Newspaper Photo Departments on Twitter
Photo Column has assembled a preliminary list of international newspapers whose photo departments post a twitter feed. A very useful reference for those who want to see images of current events as they happen.
Photo District News Online - Classifieds
An indispensable resource, PDN Online’s comprehensive site literally covers the “waterfront” of information relevant to photographers. Its front page is dedicated to extensive photo news coverage, product reviews and features, but there are also links of several PDN initiatives and alliances- each a distinct and valuable source in its own right. PDNedu is a support system for emerging photographers, offering news, photo critique forums, features, contests, portfolios galleries and examples of photo-essays from students around the country. PhotoServe is a “visual database of the world’s best photographers,” a sort of society page that keeps track of assignments, exhibitions and awards of establish photographers. The site includes a monthly portfolio gallery that comes complete with a search engine for its archives. PhotoSource is PDN’s all-in-one professional photography directory, full of national and international industry resources. There is also a link to IPN, the Independent Photography Network, an organization that provides stock photography from independent photographers and small agency reps. PDN shows its support of photographers of all types through its generous gallery space. Here you find all levels of photographers and photojournalists- established, emerging, or even “legendary”. Online only features as well as in-depth reporting for subscribers.
Photo.Net Camera Reviews
A community site for photographers that offers critiques, discussion forums, an online gallery, educational essays and camera reviews. The reviews, written by working photographers, are often fairly lengthy and entertaining meditations on gear, illustrated with demonstration shots by the authors.
Formerly Photography-Guide.com, Photograph maintains its useful and well-constructed compendium of listings for photographers and photo lovers with scrupulously up to date information tracks a very wide range of people, events and resources. Their resource page, for example, offers rare and valuable listings for such things as appraisal and conservation services, while their calendar lists current local, national and international photo events. Be sure to investigate their rich Links page and the 'Eye On The Scene' announcements.
A free directory and portal service committed to making photographers as visible as possible. The site includes comprehensive national and international photography directories, articles and tips, and a “find-a-photographer” search engine.
This German database of literature pertaining to photography is expanding steadily from its modest 8000 title beginnings to over 32 000 entries at last count. While the site’s creator humbly admits to PhotoLit’s shortcomings in scope (titles are so far mainly in English and German), it is a hugely ambitious and absolutely laudable task to identify and organize an ever-expanding collection of writing on photography. In its present state, PhotoLit is already a useful search tool.
Dennis Curtin, longtime publisher and author of many computer and photography books, made the switch to on-line publishing in 1997, and has since built a solid repertoire of “short courses” on various aspects of digital photography. Curtin’s explanations of the basics of digital photography, such as selecting a camera and how best to use it, displaying and sharing pictures, digital work flow, even pixels and image size, are clear and concise. Curtin refers to Short Courses as an “experiment,” but one gets the sense that many view this site as a valuable resource for getting started in digital photography.
Produced by the Unique Photo Superstore in New Jersey, the Unique Photo blog presents new products, photo tech, product reviews and the occasional personal profile from Superstore staff. The blog includes a searchable index of topics.