NEWS & TOP ARTICLES:
These links are a collection of websites and related resources that I’ve found to be valuable. (Stay tuned for a lot more links).
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.
Demystifying Digital: A very well-designed site with information and reviews that cover the following subjects: digital cameras, HDTVs, camcorders, laptops, cell phones and much more. The site also has an excellent Digital Glossary with illustrative images that appear when you hover over the camera icons.
DP&I: DP&I is a fantastic online resource that covers the digital printing industry. It is operated by author Harald Johnson.
DigitalPhotography.tv is a website run by photographer Charlie Morey. There are many stunning images on the site photographed by Charlie Morey, as well as hundreds of links to related resources and websites.
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.
Photography Board Forums: An online forum that helps users sharpen their photography skills. You can post pictures and there are many areas of discussion, including the art of photography.
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.
With a site name like The Imaging Buffet, I’m sure that you can guess that I’m a “foodie.” Here are some of my favorite food-related shows, and some food-related links:
A Cook’s Best Friend
An online store with a comprehensive selection of Cookware, Bakeware, Small Appliances and free Recipes.
Some of my favorite food-related shows can be found on Food Network. They include $40 a day with Rachael Ray, Good Eats with Alton Brown, Iron Chef, and A Cook’s Tour with Tony Bourdain