Links and Resources

Online Photography Education

Updated January 2017

Adobe Learn – Access anything and everything about Adobe tools and services with Adobe Learn. As we phase out Adobe TV, Adobe Learn will be the new home for tutorials and other assets to help you create your best work. (https://helpx.adobe.com/learn.html#/top_products)

Adobe TV – Adobe TV is Adobe’s online TV network, offering free training, inspiration, and information about the latest Adobe products & services. Watch when and where you want, save episodes, subscribe to your favorite channels, and post videos on your blog.  Watch the ultimate Adobe experts delivering tips and tricks from the inside.  A full range of programs, from entertainment through instruction, how-to tech talk to personality-driven shows, highly creative productions to desktop walk-throughs. Adobe TV presents a growing number of channels to appeal to different audiences. (http://tv.adobe.com/)

Adorama Learning Center – Adorama Learning Center How-to tips, buying guides, tutorials from AdoramaTV, product reviews for better photography, video, and more! ALWAYS FREE! (http://www.adorama.com/alc/) Youtube channel: Adorama

B&H Event Space – The B&H Event Space is a leading-edge learning environment partnered with major manufacturers in the imaging industry and academic institutions in the arts to produce a wide range of free workshops, lectures and seminars covering a vast spectrum of topics in photography, video and pro audio designed to educate, inspire, and cultivate a community of like-minded individuals, who aspire to be great at what they love to do. Featured online event videos that are also available through podcasts so you can view them at your leisure, at home, work, or while traveling. (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/EventSpace.jsp) Youtube channel: B and H 

B&H Explora – Welcome to the B&H Explora Blog! Get the latest News, tips and reviews for the hottest products. Explore and learn from the professionals at B&H.

Bryan Peterson School of Photography – Formerly the Perfect Picture School of Photography. BPSOP is dedicated to bringing you the best online photography learning experience. We have gathered some of the top photographers in their respected areas and brought them together here for you. On-line classes given by professional photographers ($). Sign up for free weekly Photography Tips. (bpsop.com)

Cambridge in Colour – Cambridge in Colour is an online learning environment where photographers can come to improve their skills. Their tutorials typically focus more on concept than procedure, are highly visual and often interactive, and cover each topic thoroughly but concisely. (http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/)

Canon Digital Learning Center – The Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC) is dedicated to providing online educational resources for imaging professionals. They offer a rich variety of regularly updated content to educate and inspire — in-depth tutorials, QuickGuides, insights from the experts, sample images and videos, and more. Anytime, anywhere, the CDLC has all the online resources you need to make the most of your Canon gear. (http://www.learn.usa.canon.com)

DPReview – Digital Photography Review’s mission is to provide the most authoritative content around and reviews of digital photography gear in the world. We have built the most comprehensive database of consumer digital cameras in the world, and we provide an open, active forum and useful tools for our community. (http://www.dpreview.com/) Youtube channel: dpreview com 

Digital Photography School – A website with simple tips to help digital camera owners get the most out of their cameras. This ‘School’ is not a formal one by any means. There are no classes, no teachers, and no exams – rather it’s a learning environment where Darren Rowse, the guy behind Digital Photography School, thinks out loud about what he knows.  In the Forum users share what they’re learning by sharing photos and asking and answering each others questions. Also, unlike most schools, the information here is FREE. (http://digital-photography-school.com/)

ePHOTOzine – A highly active international photo community showcasing their work in the gallery and discussing photography in the friendly forum. Plus photography technique tutorials, guides, interviews, digital camera reviews and news. It’s the place to be for photographers! (https://www.ephotozine.com/) Youtube channel: e PHOTOzine

Flushing Camera Club – In addition to regular club information, there’s information on upcoming programs and educational events and competitions. Newsletter includes monthly Photo Tips from Russ Burden. (http://www.flushingcameraclub.org/)

FroKnowsPhoto – The goal of FroKnowsPhoto is to create a fun and informative website to help photographers of all skill levels with tutorials and videos that provide guidance in the art, process, equipment and experience of capturing moments in photos. (http://froknowsphoto.com/)       Youtube channel: Jared Polin

Fstoppers.com – Fstoppers is an online community aimed at educating and inspiring photographers, videographers, and creative professionals. Started in 2010 by founders Patrick Hall and Lee Morris, Fstoppers has grown into one of the top resources for photography lighting, gear reviews, business tips, behind the scenes, and industry news. (http://fstoppers.com/) Youtube channel: FStoppers

GavTrain.com – I’m Gavin Hoey, freelance photographer, writer and trainer of all things photographic since 2001. It is my pleasure to welcome you to my web site which is dedicated to my passion for digital photography, Photoshop and most importantly sharing my knowledge. In 2012 I joined forces with Adorama in New York who sponsor my current videos and have made it possible to keep them free for all to enjoy.(http://www.gavtrain.com/) Youtube channel: Gavin Hoey

Improve Photography.com – This is a blog by Jim Harmer who writes some very good tutorials. It’s regularly updated and should be in your bookmarks.   (http://improvephotography.com/)  Youtube channel: Jim Harmer

ISO 1200 –   The video blog to learn photography with Professionals. My name is Matt, I am a photographer and “BTS search Guru”. In ISO 1200 Magazine we have the best team searching brand new behind the scenes videos around the world to learn all the secrets of the best photographers. (http://www.iso1200.com/)

KelbyOne – Formerly known as KelbyTraining.  KelbyOne now offers PAID members access to more than 10,000 online training videos in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom with unparalleled cinematic production quality, taught by a team of the finest and highly respected instructors in the industry. KelbyOne’s videos are short, clear and concise allowing members to learn at their own pace and timeline. You can view video segments from each class to see if KelbyOne is right for you before making a financial commitment. (http://kelbyone.com/) Youtube channel: KelbyOne

lynda.com – lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a PAID subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials. New courses and topics are added every week at no extra cost. They carefully select the world’s top experts who are the best in their field, passionate about their subject matter, and know how to teach.  Group discounts are available.  What do you want to learn today? (http://www.lynda.com/) Youtube channel: Lynda.com

MyPhotoSchool  Their online photography courses offer excellent value for money, they are the first and only on-line photography school to offer a classroom learning experience from the comfort of your own home. You get exactly the same photography classes delivered via the web, as you would if you were sitting in a classroom. You can listen to your tutor, ask questions via MyClassRoom and even chat with your fellow classmates online. They’ve gathered together some of the world’s top photography experts to bring you a fantastic opportunity to learn from people you’d never normally get access to. Enroll in one of their MyPhotoSchool courses and become the photographer you’ve always wished to be.   (http://www.myphotoschool.com)

New York Institute of Photography – NYIP offers high-quality photography courses for students who want to learn photography from home on their own time. Founded in 1910, NYIP is the world’s largest and oldest photography school, successfully graduating photographers all over the world for 100 years. Their affordable home-study courses allow students anywhere to learn the photography skills that they need from New York City’s professional photographers. (http://www.nyip.edu/) Youtube channel: New York Institute of Photography

Nikon Learn And Explore A newly redesigned site makes it easier to find stories you care about, get tips and advice from pros, learn new shooting techniques, discover classes and workshops—in short, help you find new inspiration every time you visit. (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/index.page)

Outdoor Photographer – Master the skills you need with photography techniques from the experts. Whether you’re a novice seeking advice on landscape, wildlife or nature photography or a pro looking for more advanced techniques, you’ll find all the information you need, here. (https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/tip-techniques)

PetaPixel – Established in May of 2009, PetaPixel is a leading blog covering the wonderful world of photography. We love photography, and we want to see others love it too. Our goal is to inform, educate, and inspire in all things photography-related.(http://petapixel.com/)                       Youtube channel: PetaPixel

PFLI – The Photographic Federation of Long Island is a voluntary non-profit organization of camera clubs from Nassau and Suffolk counties and the 5 boroughs of NYC and is dedicated to the enjoyment and advancement of photography. The PFLI is a member of the Photographic Society of America. The Federation also holds a number of special events including instructional seminars by leading experts in the fields of photography, digital photography and Photoshop as well as live photographic shoots. Please see the CALENDAR page for a complete list of events. (http://www.pflionline.com/Welcome.html)

Phlearn – We’re a small, fast and flexible company comprised of creative and passionate photography professionals who create Photoshop and Photography tutorials for photographers in all phases of their career. We strive to create a trustworthy, engaging and supportive community, help our audience grow and contribute to their success. (http://phlearn.com/) Youtube channel: Phlearn

Photo Argus – A resource for all photographers, novice to advanced, bringing you useful information, inspiration, techniques, tutorials, photographer showcases and more. (http://www.thephotoargus.com/)

Photo.net – Photo.net is a robust, collaborative peer-to-peer educational platform for photographers ranging from hobbyists to professionals. It’s an online community that brings people together and provides lively forums, competitive photo contests, info on the hottest gear, tutorials, inspirational interviews, and more. Most importantly, Photo.net offers the chance to put your photography in front of top rated photographers from all around the world to find out specifically how you can improve. You’ll have the opportunity to share your knowledge as well. Teaching, after all, is the best way to learn. (http://photo.net/learn/)

Photographic Society of America – (PSA) is a worldwide organization providing a wide range of services that promote photography and benefits to its members. Individual members can participate in competitions, study groups and on-line education programs designed to advance photographic knowledge and skill. (http://www.psa-photo.org/)

Photography.ca – Photography podcast (audio) blog and forum.  The goal of Photography.ca is to teach people how to become better photographers and produce their own fine art photography. This is done primarily through a free, super-friendly photography forum, articles on photography as well as a free monthly photography podcast with over 100 episodes to date. (http://www.photography.ca/)

PhotographyTalk.com – A global community of more than 1.5 million subscribers. Photographers just like you and me along with some of the best photographers in the world communicating through the PhotographyTalk forum, answering questions and helping each other improve their skills in pursuance of becoming better photographers. (http://www.photographytalk.com/) Youtube channel: PhotographyTalk

PhotoNaturalist – PhotoNaturalist is a blog about nature photography. Every week a new article is published on how to improve your nature photos covering all kinds of nature photography (including wildlife, landscape, flowers, and even a little bit of macro photography). Occasional editorials regarding their philosophy and ethics of photographing nature. (http://photonaturalist.net/)

Photoshop Essentials.com – Tutorials you won’t find anywhere else, with easy to follow, step-by-step training on everything from Photoshop Basics to photo editing and retouching, photo effects, text effects, and more, and it’s all written with beginners in mind. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with Photoshop in no time at all! (http://www.photoshopessentials.com/)

PictureCorrect – This website is a valuable resource to photographers of all experience levels. Their goal is to serve some of the best information that is relevant to photographers everywhere. (http://www.picturecorrect.com/)

Popular Photography – Find all the photography tips, camera reviews, and camera gear news you need to improve your photography skills at PopPhoto.com. Register for the latest news and updates from the world’s largest photography magazine. Receive product reviews, buyers guide and how-to resources for the photo enthusiast — all delivered weekly, right to your inbox! (http://www.popphoto.com/)

Russ Burden Photography – In addition to his workshops, he provides Photo Tips. He is also a contributor to Outdoor Photographer magazine with his “How To” column. (http://www.russburdenphotography.com/)

Shutterbug – Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and enhancing your creativity? Shutterbug’s vast archives of instructional articles are written by serious photographers for serious photographers. So read on and improve your skills. This link will take you directly to the Techniques section, the Shutterbug home page is HERE. (http://www.shutterbug.com/)

SLR Lounge – SLR Lounge is the photographer’s educational community. We are working professionals teaching photographic/lighting and post production techniques for those in the business of photography. We are a photography community dedicated to providing photography tutorials, Lightroom Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, photography news and more! As long as it is photography related, we will discuss it here! (http://www.slrlounge.com/) Youtube channel: SLR Lounge

Smoking Strobes – Glamour and beauty photography lighting setups, best practices on various photography techniques, all explained in video tutorials. See exactly how the lighting is done and try it out yourself. (http://smokingstrobes.com/) Youtube channel: Good Light! Clips

Snapfactory – Mark Wallace is a photographer and photography instructor. You can learn more about his workshops at snapfactory.com. The Snapfactory YouTube channel is dedicated to the art of photography, a place where we wish to educate, inspire, and connect photographers. (http://blog.snapfactory.com/) Youtube channel: Snapfactory

Strobist – Strobist is the world’s most popular resource for photographers who want how to learn to use their flashes like a pro. The site includes both archived educational modules and ongoing feature articles. Want to learn how to light? Visit Strobist’s huge library of free core educational modules. (http://strobist.blogspot.com/)

The Slanted Lens –  Lessons and tips for photographers from Jay P. Morgan. With more than two decades of experience, Jay brings to his commercial studio two special qualities: a keen appreciation of the bizarre and a knack for flawlessly executing elaborate shots. (http://theslantedlens.com/) Youtube channel: The Slanted Lens

TWiP – This Week in Photo (TWiP) is the home of a network of amazing photography podcasts. The shows are entertaining, informational and inspirational. (http://thisweekinphoto.com/) Youtube channel: This Week in Photo

Tim Grey.com – He’s currently updating his website, but in the meantime you can get the latest and greatest updates from Tim Grey through the links on his homepage. (http://www.timgrey.com/)

tuts+ – Tuts+ teaches creative and technical skills across many topics to millions of people worldwide with tutorials, articles, news and insights that help you take your knowledge to the next level. (http://photography.tutsplus.com/)

You Keep Shooting – with Bryan Peterson.  Bryan demonstrates a variety of photography tips and tricks in these easy-to-understand video guides.  Join him as he unlocks simple techniques that make a huge difference in the quality of your photos. Learn how to use classic concepts and skills to improve your photography.  Topics covered include using filters, trying new lenses, posing techniques, and adjusting little-known camera settings. Bryan will break down the complex skills of photography and guide you to an understanding that will give you the power to discover and capture your own fantastic images. (http://youkeepshooting.podbean.com/) Youtube page: You Keep Shooting

YouTube – Many excellent tutorials. Use the search function, e.g., Photoshop, macro photography, exposure, Lightroom, manual mode, layers, PS Elements, etc.  If you can’t find it here, it’s not out there!  (http://www.youtube.com/)

Here are a few to get you started:

Do you have a link that would make a great addition to this list?  Leave a comment below!

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