Canon Explorers of Light Gallery
In an initiative described as “photo education and inspiration” Canon’s Explorers of Light gallery is a slick and eye-catching showcase featuring work from 62 recognized photographers, each known for his or her specialty, and each a Cannon EOS camera user. The Gallery presents a small slide show of each photographer’s work as well as their biographies and links to their personal websites. There is a wonderful variety in the work shown here, which in itself is inspiring, and there are also interviews, videos and tip features that represent part of the educational side of the initiative.
Chuck Doswell's Lightning Photography Tips
One man’s comprehensive tutorial on the exciting, not to mention dangerous, art of photographing lightning.
E Photo Zine
At first glance, e-zine’s seems to be mostly concerned with gear news and reviews, but a little digging reveals out the site’s real strength. E-photo’s international members and readers post portfolios, submit to the Editor’s Choice competitions, vote on the competitors and comment on each other’s work. In the same vein, e-photo also publishes a large selection of essays on technique, written in the friendly tone of camaraderie that characterizes the site.
The publishers of the well-know travel guides have created a web space devoted to the how and why of travel photography. The surprisingly complete guide ranges from how to buy a camera, to selecting a subject, with plenty of tips and techniques in between.
Good Earth Graphics
An entertaining site full of information pertaining to the little know art of photographing caves. Useful tips on how to capture the cramped, damp and dark beauty of caves on film.
A comprehensive exploration of the risks and rewards of climbing photography. The author has laid out all the “tips and tricks” that years of experience and observation have taught him, and the result is an interesting and well illustrated page about two intersecting passions.
International Center for Photography
Housing both a school and a museum, New York’s International Center for Photography is an important institution who’s website is full of unexpected and inventive resources. Rather than the typical list of technical advice, IPC’s Photo Tips page is an assemblage of thoughtful meditations on a range of topics from the Center’s faculty, staff and students. Tips cover a broad spectrum of photographic experience, from the do’s and don’ts of digital technology, to using the work of admired photographers as springboard to a personal vision.
Meteor Photography Tips
A page of simple and direct instructions guides aspiring astrophotographers in the fine art of capturing meteor activity. The page also provides links to other meteor photography sites, including NASA’s Guide to Leonid Photography.
A fascinating and detailed guide to capturing the slow progression of a lunar eclipse on film.
The grand old man of photojournalism and travel photography publications has made good use of web technology to bring us a series of well-structured and copiously illustrated tips on adventure photography. Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen is the voice of experience who guides us through a day of outdoor “adventure” photography, backed up by an overview video, audio clips and photograph-illustrated tips, including all pertinent details of the shoot such as camera shutter speed, lenses, etc….
This digital photography guide offers a large and varied selection of photo tips, organized by topic and covering everything from outdoor photography to software. Each category has dozens of tips, each a different variation on the central theme, each written by professional photographers who contribute to the magazine.
In the course of its wide-ranging activities, the Smithsonian Institute has found the time to collect tips from their staff photographers on how best to capture the “spectacle of fireworks.” Looking out from the Institute’s prime position on the Washington Mall, their photographers have seen more than their share of inaugural and other celebratory fireworks. This page assembles the advice in the form of quotes, reporting on the best fireworks techniques in a style not unlike a Smithsonian Magazine article.
A friendly, personal take on the basics of photography from a longtime photography teacher. Learning to use a camera, tips on software and thoughts on photography education are laid out in this accessible and unpretentious site.