Saturday, October 9, 2010
Photography Tips: My Top Five Sites
TOP FIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT SITES:
Pay no mind to alphabetical or numerical order here; organization puts a damper on my inspiration and I’ve got some real work to do, later.
Here is the list I promised for those readers interested in buying cameras:
The best Photography Magazine you can buy if you’re into Landscape, Nature, Travel, Wildlife or any other type of outdoors photography. I get both the online and printed editions. The articles are all written by working professionals. They give you the latest tips and techniques and display photography Ansel Adams would wish he’d have done.
Usually, this magazine is what inspires me to start researching for my next outrageously expensive piece of camera equipment. Others on this list advertise in Outdoor Photographer but, I visit all these sites and check prices and reviews before making a final decision on what to buy.
There’s a wealth of information on this site and it’s an old favorite of mine. He has professional reviews on just about any camera you can imagine. Many times he gets to play with a new camera before it even hits the market in the USA. Often, a camera will have different model numbers or names, depending on whether it’s being sold in Australia, Europe, Japan or the USA. This site is a goldmine for me, living in Japan and trying to advise people all over the globe.
Here’s a site that I always visit before buying, just to see what the users/customers have to say in their product reviews. If a camera or piece of gear has the slightest defect, someone here will tell you about it, no holds barred!
I do take into consideration the person complaining may have no clue when it comes to using their camera. So, it pays to read many reviews.
Disclosure: I’m an affiliate of these folks
Now, I happen to be on this site daily because my webmaster lives there. But, way before I bought a website, I started a portfolio with these folks. They have reviews, forums and newsletters to keep you up to date on all types of photography. It could be considered a family of photographers. It’s home to me.
Here you’ll find cameras and accessories, prices, sales and reviews. Many times I’ve ordered from this site just because it’s quick, convenient and they have no problem shipping to Japan. I’ve had camera equipment, software and electronics show up at my house on a Sunday morning from Adorama and everything arrived safely, in working order.
Browse each of these sites and you’ll find they all have valuable information to offer, photo shooting tips, forums, contests and advice.
There are dozens of other photography sites I visit and I don’t mean to slight any of them. When I’m thinking of buying my next camera, lens, or any other photographic equipment these just happen to be my Top Five Sites.