Help for a photography newbie!
December 31, 2013 6:00 AM Subscribe
My mum got a shiny new camera. It has dials and buttons and beeps now and then. Understandably, it's all so confusing. Help!
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Mum has a really good eye for a picture. She likes taking images of insects, textures and nature stuff then uploading her work to Facebook. She wants to do more than just use auto, but doesn’t know where to begin. The camera is an Olympus PEN mini. It’s powerful, with a full-manual mode akin to a DSLR available.
I’d like her to learn basics like light and focus, right through to ISO and F-stop. Not to use these things at first, but at least to understand what’s happening when she takes a picture. So:
Can anyone recommend any enjoyable short videos / accessible blogs / simple tutorials about taking pictures and understanding the camera settings? Any practical tips too?
(Suggestions would be best that steer clear of complexity or jargon as much as possible.) Thanks in advance of any help...