Here is the place to find information and links on many aspects of photography: artistic, technical, informational, inspirational. Send your favorites to add to the list.
Two links worth visiting from Jan Armor's“Great Photographers" class:
National Geo Women
PBS video (6 minutes)
the women websites
I’ve always said the ladies have what it takes!
VIVIAN MAIER - HER DISCOVERED WORK
This video was created in dedication to photographer VIVIAN MAIER, a street photographer from the 1950s - 1990s. Vivian's work was discovered at an auction in Chicago where she resided most of her life. Her discovered work includes over 100,000 mostly medium format negatives, Thousands of prints, and countless undeveloped rolls of film.
John Mecray suggests this article from MacWorld "Eight
great sites for photography lovers"
From Reuters/Photographers/What Makes a Good Picture
Photographing Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano by Lucas Jackson:
"Luck is a funny thing"
"Freezing the volcano’s lightning"
Online Photographer blog:
Contemplating the hundred-shot barrier -- warming up after a long winter.
What is a Photograph? Or Real vs. "Photoshop job" (as David Pogue, the author
of this article, calls it)
PopPhoto contest winners: http://www.popphoto.com/Popular-Photography-s-16th-Annual-Readers-Contest
From The Luminous Landscape:
I was struck
by this article’s cogency and the message it tells about how much work
it takes to be excellent. For those of us struggling on in photography, year
after year, with the hope (sometimes forlorn it seems) of finding a voice,
achieving a recognizable style and even—dare I say it?—an audience,
this can perhaps put the time required in perspective. -- Don Jagoe
From The Online Photographer:
How about film? NOT DEAD! And to prove it, Nikon produced this gem of a
Have you seen http://photo.net/ ? It's a wonderful photo site - started as a small community website by a brilliant man named Philip Greenspun..... I have been a Photo.net member for years and have watched it grow! Many good articles on gear, etc, also. -- Jill Meyers
A great place to keep track of the announcements is www.dpreview.com. Enjoy!
From Chris Kosegarten, some excellent legal information for photographers:http://www.krages.com/bpkphoto.htm
Here is a wonderful series of articles by Ben Lifson, a noted photographer and instructor, on photography as art, NOT cameras and gear. Highly recommended: http://www.pictureflow.com/making_pictures/01/index.html.
Hi there! Moved into a DSLR and have to face the scary sensor cleaning task?
(once for the record, you are NOT cleaning the sensor, you are cleaning the
glass filter on top of the sensor...but I digress...) Here is a nice site that
covers all the possible solutions in one place --
Preparing for a gallery exhibition -- here is an interesting discussion on print
many of us don't give a lot of thought to. We either print at the maximum size
of our chosen printer, or default to a common size. Peruse Alain Briot's essay
on the subject and perhaps you will give it a second thought --
Dallas Molerin sent us this link after visiting Susan Stanton's gallery in Asheville, NC: http://www.susanstanton.com/
A link from the Jack and Barbara Renner: http://www.earthlightgallery.com/links.htm
Great weather photography (amazing!) at http://www.jimreedphoto.com.
At SpaceWeather.com you can find news and information about the sun-earth environment including auroras, meteor showers, eclipses, and other celestial happenings. Subscribe to their e-mail service for simple text messages of upcoming sky events.
Visit The Online Photographer for an interesting perspective from well-known photographer and curmudgeon-in-residence, Mike Johnston: http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_
The website of Mark S. Johnson (from Radiant Vista) offers workshops and great Photoshop tutorials. http://www.msjphotography.com/
The Luminous Landscape: http://www.luminous-landscape.com One of the best landscape photography sites available. Tends to be digitally oriented, especially high end DSLRs and Medium Format digital backs. But many reviews, great articles and super links.
Digital Photo Review: http://www.dpreview.com Perhaps
the best "techno-geek" reviews of digital cameras. Wonderful forums to ask
virtually any question you might have. Super resource for the digital photographer
and printer. -- DJ
Check out the Best of 2009:
PhotoSig: http://www.photosig.com Where any photographer can go to have his or her work praised or shredded. Can be highly X-rated, although this is selectable by the user. Excellent tool if you are looking for unvarnished and global critique of your work.
Digital Outback: http://www.outbackphoto.com/ Lots of hands-on trials of current equipment.
Lenswork: http://www.lenswork.com Superb little magazine looking at B and W photography. An elegant, classy publication. Try the audio blogs..which are by Editor Brooks Jensen and done weekly. They are short, they are insightful and he has a great view of our--by which is meant the photographic--world. -- DJ http://www.lenswork.com/lwb.htm
Newport Art Museum: http://www.newportartmuseum.org Our favorite museum!
Film photography: http://www.usefilm.com Just like it says...
Confused about the never-ending debate about film vs. digital? Well here's a site that REALLY examines the issue: http://www.clarkvision.com/index.html
Going to Paris sometime in the future? Well one of my favorite places to spend a morning or afternoon is near the Marais, at the Maison Europenne de Photograhphie. http://www.mep-fr.org/us/default_test_ok.htm Constantly changing exhibitions, a nice little cafe and you are 2 blocks from some of the best little cafes in Paris. Great street shooting too! Don
Also in Paris, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, www.henricartierbresson.org. Don's personal favorite all-time photographer. It's great fun to go to Mecca....
Pinhole photography, as demonstrated by our friend Martin R. Anderson: www.martinranderson.com.
From Jan Armor...
"Been posting on Flickr for about a month. Wonderful photo sharing site, highly recommended, great place for inspiration. You have to dig a little but there is some outstanding work presented here. Just type in a word, like "Pemaquid Point" and you'll see hundreds of images. $25 per year and you can upload unlimited amount of files. Great place to store and share your special work. You can download your own, or other people's work, etc. As you can see, I've been using other people's texture screen overlays on some of my pictures." (see Member Photos)
At http://www.flickrleech.net/ you can find interesting photos posted each day to Flickr.
JPEG Magazine -- Share photos and
vote on submissions.
DPChallenge -- Submit to challenges, cast your votes, participate
in the forums, and much more!
Zenfolio -- "Combines the best in online photo
viewing experience with a flexible shopping cart."
History of photography- http://www.overnightprints.com/history_of_photography
From Lenswork No. 55...
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." Frank Tibolt
"I have gradually confused photography with life." Jerry Uelsmann
"For me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event." Henri Cartier-Bresson
"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary." David Bailey
"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen." Minor White
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." Joseph Chilton Pearce
" Photography is not about cameras, gadgets or gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn't make a great picture anymore than a typewriter wrote a great novel." Peter Adams
"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." Dorothea Lange
"Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do." Elizabeth Bowen
"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and their intelligence, transform the yellow spot into the sun." Pablo Picasso
"All large tasks are completed in a series of starts." Neil Fiore
"No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film." Robert Adams