External Learning and Support Resources

Online Training | YouTube Channels | Beginning Photographers | Camera Forums | Podcasts | Printing | Cloud Storage | Portfolio Hosting | Other Resources

Online Video Training

  • Creative Live ($) - Educational website for creators where you can take online courses from the best instructors from your computer, tablet, or phone. Free live courses are later available via subscription.
  • KelbyOne (Free) - No credit card required; get access to 14 of their favorite full‑length courses for you to see for yourself.
  • KelbyOne ($) - Start with a sampling of free courses and pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee to access their entire library of courses.
  • Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning ($) - Choose what you'd like to learn from their extensive subscription library. Access is free for users of many public libraries.
  • Phlearn ($) - Learn Photoshop & Lightroom & Photography with video streaming on demand.
  • Photoshop Training Channel (Free) - Professional Adobe Photoshop Tutorials for photo manipulation, compositing, retouching, text effects, and much more.

 

YouTube Channels

  • Photography
    • The Slanted Lens - photography and lighting tutorials for photographers and videographers; camera and lens reviews; how-to tutorials; photography and camera news, and more
    • Get Your Gear Out - photography tips, tricks and reviews from Matt Granger
    • Photofocus - a helpful and educational resource for the aspiring and professional photographer
    • TheCameraStoreTV - Evelyn Drake and Dave Paul bring you the latest info on photography and videography
    • Adorama TV - from studio lighting, video, and compact cameras to Photoshop, audio gear and photographer interviews, AdoramaTV has something for any visual creator wanting to have more fun and a better experience with their camera
    • Tony & Chelsea Northrup - photography tips and tutorials; camera and lens reviews; weekly photography news and photo reviews
    • Peter McKinnon - he teaches things about photography and cinematography (to the tune of over 4 million subscribers)
    • Nigel Danson - passionate about landscape photography and the great outdoors; aims to inspire with landscape photography tips and techniques
    • Mark Denney - treasures the complete process that landscape photography requires, from the on-location aspect of actually traveling and taking the image to the post-processing workflow of Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Photo Editing
    • Adobe Photoshop - Photoshop software is the industry standard in digital imaging and is used worldwide for design, photography, video editing and more
    • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Lightroom offers essential editing and organizational tools for all photographers, whether you’re a professional or just getting started with your photography journey
    • Photoshop Tutorials - Photoshop tutorials for beginners to advanced users
    • Photoshop Training Channel - professional Adobe Photoshop Tutorials for photo manipulation, compositing, retouching, text effects, and much more
    • photoshopCAFE - Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials (and the occasional photography tech or drone video)
    • Photography Masterclass (Lightroom/Photoshop) - brush up on your Lightroom and Photoshop for photographer skills with 10 hours of FREE training from Terry White
    • Matt Kloskowski (Photoshop/Lightroom) - his personal mission is to create education that simplifies the process of taking great photos and editing them to get the results you’ve always wanted
    • Anthony Morganti - photographer, trainer and retoucher; tips on Lightroom, Photoshop and other tools
    • Serge Ramelli - French photographer now living in Los Angeles; seeks to help you master your camera, develop in Lightroom and take it to the next level with Photoshop and other software
    • Terry White - technology reviews and Adobe Creative Suite design & photography tutorials.

 

Resources for Beginning Photographers

 

Camera Forums

 

Photography Podcasts

 

Printing Your Pictures

  • Online
    • Amazon Prints - Custom wall and tabletop decor; Prints; Photo Cards; Photo Books
    • Fracture - Prints your photos directly on glass
    • Mpix - Photo lab with a big heart for storytelling and creation; high-quality results; offers frequent sales
    • Printique (formerly AdoramaPix) - Founded as the in-house photo lab for Adorama, Printique offers top quality printing and hundreds of creative options
    • ProDPI - Create everything from wooden ornaments to traditional prints and matte portfolios; there is a knowledge base on the website where you can learn more about your printing options
    • Shutterfly - Photo Books, Cards & Stationery, Prints, Calendars, Wall Art & Décor and more; frequently offers sales
    • Snapfish - Create Photo Cards, Photo Books, Canvas Prints and Photo Gifts; frequent sales
    • White House Custom Color (WHCC) - Environmentally-friendly professional printing lab that uses high-quality photo papers, stunning wall display materials, and even metal and wood to take your pictures to the next level
  • Local
    • BWC Photo Imaging - Specialties include fine art paper prints, true Black & White prints, high quality canvas prints, traditional emulsion transfer canvas, and film processing and proofing
    • Full Color, Inc. - Professional printing lab providing dependable personal service to photographers, artists, designers and other professionals looking for innovative products at competitive pricing
    • Pounds Labs - Pounds offers studio products for the Wedding, Portrait, Sports, and Event photography markets

 

Cloud Storage

  • Amazon Photos - unlimited storage, automatic photo uploading; free for Amazon Prime members
  • Dropbox - great if you want to sync across multiple devices; free services limited to 2GB
  • Google Photos - unlimited free storage with restrictions; paid plans available with enhanced services
  • iCloud - seamless storage solution, but only if you are a MacBook/iPhone user

 

Portfolio Hosting

 

Other Resources



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