- Polish your photography skills with tips and tricks online.photography image by peejay from Fotolia.com
Whether you're a budding photographer, a serious shutterbug or a professional cameraman with rock-solid skills, there is a plethora of photography tips online to help you turn your good photos into great photos. Many photographers turn to photography Web sites to gain buying advice before investing in equipment, while others may want to improve their knowledge and technical abilities. There is no shortage of helpful information on the Internet, so point your browser to one of these Web sites before you go out to point and shoot your camera.
Digital Photography School
- Digital Photography School is a free, comprehensive photographic tips Web site offering a wide variety of equipment reviews, photo critiques, advice, assignments and forums to help photographers hone their skills. The cleanly designed Web site is broken down into three categories: "Photography Tips and Tutorials," "Cameras and Equipment" and "Post-Production." A weekly photographic challenge, plus tips on composition and a special section on "How to Photograph" are among the array of topics that can help photographers of all skill levels snap the perfect picture.
Digital Photography Review
- The quantity of photographic equipment and tools on the market can be mind-boggling. Digital Photography Review is a popular and seasoned Web site dedicated to helping the serious photographer choose and use almost every model, make and type of equipment. The Web site offers reviews, news and buying guides for digital equipment, and the member forums offer researched and tested insights into cameras and accessories. The site is free, but to get the most out of it, create an account so that you can access and respond to other posts in the forums.
- A free resource catering to all levels of photographers, this Web site offers tips and advice on how to make money from photographs, including nearly everything you need to know about the art and technique of capturing a great photo. The Web site offers tips such as how to take better photos, how to create special effects and how to take travel and aerial shots. There are many free e-books on the site written by industry professionals, as well as plenty of links to related Web sites. Photo Secrets has been recommended by the New York Times and also has been ranked #32 of the top 50 photography Web sites by photocritic.com.
- Photonhead offers a blend of photographic concepts and tips for all levels of photographers. A buying guide lists comprehensive data on the newest and most popular cameras. There are beginner's guides with tips on both digital and film techniques, processing and printing, as well as tutorials on how to make the correct exposure. A simulated camera experience called "SimCam" helps you learn photographic concepts by simulating changes to shutter and aperture right in your browser.