Three Things to Do When You Get Your First Camera

Getting your first dedicated camera is highly exciting, as it opens up an entirely new world of creative possibilities. It also means you have a lot to learn and to practice. So, where should you get started? This fantastic video tutorial will give you three things you should learn when you first get a camera. 

Coming to you from Henry Turner, this great video tutorial will give you three things to work on learning when you get your first camera. For sure, one thing you should absolutely master as soon as possible is the exposure triangle, as this will not only teach you how to create a technically correct exposure, but also how to begin to take creative control of your images in a powerful way. And while learning is, of course, crucial, do not forget that at the end of the day, photography is something you do. A lot of people make the mistake of spending all their time reading photography advice on the internet, but never putting that knowledge into action behind the camera, and their creativity and technical skills suffer because of that. It is great to invest in learning, but do not forget to get out and put it into practice, to experiment, and to find your creative voice. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Turner. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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