camera’s Histogram Part 2 – Wildlife and Nature


How to Use a Camera’s Histogram: Part 1




“The ‘Histogram’ is a simple graph that displays where all of the brightness levels contained in the scene are found, from the darkest to the brightest. These values are arrayed across the bottom of the graph from left (darkest) to right (brightest). The vertical axis (the height of points on the graph) shows how much of the image is found at any particular brightness level… each of these 1 stop ranges contains within it just over 50 discrete brightness levels. (5X50=250 not 256)”. Source: