A lot of people have asked me for an index page of the material on the site. The Exposure Lessons in Order are the key lessons on the site– the basics of exposure. Here are the most interesting ones that don’t fall into the exposure lessons category.
General Photography Tips
f/8 and be there is a great rule of thumb for shooting in a hurry in good lighting, or for general purpose photography.
Ten Tips For Your New dSLR are, well… you don’t need me to explain that, do you?
Photographers’ Rights More and more, photographers are getting hassled by authorities, or people who think they are authorities. Know your rights!
What is Bracketing? is a rundown of a basic technique for making sure you get a good shot.
How to take a picture of the moon shows you how to get a good photo of that big thing in the sky. You probably guessed all wrong.
How to shoot tonight’s eclipse has tips for capturing a lunar eclipse.
Shooting Through a Fence tells you what to do if there’s a fence between you and your subject.
Shooting at the Zoo contains tips for hunting zoo animals. With your camera, silly.
Action Shots – A Quickie shows you some tips for capturing fast-moving things in challenging conditions.
What do lens terms mean? tells you what all those funny numbers on your lens mean.
What is focal length? explains this rather simple concept.
Why are there spots on my picture? shows you how dust can affect your images.
How to Clean Your Sensor shows you what to do about dust spots.
Gifts for the dSLR owner lists useful accessories for your camera.
What is Bulb Mode? explains this unusual shooting mode.
Where to go for gear reviews shows you a couple of my favorite review sites.
I want a camera that takes better pictures! talks about the role that your camera body plays in taking good photos.
The Histogram introduces you to this useful concept.
Histogram: What is it? explains how the histogram works.
What is a good histogram? shows you what a normal histogram might look like.
Histograms: When weird is OK shows you some “unusual” histograms for well-exposed photos.
A really cool utility! for calculating depth of field.
Two interesting photos that I found on my local newspaper’s site.
DPI: Why you (probably don’t care explains the oft-misunderstood concept of Dots Per Inch.