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A Photographer and Beginner

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Keywords: beginner, learning

Learning photography

This is a "meta article", listing some of our articles that are relevant when you want to learn photography. The articles are written with a practical mindset by photographers who have been able to collect a lot of photography experience over the years.

If you want to discuss these articles, or ask questions on how to improve your photography, you are warmly welcome in our New to Photography Forum.



Northern Flicker
This kind of photograph can be achieved with lots of practice, skills, timing and patience.
Taken by the Nikonian BCRose. Read the whole article with BCRose for inspiration.
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Some of our most popular how-to articles

Autumn in Austria
Making sure you carry your camera with you, no matter how trivial the plan might be, will provide you with keepers over time.
Nikon D3X, ISO 100, f9 at 1/1000s. Nikkor 24-70/2.8 AF-S. By bgs.
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(9 Votes )

Originally written on May 28, 2016

Last updated on September 1, 2023


Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on January 17, 2019

bgs is one of the two co-founders of Nikonians, with in-depth knowledge in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

@Michael, Glad that you have found us - Please do let the others know a bit about yourself in our "New and Returning Members" forum:

Michael Lee (MLee1205) on January 17, 2019

WOW where do I begin? Have loved art and photography since childhood, usually from a spectator position. As stated in profile, I have an 'old reliable' D50 with couple good lenses. Couple this with NOW - semi retirement and time on my hands, we will venture into learning some photography before upgrading. So many articles to read, yet need to steps. Wonderful to have found this site. Thanks, Michael

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) on December 29, 2018

Founding Member of the Nikonians writer Guild. Author of most of the NikoniansPress books. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Darrell offers expert advice as the author of several Nikonians Press Books. Donor Ribbon awarded for the generous contribution to the 2016 campaign

I'll try to do more in the near future. Thank you for the kind words!

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on December 24, 2018

bgs is one of the two co-founders of Nikonians, with in-depth knowledge in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

Taro, Thanks for the kudos :-) The team behind Nikonians consists of a large group of members. Darrell Young is one of the authors. You can see the current team, which actually does not include all of our authors on our the team page: Happy Holidays!

Taro Chellaram (tchellaram) on December 24, 2018

Darrell, You are incredibly kind to share this knowledge extensively as you have done here. I have learnt quite a bit more as I read all the articles. (not yet finisheed) Thank you for sharing. Taro

Robert Kusztos (PhotoRoberto) on May 30, 2016

Helpful collection of articles about the basics of photography.

John Callaghan (smokinrt) on May 28, 2016

Thanks for posting this, it's just what I need to refresh on a few things.