Category Archives for "SOFTWARE"

A Few Reasons to Subscribe to’s Excellent Newsletter

For a number of years I’ve been reading “Imaging Resource News” published by the folks at It is a fantastic resource filled with photo industry news, reviews, answers to reader questions, special offers and much more. Apart from the excellent content, in the next issue, I’ll be offering two signed copies of my book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques, which will be drawn randomly from the newsletter member list.


The Feb 1, 2008 issue (available in the newsletter archives) has some great info about the Nikon D300, sensor cleaning, and image sharpening. You can read past issues and  subscribe to Imaging Resource’s IR news newsletter at this link.

Post on about recommended books from

I just posted a short announcement of a great list of books (covering a range of topics, from Photoshop, to Digital Asset Management, to Political humor). The list of books can be found on and you can find the post about it here, with a link to the article.

Adorama’s 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days

I had seen an announcement a few weeks back on about Adorama’s “100 in 100” 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days. But I just got a chance to look over the 54 tips that are posted as of today, and I’m very impressed.


There are many great tips from a number of talented photographers that cover everything from testing if your sensor is dusty, to what a high-key histogram looks like. I highly recommend checking it out, and I think all levels of photographers can benefit from many of the tips. In some cases, if specific products are mentioned, they are linked to products in Adorama’s online catalog. Here’s one example: One of the most useful tips that I read had info about securing model releases. A 50 sheet model release form pad was then linked to at the end of the tip.

You can find Adorama’s 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days here.

There are also hundreds of other helpful and well-written tips and articles on the AIRC (Adorama Imaging Resource Center). This is the home page of the AIRC. It’s rare to see so much editorial content on a store’s website (reviews are far more common), but I think that it’s great for photographers to have so many ways to learn more about taking, processing, storing and printing images.

Though a bit different, has an extensive blog-like feature called “Amazon Daily” that highlights a lot of great content across the web. In some cases, like with Adorama’s AIRC, products mentioned will be linked to in’s catalog. You can even customize your Amazon Daily content by choosing from a long list of topics. Stories can then be accessed from your home page at when you log in, or by using an RSS news reader.