Photography Sites I follow:
Kelby Training: www.kelbytraining.com http://kelbytv.com/photographytnt/ http://kelbytv.com/photoshopusertv/ www.lightroomkillertips.com These guys never seem to sleep and Scott Kelby got in ahead of the web curve and has cornered a large share of the online market for teaching digital photography. He invites a whole host of pros to give classes on a whole range of subjects. I started following these sites some 5 years ago ( 2006-2007) and can not say how much they have taught me. I live very rurally-the northern corner of Vermont- and taking high quality classes would mean driving several. So for me, the annual fee of $199.00 (NAPP members pay 179.00) is a bargain. New courses are posted frequently, which you can watch at your leisure in your pajamas. The other sites listed are spinoffs from the Kelby site, with instructors having their own sites. Julieanne Kost www.jkost.com Julieanne is Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe Systems, which basically means she knows her way around all things Adobe. But the reason I follow her is that she has a unique and artistic approach to Lightroom and Photoshop that I have not seen anywhere else. Vincent Versace comes close, but he seems to make everything more complicated than it needs to be–which is interesting to follow, but not necessarily to execute- at least for me. Julieanne’s tutorials are clear, concise and not overblown. She does not post as often as others, but when she does it is worth the wait. Dave Black www.daveblackphotography.com The beauty of Dave’s site for me is his use of lightpainting, large and small. I like that he shows a unique way of lighting a subject without the use of extensive and expensive strobes or flashes. He makes it look easy and fun and definitely worth experimenting with. This is just a starter list of sites, but, hopefully, they will point you in the right direction, especially if you are new to photography. If you are a more experienced photographer they will help keep you inspired. They will also keep you abreast of current trends, technologies and equipment. Enjoy.