These are the resources that I use in my photography everyday. Some of them are online learning sites, some are photo sharing sites for exploration or sharing my own photos. Others are things that I use that make the digital part of digital photography easier for me. Take a look through and see if any can help you out.
- Digital Photography School – A HUGE online community. I use the forums to share my shots, and read their amazing amount of tutorials on all aspects of digital photography, from capturing to editing.
- Strobist – If you want to take better pictures you need to learn about light. The strobist site is amazing for that. I still am limited to my on camera flash but I’ve learned huge amounts about what light does to a photograph from this site.
- DIY Photography – My white isolation lightbox pr0ject came from here along with lots of other ideas and things to try. Aimed at people who want to create what they use as tools instead of buy them, whether from necessity or urge to tinker.
- To be filled in.
Photoshop and Lightroom
- mcpactions.com – awesome site with tutorials andblog posts. The best part is the actions themselves – after using “Paint with Light/Dark” and the “Gallary Frames Border” I’ll be buying some of her actions when I can afford it. The amazing thing is the simplicity to use compared to other actions I’ve found free on the interwebs. Hers are super simple and do exactly what’s promised. I can’t wait to try her “Magic Skin” and “Eye Doctor/Dentist”. Go take a look and see if they inspire you as much as they did me.
- Wow Effects – these are sort of like actions for photoshop, but effects are lightroom specific. The WOWEffects package from OnOne software is free and is a great example of what they can do. I use the selenium and different B&W presets quite a bit.
- Raw In Windows – Fast Picture Viewer is an application that installs multiple RAW file format rendering into windows so that windows explorer and photoviewer can see your RAW files without conversion. Super awesome not to have to use ACR or Lightroom just to see what your photos look like.