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The 12 best photography websites

Are you into photography? Or want to develop your skills behind the lens? Then check out these top photography websites.

We've selected the best photography websites, packed with resources and tutorials to help you whether you're a pro or amateur. 

The web is full of endless resources and tutorials on the subject of photography but sometimes too much choice can be confusing so we've picked the 12 top sites that will really help you get to grips the medium. If you want to take things to the next level, why not find the best photoshop tutorials and be inspired by some great examples of still life photography too?

01. PopPhoto

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PopPhoto is a brilliant all-round photography website

Full of tutorials, news, reviews and beautiful photos, PopPhoto is a brilliant all-round photography website. With a plethora of interesting and useful articles, advice and inspirational imagery, you'll find yourself lost in this site for hours.

02. Digital Photography School

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Digital Photographers School aims to help photographers get the most out of their cameras

Digital photography enthusiast Darren Rowse is the man behind Digital Photography School, a site which aims to help photographers get the most out of their cameras. With sections including tips and tutorials, cameras and equipment and post production, there's barely anything left uncovered. The site also boasts a very active forum, which is definitely worth a look.

03. Photography Week

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Photography Week is a community driven tablet-only magazine

Tablet-only magazine Photography Week has been a phenomenal succes since it launched. It is aimed at enthusiastic photographers from all over the world and showcases the best international photography plus features tips and interviews with professional photographers from every continent - this regularly-updated blog gives you a taster of the full Photography Week experience.

04. Picture Perfect

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This channel from Vice is full of insightful photography documentaries

Say what you like about Vice magazine but their photo documentary channel Picture Perfect is so full of photography inspiration, you'll happily lose a day or two to it. Following influential photographers around the world, these insightful films will have you grabbing your camera in no time.

05. Strobist

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Strobist is a must for anyone just starting out with light

Strobist is about one thing: Learning how to use off-camera flash with your DSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next 10 levels. If you're a complete beginner at lighting, no worries. The free Lighting 101 course starts from the very beginning, and can get you up and running fast.

06. Camerabag.tv

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Head here to see the best up-and-coming photographers

Camerabag.tv is all about celebrating image-makers and highlighting the beauty and style of the camera. Their mission is to raise the profile of emerging photographers while also providing an intimate glimpse of the workspace and trade tools of the Masters. This is photography inspiration at its best!

07. Foto8

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Foto8 host some brilliantly inspirational talks and workshops

Foto8 connects documentary photographers, authors and audiences creating interactive displays, photography exhibitions, books and magazine publications. Based in London, Foto8 hosts face-to-face film screenings, talks, and seminars in its purpose-built premises in Honduras Street.

08. Digital Camera World

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Visit Digital Camera World for daily news, tip, tutorials, reviews and much more

Digital Camera World provides a definitive guide to digital SLR photography and is full of articles that will show you how to improve any digital photo. The site is organised clearly, which sections including tutorials, reviews, news and beginner for easy navigation. Updated daily, the site is full of inspirational imagery. 

09. 500px

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Connect with like-minded people at online photography community 500px

If it's inspirational images you're after then look no further than 500px. Founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev, this online photography community is a place to gain exposure, find inspiration and connect with other photographers. And with a library of over six million photos, you'll never run out of pretty pictures to look at.

10. N-Photo

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Check out the N-Photo site for all things Nikon

If you're all about Nikon DSLRs, then you should definitely check out the N-Photo site. Dedicated purely to the products of the Japanese multinational imaging corporation, this excellent blog covers everything from getting started with a Nikon to create stunning imagery using more complex techniques. It also has a gallery section, which is full of beautiful imagery and sure to inspire.

11. The Photo Argus

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Find helpful tips, tricks and techniques on photography blog The Photo Argus

The Photo Argus is a online resource for photographers - from novice users to advanced. The site provides useful information, inspiration, techniques, photographer showcases and more. Find what you're looking for using the organised 'Topics' section or look at the most up to date articles in the helpful 'Recent Articles' list.

12. Photoplus

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For jargon-free, helpful advice on all things Canon, check out the Photoplus site

For all things Canon, head over to photography blog Photoplus. Here you will find everything you need to know on the various models of the Canon EOS DSLR. The site features many photography and photo editing tutorials, quick fixes and tips, all of which will help you take better photos. So for all you Canon lovers out there, this is definitely a site to bookmark!

Have we missed your favourite photography website from the list? Let us know in the comments.

Words: Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart is Creative Bloq's operations editor.

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