*Not all links are affiliate links, I wanted to recommend the things I use or have used and loved. I've set up this page as a guide to recommendations for readers who are interested in the same things I am. I hope this saves you time and money. It's truly my pleasure!
I UPDATE THIS PAGE WEEKLY SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK IN!

(Do you have a suggestion? Email me at photobytina@photographer.net)


PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

CreativeLive
An online education platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience. I love them because their classes are reasonably priced and you can learn on your own time. You get to feel part of a community. Chase Jarvis is an amazing photographer and teacher, and he hosts a series on Youtube where you can ask him questions about your own learning journey.
I highly recommend! Watch FREE online courses live at CreativeLive.com.

Shaw Academy
Shaw Academy is a largest live online educator, provides online skill development courses like photography, financial trading, digital marketing, & nutrition.


FACEBOOK GROUPS (Please read the group rules before joining or posting.)

LOOKSLIKEFILM LEARN
"This group should be used to learn and grow as an artists. We welcome amateurs that want to start and simply need some help , as well as everyone else that wants to help and share their knowledge."

TheLawTog® - the legal resource for photographers
"This is a community group for photographers to get to know each other, network, and share info on biz, marketing, the law, and more. Please be aware that requests to join the group will be declined if we can't find any indication on your public profile that you are a photographer. While this group is primarily for photographers, we do admit other creative entrepreneurs at times." 

build + bloom by jessica whitaker
"BUILD + BLOOM is a safe space for creatives to encourage and inspire. Whether you are a fashion blogger, photographer, or budding social media strategist, there's a spot for you at the table. This is a creative community where everyone is welcome! Our top priority is to encourage authenticity, creativity, and honesty. This is not a group for self-promotion, but a place to receive honest insight from outside opinions." 

Photography - Education - Heck Yeah!
As you improve, we all improve.
Get critiqued!
Ask for or offer help!
Post referrals!
Post your latest work!
CLASSES: BenSasso.com/Education
PRESETS: HeckYeahPresets.com
Be awesome to each other.
Hosted by:
BenSasso.com


YOUTUBE CHANNELS

There is no better place to go if you are looking to learn all you can for free than on YouTube. I'll share the channels that I'm subscribed too and I honestly feel like these are the best ones. They are genuine people, fun to follow and they all have something to say that will inspire you.

AdoramaTV
AdoramaTV has something for any visual creator wanting to have more fun and a better experience with their camera.  The hosts seek to engage with the viewers through their passion and knowledge, helping them feel more confident when they’re taking photos or video. 

Chase Jarvis
// cjLIVE: A weekly show with world's best creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. [Every Wed]
//  Daily Creative: Your questions on career, creativity, and living the life you want answered. [Every Tues & Thurs]
// cjRAW: A series exploring creativity, hustle + other stuff you want to know. [Whenever!]

Peter McKinnon
"I teach things about photography and cinematography. Oh, I also VLOG. :) And drink coffee. Lots of coffee."

Jared Polin
You will find new videos posted most days of the week.  You will the best photography video/audio podcast posted on Mondays.  Other series include "Real World Reviews" "5 Min Portraits" "Unboxing and Sniff Tests" "Rapid Fire Critiques" and much much more.

Tony & Chelsea Northrup
Subscribe now for free:
  * Photography tips and tutorials
  * Camera and lens reviews
  * Photoshop and Lightroom tips
  * Weekly photography news and photo reviews
  * Weekly LIVE shows you can join in on--every Thursday at 5PM ET! More info at http://sdp.io/live

Jessica Kobeissi
FASHION & PORTRAIT photography tutorials and photoshop editing tutorials.


PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST SITES

Viewbug
20 new photography contests every month; judged by world-renowned professional photographers, and sponsored by top brands. Share your best pictures online. Inspire others and be inspired. Option to sell your work.

YouPic
The YouPic community of photographers lives and breathes photography. Join in - learn, share your images and vote on others in our photo community.

Pixoto
Pixoto is the worlds largest free photo contest site with hundreds of active free photo contests every day.

Photocrowd
New photography contests added daily. Enter your images. Join our community.
Multiple Competitions · Win Prizes & Gear · Expert Judges · Photographer Community
Services: Photo Contests, Global Community, Professional Feedback, Sell Your Work


SELL PRINTS | ONLINE PORTFOLIO

 

www.Pixieset.com
I use this platform to connect a print store to my already existing website. You can sign up for a free account or get a subscription, the only difference is ads and commission. I have the cheapest subscription and all the profit is mine.

SmugMug
A paid photo-sharing website and image hosting service which allows users to upload both HD photos and videos to their SmugMug sites. Launched in 2002, the company offers a toolset which facilitates the selling of digital and print media for amateur and professional photographers. 
Save 15% Off All SmugMug Packages!

Zenfolio
Provides professional photo and video hosting for photographers. Selling and ordering, unlimited storage, secure client access, proofing and more.

500px
The place for photographers to grow. 500px helps over 12 million photographers expand their creative networks of friends, colleagues and mentors, learn new technical and aesthetic skills, and make money doing what they love.

Fine Art America
Fine Art America is a POD site that helps artists sell their photography and art as digital prints online. ... Meaning you'll see more fine art, digital images of paintings, etc. As opposed to digital artwork you'll see on other POD sites.

ShootProof
Digital Delivery. Share or sell full- or low-resolution digitals. You're in control of what you charge (or don't charge) and how clients receive and access their files.


PHOTOGRAPHY EDITING & PRESETS

ROYALTY-FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY ( 100%FREE)

Check out my ultimate list of free stock photography websites on the blog!

Pexels
Provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

Pixabay
A vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

Unsplash
Do-whatever-you-want free HD photos. Gifted by the world's most generous community of photographers


SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ARTISTS & EMAIL MARKETING

Hootsuite
Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles.
Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Hootsuite Pro.

Email Marketing by VerticalResponse. Get started for FREE!
A subsidiary of Deluxe Corporation, helps you grow your business and connect with your customers wherever they are. Our full suite of online tools lets you do all your marketing – email, social media, mobile and more – easily from one account.

Mail.com
A web portal and web-based email service provider owned by the German internet company United Internet. It offers news articles and videos and a free webmail application with unlimited storage.

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

Tailwind
The smartest way to manage your presence across the visual web (Pinterest & Instagram), and offers a complete suite of marketing tools including Smart Scheduling, Analytics & Monitoring, Content Discovery, Promotion, Education and more.


BUSINESS TOOLS

Time Tracking Software

actiTime
A web-based timesheet for companies of any size and any business type. It allows you to enter time spent on different work assignments, register time offs and sick leaves, and then create detailed reports covering almost any management or accounting needs.

Squarespace
I will recommend this platform to build your website to anyone who asks. I have tried many others but in my opinion, Squarespace is the most professional with the best customer service, hands down. They also offer 10$ logos or free if you're already a subscriber.

Google Drive
Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.

Google My Business
Take charge of what people see when they search for your business. Google My Business gives you the tools to update your listing, build a website, and engage with your customers from your phone, tablet or computer. Free.

Google Analytics
Get stronger results across all your sites, apps, and offline channels. Google Analytics Solutions offer marketing analytics products for businesses of all sizes to better understand your customers.

Google Docs & Forms
Plan your next camping trip, manage event registrations, whip up a quick poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, and much more.

DocuSign
Recipients of a document click a link to open the documents on an internet-enabled device (like a mobile phone, tablet, or computer). Tabs and simple instructions guide the user through the signing process, even adopting an electronic signature. The recipient clicks Finish to save the signed document.
Try DocuSign eSignature FREE for 30 days!

Paypal
Pay with flexibility. Register your credit card or link your bank account to your PayPal account. You can pay by simply choosing PayPal at checkout, logging into your PayPal account, and confirming your payment. We complete the process for you, without sharing your financial details with merchants and sellers.
 

zenbility 4K 3D Projector

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS

 
PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

PicMonkey
Create beautiful photos, logos, social media graphics, and facebook covers with PicMonkey's easy yet powerful photo editing and graphic design software.

Canva
Makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.


EBOOKS & LEARNING 

CreativeBug
Offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Seriously Stoked - Going Pro With Gopro This Book Will Teach Both New And Professional Gopro Enthusiasts How To Master Their Camera And Edit Footage Professionally. NOTE: This is a digital download.
Lightroom Cc Crash Course First Class Adobe Lightroom Training By Matt Kloskowski A World Renowned Instructor In Photography And Photo Editing. The Video Course Is Over 2 Hours And Is Designed To Get You Up And Running Super Fast With Lightroom.
Pearson Education (Peachpit)

The Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the most respected publisher of computer, technology and business books and digital products available offering resources for computer professionals and users at all levels of knowledge and experience.


BLOG AFFILIATES

Affilorama
The #1 source for anyone interested in learning about affiliate marketing. Affilorama provides step by step introductory videos explaining everything.

Flex Offers
An award-winning affiliate marketing network that provides comprehensive solutions to both advertisers and publishers. We use multiple marketing options, various data delivery options, and advanced payment solutions through NET 7 to create profitable partnerships.

 

ShareASale
Affiliates use ShareASale to find products to promote, and earn commission for referrals on those products.
Join shareasale.com, Earn Cash!

Amazon Associates
When website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees. It's free to join and easy to use.

Google Adsense
AdSense is a free, simple way to make money online by placing ads on your website. ... You can make more money online.

ClickBank
We are an internet retailer of top quality lifestyle products allowing manufacturers to sell their products & digital marketers to promote them.


OUTDOOR & HIKING SHOPS

Atmosphere
The depth and breadth of our product selection is nearly unmatched. Our Online Store enables Canadians in smaller or remote communities to take advantage of our top brand selection and expert service. The strong buying power we've garnered during our legacy in the Canadian outdoor goods market means that we are able to bring our customers an enormous selection of some of the best brand names, as well as a number of private label brands unique to our stores.

Columbia
Shop Columbia Sportswear and outdoor clothing, outerwear and accessories. Warmest jackets ever.
Winter Sale is ON! NOW Up to 50% Off Select Styles! Columbia.ca

SportChek
Sport Chek is Canada's largest retailer of sports equipment, sporting goods, sports apparel, shoes and more.
BOGO 50% Off Junior Footwear Everyday at SportChek.ca!