NEWS & TOP ARTICLES:
These links are a collection of websites and related resources that I’ve found to be valuable.
PHOTO/IMAGING WEBSITE SUGGESTIONS FROM ANDREW DARLOW
Cameratown.com is a nicely designed site that highlights news and special offers from photo retailers. It also contains reports from photo shows and photo/imaging techniques.
Cloudwards.net: A website with an extensive collection of reviews on cloud storage companies like BackBlaze.com and CrashPlan.com, as well as other companies, such as those who offer VPN (Virtual Private Networks), which are used by people who don’t want to use public WiFi hotspots or other networks due to security concerns. I like the way they write their reviews, and I also like how they accept both positive and negative reviews from people (generally users who either like or don’t like the service they are reviewing) in a blog-like comments area.
FindtheBest.com’s Compare Camera Lenses Comparison Engine is a great section of the FindTheBest.com website that allows you to compare many different lenses, from MSRP to focal length and weight.
Inkjet Resources Directory (InkjetBuzz.com): A website with a lot of good information and resources about inkjet printing. It’s written and maintained by photographer and consultant Royce Bair.
Nancy Ori Workshops: A site featuring photography, painting and framing workshops by Nancy Ori, photographer and owner of New Jersey Media Center, LLC in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Additional classes and workshops hosted by other photographers are also available.
Photographer Tom Maugham’s website, containing many exceptional images.
naturalabstractions.com is the website of Colorado-based photographer and multimedia specialist Scott Carlin. Scott’s impressive work is featured throughout the site, and he shares a number of great photo sites under his links section. Scott also has an informative blog at www.night-collection.blogspot.com.
Photo.net: An outstanding website with forums, galleries, tips, buyer’s guides and much more. Here is a link to some of the articles I’ve written for the site.
StudioLighting.net is a great resource for learning more about still photo and video lighting, whether or not you are in a studio. The tips and techniques can really make a difference for photographers of all levels, but especially beginner and intermediate photographers and videographers. They also have a podcast with tips and interviews.
Photofocus is a fantastic website and podcast. The show is a treasure trove of helpful advice about lenses, imaging software, digital cameras, photo-related sites and photo techniques. I have also had the honor of being a guest on a few of their shows.
GADGET & TECH SITES
Geek News Central is a great website and podcast run by Todd Cochrane. The podcast and site covers many topics, including: Apple Computer and Mac OSX news; Microsoft and Vista news; space exploration; alternative energy; blogging and podcasting tips and advice; and a lot more. I highly suggest signing up for the newsletter because it contains many links from the stories discussed on the show, as well as additional links sent in by listeners. Todd has also visited the CES trade show over the last few years, and I’ve found his video coverage to be very good.