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Beginner photography articles for the new or amateur photographer who’s looking to improve their skills and learn the basics of digital photography.

beginner photography tutorials and guidesLearn camera basics and then practice them with monthly photography challenges designed to get you out the door and practicing what you’re learning.

You’ll begin to get better and better shots each month and move closer to getting those “WOW” moments from your friends and family.

These are a few hand selected beginner photography articles that seem to be popular on this site.

Are you confused over the differences between crop sensor and full frame cameras? Have your eyes already glazed over? Here is an article to help beginner photographers understand this complex issue so you can get on with taking better photos.

If you are thinking about buying a camera, it can get a bit confusing with all the options available. Here are 8 questions to ask yourself to find the best digital camera for you and your needs.

Sports photography requires a specific skill-set. Things like the right gear, the right settings, and the right timing are all key. In this article are 8 tips from 35 year pro photojournalist, Perry Mah, to help get you started doing sports photography.

You've previously learned about shadows, light, and how to review images. In this image collection you can put all your new skills to work, and enjoy some fabulous photography.

In this article you will learn 6 important things that will help you understand how your camera focuses, and all the settings and options that affect focus, so that you can take sharper photos.

Part of photography, or any new thing you are learning, is overcoming limits. Sometimes that means pushing your boundaries, getting out of your comfort zone, and doing things that scare you a bit. In this article we'll explore 6 ways you can overcome some of these fears, and move forward with your photography.

Photographing your own kids can be tricky. In this guest article by photographer Jessica Drossin see her stunning as she shows great examples of photos her own kids and tips you can use now. Follow these 12 tips to help you get better photo results and end the end have happier kids and a less stressed photographer (you)!

Learn the 5 biggest mistakes made by beginners using a wide angle lens. Learn how to avoid them so you can take more interesting photos. Darlene provides lots of example images to show good, better, best and how to use a wide angle lens effectively.

15 Photography Mistakes and How to Correct or Avoid Them - video of a live class from photographer Jeff Cable sponsored by B&H Photo in NYC. See if you are guilty of any of these and learn how to adjust so you can take better photos.

I asked a recent photo tour participant Jana Allingham why she went on the trip and what she got out of it. She shares her thoughts on learning more about photography, her experiences with the people of Nicaragua and her images with us. Interestingly enough, in her interview she states how important picking up your camera every day is to moving your craft forward. This was the subject of a recent photography challenge here on Digital Photo Mentor and Jana certainly saw the value of it on the tour.

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