Here is a selection of our best DSLR photography tips for beginners. The articles discuss camera settings and techniques specific to DSLR and mirrorless CSC cameras (Compact System Cameras).

However they may also come in handy for point and click users as well, many of which nowadays can manipulate settings such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Camera Settings and Features

DSLR camera settings

Buying your first DSLR camera is exciting, but beginners are often confused by all those new controls. If you feel intimidated by all the buttons, we suggest starting with our category: Camera Settings.

Photography Tips

How to focus for landscapes – Learn how to focus for sharp landscapes and what exactly does focusing 1/3rd into the scene mean.


Best aperture settings for portraits – Learn basic aperture rules for photographing single, couple and family group portraits.

fast action shot

How to shoot fast – Tips for photographing actions shots with any camera mode.

animal photography

Animal Photography – Learn all I know about photographing zoo animals.

bird photography

Bird Photography – A beginner’s guide to bird photography. Learn what camera gear you need for nature photography and techniques for capturing birds in flight.

people jumping

How to photograph people jumping – What camera settings to use when photographing people jumping. Capture sharp shots of friends jumping with these simple tips.