Photography for Beginners – Camera Basics and Tutorial for DSLRs & Mirrorless Cameras (Part 1)

Make the leap from shooting with your phone to understanding how to use a “Real Camera” with this in-depth tutorial that covers all the basics of Photography and Camera settings, plus follow along with a free download:

You’ve probably taken thousands of photos with your phone right? That means that you’ve probably developed more good photography instincts than you think! Now make the leap to a serious camera to really explore your creativity and take your photography to the next level!

This episode will cover basic camera gear and what you’ll need to get started, as well as dive deep into the theory of what makes for a good composition.

So where do you start? First, download my free mobile guide so you can follow along.() It has tips, terminology, and helpful links, as well as checklists to make sure you’re giving yourself the best opportunity for success when you get out in the field.

Then, start with a great camera kit. Here are some of my favorite links:

Great Nikon starter Kit:

My MAIN Camera: The Nikon Z7 with 24-70 f-4 lens:

MY 2nd Camera: The Nikon Z6 with 24-70 f-4 lens:
(I use the z6 more than the z7 for astrophotography though.)

My wide angle lens- Nikkor Z 14-30 f-4:

Canon Starter Kit:

Sony starter kit:

My favorite small backpack ever: Lowepro Tahoe BP 150:

My MAIN backpack: LowePro ProTactic BP 450 AWII

Breakthrough Photography UV Filter:

Breakthrough Photography Circular Polarizer:

Breakthrough Photography ND Filter:

Manfrotto Tripod:

Giottos Rocket Air Blower:

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths:

Once you have the basic equipment, follow along with me in this series and you’ll gain the terminology, knowledge and the confidence to go out and use it.

Thanks so much for tuning in. Please leave any questions or comments in the comments section below. Good luck!

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