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PHOTOGRAPHY 101

PLEASE GO TO SCOTT WITTENBURG.COM FOR THE LATEST PODCAST NEWS/UPDATES! Hosted by photography instructor Scott Wittenburg, this podcast is for anybody who wants to learn the secrets of taking better photos traditionally or digitally. Tips on cameras, composition, lighting and digital imaging in Photoshop are among the topics to be covered.

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Episode 25: Night Photography Tips

In this lesson, learn how to take great shots at night with either a digital or film camera. Tips on camera settings and exposure control are offered to help assure success of landscape shots taken at night or in low light situations.

25 May 2014

Rank #1

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Episode 66: Capturing Motion by Panning and Zooming

In this lesson, learn how to create stunning motion shots by panning subjects in motion and zooming your lens during exposure.

23 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 67: DSLR Basics

In this lesson, learn the basic features of a DSLR camera and what you should know to get started shooting. Tips on important features and initial settings are discussed in detail so you can get the most out of your camera right from the start.

3 Jul 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 31: Basic Tips and Settings For Digital Cameras

In this lesson, some basic digital camera tips and suggestions are presented in a new experimental video camera format. Among the topics covered are choosing the correct image quality, size and ISO settings, memory card formatting and switching over to manual focusing.

25 May 2014

Rank #4

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Episode 70: Shooting Silhouettes

In this lesson, learn how to shoot silhouettes both in the studio and outdoors. Tips on exposure settings, subject placement and lighting scenarios are demonstrated in detail.

12 Mar 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 40: All About Lenses

In this lesson, learn what different kinds of SLR lenses are available and which lens works best for a variety of shooting situations. What to look for while shopping for zoom and prime lenses, macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses plus tips on choosing the best lens for the job/genre are offered by the host. Features such as image stabilization and depth-of-field preview are discussed in detail. Also included is a guide to lens accessories and their functions: teleconverters, extension tubes, close-up filters, fisheye attachments and more.Lenses by NikonLenses by Canon

25 May 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 41: Portraiture 101: Studio Portraits

In this series debut on portraiture, learn how to shoot successful studio portraits and what is needed to set up your own studio at home. Learn about the different types of studio lighting equipment available, setting up different lighting scenarios and backgrounds plus watch some student portrait sessions in action.Studio Flash EquipmentStudio Hot Lighting EquipmentStudio Backgrounds

25 May 2014

Rank #7

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Episode 34: Flash Photography

In this lesson, learn how to use on-camera and external flash units, including studio flash. How flash works, its advantages and limitations are discussed in detail along with tips on how to set your camera to ensure successful flash exposures. Also included is a special section on how to use a flash meter and controlling the quality of light for studio flash photography.

25 May 2014

Rank #8

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Episode 73: How A Camera Works

In this lesson, learn the basics of how a camera works and its relationship to the human eye. Learn the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the similarities between a camera and the human eye.

13 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 46: What to Shoot?

Take a walk with your host as he discusses various ways to deal with "shooter's block." Discover what makes a photo "art" and learn tips on utilizing the elements of art and design principles to create your own art. Please note: this is a shortened, edited version of this epsiode. Due to the large file size, it has been condensed. The complete episode may be viewed in its entirety on the Photography 101 app in HQ.

25 May 2014

Rank #10

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Episode 28: Capturing Motion

In this lesson, learn tips on how to capture motion in still images effectively and creatively.

25 May 2014

Rank #11

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Episode 74: Composition - Pt.1: The Rule of Thirds

In part 1 of a new series focusing on composition, I explain the rule of thirds and how using this powerful compositional technique can improve your photos!

12 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 56: It's All About Timing and Perspective

In this special presentation, your host shares some amazing (and often humorous) images shot by various photographers exhibiting perfect timing combined with unique perspective. Special thanks to boredpanda.com.

3 Aug 2014

Rank #13

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Episode 58: Shooting Assignment #1

In this lesson you are invited to tackle the same assignment the host gives his level one photography students to shoot. Explanation of what is required plus tips on exposure settings, etc. are included.

24 Nov 2014

Rank #14

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Episode 36: Focusing Tips plus Show and Tell: Motion Shots

In this episode, learn tips on how to use the autofocus and manual focus modes on a DSLR. Also, guest photographers share their stunning motion images in the continuing show and tell series.

25 May 2014

Rank #15

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Episode 32: Setting Exposure Using the Mode Dial

In this lesson, learn how to use the mode dial on your digital SLR to make exposure settings in the manual, shutter priority and aperture priority modes. How to adjust shutter speeds and f-stops automatically and manually while viewing the exposure meter readout directly through the viewfinder are explained in detail.

25 May 2014

Rank #16

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Episode 30: Macro Photography

In this lesson, learn how to shoot compelling close-up shots using a macro lens. Tips on composition, lighting and controlling depth of field are discussed in detail.

25 May 2014

Rank #17

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Episode 29: White Balance and Color Correction

In this lesson, learn what white balance is and how to effectively use this function on your digital camera. Also learn how to use the photo filter feature in Photoshop to eliminate and correct color casts created by various light sources.

25 May 2014

Rank #18

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Episode 35: Long Exposures by Guest Photographers

In this second "Show and Tell" series, guest photographers share their images via "virtual interviews" conducted by the host. Tips on long exposure photography are presented along with critiques of images recently submitted to the host by podcast viewers.

25 May 2014

Rank #19

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Episode 33: Depth-of-Field and the Preview Button

In this lesson, learn how the aperture setting (f-stop) effects the depth-of-field in a scene and how you can use the depth of field preview button to see exactly what will be in focus in a shot.

25 May 2014

Rank #20