Interestingly, the web site we find ourselves visiting the most isn't a
purely digital site at all: Created by the by-now-legendary Philip
Greenspun, Photo.net is a great resource for photography, whatever
the form. Its best feature is the great Q&A forum, where you can find
the answer to just about any question you might imagine about photography.
(We're using one of Phil's servers to run the Imaging Resource discussion
forum: He's a multi-dimensional genius.) If you need an answer on something
more photographic than digital, photo.net
is absolutely the place to go.
There are a lot of resources on the web for online photo albums and creating
prints from your shots, but Ofoto has the reputation for consistently producing
the highest-quality print-from-digital photos on the web. The site is very
user friendly and they even have a program which lets you preview your images,
modifying those you want printed, with an easy uploading to the site.Ofoto
is one of our major advertisers, so we could be biased, but don't take our
word for it: Check rec.photo.digital, where you'll see people have consistently
found them to be the best online print supplier!
If you're really into digital photography, then you should take
a look at this link. Outback Photo is an independent magazine fully dedicated
to outdoor photography using professional digital cameras (often SLRs).It's
actually got some really great photos, so definitely check them out!
A great place to go if you want additional information on all aspects and
types of photography (not just digital!) On Photo-start, you can find a
lot of information - from photography schools links to photo clubs. Definitely
worth checking out!
Guide to Digital Photography
This is a really great resource for the neophyte digital photographer.
Lots of images, so *very* slow to download, but your patience will be rewarded.
Clearly the best overall introduction to all aspects of digital photography
anywhere on the web!
Steve Sanders is a maniac! - At least he must be to single-handedly
assemble all this useful information! He does a great job of keeping up
with the latest industry happenings, particularly those coming from overseas.
(You'll probably find our own news page referring to him frequently.) Check
The dcresource web site is a great place to go to get a quick check
of the news (at least until the Imaging Resource news pages are fully activated
:-), as well as to find a comprehensive listing of on-line magazine reviews
of digital cameras, and a digital camera discussion forum. The magazine
reviews underscore a primary reason that the Imaging Resoure was created
though: You end up with 20 different people all telling the same 5% of the
story. That said, the dcresource is the best place to go to see what the
"conventional" press is saying.
Digital PhotoCorner is a new (12/98) interactive digital photography site
providing in-depth information and education that includes articles, reviews,
contests, interactive classes, digital photo exhibits, a K-12 teacher section,
and more. Published by Arthur Bleich, contributing editor of Digital Camera
magazine. (This looks to be a promising site: Arthur is one of the few out
there writing about digital cameras who has actual *photo background*, not
to mention being a gentleman and scholar, :-)
|Phil Askey's Site
Phil Askey's original site is located in Singapore, making 'net
connections a bit slow to the US and Europe. His new site is a "Mirror"
in the US, and much more accessible. A relatively new site, Phil's doing
a great job keeping up with the news, and has some *excellent* reviews up
of popular cameras!
Randy Glass of the Feather River Canyon News (a small newspaper
in California's gold country) has to be one of the most public-spirited
individuals going: He's put together a surprisingly comprehensive collection
of readable, thoughtful, and overall useful reviews of digital imaging
software. *Excellent* reading, very nicely done! Well worth a visit!!
Photo Forum - The PC-Photo Forum's aim is to enable consumers to
make well-informed purchase decisions for digital cameras by listing all
available digital cameras and letting consumers compare them by price and
features. They seem to do a pretty good job of this, with a very complete
listing of cameras & features, and a nice side-by-side feature-list
Consumer - The best comparative pricing site we've seen for digital
cameras and scanners (lots of other computer gadgets, too). The key is
they use real people to check prices, not automated 'bots that
can be fooled by tricky resellers! Not only that, but there's a rating
index showing customer satisfaction for each reseller! We've often warned
about buying from the very cheapest source, as service is often on a par
with the price! 20-20 gives you the low prices, AND the actual customer
ratings to make an informed choice!
(But, as alway, we encourage you to patronize the resellers who have
chosen to support this site with their ad dollars! If you found this site
useful, wouldn't it be worth an extra $5 or so to click-through and order
from one of our advertisers? - We don't make any money from this, but
it really helps to keep the ad dollars rolling in!)
- A cool monthly "web-zine" from the frozen north (well, Canada,
anyway) Good, concise reviews, tips, etc. French version also on-line.
- Send email postcards, order photo gifts (photo mugs, etc), or best of
all, upload an image and have it turned into a huge PhotoMontage(tm) poster,
made up of hundreds of tiny "micro-images" A service of ArcSoft,
- Maintained by Mike Lieser, AKA the Photonut, this site has an incredible
collection of links, including many of the more obscure manufacturer sites,
for both conventional and digital photography.
- Although it's centered on HP's PhotoSmart line of products, this site
has excellent tutorial material and tips that are updated weekly. Regardless
of the type of digital equipment you're using, you'll find useful info here.
- Want to find out who has the best price on that digicam you're looking
for? Computer ESP is the place to go! (Just keep in mind that a low price
sometimes means low service too...) Computer ESP continually scans prices
on a wide variety of products, and has a pretty good track record for finding
Sullivan's Scanning Tips - We haven't seen Michael's book on desktop
scanning, but his website is excellent: Clear, practical tips on using desktop
scanners. Highly recommended.
- Photo Electronic Imaging has an interesting web site, in that they regularly
post files to use in conjunction with the tutorials in their printed magazine.
Lots of pratical Photoshop(tm) tips, but you need to get the printed version
of the magazine to take advantage of all but a few of them.
Digital Camera Guide - This is a free resource maintained by some
dedicated soul at Plugin Systems. You'll find a (very) brief sketch of features
for just about every digital camera made, and links to the manufacturer's
home pages where available. As a data source, manufacturer information tends
to be pretty spotty, but if you're trying to find a phone number or other
basic info, this is a great resource.
- this is an on-line magazine, bridging the gap between analog and digital
photography. Its focus is very much photography, rather than the
latest gee-whiz feature on a particular camera. A great place on the web
to see great photographs and hear what the photographers have to say about
them. (Arthur Bleich, the former author of their digital section has now
(12/98) left, to start his own site - see above.)