Resources

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Education and inspiration



Education


Camera Techniques

Camera Techniques & Tips

Beginner: 

Articles 

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YouTube Videos for Beginners

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Exposure Triangle Photography Guide – Dave Morrow: https://www.davemorrowphotography.com/exposure-triangle 

ISO Photography Guide – Dave Morrow: https://www.davemorrowphotography.com/iso-photography 

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Post-Processing


Printing


Learning Sites and Schools

Cambridge in Colour – A Learning Community for Photographers

 Cambridge in Colour is an online learning environment where photographers can come to improve their skills. This is a great photography resource on the web for beginners and advanced photographers alike.  This site has a large number of visual and interactive digital photography tutorials that can help you fill in gaps in your knowledge of digital photography. Articles range from things as basic as “Understanding Depth of Field” to subjects as advanced as “Understanding Diffraction: Pixel Size, Aperture and Airy Disks“.  If you’ve never visited this resource, it’s definitely worth a look. 

Dave Morrow Photography – Landscape & Night Sky Photography Tutorials


Books


Magazines

Aperture

Format: Print and digital 

Frequency: Seasonal 

Aperture magazine is a photography journal published by Aperture Foundation. This nonprofit arts institution was founded in 1952 by renowned photographers such as Ansel Adams, Minor White, Barbara Morgan, Dorothea Lange, Nancy Newhall, Beaumont Newhall, Ernest Louie, Melton Ferris, and Dody Warren.  The publication focuses on sharing inspiring works and ideas, rather than tips and tutorials, often reading more like a photography book than a traditional magazine. While the initial purpose of Aperture was to build a community with a shared passion about fine art photography, nowadays the magazine covers a broad range of topics and types of photography. 

Outdoor Photography

Format: Print and digital 

Frequency: Monthly 

As you might have guessed by its name, Outdoor Photography focuses on nature, wildlife, adventure, and landscape photography. The publication offers tips for semi-professional photographers in these fields, as well as inspiring contributions from photographers all over the world.  This photography magazine is well-known for providing detailed explanations and tests of different techniques and types of camera lenses. However, readers also highlight Outdoor Photography’s in-depth articles on trending topics such as using photography to raise awareness for pressing environmental issues. 

Shutter

Format: Print and digital 

Frequency: Monthly 

Staying true to its tagline “by photographers, for photographers,” Shutter magazine focuses on the business side of the photography industry. Each edition revolves around a specific theme, providing a variety of articles related to how to start a photography business and run it successfully.  While business-oriented content forms the core of Shutter, the publication also includes inspirational articles, techniques, and a spotlight section. You can read this photography magazine online for free, or subscribe to its printed version and get access to exclusive partner discounts. 


Websites


Videos


Inspiration

Famous Quotes:

  • “The soul always starts a thought with an image” – Aristotle 
  • “People only see what they are prepared to see” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” –  Ansel Adams 
  • “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”  –  Ansel Adams 
  • “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” –  Ansel Adams 
  • “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” –  Ansel Adams 
  • “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams 
  • “Genius is the ability to edit” – Charlie Chaplin 
  • “Sometimes it’s way faster to go a bit slower” – Jim Krause 
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vince Lombard 
  • “The more one looks, the more one sees. And the more one sees, the better one knows where to look” – Teilhard De Chardin 
  • “To be prepared is half the victory” – Miguel De Cervantes 
  • “An amateur practices until he can do a thing right, a professional until he can’t do it wrong.”  – Unknown 
  • “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift 

Ansel Adams – National Archives 79-AA-G11