About.com Photography tries hard to provide great photo lessons but the Internet is a big place and there's always room for more. After all, photography is a field where there is almost always at least 8 ways to create a particular image. Here are our top picks for our favorite photo lessons from around the Internet.
It drives me absolutely batty when I hear so called professionals being mean to new photographers (or other pros). Sites like "YouAreNotAPhotographer" have made it popular to pick on anyone with different tastes from yourself or less skill. The anonymity of the Internet makes it even easier for folks to tear down others but as you'll see in Rick's article, more and more are making the leap to in person insults.
Rick's article series is a great lesson on why we should be kind to each other.
This one is aimed squarely at anyone who owns a camera. Regardless of your skill level, weddings are a time to think about others first. I was a bit kinder in my article on wedding photography by guests
but Karen covers the darker side of it. Take a moment and read the "evil twin" version that Karen Bridges has so beautifully crafted. And if you are a guest at a wedding, for goodness sake don't wear a short skirt if you'll be snapping pics (read the article to find out why).
I admit it, I love snark. Sometimes a snarky comment is the only way to get a point across. Kent does this wonderfully in explaining why photographers shouldn't be hung up on the latest camera, what brand it is, or any other obsession the equipment addicts have. It really is about the photographer and not the camera.
He also throws in a really cool pinhole camera lesson that you really should try.
Water drops are a lot of fun to photograph. While I showed you the really low tech way to photograph water splashes
without extra equipment, Gavin shows you an easy way to capture water drops indoors with a single off camera flash. I love that he doesn't resort to an external trigger to set off the flash and camera. His solution for holding the dripping water is one not to miss - you can use that idea for a lot of water applications.
There are dozens, possibly hundreds, of instruction sets on how to transfer photos to wooden blocks, canvas, and other surfaces. I love this one because of the quality of the video and the fun attitude. Check it out for an easy way to create a great photo display for your home or a great gift idea.