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. To help naivagte the listings, they are grouped according to these themes. Click on a theme or scroll down to find those postings:
Member Bill Farrell likes http://www.uglyhedgehog.com as a photo site.
John Mecray suggests this article from MacWorld
"Eight great sites for photography lovers"
History of photography- http://www.overnightprints.com/history_of_photography
From Reuters/Photographers/What Makes a Good Picture
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
Digital Outback: http://www.outbackphoto.com/ Lots of hands-on trials of current equipment.
Are you planning a trip and don't have the lens you would like to use? Do you really need that new lens you are drooling over that has those great specs? Is that new camera the one you really want? The answer may be to rent the lens or camera and give it a try.
If you are going on a trip you can have that big, long lens shipped to where you will be staying and mail it back from there; you don't have to lug it on the plane! If you are using it locally, have it shipped to your home; there will probably have to be someone there to sign for it. Or, Hunts is a pick-up and drop-off point for a couple of companies if you are near one of their stores and no one will be home.
Two rental companies members have used are LensProtoGo and LensRentals. If you are a NAPP member, you may be able to get a discount.
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
cnet is a great site to read about equipment reviews
Amazon product reviews are another great source of information on photo-related products.
Are you a digital fan? Here's an article by Michael Reichmann on the battle
of the current titans:
We have at least one member with a passion for large
format photography--great! For those of you interested in this
field, or for the pros and cons vs. traditional 35mm film or digital capture,
this is an excellent and well-reasoned discussion by Bernard Languillier: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/lf-appeal.shtml.
How about film? NOT DEAD! And to prove it, Nikon produced this gem of a
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 --
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
Fron Jan Armor (Mr. Lightroom) who fowards this from LR Guru Laura Shoe. "I agree with her, 5.5 is problematic. Several of my students have actually gotten hung up on this update. I will wait till Adobe gets the kinks are out in LR 5.5, sticking with 5.4. By the way, it is usually a good idea to be cautious before updating any software. Don’t fix what ain’t broken, at least not right away." Jan
While updates have gone smoothly for many people, Adobe has acknowledged that the release of Lightroom 5.5 and Creative Cloud 2014 has been a rocky one in terms of installation issues.
While I don't have specific troubleshooting suggestions for every issue, here are a few tips and resources:
• If you have installed Lightroom 5.5 from the Creative Cloud and it crashes on launch or you are locked out of the Develop and Map modules, in the Creative Cloud app try signing out and signing back in.
• You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling Lightroom. For those with the stand-alone version, you can download the new version directly here.
• If you are still having issues, post in the Adobe forum or onLightroomForums.net. Post as much detail about your issue as possible, including error messages and ideally any relevant screenshots.
• For Photoshop CC installation issues, here is an FAQ from Adobe.
Finally, if you haven't yet updated and want to wait a couple weeks for these issues to settle, this is of course an option as well.
Ask Tim Grey? gets two thumbs up from Jack and Frank
The website of Mark S. Johnson (from Radiant Vista) offers workshops and great Photoshop tutorials. http://www.msjphotography.com/
Kelby one- Scott Kelby's all inclusive site for tutorials, webinars, and workshops. The presentations cover a wide range of topics and are very well done.
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
PopPhoto contest winners: http://www.popphoto.com/Popular-Photography-s-16th-Annual-Readers-Contest
From The Luminous Landscape:
Best, Don Jagoe
From The Online Photographer:
Two links worth visiting from Jan Armor's“Great Photographers" class. I’ve always said the ladies have what it takes!
National Geo Women- PBS video (6 minutes)
the women websites http://wovexhibition.org/
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.
Another site with information about Vivan is https://www.artsy.net/artist/vivian-maier
Photographing Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano by Lucas Jackson:
"Luck is a funny thing"
"Freezing the volcano’s lightning"
What is a Photograph? Or Real vs. "Photoshop job" (as David Pogue, the author
of this article, calls it) http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/photoshop-and-photography-when-is-it-real/?ref=technology
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 --
From Chris Kosegarten, some excellent legal information for photographers:http://www.krages.com/bpkphoto.htm
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.
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.
Newport Art Museum: http://www.newportartmuseum.org Our favorite museum!
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)
JPEG Magazine -- Share photos and vote on submissions. http://www.jpgmag.com/
DPChallenge -- Submit to challenges, cast your votes, participate in the forums, and much more! http://www.dpchallenge.com/
Zenfolio -- "Combines the best in online photo viewing experience with a flexible shopping cart." http://www.zenfolio.com/
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