Photography Tutorials & Tips
The photo tutorials on this site will help you turn your 'snaps' into photographs to be proud of that will delight your viewers rather than bore them to death.
Click here to find plenty of free digital photography tutorials to read covering all aspects of photography. There are loads of articles, photography tips and tips on editing your photos, which I have collated into eight different sections:-
- Choosing Camera Equipment
- The Basics of Photography
- Photo Composition
- Exposure in the Camera
- Lighting for Photography
- Getting the Color Right
- Tips for Photographing Different Subjects
- Editing your photos in Photoshop
If you are new to photography and are just looking for some basic photography tutorials, I recommend you read Photography Tips for Beginners. This page will give you some really basic photography tips to get you started and hopefully give you a thirst for more knowledge. Pretty soon you can start taking great pictures like these:-
There are also a growing number of video tutorials on various aspects of photo editing for you to watch. They are suitable for both beginners and more advanced photographers.
Some of the most requested tutorials on the site are the Inverse Square Law article, which not only explains what it is, but also how knowledge of this law of physics can improve your photography. This, together with Reciprocity Failure are the two 'sciency' things people want to know about.
Another much sought after subject is Close Up Photography, there are lots of tricks to learn to get the best results and advice on the equipment you need. Studio Lighting, a closely related topic, also needs some careful explanation, you can waste an awful lot of time and money if you don't get good advice from the start.
Another tutorial which is very popular at the right time of year is my Snow Photography article, taking pictures in the snow can be tricky but a few good tips will soon put you straight.
On the editing side, one of the first things people want to learn in Photoshop is how to use the Quick Mask, very useful editing tool.
Whatever your area of interest in photography I am sure you will find some useful information on this site, have a browse through the list of tutorials in the photography tutorial index.
If you are not a big reader or just want a 'quick fix' solution to a problem, try my Top Ten Photography Tips page first.
I have recently compiled my first eBook, Learn Digital Photography with Geoff Lawrence which is available for download in PDF format, so you can read at your leisure on your computer or tablet.
If you have an iPad this book is now available in the iBookstore.
If you get bored with just reading, try your luck in the Photo Quiz. It's just a bit of fun but you might learn something too.
Here are some more of the photos that I have taken over the years, click on the thumbnails to read all about how they were taken.
Enjoy your reading - Geoff.