There are many places on the internet to get your photography related news and information. So much so that it can be a bit overwhelming to any one just getting into photography.
Here is a list of Five sites you may want to start following as they have great information that will stay with you as you progress in photography:
Scott Kelby’s Site – Like him or not, his site does have a lot of information to digest and make your own as a photographer.
The Strobist – If you really want to learn about using light in your photos this is the place to start. Scroll down a bit and use the right side drop downs to read the Lighting 101 & 102 Archives!
DPReview – This is a great place to look up camera and lens reviews. Plus they have a decent forum to glean information from as well!
Chase Jarvis’s Site – A legend of adventure photography. He is a down to earth, inspirational, and really makes you want to run out and shoot anything and everything. Just Google the man!
DIY Photography – Gear costs money, you don’t always make enough to cover the cost of buying equipment. Why not build it yourself when you can?
Thanks for reading!
These are not a list of the only sites you should visit for advice, knowledge, or tips on photography. There are hundreds of them out there.
These first ones are just the top three I think give you the most knowledge back for your time spent on them.
Bonus is they are all free!
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL
OK, I will say that this one of the best places to get started at. Besides the articles there is a great community forum where you can get feed back, show images and even participate in a weekly contest to give you ideas on things to shoot. I would suggest you start here: Digital Photography Tips for Beginners.
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ACADEMY
I will attest, Steve’s Academy site gives a great quick read on many fundamentals. It’s not so much fine grain like a textbook that will bore you away from learning but it’s more than a quick gloss over you find on many forums or blogs.
CANON / NIKON USER FORUMS
Who better to learn from than other users of your gear!
If you find that you are wanting more here are a few links that will also be beneficial to check out:
Smashing Magazine’s 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Photography Skills
Thomas Hawk Digital Connection 10 Tips for the New Digital SLR Photographer
All Things Photography’s Beginning Digital Photography – From Point and Shoots Cameras to Digital SLRs
If you are a Canon User like me and if you are on a budget like me!
The Wirecutter’s The First Canon Lenses You Should Buy