If you’re new to photography, there is a huge range of excellent, high-quality videos on the Internet that you can use to hone your skills. Olympus has jumped on the bandwagon, with a trio of Anywhere Classroom videos that teach viewers a little about capturing arresting photos.
The videos don’t dive deep into anything technical, but touch on something I think is more important — the concepts of framing, lighting, and creating a complete and balanced photograph. “As a photographer, your viewfinder is your canvas” — National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman’s words ring true; you can know everything there is to know about aperture and ISO and shutter speeds and still take a bad photo. Basically, the idea is to look for the best image in the camera as you’re surveying the scene ahead of you. Work with the tools you’ve got, people!