Handy Photography Cheat Sheets

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There are incredible photography cheat sheets for not just learning and master photographers as well.

Photography is a very very vast field. Whether you take it as hobby or you are a professional, you can never claim that you know everything…. but that’s what makes it great. There’s always scope for learning, there’s always scope for improvement and that’s exciting for us.

After the selection of Photoshop cheat sheets, you guys demanded photography cheat sheets, and how can I refuse. So today I’ve selected of 20 very useful cheat sheets for photographers. A few of them focus on setting the basics right and the rest will guide you on one specific task.
I’m sure if you love photography, you’ll love my effort 🙂

Photography Cheat Sheets

I love making posts and articles about photography. If you’d like to request any particular article, or would like me to make a collection of something (apps, tools etc.) related to photography, just leave a comment in this post.

Manual Photography Cheat Sheet

Learn all about the “manual”. The mode which is the main difference between young ones and pros.

Manual photography cheat sheet for learning photographers.

Cheat Sheet: what your camera captures at every lens’ focal length

Knowing how much of the scene can you capture at each lens’ focal length; this is a conundrum every photographer has come up against at least once.

Understanding focal length for wide angle shots.

The Fundamentals of Exposure (Infographic)

An infographic covering the three basic elements of exposure (Aperture/Iris, ISO/Gain and Shutter Speed) and the tradeoffs whenever adjusting any of these fundamental elements elements.

Fundamentals of Exposure in professional photography.

54 Portrait Ideas: Free Downloadable Posing Guide

54 Great ‘templates’ for portrait photography. They are not just inspiration, you can get the most stupid models (male or female) to pose intelligently. This photography cheat sheet works as a reference point as well.
This screenshot below is showing a few of the many poses in the cheat sheet.

Ideas for Making Portraits. Template images for photographers.

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies

A basic level learning guide for understanding all the basic DSLR camera functions.

Digital SLR camera using guide for dummies.

How to Read a Histogram: Photography Cheat Sheet

Your digital SLR camera’s histogram works as a guide to help you better understand your exposure.

Understanding Histogram

Nikon vs Canon: shooting modes compared

The infographic has broken down each abbreviation and icon from two very of the most popular brands in cameras, Nikon and Canon. It explains what those icons and abbreviations mean.

Head on: nikon vs canon cameras.

Free wedding photography cheat sheet

Have you had the role of becoming official wedding photographer and working in front of desperate friends and family members? Freaked out? Help is here!
This screenshot contains only a part of the complete 4 page cheat sheet. Don’t think that this is all there is.

Wedding Photography Cheat Sheet.

Free Action Photography Cheat Sheet

Whatever you’re shooting, action photography can be tricky to achieve given the unpredictability of your subjects, little control over the lighting and trying to keep everything sharp.

Action Photography Cheatsheet

Black & White Cheatsheet For Photoshop

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have quick preview with different filters and presets? Well, You can. Thanks to the smart objects there is a very simple way.

black and white filters in photoshop.

3 ways to affect depth of field: free cheat sheet

Depth of field, or ability to control which parts of your pictures are sharp, is one of the main advantages of owning an SLR camera.

Change and alter the depth of field through photography.

Reflector Card Cheat Sheet

Different uses and positions for a 5 in one reflector.

A cheat sheet to using reflector in photography.

Free f-stop chart: master your aperture

Understanding aperture can take some time for a beginning photographer, but hopefully we can speed this process up for you!

Understanding and practically applying the knowledge of aperture.

Using the Photoshop Elements Workspace

Photoshop’s Elements workspace provides you with a variety of tools to look at, edit, and organize your photos.

Photoshop Elements 7 Cheatsheet.

Using Shutter Speed: take control of your shutter for cool, creative effects

Once you learn how to take control of shutter speed, you will open yourself to many creative photography ideas.

Understanding shutter speed.

Camera Filters: the only cheat sheet you’ll need for beautiful, balanced exposures

Camera filters can be a bit of an enigma for many photographers, both new and experienced.

Understanding camera filters with this cheatsheet.

Adobe Lightroom 4 Cheat sheet

Adobe Lightroom is the most popular photography software on the planet. This cheat sheet makes its usage incredibly fast.

Adobe Lightroom cheat sheet for photographers.

Portrait Photography Cropping Guide

Knowing how to edit your portrait photographs can be quite difficult when it comes to cropping a picture. Cropping in an awkward position can end up ruining a perfectly good shot.

Cropping Positions for Photographers.

Portrait Lighting Explained

Portrait lighting does not need be so complicated. Whether you are in a professional studio or just shooting a model in your home studio, usually the simplest portrait lighting setups give out the most classic and dramatic effects.

Learn all about portrait lighting.One of the best photography cheat sheets.

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Comments
  1. George Hellie June 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Would be nice if this was a downloadable E-Book.

    1. Tayyab June 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thanks for the idea George.

      I’ll bring this thing into discussion in our monthly meeting about creating short ebooks containing cheatsheets and shortcuts.

      Thanks 🙂

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