Since we are all stuck at home, here are a bunch of resources to help you improve your photography and processing skills. Time-sensitive webinar announcements are at the top, followed by tutorials and other resources. This page is continually updated, so check back often for new information.
DxO is running a series of free webinars on using their software (including the popular Nik Collection 3 and Photolab 3). Registration for upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars can be found at the same link.
Sarah Mario and Anne Belmont present Botanical Beauty: Case Studies on Creatively Photographing Plants & Flowers on Tuesday, August 11.
Sarah Marino, Jennifer Renwick, and Anna Morgan present Slowing Down: Connecting Deeply with Nature on August 27.
Tutorials, recorded webinars, and other resources:
Alister Benn has several video series available, including landscape photography composition, his “Vision & Light” series of interviews with top landscape photographers, and his “how to” series on photography and post-processing techniques.
Photo Cascadia, a team of several extraordinary landscape photographers who are also good educators, has a video series “The Wide Angle”, in which the photographers discuss their approaches to various aspects of landscape photography, including photographing forests and intimate details. Also see their blog.
Photopills has all of their tutorials on using the app, photo planning (especially for astrophotography), and photography education videos on YouTube.
Sarah Marino continues her wonderful video tutorial series, this time on five ways to compose photographs of plants and flowers.
Christopher O’Donnell has handouts for Photoshop and Lightroom workflows. Note that getting the handouts requires inputting your email address and you will wind up subscribed to Christopher’s email list.
Rocky Nook produces educational photography books and is currently hosting free webinars. They are also running a 50% off sale on their ebooks (use code E50 at checkout).
PhotoPills is one of the best photo planning apps out there. Here is an in-depth video tutorial, hosted by amazing landscape photographer Sean Bagshaw, on how to use PhotoPills. Sean also has a simpler video tutorial for people who are just getting started.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has an article on how to set up your bird feeders for great bird photos. I clamped branches to the feeder poles to get natural-looking images of the birds as they wait to hop onto the feeder.
Photoshelter has a set of 22 photo projects that you can do inside your home.
Landscape photographer Michael Frye has an insightful post: “How to keep your photography eye sharp while stuck at home”. His blog is full of useful ideas, and his latest post, “Developing a solid field routine” is very helpful.
Nikon has made all their online classes free for the month of April.
Wildlife photographer Dawn Wilson is starting a new online learning program for photographers with the first class this coming Tuesday, March 31. Since this is the first class, this one is free so you can test it out.
TOPIC: Photographing Wildlife on Mt. Evans
DATE: Tuesday, March 31
TIME: 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT/5 p.m. MT/4p.m. PT
David Hobby has a phenomenal set of tutorials on understanding and using lighting on his Strobist site
Lindsey Adler has a free (for the next 30 days) video on Seeing the Light: Learn to Read and Decode Lighting
Sarah Marino has put together 15+ free and low cost photo education resources you can access from home.
Matt Koslowski is creating a “Stuck at home” series of Weekday webinars. Replays are available.
Professional Photographers of America has unlocked all of their online courses.
Thom Hogan is writing a series of articles on Photography in Isolation.
These webinars already happened but in many cases there are recordings available:
A landscape photography “dream team” of Sarah Marino, David Kingham, Jennifer Renwick, Alex Noriega, and Alister Benn are collaboratively conducting a free webinar and Q+A session on expressive photography and photographing small scenes. You can submit your questions ahead of time!
Joe McNally is hosting a webinar and live Q&A, Watching the Earth Melt Away, about his work with research scientist George Divoky, who has been studying arctic seabirds for over 45 years. the webinar will take place on Friday, Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT.