The amateur photographer’s online toolkit

Photography Equipment

Delving into photography for the first time can be quite overwhelming. With heaps of photography websites for beginners out there on the ol’ internet, finding the right one can be challenging.

All you really want is an introduction to the basics. So, to save you some time, we have gathered a bunch of the best photography websites for learning, to make sure your first steps into amateur photography are easy peasy.

Popular Photography

Popular Photography, also called “pop photo” is a colossal photography website, packed with useful videos, tutorials, contests and beginners tips. If you are just getting started, you really can’t go wrong with this photography website. Skip to the “How To” section and you are more than likely to find what you are looking for. The search bar is always there if you need it to be a bit more specific.

Geoff Lawrence

One of the most thorough sites you are likely to ever come across. This website doesn’t glide over any photography subject. Easy to use and navigate around, you will find what you want in a matter of seconds. From gathering the right exposure to choosing the right lens. Geoff’s website is simply a must for amateur photographers, and for your bookmark.

Digital Photography School

Not only does digital photography school have awesome articles, books and forums, it has one of liveliest communities. The “school” is by no means formal and there are no teachers, classes or exams, rather a community for learning and sharing ideas, with all the information being free.

Udemy

You have probably heard of Udemy before. Udemy is a huge educational marketplace with an endless variety of subjects to choose from. With more than 30,000 courses, 19,000 teachers and over 7 million students, some of the best photography courses are available there. You do have to spend some money for the courses, but Udemy offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if it isn’t for you, no worries!

Cambridge In Colour

On any given day, Cambridge In Colour has over 20,000 people contributing to their forums and learning about photography to improve their skill set. This website is particularly handy if you have a more obscure question that needs answering, making it one of the best resources on the web.

Photo.net

Incredibly simple to navigate, Photo.net will let you find what you are looking for from just glancing at the home page. Full of how-to guides, this huge photography community also features galleries and forums where you can find an answer to pretty much any photography related question. You’ll also find plenty of equipment reviews on the latest photography gadgets that are useful for photographers of various levels of skill. Speaking of which, have you read about LensPacks, the latest addition to The Case Farm range?

YouTube

Often overlooked or forgotten as a resource for any subject, YouTube literally has thousands of great videos and channels, that talk about both the basics and advanced photography. For newbies like you, YouTube can be incredibly useful. Whilst you’re there, take a look at Goat Parkour!

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