Point, manually adjust thingometer, click
September 22, 2009 10:09 AM Subscribe
I would like to teach myself photography, ideally from a book (a good website would work too.) I'm at the point-and-shoot level, but my camera has so many neat settings I want to try...
posted by showbiz_liz to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Canon PowerShot A590 and a desire to learn more about photography. I love taking pictures, but I know nothing about how my camera actually 'works'. I just leave it set on easy mode and point it at things. I, um, know how to zoom in. Maybe if I'm feeling really crazy I will hit the little 'macro' button.
What I'm after is a book or website that will, step by step and beginning with the easiest stuff, tell me how to use the manual settings on my camera. Ideally it would include 'assignments' for me to do.
Every website I've found on my own either tries to teach me the goddamn Rule of Thirds again, or it assumes I know what 'f-stop' means.
(I've taken a ton of art classes, so I'm set with regards to composition, although I don't mind if it's included.)