Are you into Photography? Or want to develop your skills behind the lens? Then check out these top online resources.
The web is full of endless resources and tutorials in the subject of photography. But, sometimes too much choice can be confusing so we’ve picked 10 top sites that will really help you get to grips the medium.
01. Photography Week
Launching earlier this year and a truly international title, tablet-only magazine Photography Week is aimed at enthusiastic photographers from all over the world and showcases the best international photography and feature tips and interviews with professional photographers from every continent.
02. Picture Perfect
Say what you like about Vice magazine but their photo documentary channel Picture Perfect is so full of photography inspiration, you’ll happily lose a day or two to it. Following influential photographers around the world, these insightful films will have you grabbing your camera in no time.
Strobist is about one thing: Learning how to use off-camera flash with your DSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next ten levels. If you’re a complete beginner at lighting, no worries. The free Lighting 101 course starts from the very beginning, and can get you up and running fast.
Camerabag.tv is all about celebrating image-makers and highlighting the beauty and style of the camera. Their mission is to raise the profile of emerging photographers while also providing an intimate glimpse of the workspace and trade tools of the Masters. This is photography inspiration at its best!
Foto8 connects documentary photographers, authors and audiences creating interactive displays, photography exhibitions, books and magazine publications. Based in London, Foto8 hosts face-to-face film screenings, talks, and seminars in its purpose-built premises in Honduras Street.
Digital Camera World provides a definitive guide to digital SLR photography and is full of articles that will show you how to improve any digital photo. The site is organised clearly, which sections including tutorials, reviews, news and beginner for easy navigation. Updated daily, the site is full of inspirational imagery.
If it’s inspirational images you’re after then look no further than 500px. Founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev, this online photography community is a place to gain exposure, find inspiration and connect with other photographers. And with a library of over 6 million photos, you’ll never run out of pretty pictures to look at.
08. The Photo Argus
The Photo Argus is a online resource for photographers – from novice users to advanced. The site provides useful information, inspiration, techniques, photographer showcases and more. Find what you’re looking for using the organised ‘Topics’ section or look at the most up to date articles in the helpful ‘Recent Articles’ list.
If you’re all about Nikon DSLRs, then you should definitely check out the N-Photo site. Dedicated purely to the products of the Japanese multinational imaging corporation, this excellent blog covers everything from getting started with a Nikon to create stunning imagery using more complex techniques. It also has a gallery section, which is full of beautiful imagery and sure to inspire.
Similarly, for all things Canon, head over to photography blog Photoplus. Here you will find everything you need to know on the various models of the Canon EOS DSLR. The site features many photography and photo editing tutorials, quick fixes and tips, all of which will help you take better photos. So for all you Canon lovers out there, this is definitely a site to bookmark!