Techniques & Tips

In addition to websites, there is an ever-increasing number of online tutorials covering just about every aspect of photography. They vary in quality and style, but many provide excellent advice and information.

 If you haven’t found favourite sites already, here are a few suggestions to get you started. Some are difficult to pigeon-hole into a single category and appear more than once. The list is, of course, by no means comprehensive.

 Please let one of the web team know if you notice problems with any of the links, or would like to suggest an addition to the list.

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Photoshop YouTube

Official Photoshop YouTube channel. There is a search function to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Source: Photoshop YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

Lightroom YouTube

Official Lightroom YouTube channel with an eclectic mix of short videos. There is a search function to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Source: Lightroom YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

Julieanne Kost

A huge repository of clear video-based tutorials on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Some personal photography projects too.

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Source: Julieanne Kost | Published 16/01/2020

The Lightroom Queen

Up to date website with news of the latest releases, free eBooks and a host of technical tips and tricks predominantly for the Lightroom user.

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Source: The Lightroom Queen | Published 16/01/2020

Phlearn Website

Clear, well produced videos covering a wide range of ‘how to’ topics in Photoshop and Lightroom for all skill levels.

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Source: Phlearn | Published 16/01/2020

Phlearn YouTube Channel

Clear, well produced videos covering a wide range of ‘how to’ topics in Photoshop and Lightroom for all skill levels.

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Source: YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

Robin Whalley YouTube

Robin is a landscape photographer, but most of his website and YouTube channel is focussed on how to edit your images, with tips on using many of the popular editing software. He also reviews latest software releases.

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Source: YouTube | Published 14/01/2020

Robin Whalley (Lenscraft)

Robin is a landscape photographer, but most of his website and YouTube channel is focussed on how to edit your images, with tips on using many of the popular editing software. He also reviews latest software releases.

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Source: Lenscraft | Published 14/01/2020

Alternative Editing Software

Some of the main rivals to Photoshop and Lightroom

Affinity Photo

A large repository of official video and desktop tutorials covering all aspects of working with Affinity.

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Source: Affinity Photo Desktop | Published 16/01/2020

Affinity Photo YouTube

A large repository of official video and desktop tutorials covering all aspects of working with Affinity.

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Source: Affinity Photo YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

ON1 YouTube

A large repository of official video tutorials covering all aspects of working with ON1.

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Source: ON1 YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

Robin Whalley YouTube

Robin is a landscape photographer, but most of his website and YouTube channel is focussed on how to edit your images, with tips on using many of the popular editing software. He also reviews latest software releases.

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Source: YouTube | Published 14/01/2020

Robin Whalley (Lenscraft)

Robin is a landscape photographer, but most of his website and YouTube channel is focussed on how to edit your images, with tips on using many of the popular editing software. He also reviews latest software releases.

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Source: Lenscraft | Published 14/01/2020

Colour Management

For those who want a better understanding of colour, including monitor and printer calibration.

Northlight Images

Lots of technical information on printing, equipment and calibration.

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Source: Northlight Images | Published 16/01/2020

Colour Management Guide

For those who want a better understanding of colour, including monitor and printer calibration. Useful information and reviews on monitors, printers and colour calibration.

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Source: Arnaud Frich | Published 16/01/2020

Equipment Reviews

There are endless equipment reviews, but be aware that many may not be totally unbiased.

Photography Life Reviews

This part of the Photography Life website is dedicated equipment reviews that are clear and seemingly unbiased.

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Source: Photography Life | Published 16/01/2020

Thom Hogan ‘ByThom’

Thom had a career at the forefront of a number of high tech startups, including the company responsible for the first consumer digital camera. His reviews are written by someone who, it seems, really understands what he is talking about. The ‘By Thom’ site has tips on travel photography as well as reviews, mainly on Nikon equipment. (Note: probably some useful information, but not a great site to get around)

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Source: Thom Hogan | Published 16/01/2020

Thom Hogan ‘Sans Mirror’

Thom had a career at the forefront of a number of high tech startups, including the company responsible for the first consumer digital camera. His reviews are written by someone who, it seems, really understands what he is talking about. His ‘Sans Mirror’ site is all about mirrorless camera equipment. If you are looking to switch or upgrade this seems as good a site as any. The reviews are free of hype and appear to be unbiased.

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Source: Thom Hogan | Published 16/01/2020

General Photography Tips

Adorama TV YouTube

Adorama has videos on just about everything with plenty of ‘how to take’ tutorials. Sadly they are not in any order but you can try searching for a topic or check out the sub-channels.

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Source: Adorama TV YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

Cambridge in Colour

A good place to start if you’d like to understand the technical side of photography and your photographic equipment.

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Source: Cambridge in Colour | Published 16/01/2020

Digital Photography School

The site has 3 main areas with tutorials covering ‘Photo Tips’, ‘Gear’ and ‘Post Processing’. An enormous number of subjects are covered, with tutorials on most genres. There are also subscription courses.

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Source: Digital Photography School | Published 16/01/2020

Photography Life

A wealth of clear and detailed tips and techniques can be found in their learning area, along with tutorials, categorised according to beginner/advanced experience, genre and post processing. Unlike many of the other sites the material is in blog style.

This is also a good site for gear reviews without the hype and fanfare of some alternative sites.

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Source: Photography Life | Published 14/01/2020

Ideas for Projects

Sometimes we need ideas to kickstart our photography and get us out of our comfort zones.

Matt Hart ‘LightTraveler’

Matt is a retired professional photographer ‘with a passion for photography projects and more so for the final image’. He used to run a series of Sunday projects intended to get you out and about with your camera, and you should find plenty of inspiration in his videos.

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Source: Matt Hart | Published 16/01/2020

Matt Hart YouTube

Matt is a retired professional photographer ‘with a passion for photography projects and more so for the final image’. He used to run a series of Sunday projects intended to get you out and about with your camera, and you should find plenty of inspiration in his videos.

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Source: Matt Hart | Published 16/01/2020

Learn Bookbinding

A complete step by step guide to making your own book.

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Source: Learn Bookbinding | Published 14/02/2020

Photography Genres

Gary Gough

Gary is a Yorkshire-based professional photographer who takes a day a week to do his own thing, mainly taking landscape photographs. His website includes blogs /‘vlogs’ which cover his experience at a range of sites, as well as technical tips.

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Source: Gary Gough | Published 16/01/2020

Gary Gough

Gary is a Yorkshire-based professional photographer who takes a day a week to do his own thing, mainly taking landscape photographs. His website includes blogs /‘vlogs’ which cover his experience at a range of sites, as well as technical tips.

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Source: Gary Gough YouTube | Published 16/01/2020

Thomas Heaton Photography

Thomas is a passionate landscape photographer and outdoor enthusiast. He hopes that his videos inspire people to see more, do more and photograph more. They cover the ups and downs of heading out with his camera, and landscape photographers will relate to many of his experiences.

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Source: Thomas Heaton Photography | Published 16/01/2020

Street Hunters

Plenty of ‘how to’ tips for street photography, as well as gear reviews.https://www.streethunters.net/

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Source: Street Hunters | Published 14/01/2020

Thomas Heaton YouTube

Thomas is a passionate landscape photographer and outdoor enthusiast. He hopes that his videos inspire people to see more, do more and photograph more. They cover the ups and downs of heading out with his camera, and landscape photographers will relate to many of his experiences.

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Source: Thomas Heaton YouTube | Published 14/01/2020

Selling and protecting your images

If you are interested in selling your images, or are worried about your images being used without permission then check out these sites. You can get help you with selling, as well as searching the web looking for your images and assisting you with making claims for improper use.

LAPIXA

The LAPIXA Image Finder is designed to be a user-friendly way of searching the web for your images across all platforms.

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Source: LAPIXA | Published 16/01/2020

Picfair

Picfair specializes in helping you sell your images, handling logistics and licensing.

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Source: Picfair | Published 16/01/2020
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