There are lots of amazing resources and utilities available online on lots of aspects of photography. Here are some links and some books as well (feel free to recommend more and we’ll update the list!)
Let’s start with 44 tips to improve your photography!
There are lots of great books out there on photography, if you’d like to recommend any please let us know and we’ll add them to the list here. The club has an affiliate link on Amazon so please use it if you want to order online as the club makes a few cents!
- The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman
- The Photographer’s Mind by Michael Freeman (follow up to his first book)
- Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
- Online camera simulator, great for seeing how changing aperture and shutter speed has on your photo!
- Photopills: an iOS application for planning photography trips. Amazingly versatile application.
- The Photographers Ephemeris: a web site for planning photography trips, an iOS and Android app is also available.
- Pixlr.com: a free online post processing application, an online “alternative” to photoshop.
- gimp: a free post processing application.
- Nik Collection: free download of post processing software for Lightroom and Photoshop (e.g. Silver Efex Pro, Colour Efex Pro etc)
- General Digital Photography Guide: www.reviewlab.com/digital-photography-guide/
- The Exposure Triangle: great explanation of shutter speed, aperture and ISO
- Weather: met.ie, yr.no, accuweather
- Tides: magicseaweed (pick a surf spot and you’ll see tide info as well as swell forecast)
- Lightroom Tutorials:
- Photoshop Tutorials:
- Video Blogs/Channels:
- Digital Photography Lecture Series from Stanford by Marc Levoy
- Thomas Heaton, a great vlog on all things landscape!
- Adorama, lots of great videos on their youtube channel
- B&H Photography, lots of seminars on their youtube channel
- Karl Taylor, good free tutorials on his channel
- Gavin Hoey
- Forrest Tanaka on Astrophotography, good channel on youtube.
- Matt Granger general photography blog on youtube.
- Mads Peter Iversen: general landscape vlogger, really well made with some great tips and inspiration on just getting out there!
- Strobist/Flash Photography:
- strobist blog excellent resource for everything about off camera flash.
Photographer Portfolios and other sites
Some inspirational photographers: (please let me know of others!)
- Dom Komarechka amazing macro photography
- Elia Locardi landscape photography
- 500px.com is really good for exploring other photographers’ work.
- Mark Gee astrophotography
- Peter Hurley portrait headshot photography
- Steve McCurry portrait photography
- Joe McNally
- Eric Lafforgue
- Lee Jeffries