Well you all may know by now that Friday is usually reserved for Tutorials.  However, today I need some help from you!

I am just over the hump on the latest eBook.  It is a beginners guide to Photography, not HDR Photography, but DSLR photography in general.  I need some advice, I am wondering what the number one thing is that you wish you were told when you picked up your DSLR camera?

It can be anything, I know there are tons of stuff I wish I were told, most importantly what Aperture priority mode was.  I read my manual plenty of times, but it never really helped.  It wasn’t until someone said, “You know you should try shooting in Aperture Priority mode as it lets you select the Aperture you want and the camera does the rest…”  I was floored and became a better photographer after that tip.

Oh and the best one, seems simple, but setting your ISO.  I was so used to film cameras I had no idea you could change the ISO on the fly.  I was wondering how many pictures I would have to take before I could change it.  Silly 35mm camera and the interchangeable film!

So what is the number one thing you wish you were told when you bought your first DSLR?  Thanks for the help!


One of the First Pictures I ever took with a DSLR

(Long before HDR for me!)


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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