There are many resources available to help you both learn the basics of photography, improve your skills and plan your photoshoots. Here are those we have found the most useful.
Camera Set-up - Aperture & Shutter speed - Camera anatomy & Crop factor - Focal length & Depth of Field
Histogram & White balance - ISO & Exposure triangle - Metering modes & Colour theory - Focus & Shooting modes
1. Camera Bag Essentials - volumes 1 and 2 - Free!
Great for basics and when you have had some experience as it include lots of ideas for photographic projects.
3. Flash Photography: Art & techniques
Takes you from the basics with good practical ideas.
RPS - The Royal Photographic Society's Journals for free!
Planning a photoshoot/trip
Weather forecasts, tide times, Sunrise and position apps & maps - we have a page of resources here
Here are two publishers that have produced excellent location guides:
Ebooks - free to download from Photozy
Online tutorials - Lightroom
Club members' Tutorials and Presentations on Photoshop & Lightroom
Using Your Flash
Simulate a flash/lighting setup https://www.elixxier.com/en/products/setalight3d.php
What is rear curtain sync? https://youtu.be/ai-L2OLH7ZQ
Using a single flash - off camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuoc53wcnbc
Here are descriptions of, and links to, the software our members use to edit and present their images.
DP review is a down-to earth and reliable source of information on new equipment and has an archive of older equipment for when you are considering something secondhand.
Here is a very useful side-by-side camera comparison tool.
Used lenses - a new Comparison site.