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Interested in Becoming a Better Photographer?

McCain Library has equipment you can use


  • 7 Digital cameras
  • 8 Tripods

You can check out cameras and tripods for a day, or the entire Thanksgiving break, so don’t miss out! tutorials to help perfect your photography skills

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Below are three beginner instructional videos divided into mini episodes and published on a weekly basis. Each one teaches a different skill, so you can watch ones that interest you.

The Elements of Effective Photography

Natalie Fobes “explores compositional elements that guide a viewer’s eye, including the rule of thirds; leading lines, patterns, and curves; and depth of field.” It also shows “how to work with the natural light in a room or outdoor location, and how to enhance it using reflectors, newspapers, a T-shirt, or whatever might be handy. She also shows some simple indoor lighting setups that can replicate the look of natural light.”

Photography 101 (2012)

“Learn basics from Joseph Linaschke such as how to hold the camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera’s flash. There’s also creative instruction to guide you towards becoming a better photographer.”

The Practicing Photographer

“Each installment focuses on a photographic shooting scenario, a piece of gear, or a software technique. Each installment concludes with a call to action by Ben Long designed to inspire you to pick up your camera (or your mouse or smartphone) to try the technique for yourself.”

Online Books From Our Collection



Title: Landscape photography: the essential beginner’s guide

Author: David Taylor

Location: E-book / TR660.5 .T395 2015eb  




Title: Fine art portrait photography: lighting, posing, & postproduction from concept to completion

Location: E-book / TR680 .B78 2015eb






Title: David Busch’s mastering digital SLR photography

Location: E-book / TR267 .B873 2015eb







Title: Don Giannatti’s guide to professional photography: achieve creative and financial success

Location: E-book / TR690 .G536 2012eb

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