Beecher's Handouts is a free 122 page book about camera tools: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focal length, and more.
My students say it's very clear.
Read online or download a free copy.
3.7 - Default Settings >
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PATH is a book about the most important ingredient in photography.
Most books are about cameras.
This book is about you.
Read online or download a free copy.
Adjuncts to Beecher's Handouts
Beecher's Handouts, described above, is built to be used with these learning tools.
Photo Cheat Sheet
The Photo Cheat Sheet is two sides of a single sheet of paper.
The cheat sheet has questions you need to ask yourself before you press the shutter release.
Use it online.
Click the phone or laptop version below.
Or, download a free copy.
Photo Cheat Sheet Quiz
Review the Photo Cheat Sheet. Quiz yourself online.
Photo Flash Cards
Use the flash cards to make learning about your camera easy. Download a free copy.
Camera Features Explained
Click camera features for a description of what they do.
Take a tour of the ingredients that make great photographs.
100s of photography tips for you. Learn something new. Improve your photography.
Beginners should go to Depth-of-field.
Flash 101 >
Flash Topics >
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Light Rules >
Here are over 250 pages about organizing and editing with Lightroom. Read online or download free copies of each section.
To download all of the tutorials, go to All Tutorials Combined.
100s of articles & tutorials make editing with Photoshop Elements easier and fun. Read online or print them.
Beginners Start Here
More Advanced Go Here
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What Does It Do?
The Creative Energy Questionnaire gathers your thoughts and feelings about yourself as a photographer.
You'll know more about who you are as a photographer and where you want to go next.
Your Creative Energy Questionnaire answers are not sent to me unless you:
1) Click Save your responses so far at the bottom of each page.
2) Click submit at the end of the Creative Energy Questionnaire.
Your Creative Energy Questionnaire is anonymous unless you:
1) Enter your name and e-mail address if you save an unfinished Creative Energy Questionnaire.
You can save an unfinished Creative Energy Questionnaire with any name and no e-mail address.
3) Enter your name and e-mail address at the end of the Creative Energy Questionnaire.
While security is in place, please don't write anything in the Creative Energy Questionnaire that can't be shared with others.
If You Have a Question
Go to the Ask Jim or do the following.
1) Enter your name and e-mail address at the end of the Creative Energy Questionnaire.
2) Fill in the How may I help you? box.
You can save your Creative Energy Questionnaire temporarily.
Click Save Survey and Return.
When you come back to work on your Creative Energy Questionnaire, click Load Unfinished Survey at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to print your answers, click submit at the end of the Creative Energy Questionnaire.
There's no need to fill in your name, etc.
A window will appear.
Click Click here to print your answers.
You can print out a copy of the Creative Energy Questionnaire to be filled in by hand.
Go to the Pencil Version.
Go to the Creative Energy Questionnaire.
There are over fifty galleries and museums that show photography in NYC. Many of the exhibits are online.
There are are two calculators below.
What do they do?
Let's say a friend gave you a box of 16" x 20" paper.
How may pixels do you need to make a print at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch?
To get the answer, use the Print Size to Pixels Calculator.
Let's say your camera is set to record photographs that are 4,000 x 6,000 pixels.
What size print can you make at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch?
To get the answer, use the Pixels to Print Size Calculator.
If you don't know the pixel dimensions of a photograph, open it in Photoshop Elements.
Go to Pixel Dimensions.
If you don't have enough pixels to make a print at your desired resolution, add some more pixels.
This is called resampling or interpolation.
In Photoshop Elements, do the following.
1) At the top of your screen, go to Image > Resize > Image Size.
2) Make sure Constrain Proportions and Resample Image are selected in the lower-left corner of the window.
3) In the menu at the bottom of the window, change Bicubic to Bicubic Smoother.
4) Highlight the width value, and enter the value you need.
The value you use is the width (horizontal) value from the calcultor.
The height value changes automatically when you enter a new width value.
5) Click OK.
Go to Resampling.