What do you do when you want to learn more about photography, but don't have time to take a class, or want to snoop around for some info around the internet? Plenty!! I wanted to list a few of my favorite websites for learning more about photography.
Luminous Landscape: this is a great website with tons of various lessons and tutorials about photography. Some of the discussions are pretty technical, so if you want to get in deep into the science of photography, this is a good place to go.
David Ziser's Digital Pro Talk: this is the wedding photographer's blog. David is a well known wedding photographer who is known for his lighting techniques. His blog discusses his techniques, gear and shows some of his great work.
When it comes to Photoshop and digital photography, no one is better known than Scott Kelby. He has written numerous books regarding photography and Photoshop how-to, including "The Digital Photography Book" volumes 1-3. (these are my favorites). His blog is entertaining and educational. Scott is a tremendous photographer and a fabulous keyboard artist. I saw him perform with his band a couple years ago at Photoshop World. (a twice yearly national meeting for teaching Photoshop and photography.)
My favorite podcast is "The Digital Photo Experience" with Rick Sammon and Juan Pons. On the podcast they interview other photographers, discuss techniques, review gear and answer questions. There associated webpage, dpexperience.com has some interesting stuff too. My recent favorite is this:
If you have serious interest in Photoshop, it's worthwhile to join the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
My favorite places to find photographic equipment on line are www.bhphotovideo.com and www.adorama.com.
Next time, hopefully we'll have some pictures to look at.