Do you want to learn to take better photographs? Photography is a fun and creative hobby for all ages. It is a great memory keeper; you can easily revisit happy moments in time. You can also embrace and improve your creativity.
With today’s smart technology it is easier than ever to that great photographs. Dig into your camera and discover features so that you can move beyond that auto setting and shoot some exciting photos. Learn how to control aperture, shutter speed and ISO for perfect exposure.
Photography is a great opportunity to get outside and explore your surroundings with a new perspective. Best of all you can photograph just about anything!
Check out these tips to get started:
- Get in close to your subject
- Check for even lighting
- Experiment with your camera’s settings
- Take your time and double check your camera settings
- Clean your camera lens
- Practice, practice, practice
- Try something new
- Back up your photos
- Have fun!
Dive into these digital photography eBooks:
- The Photographer’s Black and White Handbook : Making and Processing Stunning Digital Black and White Photos by Harold Davis
- 104 Digital Photography Tips to take Professional Quality Pictures with your Digital Camera by Dan Miller
To get started, download the ePlatform and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Browse for inspiration with these photography eMagazines:
- Amateur Photographer
- Australian Photograph + Digital
- Digital Photographer
- Digital SLR Photography
- Outdoor Photographer
To get started reading free eMagazines, download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream famous photographer stories on Beamafilm
- Martha - A Picture Story: Martha Cooper is celebrated as an icon of graffiti and street art photography.
- Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens: Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years.
- Bill Cunningham: New York: We all get dressed for Bill, says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The Bill in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.
First time customers: enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account.
Try these digital photography courses and tutorials:
- Introduction to Photography
- The Elements of Effective Photographs
- Photography Foundations: Exposure
- The Practicing Photographer
- Learning Your DSLR Camera (Sony, Nikon or Canon)
Lynda.com is an online learning platform for students, general community and business to learn or upskill in software, creative and business skills. First time customers must create a Lynda.com profile and select Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Repeat customers, sign in with your Lynda.com username and password.
Looking for more cyber true crime? Headphones on for these podcasts:
Search for these free podcast titles and more in your preferred podcast provider.
On the web
- Learn common photography terms
- Looking to buy a new camera? PC Mag has reviewed the best digital cameras for 2020
- Check out and join these Facebook groups – Photography for beginners and Amateur Photography Club
- Struggling for photo ideas? Try a 30 day photo challenge
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