Ten Cool Digital Photography Sites - dummies

Ten Cool Digital Photography Sites

By Julie Adair King

When you’re looking for digital photography information, inspiration, or just the latest industry gossip, check out these great websites. Some even let you upload your photos and get feedback from other photographers.

  • Digital Photography Review offers a broad range of digital photography information, from news about recently released products and promotional offers to discussion groups where people debate the pros and cons of different camera models. An educational section shows photographers some advanced picture-taking techniques.

  • The Imaging Resource has reliable equipment-buying advice and digital photography news. An especially helpful tutorials section offers hints and advice about everything from choosing a camera to taking better pictures. In-depth product reviews and discussion forums related to digital photography round out this well-designed site.

  • Digital Photo Magazine makes articles from past issues of Digital Photo magazine and more available at its website. Along with reading equipment reviews, you can find tutorials on photography and photo editing, as well as interviews with noted photographers.

  • Outdoor Photographer magazine has long been a great resource for nature and wildlife photographers. Its online site offers tips, articles from past issues, buying guides, discussion forums, and even a photo gallery where you can show off your best work.

  • Shutterbug lets you explore the online version of the respected magazine Shutterbug, which offers how-to articles and equipment reviews related to both film and digital photography. Comprehensive reviews in addition to forum, gallery, and technique sections provide extensive information about digital cameras and other imaging tools.

  • Strobist (strobe is another word for flash) is a great place to learn all about the art and science of flash photography. You can find tutorials for beginners, discussion forums, equipment reviews, and articles in which pros explain exactly how they tackled lighting on various assignments.

  • ePHOTOzine offers product reviews as well as articles covering all aspects of digital photography, video tutorials, discussion forums, and an excellent glossary of photographic terms. You also can show off your best work, get feedback from other photographers, and enter photo contests.

  • Photo.net is a large online photography community website that offers galleries for inspiration, a wealth of how-to articles, discussion forums, and much more.

  • PhotoWorkshop, an interactive, online photography community website, is for everyone interested in digital photography, amateur to professional. You can find scads of tutorials, read articles featuring the work of leading photographers, enter photo contests, and get in-depth help with a variety of hardware and software issues.

  • Last but definitely not least, check out Nikon’s website for technical support, great tutorials, and updates to camera firmware (the software inside your camera). You also can download the latest version of the free Nikon ViewNX 2 photo software as well as a digital copy of the user manual.