Today’s tutorials aren’t so much tutorials as they are ways to work with the equipment you have and learn your gear inside and out.
The first link is from the Phoblographer (which is quickly becoming my favorite site) and all about how to take better photos with the gear you currently have – be it an SLR or a point-and-shoot. Probably the most important thing to remember from this link: practice, practice, practice until you get the shots you want AND maintain your gear. If you take great care of your equipment, it will last a very long time: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2011/09/21/ten-ways-to-take-better-photos-without-spending-more-money/.
This next article explores how to store and display your work online. It is an interview with Ned Leary, who wears many hats when taking photos: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/01/talking-photoshelter-with-ned-leary/.
This advice from PhotoShelter is all about branding your photography – creating an online presence, carving out a niche, and using a unique logo: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/01/ben-lowys-advice-on-creating-a-brand-for-your-photo-business/.
I am including this one because I think it would be very beneficial for anyone who sells items on Etsy, Ebay, or even pins items to Pinterest – Commercial Photography and how to simplify your image to bring out the object: http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/simplicity-in-commercial-product-photography/
And I just find this next article hilarious – upscale restaurants in New York are banning food photography because it is distracting. I’ve never been into food photography and don’t really get it, unless of course you are photographing food for a restaurant’s website, or for a cookbook. But judging by the amount of people on Facebook and Instagram who posts pictures of their meal every night, it is very popular and I suppose some people are enjoying it. http://www.petapixel.com/2013/01/23/upscale-restaurants-are-starting-to-ban-food-photography/