Photography can be a very expensive hobby. In addition to equipment you can also spend a lot of money on photography education. Books are very expensive and so are live photography instruction, and online courses and instruction. You will see them advertised as only 14.99 a month but you could easily subscribe to a number of courses and instructors depending on your focus of interest. There are some quality online courses that can set you back 300 or 400 dollars. Now my advice is that if you are just starting out or you are a hobbyist look for the free stuff. There are plenty of free online resources. Here are a few that I have found particularly useful.
My favourite free resource is YouTube. You can search just about any topic in photography and there will be videos about it. Just subscribe to the channels and enable notifications and you will be notified every time that person publishes a new video.
One excellent channel that offers all kinds of tutorials, on photography, post-processing, video etc. is Adorama TV. They have exploring photography with Mark Wallace, Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey and You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson. These are three of my favourite photographers on the Adorama Channel. Another great channel with numerous instructional videos is B&H. They have short video tutorials but they also have some that are over an hour long and go into detail about lighting, posing, post-processing etc. Andrew Boey’s Beyond Photography is a new channel that I have found recently. It is funny, entertaining and educational. If you are looking for post-production techniques I would highly recommend Glyn Dewis. Glyn has all kinds of tutorials on Photoshop and Lightroom.
Well this should be good to get you started. I will post more as I come across them or when I try out their tutorials. Happy watching and keep shooting.