Having a camera is easier nowadays than ever before, and the photography market has grown really quickly in the last decade. Photography is a good way to start a digital nomad life and create a passive income while traveling. We’re sharing some links that could be useful for you to learn more about this job, increase your skills and at the same time start selling your amazing pictures online.
First of all, let’s start with the basics and learn how to improve our skills. Here are some useful links.
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL: A website with simple tips to help digital camera owners get the most out of their cameras.
PHOTODOTO: At Photodoto, their philosophy is that they want to build up a strong community of people willing to learn and improve their photographic skills and passion.
NY INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: The New York Institute of Photography offers nine great online photography courses that allow students to learn photography from anywhere in the world.
FODOR’S TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insights and tools you need to experience the trips you want.
CREATIVE LIVE: CreativeLive empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live. Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.
ONLINE POST-PRODUCTION COURSES
Now that you’ve reached a fair photography level, you can start learning how to work on your pictures in order to make them astonishing. Here are some links for post-production, where you can learn more about different software and techniques.
CHROMASIA: Chromasia Training Limited is a photographic and post-production training company, specializing in online photography and Photoshop training, one-to-one tuition, and the delivery of high-quality workshops around the world.
PHOTIGY: Their ever-expanding selection of free tutorials, structured courses, and hands-on workshops can take you from beginner to pro by not only showing you how to capture and edit publication-worthy images, but by giving you the opportunity to practice and demonstrate what you learn.
PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS: Learn Photoshop with fun, easy to follow, step-by-step Photoshop Basics tutorials and training. Perfect for beginners!
PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALS: Their Digital Photo Essentials tutorials get you up to speed quickly with the important things every photographer needs to know. Help for working effectively and get professional quality results from Photoshop at every stage of your workflow – editing, saving and printing!
PLANET PHOTOSHOP: The launch site for finding Adobe Photoshop resources on the web. Links, tips, and resources.
Now it’s time to create your online portfolio, to share with the entire world your creations and promote your job as a photographer.
PHOTOSHELTER: Beautiful websites and tools for photographers.
OROSSO: Orosso is the fastest and easiest way to build a magnificent website to show your portfolio. You will have your site up in minutes and there will be a plethora of features that you simply cannot get with a traditional custom-made website.
FOLIOLINK: Templates for photographers and artists with options for flash designs, iPhone and iPad mobile sites. Promote and sell your work online with FolioLink.com!
ZENFOLIO: Fully customized portfolio, password-protected galleries, a blog, e-commerce and more — all included in your account.
FOLIO HD: FolioHD is the easiest way to showcase your online portfolio. They give you a free portfolio that’s so simple and easy to use, you’ll be up and running in minutes.
Now that you’ve created amazing picture you can start selling them. Microstock is the market where you can upload and sell your creations all over the world and start a passive income. Here some of the major sites to create your portfolio.
ISTOCKPHOTO: The web’s original source for royalty-free stock images, media and design elements. Artists, designers and photographers from around the world come here to create, work and learn.
DREAMSTIME: Sell your stock images and get 25-60% from each sale you make. Join their photo community and reach new stock photography markets.
SHUTTERSTOCK: Turn your creativity into cash. You can reach nearly 1 million customers and start earning money right away. Sign up for free and start selling.
FOTOLIA: Buyers access over 35 million images, vectors and videos at great prices, while contributing artists receive the highest commission rate on the market.
123RF: is a royalty-free digital media library that offers a wide variety of budget-friendly commercial and editorial images, video footage, audio clips, logo designs and illustrations. From its humble beginnings in 2005, 123RF now ranks as the leading global provider of content.
We really hope that these links will help you in starting a new profession or increase your potential into professional photography. Feel free to add comments here to suggest other useful websites we might have missed. You can also read more about getting started with micro stock photography and some tips about your images.