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Every month or two I like to create a list of helpful tutorials and resources from around the photographic web.

This time I think you’ll agree that there’s been some wonderful tutorials written. I’ve included 17 from other sites – 5 from our archives (this time last year) and 3 great photoshop video tutorials.

17 Hot Photography Links From Around the Web

  1. Make Your own BikeCAM – a fun DIY with a video
  2. 5 Ways to Hold Your Viewer’s Attention – 5 simple composition techniques
  3. Transforming a Daylight Image into a Wild Night – Photoshop tutorial
  4. Nine Reasons to Manually Focus When Taking Pictures – sometimes manual focusing is your best option
  5. The Importance of focus and quick tips on how to get it right – another focusing related tutorial
  6. My Photography Workflow – Photographer Thomas Hawk talks us through his workflow
  7. The 15 Second DIY Adjustable Snoot! – a fast DIY
  8. The Nuts and Bolts of Off-Camera Flash – first part of a four part series on off camera flash (part 2 here).
  9. 8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)
  10. Getting Rid of Dust Spots – Photoshopping tips
  11. Flicker Flash – How to capture movement with a series of strobe flashes
  12. Introduction to Digital Photography – 10 Ways to Improve your skills
  13. On Assignment: Night Chopper Pt 2 – 2nd in a series of shots taking you on a shoot of a chopper at night
  14. Your Guide to Buying Old Film Cameras – Feeling Retro? This one’s for you!
  15. Seeing the Possibilities – a great post on how to see possibilities in different locations
  16. Understanding Camera Exposure Modes – talking you through spot, evaluative and center-weighted metering.
  17. Curves color enhancement tutorial – a video screencast of GIMP in action

5 Tutorials from our Archives that You Might have Missed!

As usual in these posts I thought I’d throw in a handful of articles from our own archives – from July 2007 – for those of you who are new to Digital Photography School and might have missed some of what we’ve already covered:

  1. 18 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts – the most popular post from July last year
  2. 7 Strategies for Avoiding Flash Blow Out – we’ve all suffered from it – but how do you overcome flash blowout?
  3. 4 Rues of Composition for Landscape Photography – some basic ideas on composition
  4. Using Flash in Action Photography – tips and some cool photos
  5. How to Photograph Pets – always a popular photographic subject – Pets!

3 Hot Photoshop Video Tutorials

Lastly on this ‘Around the Web’ round up let me share 3 fun photoshop tutorials with you.

1. De-Aging In Photoshop


De-Aging in Photoshop from Howard Pinsky on Vimeo.

Curves: Learn How to Use the Basics of Curves

3. Vanish Objects with Clone Tool


Photoshop TutorialFunny video clips are a click away

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  • http://flickr.com/photos/kvijesh Vijesh

    Great collection. Really liked some of them. Many Thanks.

  • http://www.evearitt.com Chattanooga Photographer

    Thanks for compiling these!

    Here is another that I particularly enjoyed…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-TzMbYSK5M

  • http://www.collectivelens.com Bryan

    Those are some great tutorials and resources – good information as always!

    For anyone looking to put together a photo essay, check out this guide: Creating a Photo Essay.

  • http://www.petelanglois.net Pete Langlois

    A great list, I’ve bookmarked them all!

    http://www.petelanglois.net

  • Kristin

    Although nice I like your day to day content best. These have already been published elsewhere.

  • Peach

    This is why I love DPS… there’s always something new to learn!

  • sanders

    Thanks for this list.

    Does anyone have some tips for photographing families for partys?

  • http://megapixelicio.us Megapixelicious

    As an act of shameless self promotion, there are a few good tutorials and photography related informations on my site too!

    http://megapixelicio.us

    It deals mostly with Aperture, hwo to get sharp images and composition.

  • http://www.professionalsnapshots.com/blog Brian Reyman

    Interesting set of links, thanks.

    I’d also recommend this easy to use and free photo diagram creator:
    http://professionalsnapshots.com/blog/archives/230

  • http://www.photographyinspiration.com Ryan

    Great list. Seeing the de-aging video reminded me that Smashing Magazine just came out with a list of 70 beauty retouching photoshop tutorials. Between their list and yours I’m going to have to make time to actually go take pictures!

  • http://fiercelystrategic.blogspot.com Viqi French

    Excellent round-up of resources. I welcome you to pop in and get my info, too. It’s a free ebook called Earn Extra Income In a Snap! Selling Photography Online & Offline.

    You can grab the free PDF here –
    http://fiercelystrategic.blogspot.com/2008/07/digital-photography-tips-for-photo.html

    Look forward to learning more here!

    Viqi

  • http://www.anewbandaday.com Joe | A New Band A Day

    Great list, thanks! The dust-eliminating one is particularly useful – cheers.

    Joe – http://www.anewbandaday.com

  • JohnG

    Thanks!. Very helpful!.

  • Clint Acklin

    Great Links and Great Job. Anyone know any links for the Picture It Program?

  • http://www.helpmyhurt.com Marijke

    Great list of links. I’m just baby stepping through right now and am finding that it’s really not as difficult as it seems.

    Thanks,
    Marijke

  • http://www.bangbouh.com/ bangbouh

    Great photoshop tutorials! You can get free stock photos for your photoshop artwork at http://www.bangbouh.com

  • John Roberts

    very helpful indeed. Thanks

    JT
    http://www.FireMe.To/udi

  • Nancy

    You have no idea how much this is appreciated!!!

    Thanks!

  • Buckmiester

    Great info — Thanks

  • http://www.throughilyseyes.blogshot.com eleni

    I love this post. Thanks so much!!!

  • http://www.embassyprobooks.com Embassy Pro Books

    This is an awesome list – definitely bookmarking. Love when everything is compiled in one easy place :)

  • http://www.fubiz.net Fubiz

    Impressive list!

  • http://gupta25.aminus3.com Amit

    Very good collection…thanks for sharing

  • Sahul

    If I can vote, I’d vote dPS for the best photography learning site ever. Thanks dPS. :)

  • Photothusiast

    Don’t forget the You Suck at Photoshop tutorials. While laughing you also manage to actually learn quite a bit.

    http://laughingsquid.com/you-suck-at-photoshop-by-donnie-hoyle/

  • http://ourdevelopment.net Thomas Johnson

    Hey thanks for the great set of tips. So much interesting stuff here, makes me want to get into photography more.

  • Leonardo Lopez

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.

  • http://www.dreamydonkey.com/search/label/Great%20Websites sumit

    Great links i always wanted something like this..photoshop rocks

  • Vedantha

    Thanks for the exhaustive set of links. Quite useful. Continue your good service.

  • Genger

    If your looking for a good photography tutorial or photography training site, http://www.hobopublishing.com is a really good one. They offer training on portraits, nudes, weddings, and alot more. They also have some stuff on lighting setups and posing guides. Check em’ out. The programs they have are real easy to use and very interactive. Hope that helps some.

  • http://www.projectgrfix.com/ projectgrfix

    Thanks that was nice, video tuts are easy to learn than continuous pics. De-Aging video was great!!

  • http://www.photorestorationandretouch.com/ retoucher77

    thank you for that links. Great job!

  • http://www.medyum.gen.tr medyum

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.

  • http://www.aracsorgulama.info/ araç sorgulama

    Thanks that was nice, video tuts are easy to learn than continuous pics. De-Aging video was great

  • http://blog.avenaim.com Fashion Photographer Jerry Avenaim

    Wonderful resource for photographers everywhere!

  • http://www.medyum.in medyum

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.

  • http://www.medyumniyazi.com medyum

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again…..

  • http://www.medyum.be medyum

    Hey thanks for the great set of tips. So much interesting stuff here, makes me want to get into photography more….

  • http://www.56-nord.dk Thomas Mikkelsen

    Really nice page you got here, keep up the good work man. I enjoy reading it :-)
    If any of you would want to see some of my pictures feel free to visit my site:
    http://www.56-nord.dk

    Best regards
    Thomas Mikkelsen

  • http://www.jamesbroomephotography.com James Broome

    Great blog and tutorials! Very helpful for beginners!

    http://www.jamesbroomephotography.com

  • Jess

    I really liked the selection of tutorials you had! I use this one pretty often too, it covers a lot of the separate bases featured on here http://bit.ly/1bDmAmw

  • http://thatweb.net/ ThatWeb

    Please also include Photography Inspiration Blog in your list.

  • http://www.webmastersun.com/ Webmaster Sun

    I’m amazing that why don’t have big internet marketing forum http://www.webmastersun.com in this article ?

    Anyways, thanks for sharing useful information.!

Some older comments

  • James Broome

    September 17, 2013 08:59 pm

    Great blog and tutorials! Very helpful for beginners!

    http://www.jamesbroomephotography.com

  • Thomas Mikkelsen

    January 20, 2013 11:27 am

    Really nice page you got here, keep up the good work man. I enjoy reading it :-)
    If any of you would want to see some of my pictures feel free to visit my site:
    www.56-nord.dk

    Best regards
    Thomas Mikkelsen

  • medyum

    April 18, 2011 06:33 am

    Hey thanks for the great set of tips. So much interesting stuff here, makes me want to get into photography more....

  • medyum

    July 12, 2010 03:22 am

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.....

  • medyum

    February 24, 2010 02:38 am

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked – just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.

  • Fashion Photographer Jerry Avenaim

    January 10, 2010 12:27 pm

    Wonderful resource for photographers everywhere!

  • araç sorgulama

    December 29, 2009 08:28 pm

    Thanks that was nice, video tuts are easy to learn than continuous pics. De-Aging video was great

  • medyum

    August 27, 2009 08:52 pm

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked - just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.

  • retoucher77

    June 5, 2009 12:58 am

    thank you for that links. Great job!

  • projectgrfix

    September 4, 2008 02:05 am

    Thanks that was nice, video tuts are easy to learn than continuous pics. De-Aging video was great!!

  • Genger

    August 28, 2008 08:38 am

    If your looking for a good photography tutorial or photography training site, http://www.hobopublishing.com is a really good one. They offer training on portraits, nudes, weddings, and alot more. They also have some stuff on lighting setups and posing guides. Check em' out. The programs they have are real easy to use and very interactive. Hope that helps some.

  • Vedantha

    August 5, 2008 04:43 am

    Thanks for the exhaustive set of links. Quite useful. Continue your good service.

  • sumit

    July 26, 2008 09:19 pm

    Great links i always wanted something like this..photoshop rocks

  • Leonardo Lopez

    July 25, 2008 06:03 am

    Hey, great links. Thanks for the posting. I have only checked the first 8 and learned a lot already, each one leads to more useful information. Now that I want to check number 9 (8 Photography Myths Debunked - just what the title says :-)) the link is not working, I tried to google for the article but it appeared that the host site is not working. Does anyone have the full article or knows of a working link? Thanks a lot again.

  • Thomas Johnson

    July 22, 2008 03:00 pm

    Hey thanks for the great set of tips. So much interesting stuff here, makes me want to get into photography more.

  • Photothusiast

    July 21, 2008 02:28 pm

    Don't forget the You Suck at Photoshop tutorials. While laughing you also manage to actually learn quite a bit.

    http://laughingsquid.com/you-suck-at-photoshop-by-donnie-hoyle/

  • Sahul

    July 19, 2008 01:02 am

    If I can vote, I'd vote dPS for the best photography learning site ever. Thanks dPS. :)

  • Amit

    July 18, 2008 05:27 am

    Very good collection...thanks for sharing

  • Fubiz

    July 18, 2008 12:34 am

    Impressive list!

  • Embassy Pro Books

    July 17, 2008 07:09 am

    This is an awesome list - definitely bookmarking. Love when everything is compiled in one easy place :)

  • eleni

    July 17, 2008 07:00 am

    I love this post. Thanks so much!!!

  • Buckmiester

    July 17, 2008 03:59 am

    Great info -- Thanks

  • Nancy

    July 17, 2008 02:28 am

    You have no idea how much this is appreciated!!!

    Thanks!

  • John Roberts

    July 17, 2008 02:01 am

    very helpful indeed. Thanks

    JT
    www.FireMe.To/udi

  • bangbouh

    July 17, 2008 12:52 am

    Great photoshop tutorials! You can get free stock photos for your photoshop artwork at www.bangbouh.com

  • Marijke

    July 16, 2008 11:43 pm

    Great list of links. I'm just baby stepping through right now and am finding that it's really not as difficult as it seems.

    Thanks,
    Marijke

  • Clint Acklin

    July 16, 2008 11:29 pm

    Great Links and Great Job. Anyone know any links for the Picture It Program?

  • JohnG

    July 16, 2008 10:28 pm

    Thanks!. Very helpful!.

  • Joe | A New Band A Day

    July 16, 2008 06:10 pm

    Great list, thanks! The dust-eliminating one is particularly useful - cheers.

    Joe - www.anewbandaday.com

  • Viqi French

    July 16, 2008 03:29 pm

    Excellent round-up of resources. I welcome you to pop in and get my info, too. It's a free ebook called Earn Extra Income In a Snap! Selling Photography Online & Offline.

    You can grab the free PDF here --
    http://fiercelystrategic.blogspot.com/2008/07/digital-photography-tips-for-photo.html

    Look forward to learning more here!

    Viqi

  • Ryan

    July 16, 2008 12:56 pm

    Great list. Seeing the de-aging video reminded me that Smashing Magazine just came out with a list of 70 beauty retouching photoshop tutorials. Between their list and yours I'm going to have to make time to actually go take pictures!

  • Brian Reyman

    July 16, 2008 12:44 pm

    Interesting set of links, thanks.

    I'd also recommend this easy to use and free photo diagram creator:
    http://professionalsnapshots.com/blog/archives/230

  • Megapixelicious

    July 16, 2008 07:32 am

    As an act of shameless self promotion, there are a few good tutorials and photography related informations on my site too!

    http://megapixelicio.us

    It deals mostly with Aperture, hwo to get sharp images and composition.

  • sanders

    July 16, 2008 06:08 am

    Thanks for this list.

    Does anyone have some tips for photographing families for partys?

  • Peach

    July 16, 2008 05:00 am

    This is why I love DPS... there's always something new to learn!

  • Kristin

    July 16, 2008 04:10 am

    Although nice I like your day to day content best. These have already been published elsewhere.

  • Pete Langlois

    July 16, 2008 04:00 am

    A great list, I've bookmarked them all!

    http://www.petelanglois.net

  • Bryan

    July 16, 2008 03:42 am

    Those are some great tutorials and resources - good information as always!

    For anyone looking to put together a photo essay, check out this guide: Creating a Photo Essay.

  • Chattanooga Photographer

    July 16, 2008 03:41 am

    Thanks for compiling these!

    Here is another that I particularly enjoyed...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-TzMbYSK5M

  • Vijesh

    July 16, 2008 03:30 am

    Great collection. Really liked some of them. Many Thanks.

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