Photography Resources

There are countless photography resources out there and while it’s a wonderful thing to have so many resources at your fingertips, it can also be overwhelming. As I began my journey as a photographer, I spent hours upon hours searching the web for inspiration, information and education. From deciding what album company to use, to understanding how to use flash, there is a website out there to guide you. Below are some of our favorites. These are the sites that I valued most as I sifted through the talent and the experience in the world of photography.

Products

Artifact Uprising – This is a new industry favorite! The owners went from sought after wedding photographers, to a innovative start up that uses recycled product to tell your story through photo books and a number of other unique products.

www.artifactuprising.com/site/home

Mpix- An online recourse that provides high quality printing at an affordable price. Mpix offers prints, photo books, calendars and canvas in a range of sizes.

www.mpix.com/

Photojojo- a fun and unique site for products for gift and gear. Whether you take photos with a DSLR or an iphone, this site offers everything from bike mounts to iphone cases. A great goto for gifts!

www.photojojo.com

Education

Click’n Moms – Ahhh… the joy I felt as a new mom when I discovered this photography resource that was created by other mom-tographers. These sites felt like home for me. I was so grateful to these woman/mom photographers for their openness into both photography and motherhood!

www.clickinmoms.com/

Shuttersisters- A community of women photographers who share their personal stories through writing and photography.

www.shuttersisters.com/

Gear

www.adorama.com/

www.amazon.com

www.bhphotovideo.com

www.mikescamera.com/

Gear Guide

DPReview – This site is a life saver when you are comparing lens, flashes or camera bodies. This site is a great way to become familiar with the many features that factor into the decision making when purchasing new gear.

www.dpreview.com/

www.digital-photography-school.com

Lighting

While I prefer natural light for my photography, there are times when a flash is necessary. Flash photography frightened me for some time, but this site helped me to understand the ins and outs of using flash.

www.strobist.blogspot.com/

Editing

Editing skills come with practice, but Scott’s blog was a great starting point for me as I began to explore the different settings that can be great tools while editing your photgraphy.

www.scottkelby.com/

www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html

Easy Backup Systems

www.dropbox.com

www.icloud.com

Blogs

Photography for me is all about story telling. There are many, many bloggers out there that provide a wonderful travel opportunity through their story telling and photography. These are some of our favorites. We encourage you to get out there and find some that speak to you.

www.momtog.com/

Just a really lovely place to get lost for awhile…

www.journeymama.com/

Inspiration for the creative mom…

www.soulemama.com/

Apps

Fuzel: makes collages from iPhone pics

Camera + : Adds a ton of control to your iphonography.

VSCO cam: editing, filters and tons more

Instagram

They say the best camera is the one you have one you… so recently I recommitted myself to iphonography. It can be refreshing to keep it simple. Challenge yourself to explore your surroundings … you will be amazed at what you come up with! Use #photocamp to share with our community!

www.instagram.com

And check out these instagram streams for more inspiration.

@childhoodunplugged @kristinrogers @kidswerehere @wildandfree @thestorkandthebeanstalk @artifactuprising @momazine @jennaleephoto @julieafflerbaugh 🙂 @ccolvin 🙂

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