Free online digital photography tutorials

Looking for digital photography tutorials? The digital photography instruction on these pages are like having a photography expert at your side, helping you take better photos!

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Click to see what other visitors have submitted to the site. It will help you learn what works and what doesn't work.

Got a little more time? Browse through the archives and get even more ideas on how to take better photos.

Every snapper can produce top notch photographs. It doesn't matter how much your camera costs, or how large it is.

And don't believe anyone who tells you "all you need to do to get better photos is to just take hundreds of pictures. Some of them will be OK. That's what the professionals do."

No. They don't. Ever. Trust me. (I hope my Dad is reading this - he's the worst culprit I know!)

The thing that makes the biggest difference to the quality of digital photography is the person behind the camera. And that's you!

This whole site grew out of this philosophy. If you are looking for some digital photography instruction and want to take better photos - you have come to the right place!

A quick example

As a quick example of the difference a bit of simple digital photography instruction makes, look at the photo below. It's a piece of art-work in Prague. Roll your mouse over it to see the "before" and "after".

Prague statue - digital photography tutorials example image

The camera was the same. The time of day was the same. The subject was the same. The difference? The photographer!

My wife (love her to bits!) took the "before" picture. "Thought we could make some post cards with it" she said. Then I had a look at it on the camera screen and didn't think we were doing the art-work the justice it deserved.

So, I just re-framed the photo and the "after" is the result.

A little guidance is all that's needed

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This is not difficult to achieve! And it is really easy to learn - you just need some simple tips and tricks to help you out.

That's why you're here, right?

The links below will take you to pages that cover more specific digital photography instruction.

Tips and tricks that I guarantee will improve your photography!

No need to try them all at once. Take your time, try one or two now, get the hang of them, and then pop back to continue learning how to improve your photography skills.

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Share your photo; tell us a little about it (how you took it, effects you were looking for, that sort of thing) and "Ed", and others, can offer suggestions as to how it might be improved.

It's a great way for everyone to learn how to take better photos!

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Corvette ZR1 
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My cousin 
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Down by the River 
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What I feel is that there are interesting things around us in our daily life. I can make them more interesting if I can take the shot correctly. …

Sunlight on the Snow Not rated yet
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Old House Not rated yet
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Learn powerful photography techniques! I visited a historical place in Dubai one sunny morning and was attracted by an abandoned boat. I intend …

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Learn powerful photography techniques! I took this picture from my backyard. I used my 14 megapixels bridge DSLR style camera. It was 7:50 pm. …

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Learn powerful photography techniques! I took this in July 2010 whilst on a walk around the Grasmere area (Lake District, England) a day after very …

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Learn powerful photography techniques! Hi I'm pretty new to digital photography only buying my camerea a few months ago. This is one of a set …

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Grab a cup of coffee, and have a browse through them to learn even more ways to improve your photography!
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