15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers
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15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers

Everyone loves cheat sheets, and photographers are no exception. Squeezed into a set of short tips, schemes, and definitions, a cheat sheet is a quick way to learn something, as well as refresh your knowledge about any particular subject. Moreover, now that infographics are an extremely popular format of delivering information on the Internet, cheat sheets can also be a source for visual inspiration.

Here is a large collection of some noteworthy cheat sheets, infographics, and printables for photographers. From shooting basics to photography marketing tips, every aspect of photography is covered in this round-up. No matter whether you’re an amateur or an experienced professional, below you can find some really helpful resources, all presented as easy-to-read checklists, infographics, and printable cheat sheets for your advantage.

Enjoy this compilation and don’t forget to bookmark this page for quick access to this exhaustive cheat sheet list. Note, you need to click on screenshots below in order to view the full cheat sheet since most images were cropped for proper fit.

Photography Tech and Creative Process

Learn the basics every photographer must know and save some useful tips and camera settings for quick reference. Click the links to see the original article and source.

#1 Photography 101 – Cheat Sheet and Camera Basics

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#2 Shutter, Aperture, ISO Explained

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#3 10 Must-have wedding shots for every bride

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#4 Portrait Lighting Examples

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#5 Focal Lengths Cheat Sheet (click to see the whole article and cheat sheet)

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#6 Capturing Perfect Wedding Photos

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#7 Manual Photography Cheat Sheet

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#8 Landscape Photography Tips

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#9 Depth of field: Quick Memory Cheat Sheet

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#10 Food Photography Guide

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#11 Photography Basics: Metering and Exposure

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#12 Low Light Photography Tips

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Snapsort’s Low Light Photography Infographic – See more at: http://snapsort.com/blog/2011/04/05/low-light-photograph/#sthash.Sqx4QMsQ.dpuf

#13 Free Printable: Backlight and Sunlight

Backlight and Sunlight Cheat Sheet www.lightroompresets.com

#14 Guide to Manual Mode Magic

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#15 What is a macro lens? Magnification and minimum focus distance explained

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Any useful resource I missed? Share your suggestions in the comments!

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Julia May is a beginner photographer striving to blend her marketing experience and creativity to succeed in the photographic field.

  • Martin

    Estimating Angle Of View With Only Your Arms/Hands

    http://www.fredparker.com/vislize.htm

  • http://ethankphotography.smugmug.com EthanKPhotography

    Thanks for the article. Some great useful reminders!

    http://ethankphotography.smugmug.com

  • dantefrizzoli

    Awesome! Thank you! I am very much a beginner and these help!

  • http://photography.indigomay.me/ Julia May

    Glad you like it, Dante!

  • http://photography.indigomay.me/ Julia May

    Exactly, Ethan. Most of these cover basic things, but we have too much to keep in our heads these days so reminders may come in handy.

  • http://photography.indigomay.me/ Julia May

    Great cheat sheet, thanks for suggestion!

  • http://busybeesocialmedia.org/ Debbie Nolan

    I wish I had this info when I was in school! Thanks for making it simple:)

  • Zeenger

    This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Choo Chiaw Ting

    Too much info too much info.. and I am down i am down… awesome..

  • Saad

    Great work Julia. Really appreciate it

  • Mike Vauthier

    Thank You ever so much. I have always dabbled in Photograph, but now that I have retired I plan on really getting to know the ends and outs of Photograph. This information gives me a great start towards my endeavor.

  • Donemojo1983

    Really great it gives me an idea where exactly i should focus the most .
    keep up the good work :)

  • SoapyJam

    Thank you, a complete novice, I have printed #1 to keep in my camera bag, sooo useful

  • Semenya Jones-Humphrey

    Omg! I Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amanda Doyle

    Thanks For Sharing this it is sooooo helpful!

  • Gul Jung

    Wonderful & helpful tips, even for the experienced.
    I appreciate it humongously, thanx Julia!

  • http://www.greenspansoft.com/ Rey Supera

    This is information OVERLOAD! It’s gonna take time to absorb all these tips…

  • K Satyanarayana..

    Thank u Verymunch…

  • http://pierrepichot.com Pierre Pichot

    Great idea to compile those infographics, thanks!

  • aminzamzam

    thanks very good very

  • Susan York

    Great article. Thanks so much for the cheat sheets. Love them!

  • Marie J Latino

    This is amazing Thank you so much

  • http://photography.indigomay.me/ Julia May

    great to read that, Saad, thanks.

  • http://photography.indigomay.me/ Julia May

    you’re most welcome, Gul!

  • Millydaisy

    This is a great range showing different people’s ideas to help us understand the complicated parts of photography. Thanks so much for compiling them for us as I found them really helpful.

  • jderrico

    Wow! You put a lot of effort into this. People can take one part at a time, several parts, or the whole thing. It’s a great tutorial and a super handy reference. Easy to understand at a glance (or two). Your enthusiasm and love for photography is obvious. Nice job.

  • Lori McCraney

    Bookmarked!

  • dsdsdkjjds

    If you need these you should be banned from photography…

  • Maureen Cross

    This is fantastic for me as I am a beginner and I will be able to take them with me
    till I get used to them.
    Thank you

  • Andrew

    Some of us are real beginners. People who make comments like yours should be banned from boards.

  • ZeRafael

    WOW!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Michelle

    Idiot. I suppose you knew these the first time out?

  • Michelle

    Thank you so much! I’ve shot in auto mode forever because the ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds are so intimidating.

  • lukie

    If you think you know so much, what are you doing reading this article then?

  • http://antonis-news.blogspot.gr/ Antonis Kourkoumelakis

    Great cheat sheets for everyone, beginner or pro! Thanks very much!

  • Elliott Sturm

    Wonderful tips! And presented very well! Definitely have this bookmarked.

  • http://compound-miter.com blesidizme

    Extraordinary article, thank you so much.

  • Jack Blank

    Terrific Guide. Thank you

  • Michael Smalley

    Your bridge is missing you, troll.

  • Alison Jepp

    Thank you so much for posting these! Most I know but it is always helpful to have a cheat sheets!

  • suchethana

    very useful for beginners like us.. :)

  • KeyserSoze1001

    This is fantastic information, as I’m just starting out.

  • Syed Shabazs

    Thanks for sharring as……….. perfect guidelines for all .

  • Leo Washington

    thanks for sharing!

  • Moe

    Very helpful

  • KittyGuru

    loved it and the simplicity in informing makes my already full head want to pick up my camera and fiddle ( but why cant I pin it for a future referral?)

  • Michael

    I think you’ve forgotten the name of this group – DPS i.e. Digital Photography SCHOOL as in somewhere you learn things. If you already know it YOU don’t belong

  • Rhea

    WOW! Very informative and easy to read and understand. These tips are really helpful for a beginner such as myself. Thank you very much!

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