Recently, I had to create some schemes to illustrate some concepts for an article I was writing and I had the idea to create some infographics about how to shoot a particular subject.
Get to Know Your Infograpix
How To Use Your Infograpix
Every infograpix (a word I made up fusing the terms infographic and pictures) is design to be printed full size, cut it along the edges, folded at the dashed line so to glue together the two clean sides. This will leave you with a card about the size of a credit card.
Nothing, though, forbid you to keep the electronic file on your phone, just in case.
The QR Code
The most important info on the front of the card, title aside, is the QR code to link to a supporting page published on this website. I use the QR Code Reader app, available both for iOS and Android devices.
In this page you will be able to download the card in full resolution and you will find the legend of the symbols used and some remarks, tips and links to read more about the subject you are about to photograph.
How To Read Your Infograpix
On the back of the card, you will usually find three panels:
- The first panel will tell you what are the recommended cameras for the job;
- The second panel will tell you some basic info such the typical exposure settings and focal lengths to use, as well as some recommended camera settings. Those can be the camera mode, the focus mode, white balance setting, image stabilisation, etc.
- The third panel will tell you what are the recommended accessories you should have, such as tripod, remote shutter/intervalometer, filters and so on, as well as some useful tips.
All Infographix are distributed for free under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), meaning you can redistribute the Infograpix but you have to credit me and you cannot modify them or use them commercially.