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Taking pictures is what photography is all about. These free online photography lessons will teach you how to take fabulous photos! From an introduction to photography, to detailed information on taking better pictures, to avoiding common mistakes like blurry images, let us show you how to improve your photography.
  1. Basic Photography Lessons (15)
  2. Holiday Photography (40)
  3. Photography Lighting (16)
  4. Composition (9)
  5. Glossary (35)
  6. Photo Opportunities (8)
  7. Weekly Critiques (49)
  8. Save My Shot - Professional Help for Your Photos (7)
  9. Infrared Photgraphy (5)
  10. Orgs Seeking Photographers (52)
  11. Camera Basics (31)
  12. Special Events and Types (64)
  13. How to Photograph Children (6)
  14. Photography Composition Lessons (0)
  15. Sports Photography (4)
  16. Moon Photography Collection (5)
  17. Beach Photo Tip Collection (3)
  18. Animal Photography Tip Collection (17)

Fun Photography - How to Photograph Food Coloring or Dye Dropped in Water

Fun Photography Lessons
The Fun Photography series is all about having fun with your camera. This series focuses on seemingly hard to capture or out of the ordinary situations and shows you how to take some great fun photos.

How to take Forced Perspective Photos
From holding the Eiffel Tower to the moon as on an ice cream cone, forced perspective allows you to take advantage of the camera's quirks to create fun photos.

Snapshot Adventures Review
A review of the birding photography game, Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island.

My Photo Mistake, Stories of Photo Goofs and What We Learned From Them
My Photo Mistake, Stories of Photo Goofs and What We Learned From Them

How-To Photography Lessons from About Photography Readers
How-To Photography Lessons from About Photography Readers

Photography Myth #1 - Subject Must Look At Camera
Information on the myth that portrait subjects must always be looking at the camera.

Review of Understanding Shutter Speed by Bryan Peterson
Review of the book, Understanding Shutter Speed by Bryan Peterson.

Geologic Photography Tips
A nice photo gallery from Andrew Alden, the About.com Guide to Geology, with tips on taking photos of mineral samples.

Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better Portraits
Portrait Photography - Top 5 Tips for Better Portraits

My Photography Bucket List
The wishlist of places and subjects I would love to photograph if time, money, and equipment were unlimited.

My Photography Bucket List - Photography Bucket Lists from About Photography...
Photography Bucket Lists from About Photography Readers. Find out what the world most wants to photograph.

Photography Rule #1
The number one rule of photography that you should always bear in mind.

Is Nude Photography Art or Porn?
A frank discussion about whether or not nude photography is art or porn

Panning - Explanation of Panning in Photography
Panning - Explanation of Panning in Photography

Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and Wh…
Black And White Photography - An Introduction to Black and White Photography

Red Eye in Photographs
Red Eye in Photographs - What Causes Red Eye in Photographs

Macro Photography - Taking Great Macro Photographs
Macro Photography - Taking Great Macro Photographs

Action Photography
Free photography lesson and tips on action photography.

Surviving Cold Weather Photography
A photography lesson on how photography in cold weather. How to protect your camera and yourself from adverse conditions.

Photography Lesson - The Importance of Straight Horizons
Photography Lesson - The Importance of Straight Horizons

12 Ways to Have Beach Fun With Your Hobby or Pastime
Have beach fun with your favorite hobby or pastime during your vacation. This guide includes a list of 12 ways to incorporate your hobby or pastime into your ocean activities this summer.

Street Photography
Street photography was one of the first forms of photography as early photographers turned their lenses at the people around them. Over the years street photography has evolved into an very distinct style of photography.

How to Photograph Flowers
A free photography lesson on how to photograph flowers.

Monarch Butterfly Migration - When to Photograph Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterfly Migration - When to Photograph Monarch Butterflies

Fall Photo Tips
These photo tips will help you photograph the fall colors as the leaves change from green to shades of yellow, red, and orange.

Protest Photography
Learn how to photograph protests and stay safe while doing so

Environmental Portraiture
Photo lesson on what are environmental portraits and how to take an environmental portrait

Conservation Photography
Explanation of what conservation is and how to participate in conservation photography.

How to Photograph a Waterfall
Free to read photograph lesson on how to photograph a waterfall.

Faux X-ray Flower Photos
Low cost way to create a faux X-ray effect for translucent flower photographs.

Cave Photography How To
Lesson from Jim McCain on how to photograph caves.

How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone (or Any Other Camera Phone)
How to Take Great Photos With an iPhone or other camera phone

Our Favorite Photo Lessons from Around the Internet
About Photography's top picks for photography lessons from around the internet

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