One of the wonderful things about the photography world are how many people put in countless talent online to serve the industry. This ranges from an amazing array of free blogs and tutorial sites through to really useful photography tools and portfolio sites for you to display your creativity as well as photography books and magazines. This is a selection of our favourites at the moment. We hope you find them useful.
photo by Lukas Budimaier Claim Your Free Camera Craft Cheat Sheet
Print it out and keep it for when you really need it - when you're out shooting!
Photography Tutorials – Yay! (Ok, we're a little bit biassed). Light Stalking – Amazing gear reviews and some tutorials as well. Shotkit – One of the most useful tutorial sites for photograpy with an emphasis on DYIY gear. DIY Photography – Just like the name says! Expert Photography – One of the granddaddies of the photography blogging world and it has a pretty good forum too. DPS – One of the demi-gods of the photography education space who is an incredible tutorial maker – especially in Photoshop and Lightroom. Scott Kelby – a style all of his own. Fro Knows Photo – A British site that has some wonderful technical information on photography and a great community. ePhotoZine – a photography blogger. Duh! Phoblographer – Where you need to go if you want to learn how to take great shots with your phone. iPhone Photography School – Started around the same time as Light Stalking. A great blog. The Photo Argus – Incredible quality. Photography Concentrate – What the pros read. A Photo Editor – Hard to beat a Kelby project. Lightroom Killer Tips – Where you should go if you want to learn how to use artificial lighting starting with the basics. Strobist – Very very useful. Photo Focus – A lot of really fun photography projects. PhotoJojo – Possibly the most useful technical information available to a photographer for free. Cambridge in Colour – Underwater photography tuts and news. Wet Pixel – More underwater photography fun. Dive Photo Guide – You should be able to guess what this one is about. Photography for Real Estate Photography Magazines – The standard for outdoor photography magazines. Outdoor Photographer – One of the most respected magazines around. Amateur Photographer – The king of the hill. British Journal of Photography – Inspiration in monochrome. SilverShotz – One of the best. American Photo Buying Photography Gear Online – Buy lenses and cameras… Adorama – And cameras and lenses… B&H – And everything else… Amazon Free Photography Ebooks – Started as a project by us here at Light Stalking, Photzy has taken on a life of its own. The sheer amount of free photography ebooks is unmatched anywhere on the internet. Photzy Youtube Chanels – We are addicted to watching this landscape photographer. Very engaging. Thomas Heaton – Very popular guy who seems to know his stuff. Peter McKinnon – The class clown with some serious photography knowledge under his belt. Very entertaining. Kai Wong – A model photographer who puts up a lot of great stuff. Jessica Kobeissi – You're definitely going to learn something on this great photography chanel. COOPH – Hard to beat Scott Kelby – the undisputed king of this game. KelbyOne – We only descovered Joshua recently, but his outdoor photography tips are great. Joshua Cripps Photography Twitter Accounts Worth Following – One of the best tutors in the photo world. Jack Hollingsworth – This guy knows his stuff. Scott Bourne – One of the heavy hitters of the photography world. Rick Sammon Photography Facebook Accounts and Groups Worth Following – It started as one of our projects, but has taken on a life of its own with great things happening on their page. Photzy – Groups like this are very useful for asking questions in. Night & Astrophotography Enthusiasts – Some amazing talent in this group. Landscapes / Seascapes / Cityscapes Photography Software – The best of the best in our industry. The Best Photography Software Rankings – The standard against which all other photography software is judged. Lightroom and Photoshop Photography Books Worth Owning – A collection of insightful essays by a master. Susan Sontag on Photography – A master's thoughts on our tools. The Camera by Ansel Adams – Post production by a master. The Negative by Ansel Adams – Ideas on the final outcome. The Print by Ansel Adams Photographer Spotlights – These guys unearth a lot of amazing talent. Photo Grist – More inspiration from new photographers. Feature Shoot – Even more inspiration. Lens Scratch Photo Hosting Sites and Portfolios – Very popular among pros and amateurs alike. 500PX – Probably the king of the hill in paid portfolio sites at the moment. SugMug – A very professional challenger for the crown Fotomerchant – Another of the great incumbents in pro portfolios. Zenfolio – One of the originals. Photo Shelter – Still going strong. Flickr Photography Phone Apps – We're sure you've heard of it. Instagram – Get manual control of your iPhone while shooting. Camera + – More manual control! Pro Camera – One of the best post production apps for an iPhone. Lightroom Mobile Photography News – News, news and more news. Fstoppers – And even more news. Petapixel – Finger on the pulse. British Journal of Photography – Great site out of NY. Imaging Resource – Worth adding to your RSS feed. Photoxels – As the name says. SonyAlphaRumours – And for Nikon… Nikon Rumours – And Canon… Canon Rumours – A great site for photography news. ISO 1200 – News and Inspiration. 121 Clicks – Another worth an add to the feeder. Photography Bay Gear Reviews – These guys set the standard in gear testing. Technical. DXO Mark – The original. DPReview Forums and Communities – For real feedback on your photos. Light Stalking Shark Tank – One of the big players. Photography Talk – Eclectic bunch of good folk. Ugly Hedgehog – Useful for technical criticism and early breaking news. Reddit.com/r/photography Paid Photography Courses – Started with photography but have expanded. Creative Live – Some solid paid courses available. Udemy – More paid courses worth checking out. Lynda – A few courses by a great teacher. Steele Training – These guys have some solid stuff. Photography Concentrate WordPress Photography Theme Sites Photocrati Elegant Themes ThemeForest Graph Paper Press Photo Storage and Transfer – Backs up your whole computer. Crash Plan – Another. Carbonite – Good for small batches of photos. Not great for lots. Google Drive – Transfer large files. WeTransfer – Share files easily. GeTT – Send big files. PlusTransfer Stock Sites Accepting Submissions
These sites come on and off with accepting new photographers but should be in your bookmarks if you're thinking about offering stock.
iStock Photo Fotolia Shutterstock Tourphotos Alamy Dreamstime Photodune Canstock Photo 123rf Redbubble Photography Competitions – The great game of photography! Guru Shots – Another place to test your mettle. Viewbug – A good list of many comps around the world and online. Photo Competitions Photo Utilities – As the links says… Jeffrey's Image Metadata Viewer – When you want to find out. Exif Data Colour Schemes from Flickr Images – Make videos from your images. Stupeflix – Find where your images are being used online. Pixsy