We all love free stuff, right?
When I was starting out, I trawled the internet for free resources that could teach me everything I needed and wanted to know.
I still use them to this day!
I know what it is like to not have the funds to invest in mentoring or paid online learning. But don't worry, there is so much out there to help you learn your craft. These are all cossi-livs friendly!
Here are the resources I find myself going back to time and time again.
We Are Memory Catchers
Michelle is the mastermind and driving force behind this little nugget of absolute gold. If you are a lover of capturing humans existing as they are, in their beautiful ordinary, she is the artist you NEED to check out.
Michelle runs a Telling Stories workshop if you're investing in your education, otherwise her blog has a huge range of topics, helping you become a well rounded and well covered artist and business owner.
Check her out here
Story Keeper Co
Here in the Tool box you'll find discount codes to help elevate your business as well as recos for the best programs.
Bec also offers mentoring if you feel you align with her and are ready to take your business and craft to the next level.
Also, you can watch her presets in action on her YouTube.
You can find her here.
Kelly Brown Online
If you're working with newborns, Kelly Brown is a must! While her style is very specific, the information that you receive from signing up for the 7 day free trial is incredible. She doesn't gate keep any safety information, and provides enough information to get you up and running. Keep an eye out for discounts on her other offerings throughout the year.
Her YouTube is also a wealth of free knowledge, and I highly recommend watching her in action. I have learnt so much from her, and our styles are very different.
Find her online learning portal here
Tim Kellner - If you haven't heard of Tim, PLEASE do yourself a favour and check him out. His videos are just something else, and while he is primarily video format, the way he tells a story and creates his art is inspirational. I hope you get some enjoyment out of his productions.
Mango Street - witty (so witty) but jam packed with inspo and information. These two legends are definitely worth a YouTube deep dive.
Jessica Whitaker - Jessica is such a vivacious personality. When I was starting out I looked to her for inspiration around portrait photography, and how to direct clients in photos/poses
Jessica Kobeissi - Another fantastic photographer with a lot of experience and talent. Again, I looked to her for inspiration for portrait photography.
Hello Jude Photography - Bailey is clear and concise with her videos, and she has some really helpful tips specifically around newborns and studio style photography
And there you have it...
Now I know there are a million and one resources out there, and this is just a drop in the ocean. But these are th ones I have connected with the most, and been the most influential on me so far.
Where do you go for your doses of inspiration and learning?