4 Top Photography Education Websites

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*I am so excited to be included in a bi-monthly photography blog loop, starting today! The ladies in this loop all vary in their genres and they are all extremely talented. They have much to share, so stay tuned and  I will link to the next artist down below. *




Many photographers seem to have a natural gift for capturing great imagery, but I was not one of them. I needed education, and lots of it! Maybe you’re like I was, or maybe you were just born gifted at EVERYTHING ( just kidding) either way you can always learn something new, right?

In the age of IT it’s not too hard to find education resources on all sorts of topics, let alone photography. Luckily I’ve sifted through a lot of educational resources since picking up my camera in 2016 and here are my top 4 educational photography websites.

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  1. Clickin Moms

    Clickin Moms is Huge! In fact I am pretty sure you have probably already heard of this organization. It is an amazing, amazing resource. From digital resources to monthly member perks and an amazing supportive community. It’s really got it all. It is membership based and they offer a monthly fee, yearly fee or lifetime membership. Learn more here.

    If you decide to join, I would love it if you would join through my affiliate link here!

    They also have the Click Pro program. It’s described like this: “CLICK PRO is a modern women’s network of highly skilled professional photographers and independent artists.

    Our members’ work spans all photographic specialties, including newborn & maternity, children & families, weddings, seniors, fine art, still life, documentary and more. Membership to Click Pro is application-based, and an invitation is extended on the basis of an applicant’s portfolio evaluation.”To apply, you must fill out an application and submit a gallery of 150 images for review. There are amazing benefits that go along with being Click Pro.

    I became Click Pro this past June and it really has some amazing perks. Learn more here.

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2. Click it up a Notch

The founder of this site, Courtney Slaznik, has really put her heart and soul into this site. She offers 7 years of tips and tutorials and she also offers several freebies and she holds free webinars. I have really enjoyed her site and have referred to it many, many times. If you aren’t quite ready to join a community that is membership based, this site is for you. Learn more here.

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3. The Unraveled Academy

“UNRAVELED ACADEMY IS A PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY WHERE EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER IS WELCOME—NO MATTER THEIR STORY OR SKILL LEVEL. WITH JAM-PACKED COURSES FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS, NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES, ACCESS TO MENTORS AND AN INCLUSIVE, NURTURING COMMUNITY, WE OFFER ARTISTS A PLACE TO GROW AND CREATE WITHOUT FEAR OF JUDGEMENT AND BECOME MASTERS OF THEIR OWN UNIQUE, CREATIVE JOURNEYS.” 

The Unraveled Academy offers an amazingly supportive community, courses, online workshops, and cool retreats. They are membership based and they also just started the Unraveled Expert Artist program, which is similar to what Clickin Moms offers.

“Simply stated, our Expert Artists have disentangled what it means to be an artist. They have learned and mastered the technicalities and rules and have decided if and how they want to break them. Our UEA program is informal and led by the heart. Artists who are accepted have found their voice and stand behind their vision. It is more than just knowing how to expose or compose an image. It is about creating an image that speaks to the heart, reeks of authenticity and is unwavering and strong.”  

To apply, you must fill out an application and submit a gallery of 100 images for review. I also have just recently been accepted as an Expert Artist with them and I am excited for my future in this program. Learn more here.

If you decide to join, I would love it if you would join through my affiliate link here!

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4. Hellostoryteller

This site is pretty near and dear to my heart. I have made some pretty darn cool friends through IG and a couple of them started up this resource about a year ago and it is taking off! They started off offering educational resources, a blog, podcast, opportunities for submitting your work and insights and they just launched their academy this December and I couldn’t be more excited for this! They offer workshops and elective courses and they are so, so good. You must check them out. Learn more here.

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Another great way to learn about photography is to get inspired by another photographers work. It really helps to see what another is doing to get an idea of what works and what doesn’t. Check out Alison with Wesley Chapel Newborn Photography for some sweet, sweet newborn sessions!

Are there any educational websites that you love, or perhaps an artist who’s work you admire that I have not listed here? I would love to know, comment below!