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This list is out-of-the-ordinary for me. It has little to do with work in the classroom. I’ve just been interested in refining my photography skills a little bit, and have identified some sites that have been useful for my very beginning level. I thought readers might like them, too:

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips:

7 Steps to Becoming a Confident Photographer: a Beginner’s Guide

10 Top Photography Composition Rules

Beginning Photography Tips: Top 10 Techniques for Better Pictures

10 Tips for Taking Your Best Ever Vacation Photos

5 tips for taking better nature photographs

Six reasons your travel videos stink offers some good advice.

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone’s Camera comes from Lifehacker.

My favorite iPhone photography apps comes from the writer of the Los Angeles Times photo blog.

‘Chimping’ and Other Photo-Taking Tips is from David Pogue at The New York Times.

Improve your vacation snapshots is from the Los Angeles Times.

HOW TO: Master Smartphone Photography [PICS] comes from Mashable.

11 tips to ensure great smartphone photos is from MacWorld.

8 Effects Every Photographer Should Know About

Taking great travel pictures is from The BBC.

How to Take Photos that Stand Out from the Crowd is from Digital Photography.

How to be a better photographer… is a great list of resources from Alan Levine.

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone offers some good tips.

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone’s Camera is from Lifehacker.

How To Take The Perfect Photo is from Shutterfly (thanks to Richard Byrne for the tip).

Neat “5-Day-Challenge” To Improve Photography Skills

Turning Your Vacation Photos Into Works of Art is from The New York Times.

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone is from The New York Times.

You Took Lousy iPhone Photos. Here’s How to Make Them Beautiful. is from The NY Times.

Suggestions of other sites are welcome.

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