Two young boys in Ayacucho, Peru.

Anyone can be a photographer, whether you're taking snapshots during the family vacation or squatting on the sidelines at the Super Bowl. Photography can be anything you want it to be and can provide a lifelong hobby with infinite possibilities for improvement.

This site offers users an introduction to composition and picture-taking skills. Even if you're shooting with a cardboard disposable, thinking about composition and light will vastly improve your snapshots.

Once you understand basic picture-taking principles, we'll move on to capturing any frame you envision by using manual settings.

But please remember that this is a tutorial. If you are serious about improving your skills, buy a book that will give more in-depth explanations. This is especially important for mastering the balance between shutter speed and aperature, as well as lighting techniques and different film types.

If you find the information here helpful, or if you have a question, let me know. Hopefully this site will give you a foundation for independent learning. Because that's how you will improve. Get out there and shoot.

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