Its Friday so it a new post for My Life On Screen,
Many people want to get into photography or videography but they don’t know where to start. Now 10, 15 years ago this may have been a problem but in today’s world this is just a lame excuse.
Man has come a long way from inventing the wheel, today we have the internet, that magical place where every, and anything can be found.
When I first decided to take up photography seriously I went online and read hundreds if not thousands of articles on anything that mentioned cameras. I watched tutorials, camera reviews and even videos comparing products.
To save you guys some time I have compiled a list of good sources for information on photography and videography online. Hope it helps.
5 Great sites to teach you how to use your camera.
1) PhotographyTalk.com – If you are like me, and many other people across the world, you are most likely on Facebook almost every day. Photography Talk is a great website in itself but they make my list because they constantly poste tips, tutorials and advice on Facebook. So between spying on that ex you can learn something about your camera 🙂
2) Digital Photography School – If you want to learn to be a professional you have to study the professionals. DPS gives you the best content from industry professionals and also keep you abreast about what’s happening in the world of photography. They keep you in the know about what new cameras are coming out, new lenses and interesting techniques. What’s better is that they send you a weekly email with updates on what’s been happening that week.
3) NoFilmSchool – This is like the sister site to DPS, but NFS is the place to learn all about videography and independent film making. DSLR filmmaking has become very popular and NFS keeps you on the edge of all the happening. Their weekly email updates keep me on top of new software, equipment and interviews with established filmmakers and other industry professionals.
4) YouTube – There are many channels on Youtube dedicated to teaching Photography and DSLR Video it may be hard to choose which you should follow.
Here are three good ones, note they are many more out there you can try.
Adorama TV – Great for tutorials and equipment information. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Pksdbj37CdE00kmE7Z1dw
Digita lRev TV – Great for equipment testing and comparisons. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuw8B6Uv0cMWtV5vbNpeH_A
FroKnowsPhoto – Great for understanding workflow, Jared is funny and knowledgeable. http://www.youtube.com/user/JaredPolin
5) Vimeo – Vimeo is like the preferred video network for film inthusist. Where Youtube tutorials mostly focus on Photography, Vimeo users more go for video. Here are a few channels you should take time out to watch.
Vimeo Video School – Great place to get started doing video on your DSLR camera. They teach the basics you will need to start your journey into cinematography. https://vimeo.com/videoschoolvideos
Cinemacueto Film School – This is a more intermediate to advanced channel but it has great information on there to help you develop you skills with the camera and work with equipment. They also show you which equipment will get you the best results and how to use them. https://vimeo.com/channels/filmschool
Shoot For The Edit – A great place to learn camera and lighting techniques. This is for more experienced people but the more you learn the quicker you will develop. So don’t be afraid to check them out. The only way to get better is to challenge yourself. https://vimeo.com/channels/theedit