I recently decided it was time I graduated from the camera on my smartphone to something a bit more sophisticated. So I bought a Nikon D5600 and took to the streets of New York shooting everything from soho strangers to subway stations and Sunday brunches. However, the more pictures I took the clearer it became that I needed help.
I first turned to Instagram as most aspiring photographers do but quickly realized that vision doesn’t guarantee execution – Enter Henry Carroll’s aptly named beginner’s photography guide.
Carroll who was educated at London’s Royal College of Art, offers aspiring photographers a brief but comprehensive rundown on the foundations of photography. His well-branded and thoughtfully curated, guides decode the often intimidating jargon and provide techniques for achieving professional quality photos.
From ISO and white balance to the various shooting modes, Carroll breaks each term down while providing striking and relevant examples. If you’re looking for a proper starting point be sure to check out Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs and Carroll’s other guides.
- This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of People
- This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of Places
- This if You Want to Be Instagram Famous
Stay tuned for regular progress updates 🙂