28 Photography Infographics That Will Make You a Master Photographer (in No Time)

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This is a collection of photography infographics that help the newbies master the art and science of photography.

There’s a reason I’m sharing these photography infographics today. What happened is that I recently bought a DSLR. I wasn’t much of a photographer until now. I had to learn photography, and pretty quickly. What I did, I resorted to infographics because they help us learn things on fast track.

Within a few days, I’m taking exemplary shots. So I decided to share my favorite infographics with you.

These photography infographics include general info, tips and tricks, guides for using hidden features of SLR cameras as well as shooting professional grade pictures. There are many other things these infographics guide about.

Let’s begin with an infographic describing the evolution of camera and photography. After this, we will move on to infographics that help us master the art and science of photography. In the end, we will cover some photographer infographics, not photography infographics but photographer infographics.

Evolution of Camera and Photography

The amazing tale starts from 500 BC and reaches 2050.

Evolution of Photography

That 2050 thing wasn’t too much, was it?
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Photography Learning Infographics

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.

The Complete Photography Guide (for Beginners)

This is a new info-graphic, was made only a couple of months ago. This info-graphic and the next one contain almost the same content but this one is designed for beginners while the next one is for pros.

Photography Infographic

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

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.

100 Photography Tips

This infographic includes ten tips each for ten important aspects of photography.

100 photography tips

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.

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 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.

Backlight and Sunlight

This is another detailed infographic / cheatsheet for photographing in natural light.

backlight and sunlight

Color Temperature

How the light colors can effect the final photograph, learn it with color temperatures.

color temperature

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.

Take Raw Photos

This infographic describes the difference between a raw photo and an optimized one.

take raw photos

Photographer Infographics

Time for some infographics about you, the photographer.

Photographer’s Life Through the Lens

This infographic is created by interviewing some of the leading photographers of the age.

Life through the lens

So You Wanna Be A Photographer

This is a pretty fun infographic. Even though it does not include high-end professional tips but it has its own flavor. Quite useful for beginning photographers.

you wanna be a photographer

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Comments
  1. kshitij joshi October 26, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    eXcellent info… great knowledge… but I would wish to have more knowledge regarding exposures n shutter speeds… thank u

    1. Tayyub October 27, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Hi Kshitij,

      Infographic number 2, 4, 16 and 17 should guide us about exposures and shutter speed in detail.

  2. Connie July 31, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Wow, never heard of Sony?

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