Articles

Online Resources

Pre-Meeting Class Handouts

Prints

  • Blurb.com - Create you own hard cover photo albums. For personal use or as gifts. Awesome.
  • Tiny Prints - Personalize Birth Announcements, Business Cards, Party Invitations and More at Tiny Prints
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  • Shutterfly - Personalized photo cards, stationery & great photo gifts for any occasion.
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Local Printing

  • Pounds Labs - Local printing and mounting of your prints. You can get a variety of merchandies printed on.
  • BWC - Very high quality printing.

Blogs

  • Camera Dojo - CameraDojo is a site dedicated to helping people get the most out of their photography by providing good quality tutorials, product reviews, and an active forum.
  • Photofocus.com – Scott Bourne, nature photographer
  • Going PRO – Another blog by Scott Bourne and Skip Cohen
  • Kevin Winzeler – Commercial Photographer
  • Lightroom Killer Tips - Matt Kloskowski from Photoshop User TV
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – Excellent source for the latest Lightroom news.
  • lensflare35.com – interviews with great masters of Photography each week. Also does Podcasts
  • www.joemcnally.com/blog - If you don’t know who Joe McNally is, you need to. He is the light guru of the industry and quite funny as well.
  • www.pixsylated.com – Flash photography for Canon. This guy is the Joe McNally for the Canon world.
  • Lindsay Adler – Fashion photographer. She is only 24 but has been picked up by some really big names and does some amazing work and is a great person to educate you on social media for photographers.
  • strobist.com - David Hobby's blog is THE most referred to site on the internet when it comes to learning how to use your speedlight (flash). Years of information and some videos reside here. If you are interested in lighting with speedlights, this is your go-to place.
  • ftoppers.com - Behind the scenes video of photoshoots.
  • Tim Grey - Digital imaging expert

Online Video Training and How-To's

  • Creative Live - This online company gets top trainers and holds 1-3 day online training seminars. Videos of the entire training can then be purchased for later review from $99-$149.
  • Lynda.com - simply the best (Different payment plans starting at $25.00/month)
  • Kelbytraining.com – Very good as well ($24.95 a month or $199 for a year)
  • Lightroom Tutorials – Julian Kost is a Adobe evangelist for Adobe Systems. Very good and FREE tutorials
  • Photoshop Tutorials - Julian Kost is a Adobe evangelist for Adobe Systems. Very good and FREE tutorials
  • Russell Brown – Very entertaining guy and really knows his stuff. Another Adobe guy.
  • 70 Excellent Photoshop resources – by Six Revisions
  • Bogen – Educational resources for everyone
  • Lastolite – Mostly shows off their product line but still has some very useful FREE information about photography.
  • Photoflex Lighting School – Pretty much as the title says.
  • Adobe TV – All things Adobe
  • D Town TV – This show is all about Nikon & Canon camera bodies and lenses and it is FREE
  • Rights as a Photographer – A blog entry about your rights as a photographer. A good rule of thumb but this is not to be taken as legal advice.
  • www.fridayphotoschool.com – This is a monthly webinar that features various professional photographers teaching you tips and techniques about photography. This is not FREE but I encourage you to check it out.
  • Ask Dave Cross - you ask Dave Photoshop questions, and he answers them. See the answers in these videos.

  • Tim Grey - Digital imaging expert

Podcasts

  • Photo Tips - One of the fastest growing podcast online to date. (1/-29/2011). Visithis website to view these videos.
  • Camera Dojo - CameraDojo is a site dedicated to helping people get the most out of their photography by providing good quality tutorials, product reviews, and an active forum.
  • The Candid Frame - The world's best interview show about photography. (self proclaimed)
  • Photoshop User TV – A weekly show produced by NAPP with Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, and Dave Cross.
  • Photofocus.com – A new show every 10 days. iTunes Feed or non-iTunes feed
  • TWIP – This week in Photography. New show every week.
  • lensflare35.com – Very popular show with some well known guests.

Forums

Photo Gear

Websites

  • Peter Yang - A texas boy that used to shoot for the Austin Chronicle but now lives in Brooklyn and shoots lots of rock stars.
  • Gregory Heisler - A New York photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness.
  • Jeremy Cowart – Comes from a graphic design background, photographer for only 4 years.
  • Crash Taylor – Where some of the world’s finest photographers talk about the images they create
  • After Capture – Used to be a magazine that is moving online.

Tutorials

  • Planet Photoshop – Learn how to do special effects with your photos and text in Photoshop. Lots of info on this site with video tutorials on a lot of effects.

Other Helpful Resources

  • Varis.com – Calibrate you camera to your workflow (Advanced users) Bridge and Lightroom come with generic calibration profiles but if you are not happy with the way that your software is displaying your RAW or DNG files, you can create a custom profile for this.
  • Web Browser Color Management – Make sure your images look good on the web.
  • Library of Congress – Register Your images online – If you are not planning on going pro, selling your images or you wouldn’t mind seeing your image in the media without getting paid for it, then you really do not need to register your image.

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