I started this blog entry intending to dive into everything from focal lengths to the exposure triangle to composition...

But as I started writing, I realized there's SO much detail that even spreading this content over a couple of blog posts wouldn't do it justice. As I mentioned in my last entry, I am no expert and was never formally trained in photography. But I can tell you I've done a lot of research and will forever be a student, so I'm always learning! 

So instead of trying to come up with my own original content, I'm going to point you to a few resources that I've found very helpful in my "training". 

  1. Photography Life is an excellent resource if you're interested in learning the basics about how a camera works, and how to create the pictures you want in a variety of settings. This was actually one of the first resources I used to dive deep into the science of photography, and I still reference some of my notes from each chapter.
  2. Expert Photography also has a beginner's guide to photography. I've actually only recently come across this blog, and it has great info. I find that I need to read and re-read concepts written in different ways by different people before it starts to sink in, so this was an excellent refresher for me. 
  3. Click It Up a Notch. I love, love, love Click It Up a Notch! This isn't going to be a one-pager with all the details, but I can guarantee that you'll keep clicking through these posts! There is a lot of relevant content that's easy to understand and very well organized. This is an wonderful resource if you're looking to improve your photography for personal and professional use. 
  4. Last but not least, Clickin Moms. I recently joined their online community and I’m overwhelmed (in an awesome, exciting way)! Not only are there tutorials to help hone your skills, Clickin Moms has built a strong community of photographers (not just moms!) of every skill level. Once I dive into the platform more, I’ll write more about my experiences!