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TechRadar - Photography Cheat Sheets

02/10/17 2:38 PM GMT
Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them

"As you will see in our latest photography cheat sheet below, each metering option measures the brightness of a scene in different ways, depending on what subject you are shooting.

Our infographic below breaks down each metering mode and explains how they work and when is best to use them."

Master your camera's autofocus: which AF points to use and when to use them

"So why is it that many shots simply aren't sharp in the places that matter, such as the eyes in a portrait or the rolling hills of a landscape? The answer lies in the way that the autofocus system actually works."

Apertures: when to go small and when to go wide

"Below, the latest infographic in our photography cheat sheet series takes a closer look at why you would use small apertures and why you would use wide apertures.

We show an example of each, and also illustrate how your apertures look at each f-stop to give you a better idea of how much light you are letting into your camera."

How to read a histogram: what you can learn from your camera's exposure graph

"Most photographers know that you can check the exposure of the shots you've taken simply by reviewing them on your camera's LCD screen. But looking at the picture alone can be misleading. Knowing how to read your camera's histogram is the most important thing you can do to ensure a good exposure."

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For the links above, TechRadar has condensed the information with respect to each topic covered into a handy infographic.

Simply click on the infographic at the bottom of the short articles and it will open in a new tab and allow you to click to enlarge for easier reading and/or.. perhaps.. printing off for a quick field reference guide.
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