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Beecher's Handouts

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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.

PATH

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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.

Camera Tools

Light Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Focal Length Composition White Balance Raw

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.

Peruse it online with your laptop or phone and 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.

Great Ingredients

Take a tour of the ingredients that make great photographs.

Photo Tips

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100s of photography tips for you.

Learn something new.

Improve your photography.

Lightroom

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Read online or download.

Browser Versions of Lightroom Sections

If you want to use the tutorials on your computer—with links that work—download here. Open them in Firefox or another browser.

PDF Versions of Lightroom Sections

If you want to print the Lightroom tutorials—download here.

Lightroom Shortcuts (Word or PDF)

Develop Module Cheat Cards (Word or PDF)

Photoshop Elements

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Unknown Photographer

100s of articles & tutorials make editing with Photoshop Elements easier and fun.

Read online or print them.

The menu on the left is for beginners.

The one on the right, for more advanced editors.

  • Introduction

    Orientation
    Taking a Class?
    Get a Mouse
    Windows & Mac
  • 2

    Mac Users Press Cmd
    Print It Out
    Check the Boxes
    Skip Quick Fix
  • 3

    Step 1: Get Going
    Simplify Opening & Saving
  • 4

    Step 2: Navigation
    Step 3: Shortcuts
  • 5

    Step 4: Tools
    Step 5: Box #s
    Step 6: Brushes
  • 6

    Step 7: Troubleshooting
    Step 8: Best Practices
    Step 9: Bigger & Smaller
  • 7

    Step 10: Crop Tool
    Step 11: Straighten Tool
    Step 12: Burning & Dodging
  • 8

    Step 13: Opening & Saving
    Step 14: How to Edit
  • 9

    Step 15: Layers
    Step 16: Levels
  • 10

    Step 17: Spot Healing
    Step 18: Cloning
    Step 19: Selection Tools
  • 11

    Step 20: Retouching
    Step 21: Sharpening
  • 12

    Step 22: Workflow
    Step 23: Organizing
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Creative Energy Questionnaire

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What Does It Do?

Privacy

If You Have a Question

Saving

Your Questionnaire

Printing

Your Questionnaire

Pencil Version

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NYC Photo Exhibits

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Copyright held by the photographer.

Mouse over for the name of the location.

There are over fifty galleries and museums that show photography in NYC. Many of the exhibits are online.

57th St.|Chelsea|Museums

Other|Soho|Upper Eastside

Over 300 Master Photographers

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Explore the work of other photographers.

For Jim's Students

Here's information for my students.

Printing > Calculators

Two Calculators

Calculator #1

Calculator #2

How to Find the Pixel Dimensions

Resampling (Interpolation)

Print Size to Pixels Calculator

1 - Enter the Print Size You'd Like

Vertical   Horizontal     Select the Unit:
x     Centimeters Inches

2 - Enter the Resolution (ppi)

You'd Like

3 - Click Calculate

4 - You Need a File with

These Pixel Dimensions

Pixels x Pixels

Pixels to Print Size Calculator

1 - Enter the Pixel Dimensions

Vertical     Horizontal  
Pixels x Pixels

2 - Enter the Resolution (ppi)

3 - Click Calculate

Vertical   Horizontal  
Inches Inches
Centimeters Centimeters