Photography websites are the place to go for all kinds of help. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned photographer running a business, you will need help, advice, and tips from time to time.
To make your life easier, we’ve put together this list of top 20 photography websites. Some will offer you news across all photographic fields, others will give you tutorials on how to create an image with a specific style.
Whatever you are interested in, or feel like you need more help with, these photography websites are the place to go.
If you’re looking for help with your landscape photography – look no further. Dave Morrow Photography has everything you need to take the shots you want.
He has also made it easy for you. Head on over to the site and go to the aptly named ‘Start Here’ section. He is a guy you can trust, as he spends 3/4 of each year in the wild, capturing unbelievable shots.
To follow his dream of being a photographer, he actually quit his day job, a high-paying corporate position. Now he receives so much more job satisfaction helping others with his videos and image help.
From the basics to the more complicated themes, read his site and get ready to start learning.
29. Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby is a name that most of us have heard before. He is a Floridian and runs one of the biggest online educational communities for creative people.
On top of his website, he has a few books under his belt. Namely “The Digital Photography Book, Part 1” which became the best selling book in history on photography. Other works he won awards for and saw them translated in many languages.
On top of this, his moniker is the original ‘Photoshop Guy’. I think you can guess why!
If you’re looking for all sorts of photography help, this is it. From reviews to insights, tutorials and all kinds of help you can possibly imagine.
Are you an aspiring fashion photographer? Do you want ot capture lookbooks, street fashion or even high-end fashion studio portraits? If so, you are in the right place.
You’ll be glad for the help. No doubt you are aware of how difficult the fashion industry is to break into. You definitely don’t want your images to let you down.
Here you’ll find behind-the-scenes help when it comes to fashion photography. Liselotte Fleur is the creator and boy, does she have a lot to tell you. Over the past 12 years she has gained valuable experience that she wants to pass on.
This is the person you want to learn from.
27. Feature Shoot
To begin with, I wasn’t sure what Feature Shoot was. Was it a magazine? Was it an educational photography blog? It is actually both!
What they do is almost written on the tin – they feature those who make the grade. Either from well-established photographers or those who are just starting.
If you have great `quality images, the chances are your work could work well here. A great source of inspiration and help across the board.
As the title of this blog suggests, it is a place of photographic education on the night sky.
Royce Blair is the man behind this helpful page. He provides very useful advice and tips when you aim to capture all that sits above you.
Whether straight shots of The Milky Way or including a foreground in your captures – this is the place to come for everything you need.
If it’s wedding photography you are looking for. you’re in the right place. Fiona Kelly is the one that gets us through the backdoor to give us all the help we need.
Let’s be honest, unless you are a seasoned high-end events photographer, wedding shoots are daunting. So much focus and pressure are placed on that ceremony and celebration.
Luckily, we have someone guiding us and has done for the last five years. She shares with us everything that she picked up along the way. Not just on how to shoot the bride and groom, but Group Photos Made Easy.
The benefit is that her website looks great, and it is very easy to navigate to each and every area.
24. Expert Vagabond
Calling all travel photographers out there! This is the site you need. From holiday snaps to more thoughtful, environmental portraits. Expert Vagabond has all the best content for traipsing with your camera.
Need to know how to make money with travel photography? That’s fine. Need to know what gear you should take with you? Great. It’s all here.
Not only does Matthew Karsten provide great amounts of help, but his website is also well put together. Start Here is the go-to place if it’s your first time at the site.
You can search by Destination, Travel Tips or even how to live nomadically as a photographer.
Cambridge in Color has such a nice ring to it, even if it does sound a little professor-esque. The website is simple, and some might say even dated. This means the content must be good, as all efforts must be poured into the content.
Founded in 2005, this photography website has accumulated many photographers who are willing to share their tips and tricks. Unlike other photography blogs who show you in images, this page tells you exactly what you need to take into account to get the shot.
Whatever you need to know, this should be your first port of call. Be it information concerning lenses, gear choices or external devices, they have it all.
Behind the Shutter is an aptly named blog. It is aimed at all the different kinds of people behind the camera, either enthusiasts or professionals. Everyone can get something from this great photography website.
Perhaps it is elevating your photography with better lighting. Or getting tones right for timeless images. Either way, you’ll find something here that will help you take better images.
You can also find business tips on how to be successful and make money from your photography. No matter what types of photography you want to pursue.
The easy to navigate website makes it easy to lose a who afternoon to it. At least you’ll learn a lot.
21. Peter McKinnon
We all know Peter McKinnon. He has been the face of photography for the last few years, and good reason too. He is a photographer and video-maker and prefers to hand over his tips by video.
The videos aren’t poorly done with scratchy sound. They all have grade-A quality, which helps to show prospective photographers his advice in the best light. they are a joy to watch.
He covers smartphone photography, lens and gear reviews, and how to get the shots you want. He is definitely worth a watch, and you’ll get a lot out of the content he puts across.
The British Journal of Photography has been an establishment in the UK for all photographers to follow. Their monthly magazine was the go-to place for me when I was studying photography, and it still is today.
Founded in 1854, it still manages to stay ahead of the times. The website provides inspiration through series and bodies of work from all types of photographers.
They have student and professional awards. They are perfect for finding new and inspiring photographers. You can even apply and be the name that others look at.
Petapixel is the news forecasting service of all things photographic. They let you know about reviews and what cameras are good for specific fields. The part I like the most, are the articles on what happens to photographers in the field.
We all like to know about the next court battle between a photographer with principles, and a corporation who used unlicensed images. It helps us know where to turn to if we were in that position.
These articles are well written, from a slew of writers and disciplines. They look at all areas that you may find interesting. It is a great source to dip into, for tutorial videos and continually edited situational stories.
500px is the semi-professional social media platform for photographers. It falls somewhere between the high brow Behance and above the unmonitored Flickr.
Founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev as an online photography community, it is a place to gain exposure, find inspiration and connect with other photographers. You can search, heart and critique others’ work.
With over 6 million photographs, you will be hard-pressed to run out of inspiration. The recent redesign has brought 500px to the top of its market, and now the interface is so much nicer to work with. Good job, 500px!
iPhone photography school is the website for the niche photographer, capturing on their iPhone. Their mindset is great, as many people can’t afford (or don’t want) a heavy set camera, like a DSLR.
There are plenty of in-depth tutorials connected to three simple areas; Getting Started, Take Better Photos and Learn Photo Editing.
Techniques found here not only apply to iPhone users, so there is something for everyone. The design of the site is sleek and easily manageable. It even looks great on your…ahem…iPhone.
Fstoppers is another great website that I used all the time throughout university. It’s eye-catching, simple, clean and efficient. This is the kind of website where I find myself starting with one article and then emerging a few hours later, not knowing exactly where I was in that time.
Fstoppers might steal my attention but it gives me back an ever-increasing knowledge base on all things photographic.
It offers news, kit and gear reviews, and tackles all areas of photography. There are many writers, so the text-style is rarely the same. It truly shows you that anyone can achieve great things with the right mindset.
Digital Photography Review used to be at the top of every photographer’s list of where to look for information. It is predominantly a camera and gear review website, which can be a little too much at times.
Their content is well written, but it lost a few points on website design. Content is king though, so it’s still up there in the top ten.
The best part about this photography website are the forums. Not many websites have this great addition, meaning you have to scramble through useless comments from others.
The forums let you ask and answer questions based on real people facing real situations.
14. DIY Photography
DIY Photography has never been so popular. It is a website dedicated to pulling apart and creating anything photographic, only using a macgyver mentality and a little time.
Photography can be an expensive hobby, but not the way this website sees it. For every item of gear out there, there is a cheaper and homemade version waiting to be crafted.
It came about in 2006 and has only grown by leaps and bounds. DIY photography has expert advice, kit reviews, and hundreds of tutorials helping you cut down on some of those costs.
It is for photographers, by photographers, and a great place to dip into for ideas and inspiration.
I love the name Lightstalking. It makes me think of that dedicated photographer, hiding in the shadows, tracking the light for hours until they see the perfect shot. Their one and only chance to take a clean photograph.
Well, it is almost like that out there in the field, so their name gets 10/10 from me.
Photographers are writing articles for photographers here, and some of the topics are very interesting. They go for areas and techniques that similar websites haven’t written about. This is a breath of fresh air.
They have forums that allow the connection between photographers. They even have their own Lightroom presets, even if they are a little pricey.
Digital Photography School (or DPS) is a platform for all tips and techniques for everything photographic. They will give you six articles on what you need from a landscape camera, and six more on the best landscape cameras out there. They’ll never be a shortage of content.
They house writers from all disciplines, from all over the world, so there is something for everyone. When it comes to information, DPS has it all. You can lose yourself in this website, and when you come out of it, you’ll be eager to get to your camera and start shooting.
Before Behance, Flickr or even 500px, there was Photo.net. It is the internets’ original online community for photographers, boasting over 25 years of photography inspiration. With over 5 Million images, it is a little behind 500px. Photo.net focuses more on the image rather than the photographer.
It is a little outdated and doesn’t look like it is moderated much, which is great. Real photographers should help out real photographers with realistic critiques.
What I also like about this site is that it has a forum. This is a great place to get in touch with all kinds of photographers to ask questions about tips, tricks, techniques and recommended camera gear. Well worth it.
10. The Spruce
I know, The Spruce doesn’t sound very photographic, but what’s in a name anyway. You don’t judge a book by its photograph. This is a website written entirely by photography experts. These are the writers that you want to read from, as they have done it all and found how to do it successfully.
It is both an extensive library of tips and techniques to use, and also an advice center, helping you get the best from your work.
It will give you articles that few on this list will give you. Photographer biographies and ‘where to find the copyright symbol on your keyboard’ are just a few. You have no idea how useful that is!
The spruce is more of a WordPress themed website with beautiful photography. It’s also one of the best portfolio websites around.
We like Picture Correct over here at Expert Photography, because of its diversity. The website will give you tips on ‘how best to clean your DSLR’ and ‘how to add color to black and white photography’. This site has it all, and it is all relevant.
Picture Correct has 539 pages of content. These range from tutorial videos to photographer written articles on how to get better at a particular photographic area.
Thankfully, there is a search engine letting you quickly find what you’re after. The website isn’t the best at keeping its articles sub-headed or organized. They are just there, meaning the scroll button on your mouse is going to be your new best friend. Simple, yet very effective.
It’s a high-quality, yet simple website.
8. SLR Lounge
It keeps track of your progress, picking up where you left off at any time. You can even ask for your images to be critiqued by other photographers. That is super handy.
On top of these, there is an award scheme. They are free to join, and if won, can give you an immense head start in getting your name out there.
Popular Photography has been around for a while. It is by no means an inferior website, as it offers you 341 pages of camera gear news to soak up. There are other areas, such as ‘how to…’ and ‘a day in the life’ which makes this website special and unique.
By looking at the ‘photo of the day’, you can see other photographers’ submissions. This allows you to find their social media pages and comment on their work.
I really like their extensive buying guides, looking at all the lenses and cameras you can imagine exist. And all the ones you cant.
It has a great web design element to it, giving the world some of the best photography.
TutsPlus is one website that always crops up when browsing the net for photographic news or information. They offer tutorials, courses, and ebooks. All of these are helpful on your way to becoming a master of the photographic craft.
Their articles are written by photographers and other artists, really letting you see photography in all its forms in a new light. Articles give you help and advice on all photographic subjects. ‘How to read a photograph’ and ‘how to use medium telephoto lenses’ are just two out of many.
There is a huge database of all things photographic. This lets you read about some of the photographers and what they do. They also provide more professional and serious articles on how to photograph better. There is no better place for tutorials.
If you’re looking for help with Photoshop, for example – this is a great place to visit.
Udemy is an online course website, offering you over 340 tutorials just on photography. There is something for everyone here, ranging from ‘understanding your camera’ to ‘the art of black and white photography.’
The courses cost as little as $9,99 and can be seen as many times and you need. you can see how long the courses are, and how many lectures make up each course.
This is the perfect place to really hone into your niche area of photography. It boasts so many videos, that there is something for you. I can guarantee that you will learn about all the things you need to, plus other things you hadn’t even thought of.
After a while, you’ll realise this advanced photography website is great for your photography business.
Geoff Lawrence is our go-to guy for all the information you could possibly need. The simple website looks outdated, but you aren’t going here for the style, no-no-no.
The content here is not only helpful, it is also split into 15+ headings, allowing you to navigate easily. These topics range from ‘choosing a camera’ to what to do ‘after work’, which is his version of post-editing.
Every heading is further broken down into clear and concise headings, so you know exactly where you need to go for the information. It isn’t overly complicated, and it works well in helping you get the job done.
Creative Live is another platform offering photography classes and tutorials. Similar to Udemy, Creative Live has 27 pages of videos, which is almost 1000 videos at your disposal. They range from free, to others costing over $300.
You can see how beneficial they are from the number of ratings they have, through the serious ‘thumb’s up’ button. For all those looking for further help, on Photoshop, for example, this is one of the best photography websites.
These videos don’t just focus on workflows and guides. They can also offer philosophical insights into specific areas of photography. It can even help your photography business.
The Photo Argus is a great place for photographic resources. As soon as you hit the website’s homepage, you are off running. This website presents you with inspiring images to help get you out there.
It is for amateurs and pros alike and provides you with all sorts of useful information, techniques and product showcases.
It is all organized in the top bar and makes this website very easy to navigate. You can search by photographer and project, by inspirational series and interestingly enough, by location.
This is perfect for a keen traveler looking for specific tips on a defined area. Keep up the good work, Argus.
Similar to numbero uno on this list is Practical Photography. This is a magazine turned website, first founded in 1959. The magazine includes articles on photographic gear, tips, and techniques.
It includes advice and allows you to comment on readers’ photographs.
The website is very stylized, as you can see from the well-dressed image links to the online articles. They have great reviews, a great head about necessary gear items and how to use them in helping you capture stunning images.
This is one of the best photography websites on the internet.
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