Photography 101: Pocket Guide

Exposure Basics, Camera Settings, Lens Info, Composition Tips, and Shooting Scenarios

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Quickly learn the basics of exposure, composition, and your camera so you can capture great photos!Designed for photographers who haven’t fully conquered their camera or the photographic fundamentals of exposure and composition, this handy and ultra-portable quick reference Pocket Guide helps you get the shot when you’re out and...
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Rocky Nook


48 pages


3.5 x 5.125in


Spiral Bound





  • 01: Pre-Shoot Checklist
  • 02: Exposure Basics
  • 03: Setting Up Your Camera
  • 04: Lenses and Focal Length
  • 05: Advanced Shooting Techniques
  • 06: Composition Tips
  • 07: Typical Shooting Scenarios

1 review for Photography 101: Pocket Guide

  1. Spiral bound and made of heavy card stock, the Rocky Nook Photography 101 Pocket Guide is both a study guide for learning photography and a go-to reference in the field.

    Divided into 7 tabbed sections (Pre-Shoot Checklist, Exposure Basics, Setting Up Your Camera, Lenses and Focal Length, Advanced Shooting Techniques, Composition Tips and Typical Shooting Scenarios), each provides a summary of camera features, techniques and how-tos that are applicable to most interchangeable lens digital cameras today- not an easy task when proprietary terminology can make it challenging to be generic and inclusive.

    As a study guide or refresher, the succinct overviews of exposure, camera settings and composition are suburb. The guide is rich in illustrations and examples, most notably the composition section would be a tremendous help to the new photographer while on-scene and seeking unique and varied ways of capturing subjects.

    The Typical Shooting Scenarios is ultimately a printed preset, allowing the photographer to quickly look up the most important settings and considerations for scenarios including portraits, group portraits, freezing action and more.

    The Pre-Shoot Checklist is a fantastic tool (especially for those who share a camera body with another photographer) to review settings and preparations before going into the field- how many times have we taken that first shot only to realize that parameters from the last shoot are still set and entirely inappropriate?

    Measuring only ~3.5×5.5”, this pocket guide is an ideal reference to be carried in the camera case or simply read as a quick review. A beautiful, handy, pragmatic resource and highly recommended.

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