Photography Cheat Sheets

It takes a lot of practice to become a great photographer, but with the help of our foolproof cheat sheets you'll enjoy learning various technical and compositional secrets of photography. Our cheat sheets aren't boring and lengthy – they rely on illustrations more than plain text to make your learning experience smoother!  

We have groups our cheat sheets into 5 categories:

  • Camera Settings
  • Compositional Guidelines
  • Installing Presets, Brushes & Plugins
  • Photography Genres
  • Rules & Guidelines In Photography

Camera Settings

These 5 cheat sheets will help you learn the basic camera settings such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO. In addition to that, they will teach you what exposure triangle is and how to use it, as well as how to take tack sharp photos you'll be surely proud of.

Camera Settings Cheat Sheets

  • Exposure Triangle
  • Understanding Aperture
  • Understanding ISO
  • Understanding Shutter Speed
  • Sharp Photography

Compositional Guidelines

These 6 cheat sheets are geared towards helping you understand various compositional rules in photography. In order to be able to take well-composed photos, you need to know much more than the typical rule of thirds. Our cheat sheets cover more advanced rules of composition using many illustrations and practical tips.

Compositional Guidelines Cheat Sheets

  • Foreground Interest
  • Golden Section
  • Leading Lines
  • Rule Of Thirds
  • Symmetry In Photography
  • Visual Weight

Installing Presets, Brushes & Plugins

If you're not a techie, you may be getting a headache whenever you need to install a new program or app. Thanks to our 5 cheat sheets dedicated to installation of Lightroom Presets, Brushes and Plugins, you'll be able to go through all the installation steps quickly and effortlessly.

Installing Presets, Brushes & Plugins Cheat Sheets

  • How To Import Lightroom CC Presets
  • How To Import Lightroom Classic Presets
  • How To Install Lightroom Brushes
  • How To Install Presets, Brushes & Plugins On Older Versions Of Lightroom 
  • Instructions To Import Mobile Presets Into Lightroom Mobile

Photography Genres

Each photography genre has its own perks when it comes to technical and compositional guidelines. In this largest group of our cheat sheets (there are 20 of them!), we have covered the most diverse genres of photography and gave useful hints and tips you can easily learn and test for yourself.

Photography Genres Cheat Sheets

  • Abstract Photography
  • Beautify Skies & Landscape Photography
  • B&W Portrait Photography
  • Boudoir Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Kids Photography
  • Lightning Photography
  • Long Exposure Photography
  • Macro Photography
  • Maternity Photography
  • Moon Photography
  • Nightclub Photography
  • Milky Way Photography
  • Pet Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Real Estate Photography
  • Sharp Eyes Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Urban Decay Photography
  • Wildlife Photography

Rules & Guidelines In Photography

Our last set of cheat sheets is dedicated to very specific rules regarding exposures in lunar and daylight photography. These 4 cheat sheets will help you estimate correct exposures without a light meter.

Rules & Guidelines In Photography Cheat Sheets

  • The 500 Rule
  • The Looney 11 Rule
  • Rule Of Equivalent Exposure
  • The Sunny 16 Rule


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