My Favorite Photography Sites
- Craig Tanner's Light Diary -
The photo gallery of Craig Tanner. Craig is a critiquer for
the Radiant Vista.
The Light Diary podcasts posted there reference Craig's own photos
on this site.
- The Mindful Eye -
Craig Tanner's current project, now that the Radiant Vista
(above) has died off.
- Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe -
A Canon-sponsored site (and TV show) showcasing globe-trecking
nature photographer Art Wolfe.
- Zarzora Expedition Photo Gallery -
An Egyptian desert expedition company that I found through one of my
is owned by a talented photographer.
- Igor Siwanowicz's Photo.net Gallery -
A huge collection of high quality bug and reptile close ups.
- Romy Ocon's Moon Photos -
A large gallery of incredible lunar and astro photos.
- Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep -
"Rememberance Photography." Volunteer pro photographers take
photos for families of dead and dying infants. A real tear
jerker, and an admirable service.
- Ben Quillinan Photography -
A Phoenix-based wedding photographer that specializes in cultural
weddings. He travels all over the world to shoot them, and is
compiling a book on the subject. He's a friend of my sister-in-law.
- Earthbound Light -
Nature photography by Pacific Northwest photographer Bob Johnson.
- Matt Cranford Photography -
University of Nebraska graduate and amazing photographer.
- Sam Swartz Photography -
Talented wildlife photographer and worked with me on the
Lincoln Berean Church "Church Unleashed" foyer project.
- Walt Jones / Liquid Image -
Walt Jones is my second cousin and a talented fine art
photographer in Los Angeles. He also works for
Rhythm & Hues,
the movie special effects company.
- Harms Photography or
Jason Harms' Blog -
Jason Harms is a fellow Lincoln
Berean attendee and a friend of my brother.
- Urban Exploring
A large gallery by Andre Joosse from the Netherlands containing
beautiful photos of abandoned urban locations.
- Heidi Hoffman
Heidi used to be a staff photographer for the Lincoln
Journal Star before moving to Portland, Oregon, to start her
own business. She's amazingly creative.
- Dave Black
Dave is primarily a sports photographer who makes heavy
use of speedlights in his shots. He's one of the most amazing
sports photographers I've seen.
- Gray Matters
Lincoln photographer Matt Elwood's gallery dedicated to
black and white photography.
Education / Forums / Reviews
- Photocast Network -
A network of photography-related audio podcasts.
- The Radiant Vista -
Tutorials, critiques, and other great assistance for photographers
of all skill levels. Probably the most useful site I've found for
advancing my photography skills.
- Photo.net -
A community of 100,000 photographers providing forums, galleries,
- Digital Photography Review -
Excellent product reviews and forums for discussing digital
- DIYPhotograph.Net -
Great photography tips and tricks for the do-it-yourselfer.
- PhotoNotes.org -
A free information resource for the Internet photographic community.
- PhotoZone.de -
Reviews, forums, tutorials, etc on various photography topics.
Yes, it's in English.
- Photodoto.com -
Tips, tutorials, concepts, gear, software, and more... in plain English.
- The Camera Site -
Basic technical information on countless different cameras.
- Canon EOS Beginner's FAQ -
Everything you ever wanted to know about Canon's EOS camera system.
Hosted at PhotoNotes.org.
- BobAtkins.com -
Product reviews, galleries, and other good, detailed information
on photography with Canon cameras.
- Canon Digital Learning Center -
Tips and techniques direct from Canon, including the "Digital
Photo Guidebook for Professionals."
- Digital Rebel XT Lessons -
Comprehensive How-To Lessons for Creative Photographers, with
Rick Sammon. A Canon site. Good hand-holding tutorial on
all the features and techniques available on the EOS Rebel XT.
- Mark Plonsky's Macro Photography -
A good tutorial on macro (greater than 1X) photography by Photo.Net
regular Mark Plonsky. Lots of good bug photos.
- Using Manual Lenses on EOS Bodies -
Bob Atkins' discussion of how to mount manual focus lenses on
Canon EOS bodies.
- Camera Mounts Sorted by Register -
Detailed list of camera mounts and their associated register distance.
- Photography in Malaysia -
Detailed info on history & mechanics of manual focus equipment
from most major manufacturers.
- Olympus OM System Overview -
Lengthy Photo.Net article summarizing the Olympus OM system.
- Olympus OM Lens Group -
Descriptions of all Olympus/Zuiko lenses.
- Olympus Zuiko Lens Resources -
Verbose discussions of many Olympus Zuiko lenses.
- Olympus Lens Tests -
Detailed test grades for Olympus OM lenses.
- Unofficial Olympus Sales Info File -
Manuals and promo specs for most Olympus equipment
- "Must Have" Olympus OM lenses -
A discussion thread of people's favorite Olympus lenses.
- Olympus Cameras, Lenses, and Photography -
Information on the Olympus OM system.
- Olympus OM Zuiko Lenses -
Technical data for many Zuiko lenses.
- Ken Rockwell -
Lens reviews (mostly Nikon), instructional articles, and galleries
created by Ken Rockwell.
- Nikkor Lens Technology -
The history of the Nikon "Nikkor" lens family, by Ken Rockwell.
- Nikon Lens Nomenclature -
How to identify and distinguish among the various versions of
- Nikon Lens Serial Numbers -
Mapping a Nikkor lens' serial number to its year of manufacture.
- Nikon Lens Specifications -
Lens specifications for (all?) Nikkor lenses
- PlanetNikon Forums -
Forums for discussing all things Nikon.
- Nikon Lens Reviews -
Reviews of scores of Nikon lenses & other accessories by
Fredrik A. Rasmussen.
- NaturFotoGraf Nikon Normal Lens Reviews -
One paragraph + ratings on numerous Nikon normal lenses
- NikonGear lens reviews -
Community lens reviews on numerous Nikon lenses
- Camera Lens Disassembly -
Good instructions on how to disassemble a Minolta camera lens
for cleaning. Concepts apply to other brands, too.
- Improve your Images -
A three part lesson by
on how to identify and improve your photographic skills.
- CF/SD Performance Database -
Rob Galbraith's database of how fast various CompactFlash and SD
cards can move data on various digital cameras.
- Complete EOS Lookup Page -
Database allowing lookup and comparison of any EOS parts. Hosted
- Supporting Digital Cameras on Older Linux -
A page I wrote that shows off example photos from my "new" 2MP
Canon S110 Elph and describes how to get it working in older
Linux distributions. It also describes the common, untimely
demise that often befalls Elphs (Elves?).
- Asahi Optical Historical Club -
Tabular data for all Asahi/Pentax bodies and lenses.
- Pentax Takumar Lens Data -
More tabular data for all Pentax/Asahi screw-mount Takumar lenses (formerly www.m-fortytwo.info, defunct).
- Pentax Index
Photos, specs, and lots of good info about Pentax cameras,
Takumar lenses, and accessories.
- Pentax Lens Filter Sizes -
List of filter sizes for all Pentax lenses.
- Stan's Pentax Photography Site -
Info, reviews, etc of Pentax lenses (including Takumar)
- Pentax Lens Review Database -
User reviews of Pentax lenses.
- M42 -
A site dedicated to lenses using the M42 adapter.
- Dyxum M42 Forum -
Discussion of M42 lenses, primarily for use on Sony DSLR bodies.
- PanoramaPlanet.de -
List of M42 lens compatability with Canon 5D full-frame body.
- FredMiranda.com -
Forums, lens reviews, and photo contests.
- Manual Focus Forum -
Discussion of using manual focus lenses, regardless of the
style of camera body.
- MFlenses -
A new life in a digital age. Lens reviews, repair guides, forums,
etc for manual focus lenses.
- Outdoor Photographer -
Print magazine's web site, filled with useful tips and product
- Low light tips from Photo.net -
A lengthy thread on the photo.net
forums discussing techniques for improved shooting in low light
- 16:9 Lens Reviews -
Reviews of non-Canon lenses on Canon bodies.
- SLR Lens Review -
SLR lens & camera review site.
- JPG Magazine -
The magazine of brave new photography.
- Flash Techniques -
Planet Neil's flash photography techniques, or "Making flash
not look like flash."
- Joe Smalley Camera Flash Guide -
Specs for guide numbers and flash durations of many common flashes.
- Markus Hartel's Color-to-B&W Conversion -
Markus Hartel's "Urban Views" archive site dedicated to conversion
from color to black-and-white images.
- Minolta to EOS -
Discussion and photos of how to convert some Minolta lenses to
fit on EOS cameras while maintaining infinity focus.
- SLR Lens Mount Identification Guide -
Rick Oleson's photos and descriptions of various lens mounts.
- Lens Mounts on Wikipedia -
Wikipedia entries on various lens mounts.
- SLRgear.com -
Information on and discussion of (primarily digital) SLR camera gear.
- Vivitar Lens Manufacturers -
How to determine who actually made a Vivitar-branded lens.
- Boggy's Kiron Manuals -
PDF manuals and other links for Vivitar/Kiron lenses.
- Focus Test Chart -
Charts to help you accurately test for front/back focus.
- PhotoLinux Forum -
Forums to discuss various aspects of photo editing on Linux.
- Macro Lens Configurations -
My own list of possible lens/filter combinations for my own gear,
which magnification each provides, and at what working distance.
A brief tutorial on magnification techniques is provided.
- Lincoln Flickr Group -
A group of real people in Lincoln, Nebraska, who met and hang
out on the Flickr photo
- Linux Photography -
Joel Cornuz' blog about digital photography on Linux.
- Bob Atkins' Depth of Field Calculator -
For a given lens and focal length, it calculates the min/max
distance from the camera that is in focus.
- PanoGuide -
A site dedicated to the creation of panoramic photos.
- Strobist -
Learn how to light. A site dedicated to the use of small,
- The Best Canon Lenses -
Bob Atkins summarizes a large survey of users explaining which
Canon-mounted lenses they like the best.
- American Society of Media Photographers -
The premier resource for community, culture, commerce and
publications relating to publication photography.
- Pawn Shop Lens Buyer's Guide -
A post to PentaxForums by RioRico.
- 35mm Manual Focus Zooms -
A lengthy table of data, including production years, for various lenzes.
- Norman Koren's Monitor Calibration & Gamma -
Instructions for calibrating your monitor without expensive equipment.
- The Candid Frame #44 -
One of my favorite photography podcasts is
"The Candid Frame"
by Ibarionex Perello. This episode is a departure from his normal
interviews. Instead, he talks about his own soul searching with
his photography career in a way that really struck a chord with me.
- Antique Cameras -
Miscellaneous info about all sorts of older cameras and lenses.
- Astrophotography Techniques -
A very detailed tutorial on astrophotography by Jerry Lodriguss.
- FuzzCraft -
Photography, audio and light DIY projects.
- PhotoEthnography Equipment -
In depth descriptions of all sorts of classic camera equipment.
- Strobe Trigger Voltages -
Trigger voltage measurements for a wide variety of flashes.
- Sunpak flash units -
Scanned owners manuals for the plethora of Sunpak flashes.
- The-Digital-Picture.com -
In-depth Canon digital SLR & lens reviews.
- Electronic Guidebook for High-Speed Flash Photography -
How to setup & hack equipment for high-speed photography.
- Canon Hack Development Kit -
Enhance the capability of your Canon PowerShot camera with
custom on-camera software.
- Black Star Rising -
Good articles for pro photographers.
- Photographers' Guide to Privacy -
Info about privacy laws concerning photographers.
Shopping / Software
- Canon Lens Rebates -
Manufacturer's rebates on Canon lenses bought through 16 July 2007.
- Canon EOS Camera Systems -
Canon's official site for all the camera equipment they make.
- Sigma -
Sigma's official site for all the camera equipment they make.
- Tamron Photographic Lenses -
Tamron's official site for all the camera equipment they make.
- Adorama -
A reputable, long-time online retailer of camera equipment. They
frequently have the best prices available, and they also certify and
resell used equipment.
- B&H Photo -
Another reputable, long-time online retailer of camera equipment.
- Sigma 4 Less -
Great prices on Sigma lenses, and a decent reputation.
- eBay -
Whatever "it" is, you can find it here. No shortage of camera
equipment, both in auctions and eBay stores.
- Lens$db, the Lens Price Database -
A database of street prices for hundreds of used lenses that
can be made to fit on Canon bodies.
- Light Crafts -
The makers of LightZone, an advanced photo editing software package
that I use. The Windows and MacOS versions cost about $250, but
the Linux version
- LightZone for Linux mailing list -
A mailing list / web forum for the discussion of running LightZone
- Bibble Labs -
The makers of Bibble Pro photo editing software for Windows, Mac,
and Linux. I've just started playing with it. Noise Ninja is
- RawStudio -
An open source (GTK) raw digital photo editing application for Unix
or Mac OS/X. Still immature, but good for basic batch processing.
- RawTherapee -
THe Experimental RAw Photo Editor. An open source (GTK) raw digital
photo editing application for Linux or Windows.
- UFRaw -
The defacto open source raw photo processing application for Unix/X.
- The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) -
A powerful image editing program for Unix/X. Alas, it doesn't handle
raw camera images well.
- Options for Processing RAW Image Files on Linux -
The Linux options aren't as mature as those for Windows or MacOS,
but there are several to choose from. I currently prefer
- Freelance Photography Made Easy Magazine -
A UK magazine dedicated to making a buck as a freelance photographer.
Not much free content available to non-members.
- iStockPhoto.com -
Buy or sell royalty-free stock photos.
- Digital Picture Frame Comparison -
A comparison that I wrote in Dec 2006 of four small digital
- Lincoln Craig's List -
The photo/video section for Lincoln.
- Omaha Craig's List -
The photo/video section for Omaha.
- Lincoln Journal Star Classifieds -
A search for "camera" in the Lincoln newspaper.
- Omaha Weird Harold Classifieds -
An search page in the Omaha newspaper.
- Lincoln Thrifty Nickel Classifieds -
A search for "camera" in another Lincoln newspaper.
- Omaha Thrifty Nickel Classifieds -
A search for "camera" in another Omaha newspaper.
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last updated 4 July 2014