Top 10 Camera Tips For Becoming a Better Photographer

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Dogs at dusk.  Wonderful colors.  Image courtesy of mayhem on flickr.
Dogs at dusk. Wonderful colors. Image courtesy of mayhem on Flickr.

I never use my SLR in its automatic mode, and neither should you – Shooting with your camera’s aperture priority mode, shutter priority mode, or manual mode will force you to learn the inverse relationship between aperture and shutter, and once you learn how these work and how they’re related, you’ll be happy you did. Understanding aperture and shutter and how they work together is essential to taking great photos…

Top: slow shutter speed and small aperture. Bottom: a large aperture and fast shutter speed. See the difference?
Top: slow shutter speed and small aperture. Bottom: a large aperture and fast shutter speed. See the difference?