Basic Photography Tips



Photography can be a method of documenting news to share it with the world or capturing moments of your life to enhance your own memories. Or photography can be an art form focused on creation, expression, and experimentation. Whatever the basis of your interest in photography, the Internet is your starting point for finding what you want to know. Whether you're just starting to learn about technique or thinking about offering your own photographs for sale, this guide will show you where to look for the information you need.

Photography Magazines and Blogs

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Basic Photography Tips

Thirty years ago, the only ways to learn about photography were books, classes, or direct experimentation. Now there are a multitude of Web resources that you can use to teach yourself. Learn how a camera works, discover various techniques and styles, and find tips for taking better photographs with the Web sites below.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • For technique, try looking for discussion forums for people who own your particular camera or brand, which offer an opportunity to share experiences and tips. This can be invaluable for learning about your camera's features and improving your technique. Just search for your camera by name using Google or another search engine along with a phrase like "owners forum."
  • Today the majority of photography tutorials are aimed at digital camera users, but they can be useful for film photographers as well, as tips on composition generally apply to both types of users.
  • The manufacturer of your camera may dedicate a section of its Web site to tips for taking better photos. This is often marketing disguised as how-to guides, but it can be informative.
  • Most of the magazines' Web sites included in the "Where can I find general photography information?" section of this guide have areas with tips on how to improve your picture taking.

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Reviews of cameras and photography equipment

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Photography Classes

Various Internet directories provide lists of photography schools organized by geographic area. ... read more »

Photo Editing

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Share and print photos

A variety of Web sites exist that allow you to upload and share your photos. Some provide an ... read more »

Photo Projects

When you want to expand your creations beyond simple prints, you can turn your photos into photo ... read more »

Buy and Sell Photographs and Images

The Internet provides many resources for buying photos for your own use and for selling your own ... read more »

Find a photographer

You'll probably meet a few photographers before you finally select one, but the sites below can you ... read more »

History of Photography

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