Recommended Resources for Learning About Photography 

The following list are resources I recommend for those interested in learning about photography. Also included in the list are other photography related organizations I support. 


Gregory Heisler – 50 Portrait: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer’s Photographer

Joe McNally – The Moment it Clicks

John Harrington – Best Business Practices for Photographers

Photoshelter Guides (free) 


Professional Photographer Magazine

Photo District News 

Shutterbug Magazine 

Outdoor Photographer Magazine 

Websites and Blogs


Scott Kelby

Creative Live


The Petapixel Photography Podcast


Flashes of Hope

Professional Organizations

Professional Photographers of America 

Retouching Cheat Sheets

Adobe CC Photographers Keyboard Shortcuts

Facebook Groups

Michigan Photography Network 

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Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
Portrait and Wedding Photographer catering to Clare, Mt Pleasant, and Midland, Michigan. Ready to travel anywhere in the state.

Graduate from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and recipient the Highest Academic Honor.

Published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and PDNedu.