May 3, 2012

Best Photography Tutorials. Ever.

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some AMAZING photography/editing tutorials I’ve come across recently… Brittney Squire told me about these, and after hearing her glowing review of them, I had to try for myself. And oh my goodness. I am so thankful I did. 

The first is called Extremely Essential Camera Skills and is basically everything you’d learn in an intensive photography course that you might spend hundreds, if not thousands for, but it’s all wrapped up neatly in a gorgeous, super easy to understand PDF, complete with written material and videos. It will only take you a few hours (ONE afternoon or evening!) to get through it all, and by the end, you’ll be happily shooting in manual on your DSLR. I was seriously blown away by it. It took my understanding of photography to a whole new level (plus it’s all designed beautifully, which makes me happy). After I finished, I switched to manual on my camera and never looked back! Yippee!! Seriously, don’t waste your money on classes or books or scrounge around the Internet looking for all the info you need, when it’s all tied up with a neat bow for you here

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The second tutorial has also been rocking my world, especially since I’m planning to do photography professionally.  It’s called Super Photo Editing Skills, and it is everything you could possibly need to know about Lightroom, which is the program most photographers are editing in now due to its supreme user-friendly-ness. As I was going through the tutorial, though, I was thinking to myself how I would have never in a million years been able to figure it all out on my own, so I was basically singing praises to the photography gods who put this tutorial together. (thanks Rob & Lauren!!)Editing

I know we’re all typically hoping to find the info we need for free, but I’m learning that sometimes you just HAVE to invest a little in the name of quality (and for the amount of amazing learning you’ll be doing with these, the prices are ridiculously low).  Also, check out the Photography Concentrate website! TONS of fun resources there too.

Hope you photography enthusiasts out there try these out! You’ll be glad you did. :)

21 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting the links to these! Just bought my first DSLR camera this week, and I'm excited to learn how to use it!

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  2. thank you so much for posting this! i just ordered a new lens, and really should know how to shoot in manual better than i do now! i will definitely be checking these out. :)

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  3. Great tips, Jenni! I just might have to get that first one sometime this Summer!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this!! Great info and I am on a mission to try and do photography professionally...on top of my real job, hahaha. Good luck!!

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  5. i LOVE extremely essential photography skills- it's one of the first ones I read through when I got my camera! I'll have to read the other ones. Thanks for sharing Jenii !

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  6. Thank you! I am sure all always striving to improve their photography skills...I am for sure!!!

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  7. I love Photography Concentrate! It's such an awesome and helpful website.

    You should also check out creativeLIVE. They offer online courses in all different areas of photography and if you watch them live, they're free. Yes, free! If you can't watch them live and need to purchase the video, then you pay. There's one right now that just started and it's all about the 5D Mark II.

    www.creativelive.com/live

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  8. Ahh thank you for sharing this!! This investment is totally worth it!! :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing this Jenni! It's seriously awesome! As someone new to the photography scene, I am really interested in learning more. I will definitely be checking these out as soon as possible.

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  10. Thanks for the tips! I will definitely be checking these out!

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  11. Oh. My. God. Thank you for posting these. FINALLY! This should take the confusion out of it all.

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  12. Thanks for heads up about these Jenni! I love that I'm learning to shoot in manual, but I'm sure these would help me a ton.

    If you havent, check out PresetsHeaven.com and also GetTotallyrad.com for free presets for LightRoom and other tutorials. Oh and MCP Actions is also another good one too!

    Love it that you're obsessed with photography as I am! :)

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  13. really cool! will check them out!

    XoXo
    ~Elizabeth
    http://theelegantlifeofe.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thank you for posting these! I'm slowly learning my DSLR and can definitely use any tips I get!

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  15. Oh my goodness! These were made by the couple who did our engagement photos--all the way up here in Alberta, Canada! I can vouch for Rob and Lauren--they are amazing photographers!

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  16. I was *just* getting on my computer because it's crunch time with my camera (as in, I have to take photos at a wedding soon. GULP.) And then you posted this.

    So, that's fate, right?

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  17. You know, I don't have lightroom but my professional photog friend does. She edits first in lightroom then in PSE, so I've been curious about it, but know so little.

    Did I ever tell you that I finally grabbed my camera about a month ago and looked in the menu and right at the top of the list was "beep" on or off.

    I turned that puppy off...just like you thought I could. *doh* no more beeping camera. Hooray!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  18. I've been looking for something just like this! I'm new to photography and some of the free material I found was helpful, but not quite comprehensive enough. Thank you!!

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  19. I def. need this.
    Thanks for sharing girl.

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  20. I need so much help with my photography (new camera wouldn't hurt either...) so I will have to go through these tutorials before I take any more photos. Thanks for this!

    Happy Sunday!

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  21. I'm going for this today (on the sole basis that you recommend it - see how much I trust your judgment?) after seeing you mention a sale, wish me luck!

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