Photography Tips & Tutorials

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Here you will find other Photography, the software, post production equipment and some products Tips & Tutorials for creating better photographs for producing fantastic gifts.

In the links below you’ll find a list of different categories that will take you through to full tutorials on each topic found on my subdomain sites dealing with learning Photography and Post Production for Photographs.

From these main categories, you will go into sub-categories and keep filtering from there. Each month these main categories will continue to grow and branch out further as I keep updating my site. At present, you will have just over 1000 individual tutorial topics from the list below.


Photography Courses:

Here the class is made up of lesson material for the beginner  Basic Photography for Beginners   

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This Photography course has lessons from beginner to intermediate  Free Photography Courses Online

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Proper care and maintenance  for your camera & equipment  Videos on Camera Cleaning Kit

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Software Courses:

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials:

PS course contains lessons starting off on Creative Light Effects

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Adobe Lightroom: 

Lightroom 5 course has lessons on  How to use Lightroom 5 Tutorial

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Collection of  Videos on Sublimation Printers

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Course with  Videos on Canvas Printer

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Total collection of  Videos on Sublimation Heat Presses

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Here you will find  Videos for Creating Photo Book Online

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Some  Videos for free Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials

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Photography Business

Here you will find how to create and run a successful online business for photography or just about anything!

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You can see related topics in the Posts by Categories in the right column.



  1. This is a super resource. I have a Sony CyberShot compact bridge camera. I didn’t even know what a bridge camera was before I bought one. It’s a great little piece of equipment, but I really don’t know much about photography and am nowhere close to getting the most out of it. I probably do need help with it. These tutorials are ideal., thank you very much.

  2. This is fantastic. I have always wanted to take great pictures instead of snapshots. If I get any good I will definitely be investing in a better camera.

    Lesson 1 for beginners, starting now.


  3. Wow, you really have a lot of information here. I like the way you break it down so that I could go directly to the applicable section for me, which is beginners. I used to have cameras as a kid, but the only ‘camera’ I have now is the one on my mobile phone. I will have a closer look at your offering and rebuilt my old childhood interest in taking pictures, this time learning the proper way.

    • Travis Smithers

      Hi David and great to hear from you. Yes this particular page I designed as a hub to let visitors like yourself just be able to choose exactly what they want and jump right in. All the free courses for photography and post production are pretty much located here.

      I find this approach just makes it easier for someone to be able to get the information they want without having to search through the entire website trying to find something. One click you get all the courses listed and a second click and you can learn what you want when you want at your own pace.

      Enjoy the free photography courses!

  4. Say it with Photographs is a fantastic resource for anyone in photography. You seem to have everything covered!

    I don’t understand a lot of the terms, like Videos on Sublimation Printers, but the basic photography course sounds ideal for someone like me.

    I’ve never used a SLR camera, but my son has, some of his photos are stunning. He has some of water running over rocks where the water looks foamy and ethereal. Do you know what I mean, is there a specific technique for this?

    • Travis Smithers

      Hi Kathy and thanks for the visit.

      The photography effects you are talking about are taught in the courses for you to learn how your son had created the water effect. In fact I just recently wrote a post dealing with the exact water effect that your question pertains to called “Camera Shutter Speed Explained where the setting you choose on your camera for your shutter speed will take the very picture effect your looking for. It is actually a very easy setting that anybody can do once you know how to set up your camera.

  5. Hello Travis,

    You have a wonderful site full of great information about photography and how to use your equipment.
    I am especially interested in the cleaning equipment because we take our camera’s with us out into the mountains and they get dirty a lot.
    Knowing how to clean is half the battle of keeping them clean.
    Thanks for the information,
    The Fat Guy

    • Travis Smithers

      Thanks for the visit and I am glad I was able to help you out with the information on the camera cleaning kit. I run into the same problems of keeping my work camera clean and these kits are just the ticket to taking care of them.

  6. This is my kind of website. Lots if info and tutorials to help people learn about your subject. You have obviously spent a great deal of time creating the video tutorials.

    My only minor critiscism is that you may wish to get someone with good grammar skills to review and edit your text. I came across a couple of grammatical errors whilst reading through your excellent content.

    On the whole, though, an excellent website covering the subject of Photography for beginners. I love photography myself and I’m sure I will be learning some gret tips from your site.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Travis Smithers

      Why thank you for the visit Colin glad you liked the site and I do need to work on my grammar, in fact I even make the occasional spelling mistakes like you have in your comment. Sometimes I think its just from having to many ideas running around in my head that gets my grammar of track.

      Great that you enjoyed the photography section and feel free to visit as much as you like and learn from the free tutorials anything that may help you out.

  7. Hi Smithers,

    Great article and very helpful.
    I always wanted to take pictures, but I don’t have any experience in this branch.
    Your post is a great way to learn , thanks to the tutorials.
    Now I can be more confident of myself and try to make some beautiful pictures

    Thank you for this great blog

    • Travis Smithers

      Hi Daniella glad you liked your visit as the tutorials I have been putting together from many great photographers who create the different lessons so that others can get to learn how to become better photographers and have fun with what they learn by taking great shots. Once people understand how easy it really is to take better pictures they tend to have a lot more fun with there cameras and that is part of what this site is all about, having fun with photographs.

  8. Awesome tips on how to use your photos in a cool way. I stopped by here to ask about photo editing programs. I have currently been give a free version of adobe lightroom. Is this a top program or should I look for something a little more powerful? It seems pretty cool but I just can’t tell?

    • Hi Chris if someone already gave you lightroom it is a really good program for working with your photographs. Before I would think about buying anything you would be better to check out your free version first to see what you think about the capabilities of what you can and maybe not do. The reason I say maybe is it depends on what you actually want to do. If working with photographs in raw or jpg is all you need to do lightroom is great. If you choose that you would like to really push the creativity with special text and graphics etc moving up to Photoshop would be the better choice.

      It all boils down to what your going to do the most which is what you should base your software package on. You can view some of the tutorials which can also help you with that decision on which has the type of features and layout you would like to work with. Photoshop does have a larger learning curve compared to lightroom.

  9. Hi there,

    This is a great post. You must have spent lots of your time consolidating all this information in one single article! I really appreciate it!

    I own a DSLR but I completely ruin the body as I have no idea how to take care of my camera. Thanks for sharing the link in your article!

    Love it!


    • Hi Alex and I know just what your saying about camera care, thats why I have more than one for just that reason. With my job cameras take a beating so I use a simple one shot that is shock proof and waterproof because it needs all the help it can get during renovations. This way I can use my good camera when I know I can take the time to treat it properly.

      Glad the article was of some use to you as I want to spread the information on as much as possible with what can be done with photographs.

  10. Sammi -

    Hi, these are some great tips and tutorials for photography. Especially if you’re looking to produce your own photos for marketing purposes. Can anyone join the courses? I assume the photography courses are limited to a particular area and not worldwide unless they are video’s? It’s a great site you have here, full of really useful information and interesting pages. Sammi

    • Hi Sammi and the courses are for anybody that would like to view them. There are hundreds of videos done up by photographers around the world all looking to help anyone looking to learn or review thinks they want to check out. Some topics are covered by different people on the same subject so you can learn from varying methods or pick a favorite photographer that teaches in the style you prefer and more lessons will be added as time goes on.

  11. Hello Travis. Great website, which is full of information. Nowadays, when everybody can make pictures, is vital to know techniques, which let to produce engaging pictures. Always humans tend to express themselves through paintings, drawings. sketches. Photography is a modern art. There so many tools as cameras, programs how to edit pictures, various tutorials. You have everything in one place. People do not need go somewhere, trying to find piece piece what do they need for taking photographs. What is great, that can learn here too.
    Happy writing, Nemira.

    • One of the biggest things people have mentioned to me is how great it is when you can find all that you need in one place rather than searching through multiple sites. Each month I try to tie in as much key information as I can to expand on bringing everything for photographs from creating them to post production all to one spot for anybody to enjoy.

  12. Awesome set of resources. My wife just got her first DSLR and is still in the process of learning to use it well. I think that the resources here will help her out a lot.

    You have designed it really well, and I think you have a great thing going with all the different tutorials that are free and easy to access

    • Glad you enjoyed your tour, I have put together hundreds of lessons on different topics so people can pick and choose the areas they wish to learn on and pass over on the lessons they already know. This way you can go at your own pace and learn what your interested in and not spend time on what is of no interest to you. So have fun and check out what you want.

  13. Hey there

    You have laid out a great article relating to Photography tips. To an Iphone user like me who’s trying to buy a camera, its of much help.

    I don’t wanna be relying on my Iphone to be taking photos of my meals for instagram. These tips will surely go a long way in ensuring that my photos look good on any social media!

    Thanks for the review!
    Zhi Wei

    • All the courses are there for you to learn what you like. By learning different aspects of what cameras can do and what different models are capable of, you’ll be able to make a more insightful decision on which camera you may like to purchase later. Take your time and have fun with it and making your new camera choice will be very easy.

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