October 23, 2014 Alexander Swensen

New Photographers Tool: The Where-To-Start Chart

Whats going on guys! It’s been a long time since I did anything with AFM, or anything on here either! But I am not dead. I just moved to Chattanooga to work for a video production company there. 😉 Man oh man is that a crazy story. One I will save for another time. For now, let’s get started on the reason for this blog post. I’ll start with a pretty common situation many photographers face, and a question I get asked a lot.

So I’m new to Photography, how do I do this?

As a photographer, you know what you want your final shot to look like, but then you get out your fancy DSLR (yes no iPhones here) and you see all those dials and buttons and knobs and settings and it all kinda goes away right? Well even for the pro’s, you can’t instantly know everything you need to do for every situation. What if there was an easy way to know exactly what you needed to do for almost every situation? Well guess what! There is!


So what is it? Well it’s just like any other kind of flow chart. It will go through the most common scenarios and tell you how to setup your shot to get what you want.

Well what if I come across something I don’t understand?

Well that’s pretty easy. Just click on that section and it will pop up a video that will walk you through everything you need to know! Super helpful right? I wouldn’t use it on location, but it’s great for learning ahead of time! For any further explanation, I’ll differ to my friend Mark Wallace. Take it away Mark!