To say that photography has changed in the past decade is to understand what has actually happened. Digital photography destroyed film photography. Today’s smartphones capture photos as good as DSLRs from just a few years ago. While the mechanics of photography may have changed, the basics have not. How can Mac users with tens of thousands of photos stuffed into iPhoto, Aperture, or Lightroom keep up with photography basics in a digital world?
With the Understand Photography Basics app, a series of photography tutorials (the first four video chapters are free) by Serge Ramelli.
Many people in the point-and-shoot world of today’s cameras don’t remember or know much about film photography and the need to master composure, depth of field, ISO, exposure, and lighting. The Understanding Photography Basics make short work of basic photography requirements.
Ramelli’s package contains videos with 13 chapters, including exposure, RAW vs. JPG, ISO, composition, lighting, landscapes, portraits, lens tips, and much more.
What is especially compelling about Serge Ramelli’s videos is the lack of technical jargon. The chapters are not over simplistic by any means, but they convey basic techniques to help you become a better photography using time honored skills. Ramelli has a number of tutorials in the Mac App Store, including basics for travel photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom.
That said, if you’re already knowledgable about photographic basics, including composure, exposure, ISO, and understand the differences between RAW and JPG, you’re not likely to gain much, even from the full package of videos.