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.)

https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/camera-basics-for-beginners
https://digital-photography-school.com/camera-basics-101-the-exposure-triangle/
https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/camera-basics-101/
https://photographylife.com/photography-basics

Composition Basics

Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18269594-read-this-if-you-want-to-take-great-photographs

Great list of beginner books here:
https://www.pixpa.com/blog/best-photography-books

Some of our Favorite Photographers:

Milner:

Gordon Parks
http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/
https://bit.ly/3kZYA7r

Sofia Allison
http://www.sophianahliallison.com/

Eli Reed
https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/eli-reed/

Nierman:

Helen Levitt
https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/helen-levitt?all/all/all/all/0

Saul Leiter
https://bit.ly/2E7uhuT

Takashi Homma – For his book “Tokyo and My Daughter”
https://bit.ly/3l1FNsv

Nan Goldin in general but especially for her book “Eden and After”
https://bit.ly/2CEWIzw

Zanele Muholi
https://bit.ly/3gdDpLk

Richard Tsong-Taatarii
http://apicturepoet.com/portfolio/

Online Classes: (many of these have free classes or free trials):

Lynda.com (soon to be called LinkedIn Learning): Boston Public Library gives free access to BPL members. Some other libraries do, too.
https://www.lynda.com/Photography-training-tutorials/70-0.html

Skillshare:
https://www.skillshare.com/browse/photography?via=header

Alison.com – Free beginner digital course.
https://alison.com/course/introduction-to-digital-photography

Udemy – Free intro course.
https://www.udemy.com/course/free-photography-course-for-beginners/

Skillshare
https://www.creativelive.com/photography?via=site-header_0

Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/search?query=photography&

Social Documentary Network (Local organization. They slso hold events and talks throughout the year.)
https://socialdocumentary.net/cms/sdn-education

International Center for Photography
https://www.icp.org/school

Maine Media Workshops
https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/photography/

Copyright Information

https://nppa.org/node/3279
https://www.format.com/magazine/resources/photography/photography-copyright-law-guide
https://fstoppers.com/originals/know-your-rights-basics-photographic-copyrights-203294

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