Whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur seeking to take better shots on your next trip, we are sure you will always be keen to learn new tips and tricks. And nowadays, you don’t need to leave your comfort zone for it, since you can find plenty of FREE online tutorials!
At Klaud9 we’ve curated a list of the 5 best websites that hold awesome online tutorials and free courses. This is not an exclusive list. If you know other awesome resources, feel free to share them by leaving a comment.
- Fstoppers – Online Community
Fstoppers is an online community for photographers, videographers and creative professionals. The company was founded in 2010 by Patrick Hall and Lee Morris. They have grown into one of the top resources for photography lighting, gear reviews, business tips, behind the scenes and industry news. Much of their content is created by a community of photographers, videographers, retouchers and editors. Have a look at their YouTube Channel, where they share more than 300 videos.
2. Thomas Heaton – Landscape, Travel & Outdoor Photography
Thomas Heaton’s passion for photography got serious when he was 16. He started with film photography, then digital, then film photography again. He loves shooting outdoors and travel photos. “I love being outside and I love the never ending challenge of trying to portray ‘that feeling’, you know, the warm evenings at twilight, the sense of isolation when you have a mountain to yourself, the sound of waves lapping the shore of an empty beach”. In 2014, created a YouTube channel, which now has over 100,000 followers and 4 million+ views.
3. Tony & Chelsea Northrup – Learn the Art & Science of Photography
Tony Northrup is an award-winning author & photographer, who has published more than 30 educational books. Tony’s photographic work has been published worldwide on magazine, books, CD covers and more. He uses the Canon 5DS-R for most of his professional work.
His wife, Chelsea, started photography in high school and studied film photography at Connecticut College. Her works, both as a photographer and model, have been published worldwide in digital and print format. When she’s not working she enjoys abstract, travel and night photography.
Check out their YouTube Channel, subscribe & learn for FREE!
4. COOPH – Cooperative of Photography
The Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) is a community-focused online store and magazine about photography. Its videos showcase awesome DIY photography explaining tips, tricks and hacks. Every second contains pure photography inspiration. They have a YouTube Channel, with more than 600,000 followers.
5. PHLearn – The Company that Makes Learning Fun!
PHLearn is a group of creatives who took up the mission to make the world of creative education better. They create fun, high-quality and engaging Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography tutorials for all creatives and photographers. Their goal is to make people laugh, smile, all while they master their craft. Have a look at their tutorials and learn new amazing tricks!
As said before, there are many more resources and tutorials you could use. Please share with us other photography websites that helped you to learn shooting through the lens.
“What we learn with pleasure we never forget”. – Alfred Mercier
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