LearningTheLight.com’s Top 10 Popular Content Of 2010

The new year is nearly upon us – doesn’t it come around quick? Before thinking about 2011, though, I thought it would be interesting to have a look back at LearningTheLight.com’s first year, and see which articles were the most popular. By looking at my Google Analytics data, I can see which posts on the site had the most visits, and so, without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular articles on LearningTheLight from 2010…


Cat drinking from sink, low light photo using a 50mm f/1.8 prime, and Canon 550D / t2i

Our collection of photos taken with a Canon T2i / 550D proved the most popular feature

(Photo above by Dave Dugdale, LearningDSLRVideo.com)

1. 15 Great Photos Shot With A Canon Rebel T2i / 550D (And How They Were Taken)
It seems the T2i is a very popular camera, with lots of visitors interested in seeing photos taken with the camera, along with details on just how each photographer ‘got the shot’. This was easily the most frequented piece of content on the site, with three times as much traffic as the article in number two…

2. How To Take Sharp Photos In Low Light Without A Flash
The ‘How To…’ section was the most popular general area of the site, and this guide on how to get sharp photos in lowlight situations, without using that pesky flash, was the most read tutorial.

3. How To Blur The Background
In third place is our guide on how to get that lovely blurred background in your photos – one of the things that can differentiate an ‘alright’t photo, to one that looks more ‘pro-like’.

4. 500D vs 550D: Which One Should You Buy?
With these 2 Canon cameras proving very popular, many visitors were looking to find out the exact differences between the models – our comparison helped show just what the ‘real world’ differences are.

5. Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D Digital Field Guide Review
Again, the popularity of the Canon T2i (known as the 550D in Europe) shows here, as many owners were looking to find our review of the digital field guide book for this camera (which is a fine book, by the way!).

6. 15 Gorgeous Dog Photos (And How They Were Taken)
As well as helping people see just how some great pet photography was done, a lot of visitors probably just enjoyed the great photos of cute puppies…!

7. So You’ve Bought A Digital SLR: What Next?
Our article containing tips on ‘what next’ for new DSLR owners proved pretty popular – with nods to great web content, photography books, and potential next lens purchases.

8. Download Our Free iPad Photo Book: ‘Mirror, Mirror’
Our very own free iPad photobook, which was created with the help of 28 great photographers, comes in as the eighth most popular piece of content. The photobook now graces almost 1000 iPads throughout the world!

9. How To Graduate From Fully Auto In 2 Easy Steps
Our guide on how to start using the more advanced features of your DSLR – and just how easy it is to do so – comes in at number nine.

10. 10 Fantastic Videos Shot With A Canon T2i / 550D
Our selection of great videos, all of which were shot with the Canon T2i / 550D, shows that people are not only buying DSLR for ‘still’ photography.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for visiting LearningTheLight.com over the past year, leaving comments, following us on twitter or facebook, and for making it such a joy to keep writing content for – I hope some of our writings have been useful!

Have a fantastic new year, and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2011…!

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