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    A List for Resources whether it be equipment, tutorials on techniques or links to photographers websites, or any other information related to photography it will be posted here. Feel free to add as well.


    Photographers (Name - Website - Type of Photography)
    - Patrick Hoelck - http://www.patrickhoelck.com/ - Portraits/Fashion
    - Jill Greenberg (The Manipulator) - http://www.manipulator.com/ - Portraits/Fashion/Commerical
    - Michael Furman - http://www.michaelfurman.com/ - Automotive
    - Nigel Turner - http://www.nigelturnerphotography.com/ - Landscapes
    - Brent Ward - http://www.brentwardphoto.com/ - Product/People/Pets
    - Joe Schmelzer - http://www.joeschmelzer.com/ - Journalism/Food/Architecture
    - Attic Fire - http://www.atticfire.com - Architecture/Commercial
    - Richard E. McGuire - http://www.richardemcguire.com/ - Fashion
    - Kevin Ou - http://www.kevinouphoto.com/ - Automotive/Advertising/Celebrity Portraits
    - Chris Turner - http://www.christurnerphotography.co.uk/home - Automotive/Food/Still Life/Fashion
    - Gustavo Marx - http://www.gusmarx.com/ - Portraits/Fashion
    - George Logan - http://www.georgelogan.co.uk/ - Landscapes/Automotive/People
    - Jerry N. Uelsmann - http://www.uelsmann.com/ - Artistic landscapes
    - Regis Lefebure - http://www.regislefeburephoto.com/ - Motorsports
    - Jim Sykes - http://www.jimsykes.com/ - Motorsports
    - James Nachtwey - http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/ - War Photography
    - Merkley - http://www.flickr.com/people/merkley/ - Crazy Artistic portraits
    - Michel Tcherevkoff - http://www.tcherevkoff.com/ - Creative Commercial Art
    - Barry Halkin - http://www.barryhalkin.com/ - Architectural Interior and Exterior
    - Jeffery Jacobs - http://www.jeffreyjacobsphoto.com/ - Architectural Interior and Exterior
    - Joe McNally - http://portfolio.joemcnally.com - Photojournalism/Editorial
    - Chase Jarvis - http://www.chasejarvis.com/ - Commercial Photography
    - Dave Hill - http://www.davehillphoto.com/ - Editorial/Commercial Portraiture
    - Brad Trent - http://www.bradtrent.com/ - Editorial/Commercial Portraiture + a whole gallery on his site dedicated to showing his lighting set-ups
    - Terry Richardson - http://www.terryrichardson.com/ - Lifestyle/Fashion/Photo-journalistic style
    - Jerry Ghionis - http://www.jerryghionis.com/ - Weddinh/Fashion/Lifestyle + The I.C.E. Society great educational source
    - Heather Waraksa - http://www.heatherwaraksablog.com/ - Wedding/Fashion/Lifestyle/Fine-Art
    - Joe Buissink - http://www.joebuissink.com/ - Wedding/Celebrity
    - Martin Schembri - http://www.martinschembri.com.au/#- Wedding/Portrait



    Message Boards

    - Fred Miranda - http://www.fredmiranda.com/ - Plethora of information from many professional photograpgers. equiment reviews, critiques, articles. The information here is endless.
    - NikonCafe - http://www.nikoncafe.com - For everything Nikon
    - Photography On the Net -http://photography-on-the.net/forum/ - Canon
    - Tips from the top floor - http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/forum/index.php - Digital Photography
    - Nikonians - http://www.nikonians.org/forums/ - The ol' Black and Yellow. A forum for Nikon Users.
    - Dgrin http://www.dgrin.com/ - Digital photography forum.


    Tutorials/Blogs/News/How-To's/Ect..
    - Strobist - http://strobist.blogspot.com/ - Blog For off-camera flash users, and those wanting to learn.
    - Fashion Photography - http://fashionphotographyblog.com/ - Blog for Fashion Photographers
    - DIYPhotography - http://www.diyphotography.net/ - DIY Photography and Studio Lighting
    - Scott Kelby - http://www.scottkelby.com/ - Photoshop Insider, Scott is Editor of Layers magazine, great resource for tips and tricks. for both Photoshop and Shooting.
    - Dan Heller - http://www.danheller.com/techfaq.html - Lots of Tutorials, Covers Star trails, Lon exposures, Lightning and the Moon. AS well as some equipment information
    - Stuck in Customs - http://stuckincustoms.com/ - photography and photoshop tutorial
    - Kelby Training - http://www.kelbytraining.com/ - Scott Kelby photography and photoshop training. Very nice resource, some great seminars and online classes. $$ Not free
    - Digital-Photography Schools - http://digital-photography-school.com/ - Learn how to shoot. Beginner to advanced lighting to post processing.
    - Photoshop User TV - http://www.photoshopusertv.com/ - Learn Photoshop, weekly videos among other useful things.
    - Joe McNally - http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/ - Some useful information here, wrote the Hot Shoe Diaries
    - The I.C.E. Society - https://www.theicesociety.com/ - Educational website created by Jerry Ghionis. VERY GOOD source of information.


    Equipment Reviews/Information
    - DPreview - http://www.dpreview.com/ - Un-Rivaled source for Camera Reviews and News. Test Photos and Comparisons.
    - Thom Hogan - http://www.bythom.com/ - Equipment Reviews and well as a plethora of articles worth reading.
    - Ken Rockwell - http://www.kenrockwell.com/ - equipment reviews followed by a controversial opinion. take it with a grain of salt. There is a lot of information on this site so its worth looking at
    - Photography Review - http://www.photographyreview.com/ - Photography Related equipment reviews.
    - The-Digital-Picture - http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ - Equipment reviews.
    - Camera Labs - http://www.cameralabs.com/ - Equipment reviews.


    Books - ALL OF THESE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    - Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally
    - The Moment It Clicks by Joe McNally
    - The Digital Photography Book Volume 1 by Scott Kelby
    - The Digital Photography Book Volume 2 by Scott Kelby
    - The Digital Photography Book Volume 3 by Scott Kelby
    - Adobe Photoshop: Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
    - Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
    - Photoshop CS4 Down and Dirty Tricks by Scott Kelby
    - Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson


    Cameras & lenses
    - Nikon - http://www.nikonusa.com/ - Major Camera and Accessories Manufacturer.
    - Canon - http://www.usa.canon.com/home - Major Camera and Accessories Manufacturer.
    - Mamiya - http://www.mamiya.com/ - Medium Format Body, Lens and digital back manufacturer. Makers of the 645AF
    - Hasselblad - http://www.hasselbladusa.com/ - Medium Format Body, Lenses and Digital Backs. Makers of some of the most exclusive cameras available.
    - Sigma - http://www.sigma-photo.com/ - Makers of Camera Lenses for every type of manufacturer as well as producing some of their own cameras.
    - Tokina - http://www.tokinalens.com/ - Makers of Camera Lenses for Nikon, & Canon.
    - Tamron - http://www.tamron.com/ - makers of Photographic lenses for many camera types.
    - Sinar - http://www.sinarbron.com/sinar/index.php - Medium Format Camera Systems. Also produce Broncolor Lighting equipment


    Camera Support
    - Manfrotto - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ - Photographic Support Systems. Tripods, Monopods, tripod heads and Accessories.
    - Gitzo - http://www.gitzo.com/Jahia/site/gitzo/pid/4765 - Arguably the best support systems for any camera available.
    - Induro - http://www.indurogear.com/main/ - Very nice support systems. Sort of a secret company, yet they make some very very nice tripods and accessories.
    - Benro - http://www.benro.com/main/ - A very solid (no pun intended) line up of camera support products.


    Misc. Equipment/Accessories
    - PocketWizard - http://www.pocketwizard.com/ - The best in Wireless Triggering. Radio Slaves and Remote Camera triggering.
    - Hoya - http://www.hoyafilter.com/ - Filter Company, They are worth the money.
    - B+W Optics - http://www.schneideroptics.com/filte...l_photography/ - Filter Company, Worth the money.
    - Calumet Photographic - http://www.calumetphoto.com/ - Wide Range of equipment from Radio Triggers to Grip equipment to water tight hard cases they have it all.
    - RadioPopper - http://radiopopper.com/ - affordable, reliable wireless triggering. radio slaves and TTL Triggers


    Storage/Bags/Cases
    - Tenba - http://www.tenba.com/ - Professional Bags for Cameras, laptops. Backpacks, Shoulder bags, and Travel Cases. Makes some very nice bags.
    - Lowepro - http://www.lowepro.com/ - Vast assortment of bags for anything from professional bodies with 400mm lenses to point and shoot cameras.
    - Tamrac - http://www.tamrac.com/ - Wide Variety of bags available. Reputable company when it comes to bags.
    - Kata - http://www.kata-bags.com/ - Professional Bags for Cameras, Laptops, Lights, and Grip Equip. VERY Nice Bags and Cases
    - Pelican - http://www.pelican.com/ - Manufacturer of High-Impact, Watertight equipment protection systems. HARD cases, Very Nice, Pricey. End All in equipment protection.
    - ThinkTank - http://www.thinktankphoto.com/ - Professional quality bags and cases for everything from cameras to light stands.
    - Crumpler - http://www.crumplerbags.com/ - Quality Bags for all sorts of applications.
    - Kelly More - http://www.kellymoorebag.com/ - Fashionable camera bags for women and men.


    Retailers
    - Mac On Campus - http://www.mac-on-campus.com/main/ - Great resource for equipment for students, great discounts.
    - Calumet Photo - http://www.calumetphoto.com/ - Photographic Supply Super Store as well as their Own Line of Equipment. Equipment Rentals, World Wide store fronts
    - B&H Photo - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ - Photographic Supply Super Store New and Used equipment
    - Adorama - http://www.adorama.com/ - Photographic Supply Super Store new and a wide selection of used equipment, Rentals
    - KEH http://keh.com/ - Great source for used equipment. from lights to lenses. tripods to cameras. they have it.


    Rentals *NEW*
    - Lens Rentals - http://www.lensrentals.com/ - Great site offering Lens, cameras and grip equipment rentals. All at a very affordable price. (best value i've seen.)
    - Adorama Rental - http://www.adoramarentals.com/ - Probably the largest offering of rental equipment.
    - Calumet Rental - http://www.calumetphoto.com/ - Equipment Rentals, World Wide store fronts
    - Borrow Lenses - http://www.borrowlenses.com/ - Online based Equipment Rentals. Competitive prices


    Lighting Equipment
    - Alien Bee's - http://www.alienbees.com/ - Alien Bee Monolight strobes and related equipment.
    - White Lightning - http://www.white-lightning.com/index.html - White Lightning Monolight Strobes and related equipment.
    - Profoto - http://www.profoto.com/ - Very good lighting equipment company.
    - Quantum - http://www.qtm.com/ - The most powerful portable flash units available. Versatile Flash solutions and battery packs for all flashes.
    - Photoflex - http://www.photoflex.com/ - Photographic Lighting and Studio Equipment solutions.
    - Vivitar - http://www.vivitar.com/ - Makers of some versatile and affordable flash heads (website seems to be screwed up)
    - Broncolor - http://www.sinarbron.com/bron/index.php - Very good lighting equipment. Same company makes Sinar Cameras
    - Westcott - http://www.fjwestcott.com/index.cfm - Make a wide variety of lighting equipment from modifiers to hot lights. from backgrounds to strobe units.
    - Lastolite - http://www.lastolite.com/ - Makes a wide variety of lighting equipment. backgrounds and light modifiers. Reflectors.
    - Speedotron - http://www.speedotron.com/home - Makers of a variety of Studio Strobe Solutions
    - Interfit - http://www.interfitphotographic.com/ - Makers of a variety of strobe and hotlight and light modification solutions, good quality and affordable.
    - Lumedyne - http://www.lumedyne.com/ - Affordable studio and portable lighting solutions


    Printing Media
    - Epson - http://www.epson.com/ - Printers and Print Media
    - Ilford - http://www.ilford.com/en/ - Film, darkroom and Inkjet Media, very popular.
    - LexJet - http://www.lexjet.com/lexjet/ - Inkjet Media, Very good affordable paper.
    - Brilliant - http://www.brilliantpaper.com/ - Very nice inkjet media, museum quality papers available. Some of the nicest Matte papers available. Lots of Rag options.


    Post Processing
    - totally Rad Actions - http://www.totallyradactions.com/ - Action set for Adobe Photoshop
    - OnOne Software - http://www.ononesoftware.com/ - Great Plug-ins for Photoshop
    - Nik Software - http://www.niksoftware.com/index/usa/entry.php - The Very best in image editing plug-ins for photoshop.
    - Adobe - http://www.adobe.com/ - Producers of Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, ect...
    - Photomatix - http://www.hdrsoft.com/ - Powerful HDR Processing program.
    - Aperture - http://www.apple.com/aperture/ - Produced by Apple, this powerful /image browser/image processing/organizing program is very popular.
    - DxO RAW - http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo - A Powerful RAW Converter and processor.
    - Nikon Capture NX2 - http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo - Powerful Image processing built solely for Nikon RAW Files. Using Nik Software Viveza technology.
    - Sofortbild App - http://www.sofortbildapp.com/ - Mac Tethered shooting for Nikon systems. Just as good and Nikon Camera Control (FREE)
    - Kubota Image Tools - http://www.kubotaimagetools.com/ - Makers of some of teh best image manipulation tools available.
    - Wacom - http://www.wacom.com/index.html - the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions.


    Video Processing *NEW*
    - Apple Final Cut Studio - http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/ - Arguably one of the best video editing solutions out there. *Available for Mac only*
    - Adobe Premier Pro CS5 - http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/ - Great video editing software for both pc and mac.
    - Adobe After Effects CS5 - http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/ - Add stunning effects to your films. *commonly used in conjunction with Premier*


    Misc.
    - Mac On Campus Career Information - http://www.mac-on-campus.com/students/career.asp#12 - A great Resource to research your favorite form of photography.
    - Auto focus Test - http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/focus-chart/ -Check and make sure your lenses aren't back or front focusing.
    - Depth of Field calculator - http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html - calculate Depth of field for your lenses.


    Magazines
    - Rangefinder - http://www.rangefindermag.com/ - photography magazine (available by subscription only)
    - Professional Photographer - http://www.ppmag.com/ - photography magazine
    - Layers - http://www.layersmagazine.com/ - Photoshop magazine for photographers
    - After Capture - http://www.aftercapture.com/ - Magazine dedicated to post processing.



    Printing Services

    - Adorama Pix - http://www.adoramapix.com/ - Make Prints in a variety of sizes.
    - Mpix - http://www.mpix.com/ - Make Prints in a Variety of sizes and styles. Everyhting from greeting cards to gallery wraps. Great Service, Retouching serves available.
    - Miller's Professional Imaging - http://www.millerslab.com/ - Top Quality Lab, Prints in all shapes, sizes and medias. Retouching, Fast Service.
    - White House Custom Color (WHCC) - http://www.whcc.com/ - Top Quality Lab, Prints in all shapes, sizes and medias. Retouching, Fast Service.


    Website solutions for photographers & Web Hosting
    - LiveBooks - http://www.livebooks.com/ -Very user friendly flash based website, a bit pricey unless you are a student.
    - Big Folio - http://www.bigfolio.com/ - Hosting and Website
    - CliqBooq - http://www.clickbooq.com/ - Very Popular solution for photographer websites. Flash Based
    - FolioLink - http://www.foliolink.com/ - Flash and HTML Website solutions
    - LunarPages - http://www.lunarpages.com/ - Reliable and Affordable Web hosting.
    - BluDomain - http://bludomain.com/ - Affordable and attractive flash website solutions. Limited templates but great for photographers. Less then $400
    - APhotoFolio - http://aphotofolio.com/ - new website solution. supporting iphone and ipad.

    Online Galleries/Image hosting/photo Sharing
    - Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/ - Very popular Online gallery for anyone, free to sign up. Endless resource of information with Groups, Contacts, ect...
    - SmugMug - http://www.smugmug.com/ - Photo sharing website offering a variety of features.
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    Very nice post, this should get stickied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpasticDwarf View Post
    Very nice post, this should get stickied.
    i agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrix2k View Post
    message boards (Canon) - http://photography-on-the.net/forum/
    added

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    great idea Andrew, let get it stickied!!!.....here's a few for your list

    equip....
    http://www.adorama.com/ BH Photo's biggest competitor in NYC, i'm sure they have other locations around the country, I know of one in SF.....

    http://www.adoramapix.com/ get your work printed, decent prices, good quality (at least from the few I've had done)

    tutorials....
    http://stuckincustoms.com/ hrd, texture, random photography stuff......

    blog....
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/ lighting blog, tons of info on different lighting techniques...

    forums....
    http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/forum/index.php
    http://www.nikonians.org/forums/
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    thanks lex i will add them. forgot all about adorama. and printing services is a great idea!

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    updated added a lot of stuff !!

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    Can you add this under photographers. I think he's a genius.

    Caution where you view the following, could be considered NWS


    http://www.davidlachapelle.com/home.html

    Edit: and this guy, although he does not consider himself a photographer???
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/merkley/
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    Sweet thread

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    ive seen that guy from flickr prodrive, he does everything with a point and shoot. So amazing. I think hes a graphic designer with backgrounds in 3d modeling. He just likes to take pictures, he is very artistic. He is god with pshop. Very cool. if you can find more information to him, please post it.

    added

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodjsxb View Post
    Can you add this under photographers. I think he's a genius.

    http://www.davidlachapelle.com/home.html

    Edit: and this guy, although he does not consider himself a photographer???
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/merkley/
    Would have been nice to know that those links were NWS.

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    No, not NWS... ART

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    yeah, also few new updates

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    huge update

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    Heres two of my personal favorites.

    Richard Reinsdorf Editorial/ Fashion

    Stephen Eastwood Beauty/ Glamor | 56k = Death
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpasticDwarf View Post
    Very nice post, this should get stickied.
    this is an awesome thread

    Bump

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    why isn't this stickied yet???? so much good info here!!!!!!!!

    MODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    add mpix to printing services, I've had a lot of good experiences with them.

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    updated, added a few new things.

    STICKY ????

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    damn, thats a list Andrew, I'm guessing this is what you were working on so hard last time I talked to you. I will get a better look later, but thanks!


    1986 528e M20B25 Swap


    crop2 by justinmdougherty, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by e36328is View Post
    damn, thats a list Andrew, I'm guessing this is what you were working on so hard last time I talked to you. I will get a better look later, but thanks!
    hah yeah sorry i keep missing you. I get to my computer and i see your messages but its a few hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewBall View Post
    hah yeah sorry i keep missing you. I get to my computer and i see your messages but its a few hours later.
    Its cool, thats what happens where there is an 8 hr time difference between here and the states


    1986 528e M20B25 Swap


    crop2 by justinmdougherty, on Flickr

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    Best post by AndrewBall FTW

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    Bump for Sticky


    1986 528e M20B25 Swap


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