18 Great Resources to Help You Learn More About Photography

Whether you’re a freelance photographer or just a freelancer who wants to learn more about photography, you’ll find a resource you can use in this great list.

One of things that I’ve discovered is that there are a huge number of photography resources out there. In this post I’ve tried to pull some of those resources together for you.

I’ve put together a list of some of the most popular and helpful sites about taking photos. I’ve also included a brief description of each site.

Please note, these are not stock image sites. If you are looking for information about using stock images, here are some tips for you.

Helpful Photography Resources

Are you trying to learn more about photography? Look no further. Here are 18 helpful resources (listed in alphabetical order) about photography:

  1. 500px.com–This is a social media site just for photographers. If you want to see what good photography looks like and rate others photos, this is the site for you. You can also buy a print of your favorite photo.
  2. About.com Photography Site–About.com’s helpful photography site is hosted by an experienced freelance photographer. You’ll find lessons, informative articles, and other tips for photographers.
  3. All Day I Dream About Photography–This unique blog with the creative name features a different photographer each week. You will also find tutorials and news.
  4. ASMP–This is the website of the American Society of Media Photographers, where you can find a myriad of helpful information as well as a local chapter. If you’re serious about photography, look into the member benefits including some discounts.
  5. BetterPhoto.Com®–This is an online member community (with two paid levels) that features photography classes, a forum, and helpful articles. They can also help you (for a fee) create an online portfolio.
  6. Cambridge in Colour–At this popular site you’ll find helpful tools such as a variety of unique photography-related calculators, plus well-organized tutorials, and a photography forum.
  7. Digital Photography School–This is perhaps one of the best-known photography sites online, created by master blogger Darren Rowse. Here, you’ll find tips and tutorials, equipment reviews, photos from readers, and a forum.
  8. The Luminous Landscape–This is a popular and well-liked site. It has articles, photos, product reviews, and tutorials.
  9. National Geographic Photography–Over the years, the National Geographic magazine has been known for its spectacular photos. On this site you can also find photography tips. You can even buy prints here.
  10. Nature Photographers Online Magazine–This is the official website of the Nature Photographers NetworkTM. It’s a great site for inspiration (featuring a member photo of the month) as well as tutorials and forums.
  11. Photo District News–This online magazine is directed towards the photography community. It includes equipment reviews, contests, and even classified ads.
  12. PhotographyReview.com–This site is specifically geared to review cameras and equipment, but also includes some tutorial articles and forums.
  13. PhotoPreneur–Do you want to make money with photography? This site addresses market opportunities available to photographers.
  14. Phototuts–A great learning resource for anyone interested in photography. From how-to articles to tutorials to videos, you’ll find a wealth of information here.
  15. PixiqTM–This popular photography site contains a wide variety of helpful materials including news, equipment reviews, tips and techniques, and more.
  16. PopPhoto.com–This site includes a buying guide sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography as well as workshops, videos, reviews, and more.
  17. The Royal Photographic Society–The Society, established in 1853 and headquartered in the UK, has a long history of educating the public about the art and science of photography.
  18. Strobist®–This is a niche photography site with an emphasis on how to use flash and lighting effects to get the best results. All of the information on the site is free.

Note: Many of these photography sites contain a free section and a premium section with more material available for a nominal fee. In addition, most sites require users to register to make full use of the site.

Your Turn

Because there are so many photography resources out there, the previous list is by no means exhaustive.

Are you a freelance photographer? Do you have a favorite photography resource that I missed? If so, share it in the comments and tell a little bit about why you like it.

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Laura,
    Thanks, this is a great list of general sites with a wide range of all sort of info for photographers.

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    Thanks,
    Jody Apap

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