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Welcome to FreeDigitalPhotographyTutorials.com – a website dedicated to helping you become a great photographer!

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My name is Stephen Hockman and I’m the one who created FreeDigitalPhotograhyTutorials.com, or as I like to call it FreeDPT for short!

Even though I’m not a full-time photographer (although I’d like to be and trying my hardest to become one), I spend a lot of my time shooting photographs and looking for ways to improve upon my skills.

As an aspiring professional photographer, I spend countless hours surfing the Internet for as many free digital photography tutorials, tips and tricks as I can.

Well, let’s just say I’ve ended up bookmarking over 100+ websites on photography! And boy, is that a lot to keep up with!

And So An Idea Was Born

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After I realized I had bookmarked so many websites on digital photography, I thought to myself, “There has to better a better way for me to keep track of all of these cool digital photography lessons, tips, tricks and tutorials that I’ve found.” And so, my idea for this website was born.

In 2010, I bought a web hosting account, designed this website (by the way that’s my full-time job… a web designer and video production specialist, which I hope to replace as a full-time photographer one day), and used it to store all of the best digital photography training tips and tricks that I found online. At first, the URL was PhotoCollectionSites.com

At first this website was only to serve as a personal collection of photography tips – one that I could use to store the best lessons on digital photography. But, as a regular contributor to PentaxForums.com, ThePhotoForum.com and Photo.net I often found myself sending people back to my website to learn about a cool tip or trick I had learned.

And so, after numerous people told me how useful my website was to learn how to become a better photographer, I decide to change the name to FreeDigitalPhotographyTutorials.com and share it with the world!

As I Learn, You Learn – for Free!

As I learn how to become a better photographer, so will you. Every tip, trick and lesson I share on this website is one that will help both of us get closer to our goal of becoming a professional photographer (or at the very least really good hobbyist)! Hopefully one day we’ll be able to look back and give thanks to all of the free digital photography lessons, tips and tricks we learned along the way!

To keep me on track with this goal, I decided to come up with a mission statement. One that would outline the purpose of this website.

This is what I came up with:

Our Mission: To provide others with the most helpful resources on photography in order to help each and every photographer become the best photographer they can be. All for free.

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One Comment

  1. Laura

    June 25, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Hi, pleased to meet you. I too am aspiring to become a professional paid photographer. I think this website is a great thing that you are doing. As photography courses can be expensive for folks. I think that what you are doing to help others is very generous and kind of you to do. I commend you for all of your hard work and efforts to give back the useful information that has helped you get to where you are. I also was studying Graphic Web Design and Interactive Media to build websites. I do think the two subjects do go together and are great professions as well as hobbies. Good luck with your endevors and thanks for sharing and helping fellow photographers. Especially for free. It helps out a lot in todays economy.

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