Who is this tutorial for?
This article is for beginner-level photographers and is meant as a guide and a reference resource, not an all-inclusive photography theory encyclopedia. The more advanced among you will no doubt think of things that aren't included here, but the aim of this tutorial is to be a helpful starting point not a technical bible.
I N T R O D U C T I O N
When you're just starting out in photography and have made the leap from snapping pictures of pretty things to intentionally creating artistic photographs, it can be difficult to know where to go next. Sure, there are lots of beautiful photographs out there that catch your eye but when you haven't had the experience (or spent lots of time learning the theory) to know exactly what makes those photographs beautiful it can be hard to progress by trial and error alone.
While there's no quick and easy secret to taking 'good' photographs, and there's a whole world of experimentation and education out there wait