Category Archives: Photo Tutorial 101

Using your camera’s Scene Modes – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your Camera – Episode 11

In this video, I show how to use the Scene Modes on your camera for the times when the automatic mode doesn’t give you the results you are looking for.

First Exercise: taking photos in automatic mode – Photo tutorial 101 Take control of – Episode 10 HD

This is the first exercise of the Photo Tutorial 101 Take control of your camera series. If you have been following the series so far, you should now be able to put a lens on your camera, use autofocus, and take photos in automatic mode. This is what this exercise is about, so go out there, take some photos, and look at your results.

In the next few videos, we will see different methods of improving upon this initial set of photos.

How to take your first DSLR photos in Auto mode – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control – Episode 9

In this episode, I show how to take a photo in full automatic mode. A lot of pros would say that only Manual / Av / Tv modes should be used, and they would be partly right, but everyone has to start somewhere, and I believe full auto mode is the best place to start to get acquainted with a DSLR camera.

In future videos I will show how to go beyond auto, but full automatic mode is definitely a good place to begin until someone is ready for the next steps.

How to focus with your camera – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your Camera – Episode 8

In this episode, I show how to use the auto-focus on any camera, from point & shoots to DSLRs, most cameras from the last 10-20 years have this great feature.

How to attach a camera to a tripod – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your Camera – Episode 7

In this video, I show how to attach a camera to a tripod. This works with most DSLR, point&shoot and even most video cameras which have a tripod mount. The 1/4″-20 thread is the current standard for most equipment, though for some heavier equipment (weighting 50lbs and costing more than a sports car) they sometimes use a larger standard.

How to use a camera lens – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your Camera – Episode 6

In this episode, I show how to use a camera lens and explain what the different rings and buttons do.

How to clean a camera lens – Photo Tutorial 101 Take control of your camera – Episode 5

In this episode, I show how to clean a camera lens. While most camera shops offer lens cleaning services, you may want to clean your own lenses. I show the safest way I know how, and the way I personally do it, but this is a “do it at your own risk” tutorial.

How to change a camera battery and memory card – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your – Episode 4

In this video, I show how to change a battery and memory card in a DSLR, mirrorless or any other camera. Each brand can be slightly different, but the general idea remains the same for all cameras.

How to change a camera lens – Photo Tutorial 101 Take Control of your Camera – Episode 3

In this video, I show how to change a camera lens on a DSLR, mirrorless, or other interchangeable lens camera. Each brand can be a little different, some you turn clockwise, others counter-clockwise, but the general idea is the same for all cameras.

How to hold a camera for best stability – Photo Tutorial 101 Take control of your camera – Episode 2

In this video I show how to properly hold your camera to have the best stability.