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 magazine Web sites and photo blogs are excellent sources of general information, ... read more »
Thirty years ago, the only ways to learn about photography were books, classes, or direct ... read more »
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Various Internet directories provide lists of photography schools organized by geographic area. ... read more »
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A variety of Web sites exist that allow you to upload and share your photos. Some provide an ... read more »
When you want to expand your creations beyond simple prints, you can turn your photos into photo books, calendars, stickers, posters and more.
- Most photo storage and sharing Web sites either offer services to make nifty goodies out of your photos or are associated with other Web sites that do. Investigate the one you use to see if it has any special deals or associations.
- In addition to the Web sites below, general arts and crafts Web sites may also contain ideas for fun things to do with your photos.
For items you can create and order online ...
offers the ability to make and order photo books, stickers, canvas prints, and more. The site is designed to work with Flickr and certain other photo organization Web sites so you can easily work with your photos, or you can upload them directly to QOOP from your computer.
lets you make MiniCards, NoteCards, and StickerBooks. You can import your photos directly from one of their partner Web sites or upload your own, and they have artwork for you to choose from as well.
will create T-shirts, bags, and even postage stamps from your photos. There is also a gallery option so you can sell your creations.
To make fun creations yourself with your own materials ...
is a newsletter and blog devoted to all the fun you can have with your photos. Each newsletter (and the "Archives" page of old newsletters) has a variety of ideas for photo creations. Learn how to make wineglass photo frames
, coloring pages
, or lenticular images
(the pictures that change when you look at them from the left or from the right) from your photos. Note that the site's language is not always wholesome.
shows you how to make and print full-size posters from your photos, using only your printer.
Family Portrait Artists
shows you how to make colorful pop art-style images from your photos with your graphics software.
The Internet provides many resources for buying photos for your own use and for selling your own ... read more »
You'll probably meet a few photographers before you finally select one, but the sites below can you ... read more »
Photography enthusiasts often have Web sites focusing on famous photographers and their works, and ... read more »
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