The Best Beginner Photography Tutorials

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One thing I love about photography is that there is always something new to learn! And I love learning about photography from other photographers. There is always something to learn from those more experienced, the same experienced, or even some beginners. You can learn from each and every photographer. I firmly believe that.

I wanted to put together this list of my favorite Beginner Photography Tutorials.

I’m always on the lookout for good tutorials and so I wanted to provide you with ones that really will help improve your photography.

Here’s a fantastic list of the best photography tutorials and resources out there! They are in no particular order, as I love them all equally!

The Best Beginner Photography Tutorials - Improve Your Photography Now! | Aly Dawn Photography

the best beginner photography tutorials

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Now on to that list I promised.

photography gear tutorials for beginners

10 PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR ESSENTIALS FOR BEGINNERS by FilterCrave

I really enjoyed reading through this gear list! I think it lists some great things for beginners. It’s a must read if you are just starting out.

MY FAVORITE PHOTO GEAR, TOOLS, AND RESOURCES by Aly Dawn

Couldn’t leave my own favorites off this list! If you’re interested in what I use and love, check out this post then!

THE BEST LENS TO BUY FIRST by Aly Dawn

I also wanted to include what I think is the best lens to buy first (don’t buy those kit lenses! Buy this lens instead!).

MONITOR CALIBRATION 101: HOW TO AND WHY by Click it Up a Notch

This is an excellent article on how to calibrate your monitor and why it’s important! If you’ve never even heard about why you might need to calibrate your monitor, this tutorial is definitely for you!

THE BEST LENSES FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY by Two Blooms

One last quick one on what lenses are best to use and when. I agree 100% with everything this article says.

photography editing tutorials for beginners

LIGHTROOM TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS by Dana Nicole Designs

This is a very simple and easy to follow tutorial on getting started in Lightroom. I would pair it with the tutorial below for an even better understanding! Lightroom can be intimidating, but don’t let that stop you from learning it!

HOW TO GET STARTED USING LIGHTROOM – A BEGINNERS GUIDE by Live Snap Love

This beginner tutorial is amazing and takes you step by step on how to get started in Lightroom!

LIGHTROOM SHORTCUTS YOU SHOULD KNOW by Aly Dawn

This is a great resource on how to use shortcuts in Lightroom.

INSTALLING AND USING LIGHTROOM PRESETS AND ADJUSTMENT BRUSHES by Morgan Burks

This is a great video tutorial on how to install and use Lightroom presets – definitely a need to know! And it’s great that there is a video to show you exactly how to do it (I love videos!).

WATCH ME EDIT SERIES by Aly Dawn

I have a Watch Me Edit series I’ve started. If you have a photo you’d love to see me edit, then let me know in the comments!

photography beginner tutorials

THE 4 STEP GUIDE TO SHOOTING IN MANUAL MODE by Cozy Clicks

Learning manual mode is a must for beginners! If you haven’t learned manual mode, this 4 step guide is the perfect starting place.

6 SIMPLE TIPS FOR SHARPER PHOTOS by Cole’s Classroom

Getting sharp images is really important and will help take your photography to the next level! This tutorial has some great tips for sharper images.

3 TIPS TO GET STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY by Aly Dawn

This is my super simple guide on how to get started in photography!

UNDERSTANDING THE RULE OF THIRDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY by Simple As That Blog

By going from a center composition to understanding the rule of thirds, your photography will improve overnight! This is an easy fix and can help you getting prettier and more professional looking images in no time!

6 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS TO HELP YOU TAKE PICS LIKE A PRO by Completely Chelsea

This tutorial has some excellent tips on how to improve your photography!

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PICTURES FOR YOUR BLOG by Aly Dawn

These tips can be applied to more than just your blog!

THE EXPOSURE TRIANGLE – WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO KNOW? by The Lens Lounge

This is an excellent beginner photography tutorial on the exposure triangle. The examples in the tutorial are really helpful.

more beginner photography tutorials

I’m always on the hunt for more tutorials! If you came across this post and feel like you have a great tutorial that should be included here, comment and let me know! Thanks for stopping by!

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I am a photographer, a wife, a sister, and a momma to a sweet boy and a sweet girl. I strive to capture the beauty in ordinary things. I love to photograph people, places, and things that I love and cherish. I am a lover of natural light, macro, lifestyle, and dark and moody images. I love Nikon, I'm not sure you could ever convince me to switch to any other brand! I love to use Lightroom and I love to connect to new people!

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