At some point, we were all beginners and there are new people coming to photography and buying their first DSLR or mirrorless camera every day. A lot of people starting out stick to the automatic modes and basically treat their camera like an expensive point-and-shoot, not really understanding how it all works. And that’s fine if that’s your thing. But if you want to learn more, it can be difficult to know where to start.
In this video, the Koldunov Brothers walk us through the basic principles of cameras and photography, and how they all tie into each other. It’s an easy-to-digest video, that’s a little over 19-minute long going over everything you need to really understand how your camera works.
The video itself doesn’t really cover any topics that haven’t been covered a million times before. But it solves one big problem with a lot of the information that’s out there already on the web and especially on YouTube. It’s organised into logical bite-sized chunks to introduce you to each of them. It’s not going to everything about everything, but it’ll teach you enough to help you understand the principles and give you some ideas for things to research more or experiment with in person.
So, if you’ve recently picked up your first camera and you’re not sure how it works, it’s well worth spending 19 minutes of your time watching this!