Free Photography Courses with Video Tutorials on Lynda.com

Good quality pictures are a great addition to any blog.  Unfortunately for me, the art of photography is not my strongest suit. I believe anything can be learned; however, I also believe there is this innate talent that brews within everyone. Photography just happens to not be mine.  Or, maybe, mine is just dormant?  If I study enough my inner artist just might awaken? Fortunately, since I do not intend to start a Photography business anytime soon, free online courses might just be what I need to help develop my blog to be more aesthetically pleasing. So, what can I do to develop my inner photographer?  Access Lynda.com.

Summatively, Lynda.com is a paid online learning platform to learn or improve subject matter of business, software, technology, and creative skills for personal or professional use.  However, access to Lynda.com is offered for free by my city public library.  Does your library do to?  You might want to check it out because this website is an amazing educational tool to improve a variety of skills, further increasing your marketability and blogging skills.  One of the 12 online learning series available on the site happens to be Photography.  To check out the other 11, click on m my previous post here.

There are 664 Courses and 25,569 Video Tutorials available for Photography on Lynda.com.  They are as follows:

Topics Covered:

  • Cameras + Gear (142)
  • Raw Processing (110)
  • Photo Management (73)
  • Portraits (71)
  • Masking + Compositing (70)
  • Lighting (62)
  • Sharing Photos (48)
  • Retouching (42)
  • iPhone, iPod, iPad (28)
  • Photography Foundations (28)
  • Printing Photos (24)
  • Color Correction (23)
  • DSLR Video (23)
  • HDR (19)

Software Tutorials Available:

  • Adobe (357)
  • Photoshop (250)
  • Lightroom (105)
  • Apple (28)
  • Camera Raw (18)
  • Photoshop Elements (16)
  • Canon (10)
  • Nikon (10)
  • Aperture (9)
  • Google (9)
  • Phase One (9)
  • After Effects (8)
  • Capture One Pro (7)
  • GoPro (7)
  • Lightroom Mobile (6)
  • Nik Software (6)
  • Photos for OS X (6)
  • Bridge (5)
  • iOS (5)
  • iPhoto (5)
  • Premiere Pro (4)
  • Affinity Photo (3)
  • Apple Photos (3)
  • DJI (3)
  • Facebook (3)
  • Google Photos (3)
  • HDRsoft (3)
  • ON1 (3)
  • Photomatix (3)
  • Serif Ltd. (3)
  • Skylum (3)
  • 5D (2)
  • Capture One (2)
  • Cinemagraph Pro (2)
  • D5300 (2)
  • D800 (2)
  • Final Cut Pro (2)
  • Flickr (2)
  • Flixel Photos (2)
  • Fuji (2)
  • HERO (2)
  • iPhone (2)
  • LaserSoft (2)
  • Luminar (2)
  • Mavic (2)
  • Microsoft (2)
  • Open Source (2)
  • Photo Raw (2)
  • Photoshop Fix (2)
  • Plotagraph Pro (2)
  • Rebel (2)
  • Silver Efex Pro (2)
  • Speedlite Flash (2)
  • Wacom (2)
  • Yahoo! (2)
  • 100D (1)
  • 60D (1)
  • 6D (1)
  • 7D Mark II (1)
  • ACD Systems (1)
  • ACDSee (1)
  • Adobe Portfolio (1)
  • Alpha a7 (1)
  • Analog Efex Pro (1)
  • Athentech Imaging (1)
  • Aurora HDR (1)
  • Blurb (1)
  • Boinx (1)
  • BrianFeverMedia (1)
  • Capture NX2 (1)
  • Cliplets (1)
  • Corel (1)
  • Creative Cloud (1)
  • Creative Kit (1)
  • D3200 (1)
  • D3300 (1)
  • D5100 (1)
  • D5200 (1)
  • D600 (1)
  • D610 (1)
  • D7000 (1)
  • D810 (1)
  • Digital SLR (1)
  • Dimension (1)
  • Dropbox (1)
  • EOS (1)
  • Filterstorm (1)
  • FotoMagico (1)
  • GIMP (1)
  • Google Cardboard (1)
  • Google+ (1)
  • Gunther Wegner (1)
  • HDR Efex Pro (1)
  • HERO Session (1)
  • iBooks Author (1)
  • Illustrator (1)
  • Image Blender (1)
  • InDesign (1)
  • Instagram (1)
  • Johan Andersson (1)
  • Juxtaposer (1)
  • Kiss (1)
  • LRTimelapse (1)
  • Lumix (1)
  • Macphun (1)
  • Nemetschek Group (1)
  • Nik (1)
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro (1)
  • Osmo (1)
  • Osmo Mobile (1)
  • Painter (1)
  • Panasonic (1)
  • Perfect Photo Suite (1)
  • Perfectly Clear (1)
  • Phantom (1)
  • Photoshop Lightroom (1)
  • Photoshop Mix (1)
  • Photoshop Touch (1)
  • Pinterest (1)
  • Pixelmator (1)
  • Plotagraph Inc (1)
  • PowerPoint (1)
  • Ricoh (1)
  • SilverFast (1)
  • SilverFast HDR Studio (1)
  • SmugMug (1)
  • Sony (1)
  • Stock (1)
  • Tai Shimizu (1)
  • Theta (1)
  • Tiffen (1)
  • Tiffen Dfx (1)
  • Twitter (1)
  • Vectorworks (1)
  • Word (1)
  • WordPress (1)
  • X-T1 (1)
  • X-T2 (1)

Skill Levels:

  • Beginner (278)
  • Intermediate (423)
  • Advanced (157)
  • Appropriate for all (97)

More Options:

  • Closed captioning (49)

Initially, I learned about Lynda.com because I am looking to improve my resume before entering the workforce.  Since I have been a stay-at-home mom now for 16 years, I’ve got some gap I need to fill to make my resume/skills more marketable.  I am certainly taking advantage of this free website courses.

Access to this website is made available for free for me by my city public library.  However, if access to this site is not offered for free by your local public library, the website offers a free month trial, which I think is sufficient to determine if a paid subscription is worth it. Why not check it out?

I should also add that I do not get any compensation for promoting Lynda.com.  I’m just happy that the website is made available to me for free and I’m just spreading the word around.