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5 Great Websites For New Photographers
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5 Great Websites For New Photographers
  • Having started to get serious with photography in
    the past month (I was already passionate about
    photography before but I never had the resources
    back then to pursue this hobby), I had to look
    upon the web for answers to the frequently asked
    questions most people new to photography would
    have. And the web did not disappoint me as I have
    found a lot of websites to help me out but I
    chose these 5 Great Websites for
    New Photographers.

  • This one is first on my list as I have already
    discovered this website years ago when I first
    gathered my enthusiasm for photography. The main
    website which is called Envato is made up of an
    ecosystem of websites built to help you get
    creative. There are three services included in
    this ecosystem starting from Envato Market where
    you can buy and sell digital products from
    videos, photos, themes, music, templates and
    other kinds of digital goods.

  • The next one is Envato Studio where
    designers/artists who freelance can post their
    services to people who need a digital touch. It
    has a wide variety of categories from Logo Design
    and Branding to Video and Animation. Its easy to
    use in just four steps first is finding the
    service you want, supplying the talent with the
    brief of your project, organize and manage the
    job online, and once the job is finished, you can
    then approve it.

  • As a photographer, the one you will be interested
    in is the Tuts service. Under this service are
    How-To Tutorials, Courses, and Ebooks. You will
    find tons of resources in this website but we are
    most likely concerned with the Photography side
    of things. To go directly to the photography side
    of things, click here. You can start exploring
    the hundreds of tutorials and how-tos or you can
    enroll in a course for less than 10 or buy an
    eBook where there is only 2 at the moment.

Screen Grab from photography.tutsplus.com
  • The next one on the list is the website that
    helped me decide on which camera to
    buy. DPREVIEW or Digital Photography Review is
    definitely one of the best sites out there when
    it comes to digital camera reviews. They have the
    full details and technical specifications of any
    digital camera you could find out there. The best
    thing about their website is the option to
    compare products side by side. So if you are
    contemplating about which of the two cameras to
    buy, put their specs up on the screen for easy

  • To compare cameras side-by-side, on the menus on
    top, select Cameras and then on the next page
    that appears, type the name of the camera on the
    search box or scroll down through the list of
    available cameras. You can even compare up to 20
    cameras at once. After selecting the two cameras,
    press the Compare button on the right.

  • For this example, I chose the Nikon D5500 (the
    one I have now) and a Canon EOS 750D. As you will
    see on the screenshot, you can really have a
    great view of the specs for each camera and
    review them easily to which one would fit your
    needs. It also shows the announce date which
    could tell you how recent the camera is
    especially if youre into having the newest one
    out there because theyre usually the ones with
    the best and most recent specs compared to
    previous products. Click on the screen shot below
    to see more of the side-by-side comparison of the
    two cameras.
  • Note You can also compare lenses side-by-side as

Comparing the D5500 and EOS 750D on dpreview.com
  • This next website is owned by a photographer
    couple named Chelsea and Tony Northrup. I first
    found out about this website through their
    YouTube page here. I was searching for a guide to
    using my Nikon D5500 that time and one of their
    tutorials came up. I didnt like to read the
    manual (if you do, great job) so I watched
    their video maybe a couple of times and it got me
    to familiarize my self with my camera. I was then
    out and about shooting pictures after that.

  • I was so impressed with the training video on the
    Nikon D5500 that I started to explore their
    YouTube channel which also got me to their
    website. Before we discuss their website, lets
    talk about their very useful YouTube videos first.

  • Ever got annoyed when some YouTube video titles
    are misleading you? Like they say that it is
    a how to for something but most of what they do
    is advertise their product or talk nonsense that
    the real essence of the video which is a how
    to is not there anymore. Ive seen a YouTube
    channel where 4 minutes would be allotted to
    non-sense humor and the only 1 minute (which is
    not continuously played) is about the how to.
    That means if all you wanted was to learn
    something, you just wasted 4 minutes of your time.

  • The Tony Northrup YouTube channel is for the
    people who have a lot of things to do and has no
    time for non-sense. They give you what you want
    in the shortest time possible with their
    advertisement for their book in-between. They
    also advertise their book a lot in-between their
    videos but I guess they have the right to because
    their books are awesome.

  • If you are just starting out, I suggest you take
    a look at buying their book because you have many
    options around it. You can buy their
    book Stunning Digital Photography or bundle it
    with a book on Lightroom, Photoshop, and
    a Photography Buying Guide. You can choose
    between a hard copy which is more expensive or
    you can have the ebook which has a big plus and
    that is it gets updated every time something new
    comes up.

  • The website is full of photography reading
    resources too as they feature content from the
    couple themselves or from other photographers as
    well so you get different view points.

Screen Grab from Tony Northrups YouTube page and
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  • I also found this next website through their
    YouTube page. I really liked this guy here
    because of the attitude he shows in his videos.
    He is funny but straight-to-the-point funny. He
    jokes and mocks around but he gets the job done
    and that is to give you cool tips and tricks in

  • Mr. FroKnowsPhoto or Jared Polin is known for his
    Afro style hair. His logo is the one where there
    is a guy with an Afro with a fork-like comb on
    the top right of the logo. His YouTube page is
    very helpful to new photographers especially if
    you are one looking for humor as well. The
    channel itself is full of useful playlists which
    you can just go and watch for hours. The
    FroKnowsPhoto channel is under the name Jared
    Polin so dont get confused.

  • Now, lets go to the website froknowsphoto.com.
    Through the website, you can browse through
    his Shows, Collections, and Guides. His shows
    include 5 Min Portrait which is basically a guide
    on taking portraits or different kinds of shots
    but its not 5 minutes long. Most of them are
    more than half an hour but it tells you how to
    get the shots in a practical way. He shoots the
    photos themselves and shows how they will look at
    the same time. Other shows include Quick Tips,
    Real World Review, and Rapid Critique.

  • The thing that really held me to this website as
    a new photographer were the user guides he had
    and happily it included the Nikon D5500 which is
    the camera I have. It was a great way to learn
    how to use my new camera as I was beginning to
    know more about it. Check out the guides he
    has here.

  • Like every other famous photographer, he also has
    a store. He is famous for wearing different
    colored shirts and other accessories which says

Screen Grab from FroKnowsPhoto.coms home page.
As a beginner in any craft, we are faced with
tons of questions but it is up to us to seek the
answers to all of them.
  • Fstoppers is a great website for new and advanced
    photographers. This website keeps up-to-date with
    the latest photography story out there from the
    most recently released camera to the newest tip
    on the block.

  • The tips and how-tos they offer are very broad
    and enlightening. They have thousands of articles
    available for you to read your day away or you
    can stop by their store to check out their
    photography tutorials and accessories. They also
    have a huge community of photographers for those
    who are interested in becoming involved and share
    their photos. Your photo can also be featured on
    the front page if its that good.

  • One of the things you could also do on this
    website is to join groups. If you are new and you
    are somehow already interested in focusing on
    just one aspect/specialty in photography, then
    you could join one or multiple groups here that
    peak your interests.  Like me, I am interested in
    macro photography so it led me to join the macro

Screengrab from Fstoppers.coms home page.
5 Great Websites for New Photographers
  • Ive read many articles and a handful of books
    and not all of them have the same concept. There
    are thousands of resources out there in the web
    and in your public library even about digital
    photography but its up for you to decide
    whichever suits your needs best. One can help you
    out greatly or others may just waste your time
    selling their products to you.

5 Great Websites for New Photographers
  • Always think of what theyre saying in their
    articles and books and dont just believe in only
    one of them. You have to broaden your horizon and
    resources. One example of why this is what you
    should do is this One of the photographers I
    was following said that you can change your DSLR
    lens without turning of the camera while the
    other said to turn it off while changing lens.
    The correct and safe way to do it is to turn the
    camera off when changing lenses because while the
    camera is on, static can affect camera sensor
    which in turn will attract dust or other

5 Great Websites for New Photographers
  • Whether youre new to photography or an amateur
    user, I hope these 5 Great Websites for New
    Photographers post helped you out.

5 Great Websites for New Photographers
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