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August 22, 2010 7:34 AM   Subscribe

100 Helpful Photography Tutorials for Beginners and Professionals. Photography as both a profession and a hobby is an expansive topic that covers a vast range of subjects from science and art. No matter where you lie on the spectrum, there is always more to learn. From the folks at Tuts+.
posted by netbros (15 comments total) 207 users marked this as a favorite
Outstanding! I've only spent 10 minutes on your posts and learned quite a bit already. Didn't know RAW was 12-bit and JPEG only 8-bit color.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 8:28 AM on August 22, 2010

Wow. Great tips for a beginner like me. Nicely put together list of information that is easy to read and practical. Thanks for the post.
posted by nickyskye at 8:52 AM on August 22, 2010

Thank you! Bookmarked.
posted by Quietgal at 9:23 AM on August 22, 2010

Yes...rapidly assimilating.... thanks.
posted by recurve at 9:24 AM on August 22, 2010

Wow! I just bought an Olympus PEN E-PL1 to get back into photography as a hobby. It's been twenty years since I touched my trusty old OM-1, and these look like great working articles... Thanks so much!
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 9:33 AM on August 22, 2010

I'm just starting to get into photography as a hobby, so this is a great resource! Thanks for posting this. I've already bookmarked the list and some of the individual tutorials.
posted by booksherpa at 10:04 AM on August 22, 2010

I glazed over just reading the headlines. TMI for my small brain-- bookmarked! Thanks.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:24 AM on August 22, 2010

posted by bonobothegreat at 10:42 AM on August 22, 2010

Didn't know RAW was 12-bit and JPEG only 8-bit color.

The bit depth of raw files depends on the camera. Hacked Canon Powershots yield 10-bit raw data. Nikon's D200 produces 12 bit raw. Canon's 1DS MKIII does 14 bit raw.

It's a bit more misleading than that, because a raw file is not directly viewable because the color information has not been interpolated (demosaicing). What you end up with is something less than the advertised bits.

JPEG is always 8 bits per color channel, AFAIK.
posted by fake at 12:44 PM on August 22, 2010

Definitely going to need to check this out.
posted by immlass at 4:16 PM on August 22, 2010

Fantastic. I'm doming some full-moon shooting this week, and this will prove invaluable.

The full moon is on Tuesday, so get your cameras out!
posted by clarknova at 4:58 PM on August 22, 2010

I was just thinking this morning that I wanted to find some resources to start me out... thanks for creeping me out with the mind-reading. Bookmarked!
posted by latch24 at 9:46 PM on August 22, 2010

I'm usually a little down when it comes to Top 100 lists. I prefer shorter lists, but in this case an exception is more than warranted. Good stuff and thanks.
posted by storybored at 8:37 AM on August 23, 2010

Ooh, help with lighting! That's where I suck something fierce!
posted by quin at 10:09 AM on August 23, 2010

Interesting and enjoyable post. I think it was well done and now I fully appreciate the ability to stay in control using RAW formats. One problem I do have is that taking RAW pictures on my very old Nikon D100 takes time and space. If I use RAW at a sport event I definately miss action as my camera is saving the previous image whilst I want it ti be taking the current shot. This also happens when I took photos at a school dance. So if I need speed then I need to shoot JPG or TIFF. Any thoughts?
posted by scosmith at 10:40 AM on August 23, 2010

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