Luminous Photo Help
February 5, 2004 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Comprehensive collection of photo tutorials. There are a lot of great photo instruction sites out there, I found this one to be exceedingly helpful, with a wide range of well written tutorials and tips. Some of my favorites, meteor shower photos, blended exposures, color theory, street photography, and on location shooting.
posted by jonah (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Thanks Jonah. Here are some GR1 and photo sites folks might be interest in as well.
posted by shoepal at 8:46 AM on February 5, 2004

Dolt! I meant "interested in." sigh.
posted by shoepal at 8:48 AM on February 5, 2004

I've heard is a pretty good photo resource, too.

posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:53 AM on February 5, 2004

This tutorial on Photoshop Curves really helped me "get" what Curves were all about when I started expanding on my l337 P-sh0p sk!llz0rz.
posted by Hankins at 10:32 AM on February 5, 2004

This is a really helpful site. I found it a few months ago, from one of metafilter's members profiles, but I can't remember who. One of my favorite photo sites is It allows people to submit photos for others to critique. I've posted some of my photos here, and have really learned a lot from the comments that others leave.
posted by maceo at 12:48 PM on February 5, 2004

Oh, I forgot to mention that has a forum section where you can ask specific photo related questions, and other members will answer them.
posted by maceo at 12:50 PM on February 5, 2004

Popular Photography magazine is also an excellent resource, I visit their forums daily.
posted by bradknapp at 1:15 PM on February 5, 2004

I have used Photosig, which is pretty similar to with critiques and tips. I just found out it has been blocked by my work now, probably because people post nudes there.
posted by jonah at 2:13 PM on February 5, 2004

I'm really surprised that this hasn't been linked on MeFi before. LL is a very well-known site among amateur digital photographers, sometimes more for the controversy Reichmann's opinions on equipment spark than anything else. Despite this, I can't count the number of newbie questions I've deflected with a quick link to one of his tutorials, or used them as a quick reference myself. It's definitely worth a few bookmarks.

Photosig has been spiraling downhill since the changes they've made. A lot of people on there now post photos just to shock others and land themselves on the controvery list, as well as shamelessly comment link. Shame, that.
posted by DaShiv at 3:04 PM on February 5, 2004

I have noticed that about Photosig, it seems like the only photos that get rated are nude, raunchy or both.
posted by jonah at 3:17 PM on February 5, 2004


Metafilter seems to have a surprising amount of art photographer sites (often described as "haunting"), historical photos, photography tips etc. Not a bad thing particularly, just saying.
posted by abcde at 11:01 PM on February 5, 2004

That's a lot of links. I would've stopped at PhotoFilter. It's good to be lazy.
posted by DaShiv at 2:35 AM on February 6, 2004

Yeah, those just go back to mid-2003. There are 3 times as many as that, of course (and the ones I missed).
posted by abcde at 10:53 AM on February 6, 2004

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