These are all photography related links that I have found useful and recommend. If there is a site you feel should be included, please post a comment with the URL of the website. I’ll review the site and may include it on this page. Thank you!
GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY SITES
- DPReview (dpreview.com)
- Luminous Landscape (luminous-landscape.com)
- The Online Photographer (theonlinephotographer.typepad.com)
- Aperture Expert (apertureexpert.com)
- DigitalRev on YouTube
- This Week in Photo (TWiP Podcast and Website)
- Kirk Tuck (visualsciencelab.blogspot.com)
- Steve Huff (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com)
- Zack Arias (http://zackarias.com/blog/)
- Joe McNally (http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/)
- Jim Radcliff (http://www.boxedlight.com/index.htm)
- Chase Jarvis (http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/)
SHOPPING FOR PHOTO EQUIPMENT
Shop local (“mom and pop shop”) or use one of these major retailers below. Do not waste your time at places like Best Buy or Walmart. They are generally overpriced, their staff usually has no clue about photography (but they think they do), and usually have a very poor/limited selection. If you stick with the three retailers below, you will be served very well!
- B&H Photo Video full selection, including the exotic stuff! REAL brick and mortar store in NYC
- Amazon.com only if “Sold and Shipped by Amazon” and NOT a reseller/third party
- Mike’s Camera in Denver & Boulder, CO (the BEST places in the state! Good selection and price competitive with B&H/Adorama)
The labs below are professional labs and not big box store labs. Their staff are highly trained professionals vs. photo counter monkeys trained last week at Mega-Mart. I have never had a subpar job from either of these labs. Yes, their prices are slightly higher for a 4×6″ print than WalMart, but then again, you are getting professional papers vs. consumer grade and a better product overall. Their metallic papers are incredible for anything with bold colors (except portraits / people shots). They can print almost any size and any format you can think of. Short of having your own personal lab with several $50,000+ printers, this is the next best thing!
- Mpix (full selection of pro papers / mix and match paper in same order, custom prints, quick turn around, superb quality)