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Free Cheat Sheets & Guides

All of my cheat sheets and Guides are available to download on this page. You can download the individual cheat sheet or guide you are looking for from the list below, or you can click this link to download a zip file of all of my cheat sheets and guides.

Cheat Sheets and Guides In Alphabetical Order:

3 Tips For Better Composition
Auto Focus Guide
Best Backup Method For Photographers
Camera Settings Quick Start Guide
Concert Photography Cheat Sheet
Contacting A Model
Custom White Balance Cheat Sheet
D3400 Low Light Cheat Sheet
DIY 18 Inch Softbox Instructions
DIY Flash Grid
DSLR Vs Mirrorless
Edit Faster In Photoshop
Exposure Compensation Cheat Sheet
Finding and Working With A Model
Flash Photography Buying Guide
Flash Photography Guide
Gel Lighting Guide
Getting Sharp Sports Photos
Guide To Avoiding Blurry Photos
Guide To Changing Your Background Color With Gels
Guide to Exposure
Guide to Killer Compositions
Guide To Light
Guide To Speeding Up Lightroom
Guide to Understanding Aperture
How I Lit It – Star Trek Redshirt
How I Lit It – Vintage Fashion
How The Camera Meter Works
How To Change ISO Aperture and Shutter Speed
How To Find A Model
How To Get Group Everyone In Focus
How To Photograph Silky Smooth Water
How To Photograph The Supermoon
How To Process A RAW Photo in Lightroom
How To Shape Light
How To Take Good Pet Photos
How To Take Tack Sharp Photos
How To Use Flash Exposure Compensation
I Am Shooting Cheat Sheet
ISO Cheat Sheet
Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts
Long Exposure Photography Guide
Low Light Cheat Sheet
Manual Mode 101
Manual Mode Shooting Flowcharts
Manual Shooting Flow Chart
Metering Mode Cheat Sheet and Guide
Photo Challenge Planner
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet
Portrait Settings Guide
Pre-shoot Checklist
Preparing For A Successful Photoshoot
Priority Mode Cheat Sheet
Punk Lighting Diagram
Shallow Depth Of Field Guide
Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet
Sports Buying Guide
Sports photography Guide
The Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode
Three Light Seamless White Lighting Diagram
Why Self Portraits Make You A Better Photographer
Workflow Cheat Sheet
Equipment Checklist
Vintage Fashion Lighting Diagram


If you’re interested, I also have some courses available for sale, you can check them out below.

The Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode Video Course

Your camera is no good to you if you don’t know how to use it. Every skill has its tools. Painters need to understand how to use their brushes Musicians need to understand how their instruments work, and you need to understand how your camera works!

Beyond Manual Mode Video Course

Beyond Manual Mode is all about building on the fundamentals to help you do two things.

  1. To learn more about the camera and how it works so that you can use your camera to its maximum potential.
  2. To embrace and extend your creativity so that you make images instead of just taking photos.

Understanding Flash Photography Video Course

Flash photography seems scary. Here’s this light and you’re somehow supposed to use it to create an image, but here’s the thing: flash photography is easy. You just have to know how to think about it, and how that flash works, which is exactly what I’ll show you in my Understanding Flash Photography course. 

Mastering Lightroom Video Course

Photography is amazing, but the dirty secret of photography is that editing and managing your photos can be a giant headache. Fortunately, Lightroom is a great tool that can radically simplify that process. Once you know how to use Lightroom, you can spend way more time shooting, and with my Mastering Lightroom video course, I’ll have you up and running in no time!