I recently received the following email:
I saw your web site and thought you might be a good resource for a recommendation. I am new to photography (I know next to nothing) and I want to at least learn the basics. I just purchased an S90 and I want to learn how to use it. My problem is I know zero about photography. I was wondering if you were aware of any potential web resources I could use to learn elementary photography. Any pointers or web resources you might recommend are greatly appreciated.
Here’s my reply…would you have any other tips for him? Please share them in comments below!
As for learning, let me suggest a few sites:
- The tutorials on Photo.net are very good: http://photo.net/learn/
- Scott Kelby is the most prolific author in the photography business: http://www.scottkelby.com/ Kelby has a 3-volume book series about digital photography – they’re very good. Check Amazon.com or your local library (many libraries have Kelby’s books).
- Digital Photography School (by Darren Rowse from Melbourne, Australia) is another great resource: http://digital-photography-school.com/
- Finally, be sure you join Flickr – and check out the various groups there. Here’s an active Canon S90 group for example: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonpowershot_s90/
Hope this helps! Send me a few of your best photos!