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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 8:56 am 
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Hi folks,

While the Wibbly Wobbly Web is a huge resource it's sometimes difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff and, indeed, it's sometimes difficult to find the wheat at all. So I've started this thread so we can share links to the photography websites we find most valuable.

This takes advantage of Gordon's relaxed policy about sharing links off-site; but we do hope that members don't link to dpreview, dcresource, SLRGear and imaging-resource because, when I last checked, they use software to censor links back to us. :evil:

Usual forum rules apply so please try and avoid links to retailers. May I also suggest that this thread doesn't become a place where we slag off each other's choices - CameraLabs members are too nice to do that anyway. I'd like this to become a resource for us all and, if it develops well and with Gordon's blessing, we might collate the links into a new Sticky.

I'll kick off with three suggestions:
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:01 am 
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Photographic Optics - For those times when you want to know why lenses are less than perfect.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:16 am 
Amateursnapper.com Very Helpful Photography Resource For Beginner 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 5:44 pm 
Photozone - Great lens review site. I find it a good compliment to Camera Labs. Camera Labs for camera reviews, Photozone for lens reviews.
Digital Photography School - Their equipment articles are somewhat lacking, but their photography and post-processing tips are often short, sweet, and numerous.
Thom Hogan - Has some general photography stuff, but primarily for Nikon shooters; lots of detailed reviews for both cameras and lenses.
Yanik's Photo School - Great little site by a Canadian photographer. Some really good general articles, and he pops out short videos usually once a week.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 5:46 pm 
You can hardly go wrong with this one:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:20 pm 
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For the Dutch amongst us:
http://www.fotomateforum.net/

Apart from that, I don't really visit too many sites. Here's a few YouTube-channels that might be useful:
http://www.youtube.com/user/limephotography (superb!)
http://www.youtube.com/user/prophotolife (superb!)
http://www.youtube.com/user/bertstephani (superb!)
http://www.youtube.com/user/IceflowStudios (superb Photoshop tutorials)
http://www.youtube.com/user/Crestock (superb, targeted at stock photography)
http://www.youtube.com/user/joemcnallyphoto (funny)
http://www.youtube.com/user/davidxtejada (don't watch 'em very often)
http://www.youtube.com/user/snapfactory (useful)
http://www.youtube.com/user/damonwebster (nice)
http://www.youtube.com/user/PhotographersAcademy (don't watch 'em very often)
http://www.youtube.com/user/ErinManning (very basic)
http://www.youtube.com/user/profotovids (don't watch 'em very often)

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:22 pm 
I have another good resource to get model releases from:

http://contributors.gettyimages.com/art ... cle_id=991

There are multiple languages available.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:50 am 
basics:camera cleaning tips

http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/methods.html

:D :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:02 am 
LINK REMOVED - this one makes great reviews, still way behind cameralabs....
http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalRevCom?blend=2&ob=1, these guys make great video reviews!


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:21 am 
Please do not link to dcresource; Bob already has mentioned why in the 1st post.


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:05 am 
Want a lens hood but don't want to pay? Download a PDF template and make one!

http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Here's some great Sony/Minolta lens reviews. Whilst they're not nearly as detailed as Gordon's, there's a much larger diversity of reviews, including some nice high-end stuff...

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:27 pm 
Image

(Click on the logo to go to the CNET website)


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Thought it'd be posted already, but it isn't just yet:

www.dyxum.com

...and...
www.photoclubalpha.com

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:31 pm 
www.google.com

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