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How to Be an Artist


33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively). Art is for anyone. It’s just not for everyone. I know this viscerally, as a would-be artist who burned out. I wrote about that last year, and ever since, I’ve been beset — every lecture I give, every gallery I pop my head into, somebody is asking me for advice. What they’re really asking is “How can I be an artist?” ….. There are 33 rules — and they really are all you need to know to make a life for yourself in art. Or 34, if you count “Always be nice, generous, and open with others and take good care of your teeth.” And No. 35: “Fake it till you make it.” [follow the link to read further]

Photoshop Tutorials

Create anything you can imagine. Learn the basics, or refine your skills with tutorials designed to inspire.

Lightroom Tutorials

Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere. Learn the basics, or refine your skills with tutorials designed to inspire.


Lenscratch is a daily journal that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community. Created in 2007, Aline Smithson set a goal of writing about a different photographer each day, presenting work in a way that allows for a deeper understanding of a photographer’s intent and vision.Since its inception, LENSCRATCH has featured the work of thousands of photographers and has provided a platform to launch portfolios and books and is a rich resource for educators and photographers. LENSCRATCH is a media partner to numerous photography festivals and organizations such as CENTER, Filter Photo Festival, Medium Photo Festival, and Blue Earth Alliance.

SLR Lounge

Pye is the creator of every workshop and every resource inside of our SLR Lounge library. Education is geared towards providing photographers with real world shoot education with nearly a million monthly readers.


Photofocus is here as a helpful and educational resource for the aspiring and professional photographer. Our goal is to assist in your success as an artist. Photofocus only provides content from the most accomplished photographers, unique artists and recognized business leaders in the photo industry.

Two Loves Studio

I founded a blog in 2012 called Two Loves which is where I shared my love of digital photography with food. It evolved into Two Loves Studio, where I teach creatives just like you how to capture food photography.

Lightroom Killer Tips

Lightroom Killer Tips is from Scott Kelby, author, photographer, and CEO of KelbyOne—an online training and education firm dedicated to teaching Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography.


Fstoppers is an online community aimed at educating and inspiring photographers, videographers, and creative professionals. Started in 2010 by founders Patrick Hall and Lee Morris, Fstoppers has grown into one of the top resources for photography lighting, gear reviews, business tips, behind the scenes, and industry news.

Today the website reaches over 1.5 million photographers and averages around 6 million pageviews a month. Fstoppers has been featured on NPR, The Huffington Post, Resource Magazine, Mashable, Gizmodo, Tech Crunch,, Facebook Business, Vimeo Staff Picks, Adobe, Life Hacker, ABC News, BuzzFeed, and many other industry leading news oulets.


Digital Photography Review’s mission is to provide the most authoritative coverage of digital photography gear in the world, including news, articles and expert reviews. We have built the most comprehensive database of consumer digital cameras on the Internet, and we provide an open, active forum and useful tools for our community.
Digital Photography Review was founded in December 1998 and over the years has grown to include a vast digital camera database, timeline, forum, image sample galleries, reviews, videos, photo challenges and much more.

Depositphotos Blog

Our blog educating, inspiring, and motivating creatives. Photography top tips on the art of photography for beginners and professionals. Find unique insights into the stock photography industry and tips on improving your skills.