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Must-See Web Sites

There are so many sites on the Web that search engines have become a time consuming way to find what you want. The signal to noise ratio is way too low. These are the sites that I return to over and over again. Check them out, I think you'll like them.

Tabletop Studio

When it comes to learning techniques and buying high-quality supplies for jewelry photography, glass photography, coin photography, and other tabletop photography, there is no better source than Tabletop Studio. Wonderful tutorials by Suzanne Dougherty, a recognized master of tabletop photography. If you are taking product photos to create catalogs, ads, or eBay listings, you might want to spend some time on this site first. The site is truly dedicated to helping you improve the quality of your product!
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Really Right Stuff

A great source of tripod and ballhead hardware.
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British Journal of Photography

BJP Online is the web edition of the British Journal of Photography - the world's longest established weekly photo magazine, published since 1854.
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The goal of this Web site is to provide you with up-to-date and complete information on digital cameras and support you with practical tutorials on digital photography.
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Megapixel.net has been providing unbiased digital camera reviews since October 1998, and continues to this day, publishing a new review every week.Megapixel.net's focus is on consumer products and in providing reviews that are easy to understand. In addition, the site offers a large number of articles on photography, features galleries of reader-submitted images that are updated weekly, provides forums that are moderated by advanced amateur photographers that welcome and help new users, and an experienced columnist that covers new developments. Megapixel.net is produced in Canada, and is available simultaneously in English and French.
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Imaging Resource

Dave Etchell's Imaging Resource site is the place to go when you want to check out camera reviews.
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Photo District News

Photo District News (PDN) is a monthly magazine for the professional photographer. Every month, PDN delivers news and analysis, interviews,and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business - from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies,and more. PDNOnline's photo essays and galleries explore the work of photography's masters and today's emerging talent.
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Steve's Digicams

Steve Sanders runs one of the most popular sites on the Web. Not only does he have up-to-the-minute news, his discussion forums are among the most heavily visited. This is a must visit for anyone exploring the world of digital photography.
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Digital Photography Review

Phil Askey's site is a beautiful piece of work backed up by some amazing technology. Loaded with reviews and forums.
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EOS Development

Eos Development does Web site design and offers lots of free Web graphics. They are listed here because they have one of the most interesting lists of photography sites you'll run across.
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Lone Star Digital Outpost

Lonestardigital.com is based in Texas and is owned & operated by John Cowley. Lonestardigital is linked as a review, reference, and information source from hundreds of digital photography web sites throughout the world. It has also been featured & referenced in several digital photography publications, including Spring into Digital Photography, PCWorld, Kodak Professional's ProView magazine, Digital Camera magazine, and eDigital Photo.com magazine. John is a former member of the National Press Photographers Association.
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Digital Camera Resource Page

The Digital Camera Resource Page was the first of the "big four" digital camera sites, founded in November 1997. The DCRP is designed to be an unofficial resource for current and future owners of digital cameras. It is aimed more towards the consumer end, rather than the high end (read: $5,000) professional cameras. The mission of this site is to:

1. To provide honest reviews of digital cameras, with no sugar coating. If I think a camera isn't a good choice, you'll know it. Reviews are written without a lot of technical jargon, so everyone can understand them.

2. Do #1 without shoving ads down the throats of our readers. T hat means no pop-ups, pop-unders, interstitials, or any other annoying ads.

The DCRP has been featured in many publications, most notably the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Money Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, plus several books.
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photo.net started out in 1993 as Philip Greenspun's home page at MIT. We are now a group of more than 100,000 photographers working to help each other become better. Our editorial goal is to serve busy readers who want clear answers to questions. When we review equipment, we do it from the perspective of "In what kinds of photographic situations would this be the right choice?" In building community, we value members who provide constructive criticism and helpful assistance to other members.
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ACE Indexes

Doug Clifford is a world-class indexer. If there is a photo resource out there, he's found a list to put it on. Digital photography is only part of what he covers so if you have one foot in film and one in digital, the site's a gold mine. A great source for everything photographic.
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BetterPhoto.com is one of the leaders in online photography education, offering an approachable resource for photographers who want to improve their skills, share their photos, and learn more about the art and technique of photography.
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Society for Photographic Education

The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the Society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.
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