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The Ultimate Photography Cheat Sheet Every Photography Lover Needs

The almighty photo is quickly taking over the world. As our attention spans grow small, we really only want to see the photo and possibly a short sentence describing it. I mean look at social media avenues such as Instagram or Facebook, not to mention the newly coined term “selfie.” We just cannot get enough images in our lives. For this reason, quality photography is becoming increasingly important to captivate and lure in our audiences to our website, business, or blog.

You can buy a fancy dSLR camera, sure, but do you know how to use it? I have this exact problem: a fancy camera that is not living up to its potential because I do not know how to properly operate it. Well, here is some good news for me and those of you in my situation: I have rounded up a whole list of photography cheat sheets to use! This is one you will want to bookmark and save for reference!

The Basics of How to Use Your Camera Settings Cheat Sheet:

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White Balance Photography Cheat Sheet:

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Types of Digital Cameras Cheat Sheet:

Low Light Photography Cheat Sheet:

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F Stops Cheat Sheet:

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Master Composition, Expose for the Landscape and Sky, Learn to Blur Moving Water Photography Cheat Sheet:


Wedding Photography Cheat Sheet:

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Portrait Lighting Photography Cheat Sheet:


Family Portrait Cheat Sheet:

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Portrait Cropping Cheat Sheet:

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How to Use the Viewfinder on your Nikon Cheat Sheet:

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How to Read a Histogram Photography Cheat Sheet:

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Nikon Metering Mode Cheat Sheet:

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Backlighting Photography Cheat Sheet:

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Color Temperature Cheat Sheet:


The Fundamentals of Exposure Cheat Sheet:


Action Photography Cheat Sheet:


 Best Shutter Speeds for Every Situation Cheat Sheet:

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Focal Lengths Cheat Sheet:

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Once you have taken all of these lovely photographs, check out this post to see what your photographer rights are:

Photographer Rights Cheat Sheet:

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Now I don’t know about you, but this article makes me want to get out my dSLR camera and play! Which settings and/or cheat sheet intrigue you the most?

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