page links to technical sites on how to improve amateur photos. There
is a second page with links to virtual galleries.
Although the emphasis on these sites lies on the technical subjects, some of them
include remarkable pictures.
Except where stated otherwise, the sites are
written in English.
Manual Prático de Fotografia by Rui Grilo. This is a Portuguese guide
to beginners. The concepts in the text are illustrated by fine pictures, which
also embellish and add value to the guide. Clear, concise and easy to learn.
a very rich site maintained by Philip Greenspun from the United States. It features
tutorials from beginner to advanced amateur, comments on equipment, discussion
forums, camera and lens compared analysis, etc.
It also includes photography
galleries, especially on black and white.
An example of technical and artistic
Review - Digital Photography Review: this site is devoted to the analysis
of digital cameras and its accessories. It is updated daily with tips, news and
lots of in-depth reviews. It includes the experience, rating and opinion of hundreds
of users about their own cameras.
A "mandatory" visit before you
by any type of digital gear.
Similar to its friendly rival DP Review, it also features tips, photo lessons,
and a very interesting "comparometer" where one can check similar photos
taken by two different cameras.
Batteries are a critical element to achieve
satisfaction on digital photography. One of the most valuable pages of this site
is the AA battery
Digicams: This site share the same approach of DP Review and Imaging Resource,
with fewer analysis and less formal.
The author, Steve Sanders, approaches
the subject with lots of common sense.
Digital Camera resource
page: created and edited by Jeff-Keller, is similar to the three above.
looking for a camera, I strongly suggest that you browse through the four previous
sites. Their analysis is different, although opposite views are rare.
a site associated to a german magazine. It features technical, photography and
hardware reviews. Written in german.
photodo: a very technical
site maintained by current and past collaborators of Hasselblad.
If features detailed analysis on the optical quality of the lenses for 35mm SLR.
It also features analysis about other formats, albeit to a lesser extent.
includes articles on the history of photography and other photo-related subjects.
The optical analysis are objective and numerical. It demands some learning
effort, which is later rewarded by the wealth of the information available.
Matthews Digital Photography tips: Rick Matthews is a american Physics Professor
at Wake Forest University. Ha keeps a list of
tutorials on digital photography and imaging. His explanations are clear, comprehensive
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Photo tidbits: Andrzej Wrotniak keeps a site with technical and practical
tips on digital photography, infrared phtography and analog cameras. The most
common cameras on his articles are Olympus and Russian Exakta cameras.
find the technical articles quite good, proving that photography and maths are
close subjects. Since I'm also interested in Olympus digital gear and Praktica
cameras and plain web design, it is a site that mirrors my interests.
for What It's Worth: user-to-user help site created and maintained Jeremy
McCreary with the assistance of contributors from rec.photo.digital.
author focuses on Olympus digital cameras but most articles are worth reading
by users of other cameras. The author covers extensively the accessories available
for the Olympus digital rangefinders.
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this is a companion site of a book collection about digital photography. I don't
know the books but the extracts of some courses are worth reading.
Subclub.org: a site
for lovers of cameras in small formats (film format inferior to 135 (35mm)). It
offers technical data, memories and histories about cameras, old photos and old
Classic Cameras: This site by Matt Denton, California, USA, contains the descriptions
and anedoctes experienced by this amateur photographer with old cameras (O.K.,
not so old, cameras with manual focus).
It includes some galleries of black
and white photos.
advice by AGFA, with photographs analysed to the detail, on-line
courses aimed at different levels, film specifications and much more on
a swift and simple site. It is worth mentioning the efficient navigation system.
A coloured site with questions and answers, by Eastman
Kodak. Especially suited to beginners.
on Holiday photos. It
should be read before the departure...
TechPhoto - Photo
News: an archive/forum of photo-related news sent by their users. The contributions
have an irregular pace but the contents and some "unofficial" news are
worth a sporadic visit..
João Gomes Mota|
|Published September 2002. Last update: May 2005.|