Here Are the Basics of Photography in Just 10 Minutes (VIDEO)

If you want to learn the basics of photography and have ten minutes, this video is for you. In the below tutorial, photographer David Manning explains all the important stuff about taking great photos in a simple and succinct manner.

Manning bases his quick and easy photography lesson on the Pareto Principle, which says that to achieve 80% of the results, it really takes only 20% of the effort.

"Today I'm going to teach you 80% of photography in 10 minutes," he explains. "Now remember: 20% of the effort is going to get you 80% of the way there but it takes a lot more to really become a great photographer. When I learn something new, I like to look at it in its simplest form. I tell people, talk to me like I'm a five-year-old. Once I have that basic understanding, that core knowledge, that solid foundation of what this thing is, then I can build on top of it and real dig into the complexities of it. That's what we're going to do with photography."

So, what are you waiting for? Watch the clip below where Manning drops some essential photography knowledge on you to get you started with shooting amazing photos.

"Obviously, there's much more to photography, but if you can grasp ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, you can take incredible images and be able to troubleshoot when you're not getting incredible images," he says.

After you watch the video, check out Manning's channel for more fun and easy tutorials. If you want to learn more basics of photography, read these simple explainers on aperture, shutter speed, and ISO that we've been featuring on Shutterbug.