-Resources for Photographers-
I want to share with you all some amazing resources to help photographers learn more about our craft! There are many places online that have free video tutorials given by industry professionals to teach you the what, where, how and why of every aspect of photography. Here are a few of my favorites:
Video Based Learning:
B&H Event Space - B&H hosts free workshops and seminars in NYC by pros, they upload the video and you can watch the seminar for free at home! There are over 150 videos on more topics than I could hope to list. My favorites are the ones that discuss landscape photography, off camera flash, and post processing. Really an amazing collection with something for everyone. Did I mention it's free?
CreativeLIVE - CL also posts video tutorials but these are a bit different, more geared towards professionals. They stream videos of pros in studio or in the field teaching you from the ground up. The videos are free to watch when they stream, kind of like television when your favorite show airs on a certain day and time. Then you can choose to buy them to watch any time, like buying your television show on DVD. CL gets big names in the industry and many videos go in depth into exactly how to market and sell your work. The neat thing is that they have a calendar of upcoming shows so if you see anything interesting you can RSVP and it will send you an email to remind you when your show is coming on. Worth a gander, especially if you are making the jump from hobbyist to professional. Well even us pros can learn from our peers, right?
Adorama TV - Another video tutorial collection, ATV has a large amount of short films that go over specific camera and lighting techniques. This is a good resource to learn a particular skill or to see how a certain pro creates their signature style.
Westcott University - WU has videos and articles that cover tips, reviews and gear guides. This is a great place to learn about lighting tricks.
Articles - Essential Reading Materials:
My favorite article on macro lenses: http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/gear/lenses/macro-lens-guide.html#.U53-C7GtTnc
Thanks for reading! Good luck out there photographer friends!