If you’ve followed my Instagram page lately, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been making quite a few posts geared towards helping people learn photography. This weeks blog post will keep that same theme.
There is an overwhelming amount of information out there for a beginner to consume, so when faced with that mountain of information, it’s hard to really know where to begin on your quest to learn photography. The initial step of deciding what camera to go with is a daunting task in itself. Once you have the camera, there’s learning exposure, composition, and maybe even post processing! It truly is a never-ending adventure…..but it’s an absolute BLAST!!
I’m going to save you a bit of time and headache. If you’re ready to take the dive into the vast world of photography, here are 5 awesome websites to get you started.
Digital Photography School (DPS) has been a staple in the photography community for just about forever. I would consider them one of, if not THE, best resource to learn photography. They have a fantastic forum, a never-ending library of highly useful articles, and even books that you can purchase once you’ve started to find your way in this craft. Consequently, DPS will be one of the places you refer to whenever you have an appetite for photography knowledge.
If Digital Photography School is a pillar in the photography community, Geoff Lawrence is the pillar right next to them. Honestly, I could end this list with these two websites, and you would have more information that you would ever know what to do with. One of the awesome things about GeoffLawrence.com is that act of actually finding what you need to learn photography is super easy to do on their site. Information is nicely laid out to help you naturally navigate your way through this site.
CreativeLive is the world’s largest live streaming education website. If you learn best in a classroom setting, this is the place for you. You can attend workshops taught by the best in the world in topics including photo/video, art and design, music/audio, crafting, and business.
Cambridge in Colour is an online learning environment where photographers can come to improve their skills. After its founding in 2005, it has grown substantially both in content and in the number of visitors it attracts. On any given day, over 20,000 different people are learning about photography and contributing in the forums community. Any information you could possibly need, regardless of how obscure it mat be, is easily accessible here.
Fstoppers is an online community aimed at educating and inspiring photographers, videographers, and creative professionals. The Fstoppers community is a top resource for those who want to learn photography, lighting, gear reviews, and industry news. The website reaches over 1.5 million photographers and averages around 4.2 million pageviews a month. Fstoppers has even been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, ABC News and many other industry leading news outlets.
These 5 websites will provide you with all the information you could ever want to absorb, so have fun with it and I look forward to watching you grow!! As always, thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me this week. If you like what you’ve read here, please subscribe and share via the social media links. You can also find MTM Photography on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so be sure to check out those pages! I’ll see ya next week!