WWW – Links, Blogs and Forums

Following a recent question I thought I’d put together a list of links with some of my favorite photo related web sites.
So here you go, hope you like :-

Shutterbug Dubai
http://shutterbugdubai.blogspot.com/
A group of friends and I setting ourselves monthly challenges, the results and our critiques.

UAE-Photo
http://www.uae-photo.com/index.php
Local Photo forum, some good, some bad but local. A good source for finding out where to get hold of stuff out here.

David Hobby (aka Strobist)
http://strobist.blogspot.com/
Founder of the small flash movement, another great teacher with a very informative blog. Also there is a Strobist 101 and 102 series on the website for learning to light.

Joe McNally
http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/
The Guru of light. Has photo graphed for all the big boys but is also amazing at sharing his skills. Two amazing books also, “The moment it clicks” and “Hot Shoe diary’s”.

Chase Jarvis
http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/
Edge US based photographer, very good on the multimedia / social networking side, marketing himself. Recently shot the new SanDisk commercial (very cool) and posted a daily video diary about how it was done.

Zack Arias
http://www.zarias.com/
Another stunning people photographer from the USA.

Canon Rumors
http://www.canonrumors.com/
Good site with various rumors on new Canon (and some third party compatible) products, handy if your about to buy. Avoid that replaced the day you buy syndrome of consumer electronics.

Photoshop Disasters
http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/
Photoshop Oops from around the world. Learn by others mistakes and see how extreme some of the main stream model retouching is.

Wetpixel
http://www.wetpixel.com/
Leading Forum on underwater photography, some of the top UW photographers in the world float around here.

Big Picture
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/
Blog from one of the photo editors of the Boston globe. Just truly amazing photos from around the world. Good source of varied inspiration.

Cromasia
http://www.chromasia.com/
A world class Post Processing expert, and one of the leaders in HDR David Nightingale.

Gulf Photo Plus
http://www.gulfphotoplus.com/
Local company who organizes annual photography symposium and courses, including McNally, Hobby etc..

Cheers,
Richard B.

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