These cheat sheets come in very handy for people who want a quick guide on how to use their camera when they are out in the field. When you are new to photography, especially DSLR photography, all the settings can be a little overwhelming. So I made this quick guide which you can reference for the type of shot you are trying to achieve and the conditions you are faced with.

Download it, print it, laminate it, shrink it, share it… however it helps your photography- use it ! 🙂

Click link below to go to PDF version in browser 🙂

DSLR Cheat Sheet PDF version, by Luke Zeme

A JPEG below but above PDF is a much easier to use and print plus its a sharper copy !!!

Hope it comes in handy and why not bookmark this page so that you can come back to view it any time.

Luke

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11 Comments on "DSLR Manual Photography Cheat Sheet"

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Peter Thombson
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Technical question. If I see a landscape and photograph at aperture 1.8, 5.6 and 16 and mix the shutter speed on each of the 3 photographs would this increase the improve the wavefront coding in HDR in the depth of field and improve sharpness and what would you suggest to improve the edge detection in HDR to improve the look of the image .

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Hey Peter, my personal rule in HDR is to use the same aperture throughout my HDR bracket and let the HDR algorithm of the camera work out the shutter speeds… now, I’ve just done a quick look around on the net for your technique and it’s known as “focus stacking” right ? HDR’s role is to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image . The method you are describing is one for a greater DOF (depth of field). I personally don’t use focus stacking as im more interested in manipulation of light rather… Read more »
andrew black
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Hi luke excellent cheat sheet.

thanks

Andrew

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Sandra
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Love it. Thanks for sharing!

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No problem Sandra, it kind of brushed up my own knowledge when I made it 🙂

AL
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Ref: DSLR Cheat Sheet

Great tool! Thank you for sharing.

I taped a copy on a white door,took a photo, protected it from being erased and now it goes everywhere my camera goes. It can not be read on the 3″ display but I can enlarge and scroll as needed.

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That is a really good idea ! and then you just have it inside your camera, Well done 🙂

Etienne
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Hello Luke,
I have shared your cheat sheet on the facebook page of my photography workshop business. Hope this is ok.
http://www.facebook.com/Hoianphototour

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Hey Etienne, more than ok. Looks like you have a nice little workshop going there.
Cheers Luke

Kelly
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Thank you for this! So concise and was just what I was looking for. Will shrink it and laminate it for sure!

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