Great Sites

I have only recently taken the time to explore the resources available on the Web. I did so partly get ideas for my new website and partly to learn what other photographers are doing and the techniques they’re applying, as well as their responses to the rapidly changing business environment. In that exploration I have uncovered some real gems.

I am immediately attracted to any website that makes teaching its mission. My very incomplete list includes:

Luminous landscape is probably the most comprehensive website devoted to the kind of photography I love. Although much of it concerns the latest equipment, the point of view is that of a landscape and travel photographer. The breadth and depth of information available on this website is breathtaking.

If anyone is considering going pro or is already a professional, there is no more valuable perspective on photography in the marketplace than this website hosted by Rob Haggart, the former director of photography for Men’s Journal and outside magazine. In addition to his blog, he lists important contacts such as photography consultants, agents, agencies, and website design professionals. He also lists his favorite wildlife photographers (thanks for including me, Rob) and photography books.

Chase Jarvis is a Seattle-based studio photographer who seems to spend an inordinate amount of time outside the studio either photographing or creating interesting videos. If you want to learn about the life of a professional studio photographer, can’t beat this one. Chase is afflicted by too much energy and we all benefit.

Joe was one of the icons of American photography, and he approaches his art with irreverent seriousness. He is clearly obsessed with getting the best possible shot and he shows us how he works toward that goal through trial and error and error until he nails it. Check out his blog and his Youtube posts. His book, The Moment It Clicks, present similar material in a more organized way but with his signature self-deprecating good humor.

I’m sure there are many, many more. When I find other sites I like, I will let you know.

12 Responses to “Great Sites”

  1. Chase Jarvis says:

    Thanks for the shoutout, Art. Glad to see you ramping up your blog. I”ll keep my eyes posted.

    • Avatar photo admin says:

      Thanks, Chase. Your site was a major inspiration for me and my staff. We will be hard pressed to deliver as much content as you do.

  2. Great topic! I want to add another one as well:

  3. Dean Forbes says:

    Suggest that anytime you post a URL that you make it a hyperlink to the Web site. Easier for readers to check out the sites you like.

  4. amadou says:

    Best of luck with the blog. One quick suggestion is to edit the default Blogroll links to point to other photography-related resources. WordPress junkies are conditioned to look there for related content.

  5. Anthony says:

    I think it’s, not

  6. Giorgio Serra says:

    Probably you meant to write

    I also enjoy the timecatcher website. They’re great.

  7. loop says:

    Thanks a lot man

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