The most recent WGBH Ask The Expert explored the world of photography. Director of Photograph Meredith Nierman from WGBH News hosted the virtual event feauturing photography expert Crystal Milner, Picture Editor for STAT. Below you will find a list of tips and resources online from the experts to guide you in your photographic adventures.

Camera Basics (if some asks a technical question about aperture, exposure, shutter, ISO or anything about camera controls.)

Composition Basics

Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

Great list of beginner books here:

Some of our Favorite Photographers:


Gordon Parks

Sofia Allison

Eli Reed


Helen Levitt

Saul Leiter

Takashi Homma – For his book “Tokyo and My Daughter”

Nan Goldin in general but especially for her book “Eden and After”

Zanele Muholi

Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Online Classes: (many of these have free classes or free trials): (soon to be called LinkedIn Learning): Boston Public Library gives free access to BPL members. Some other libraries do, too.

Skillshare: – Free beginner digital course.

Udemy – Free intro course.



Social Documentary Network (Local organization. They slso hold events and talks throughout the year.)

International Center for Photography

Maine Media Workshops

Copyright Information

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