If you are new to taking pictures, or looking for ways to become more professional, the "Focus on Photography" pages will give you some basic tips and link you to other resources on the Web.

These pages include some of the information typically included in a basic photography course, including a self-test and some recommendations for evaluating your own photos.


By studying and practicing the techniques reviewed on these pages, and following the links to examples and reference sources, you will become familiar with:

Some key functions of camera components such as aperture and shutter
Common techniques for composing attention-getting photos
Different types of lighting and how you can use them to create the effect you want
The many kinds of photography, people who are exhibiting on the web, and the equipment they use
Famous photographers and events shaping the history of the field
The resources and frequently asked questions available for learning more

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