Craft Venture: Photo makeover, part V

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week’s Craft Venture! Im Brenda from Phydeaux Designs, with another post about product photography! Last week, we talked about styling ideas for your photos. Today, I wanted to share with you some online resources to help you improve your photography skills (or learn new ones!).

The internet is full of fantastic resources for just about anything, including photography! Lost your camera manual? Turn to Google or just head to the manufacturer’s website for a digital replacement in a matter of minutes.

The internet is full of free and for-pay resources for photographers, both professional and fledgling. I wanted to share a few with you today, but would also love for you to share those that you use in the comments!

Disclaimer: I use some of these sites regularly, others not very often. I’m not a professional photographer! You may or may not agree with any or all of these sites as useful. However, if you have more sites to recommend, let us know in the comments!

In no particular order, other than alphabetical:

Blog posts with photography tutorials: Search Google (or your search engine of choice) for blogs with photography tutorials.
CNET Reviews: Digital camera reviews.
Craft: Photography tips and tutorials.
Craftgawker:  Submit a product photo for publishing on their site or feedback for improvement (and then resubmit after you make those improvements – you may still get feedback, in which case, you can try for some more improvements!).
Decor 8: Just found this great post from Holly about product photography.

Digital Photography School: Tutorials, equipment reviews, and a community forum.
Flickr groups: Join a group or two specific to your camera (or more general) – many photography/camera groups on Flickr include tips and tutorials.
Google Books: You can search Google Books for limited preview or full view books on any subject, including photography.
Make: DIY imaging!
Photojojo: Tutorials and projects, a community forum, and a super fun online store.
Table Top Studio Product Photography How To:  Tutorials galore!
The Storque:  Etsy’s blog also has photography tips and tutorials.
Youtube: Just search “photography tutorial” for a wealth of how to videos.

These are just a few possibilities! Share with us sites that you’ve found to be the most helpful!


Image Credit: Happy print by Lola’s Room; Endearment Necklace by Anne Kiel Jewelry; The Camera Shop by Laura Evans

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Superbly helpful! Thank you for sharing!


ohhh, lovely photos, lovely links!!! 😉

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