Entertainment & Artistry => Photography/Video/Movies & TV => Topic started by: Jake on June 22, 2006, 01:19:16 AM

Title: Photography Resources
Post by: Jake on June 22, 2006, 01:19:16 AM
Photography Resources

All art is a vision penetrating the illusions of reality, and photography is one form of
this vision and revelation.

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense,
about what is being photographed, and is, thereby, a true manifestation of what one
feels about life in its entirety. This visual expression of feeling should be set forth in
terms of a simple devotion to the medium. It should be a statement of the greatest
clarity and perfection possible under the conditions of its creation and production.

-Ansel Adams

Basic Techniques of Photography (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0821225758/sr=8-2/qid=1150951547/ref=pd_bbs_2/104-1936808-0941517?%5Fencoding=UTF8) – John Schaefer (the Ansel Adams guide)
-good book for the beginner photographer and anyone who is interested in basic
techniques of photography. It is written by Schaefer but uses Adams' quotes,
techniques, and practices.

Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/082121750X/sr=1-1/qid=1150951733/ref=sr_1_1/104-1936808-0941517?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=books) – Ansel Adams
- book showing 40 Adams' photographs; each is accompanied by Adams' notes
about the scene, techniques, etc. Many of the 40 are his best known prints – some
took a few decades to be developed to his liking!

Black and White Magazine (http://bandwmag.com/)
– magazine only about B&W photography – not many ads (as compared to other
photography magazines) and the print quality is exceptional! This mag is pricey, at
over $10 per issue – so I suggest subscribing. Also, the annual special issue
(currently out August 2006) which displays entries in the portfolio contest is a must.

Focus (http://focusmag.com/)
– another showcase magazine that prints both B&W and color photographs. Not
many ads as well, and accepts reader submissions at no cost for reviewing. Pretty
good print quality and great articles. (Don’t judge this mag based on their site – it is
very poorly done )

- probably the best single resource for camera specifications and features. This
would have to be the first place anyone interested in buying a new digital camera
should look at. Their reviews are very extensive and in depth, with many tests,
trials, and actual photo examples. Site also features a buying guide and a forum
(poor interfaced forums though)

– a great (and free) place to show off your work as well as to look at others' from
all over the world. Each picture could be submitted for comments and ratings. The
more you rate others, the more frequently your portfolio will be viewed. This site
is frequented by both armatures and pros. Registration is required – the free version
offers limited space.

- if you're not a book kind of person – this site gives you good tutorials, advice,
and tips. Thanks Rob!

- an excellent article about "why your camera doesn't matter." – thanks to Rob again.

Title: Re: Photography Resources
Post by: yoshi on June 23, 2006, 12:45:51 AM
the big four review sites I go to:


Personally, I recommend dcresource over dpreview -- the ISO tests are better, and a more "essay" type of review instead of sections.

Title: Re: Photography Resources
Post by: Jake on March 02, 2009, 11:28:07 PM
http://wetpixel.com/ - resource for underwater photography and videography.
Title: Re: Photography Resources
Post by: ober on March 03, 2009, 08:35:26 AM
www.sxc.hu - resource for high quality photos of any variety.
Title: Re: Photography Resources
Post by: jkim on March 22, 2010, 09:22:15 PM
http://www.bbcwildlifemagazine.com/masterclasses.asp - for some tips on wildlife shooting