The Internet is filled with resources for just about every interest, and this list of the top 40 best photography sites is a great jumping off point for the hobbyist and professional alike.
There are a ton of resources out there for those who want to find the latest in news, reviews and tutorials, and the vast majority of them are free to use and explore. Â So take a look through the list and you are sure to find a site that will be helpful to you.
Digital Camera Reviews
Camera Labs: A site dedicated solely to reviews of cameras and lenses and highlighting the best values you can find.
Digital Camera Review: A site dedicated to nothing but a seemingly never-ending stream of reviews of digital cameras that areÂ thoroughÂ and extensive.
Digital Camera Tracker: Mixing reviews and some news, it also has a tracker for the most popular cameras each month.
Digital Photography Review: This site offers an extensive archive of digital camera reviews, example photos taken by many of them, forums and a handy side-by-side comparison tool for various models that shows you their specs, pricing from various sites and more.
DPhoto Journal: This site has a heavy focus on camera reviews, but also features reviews of lenses, accessories, general news and more.
Lets Go Digital: Besides doing reviews of digital cameras, Lets Go Digital features a camera comparison tool and a camera founder that allows you to choose from numerous features to find the camera that fits your needs.
Luminous Landscape: While Luminous Landscape does more than reviews, this is the area where the site really shines. Its reviews are exceedingly detailed, and you feel like you really know the camera by the time you’re done reading it.
Online Photography Magazines
Digital Photo: A digital version of Digital Photo magazine with feature articles, handy tip guides, gear reviews and archives.
Layers Magazine: Layers is a magazine dedicated to teaching you various tips and tricks for the ever-popular Adobe Photoshop.
Photo District News: An online extension of the PDN print magazine featuring news, reviews, feature articles and a whole lot more.
Photography Monthly: A monthly British photography magazine with tips, tricks, feature articles and more.
Popular Photography: PopPhoto is the online version of Popular Photography and includes feature articles, reviews, blogs, photo galleries and more resources.
Professional Photographer: This site also includes Web exclusive content that compliments the print version of Professional Photographer.
Shutterbug: Shutterbug’s site is well categorized so you can quickly find information that best relates to your skill level, if you need lenses, want to read up on techniques and a whole lot more.
Buy-N-Shoot: Buy-N-Shoot features news broken down by product type, reviews separated by manufacturer, numerous photography tips and places for you to place classifieds.
CameraTown: News, reviews and tutorials for photography & cinematography.
Digital Photography Now: This site features a mixture of news, information on printers, the latest on software and more.
Digital Pixels: Digital Pixels features a mixture of news on cameras, equipment, lenses and also featuresÂ relevant product demo videos and tutorials.
Engadget: While Engadget is best known for its coverage of gadgets, that does include cameras, and they cover all the latest releases of new models as well as rumors, information on firmware upgrades and more.
Photography Bay: A popular site following all of the latest news like when there’s aÂ firmwareÂ update, some general photography techniques and more.
Photography Blog: Digital camera news and reviews with a UK/European flavor, so you do get some news a bit faster as a lot of cameras tend to be released there before they comes to the United States.
PMA Newsline: PMA Newsline features news on all the different facets of photography from conference talks to the latest in digital projectors.
Silber Studios: The Silber Studios site collects photography news you won’t find on most of the other sites such as obituaries of famous photographers, tips on unusual photography situations like you have with a solar eclipse and even stories of unusual uses of photographs.
Photography News Aggregation Services
Alltop Photography Category: As with all of the Alltop categories, the site collects together the five latest headlines from numerous photography news sites.
DC Views: Brings together news on digital cameras and imaging from various sources, and also maintains an index of tutorials from various sites for photographers of all skill levels.
Digital Photography School: This site is one of the most popular out there and covers tips & tricks, cameras & equipment and post production.
Photo Naturalist: A site dedicated to nothing but helping you shoot the best nature photos you can.
Photography Review: Focuses heavily on camera reviews, but also has highlights of some of the newest photography news from the biggest manufacturers.
The Decisive Moment: Based out of the UK, The Decisive Moment features articles, tips, reviews of equipment and more.
Virtual Photography Studio: Features lots of tips for amateurs and professionals, how to make more money as a pro, tips on photo blogs and other stories.
Your Photo Tips: This site covers photography tips, recommendations on equipment, photography book reviews and more.
Cardinal Photo: Numerous tutorials on this site for better photos with a heavy emphasis on lighting suggestions.
DIY Photography: A site filled with tons of helpful tips that will assist you in saving a lot of money as all of its suggestions offer step-by-step directions on how you can do the project for yourself.
Lighting Essentials: A site dedicated to one of the most essential skills for any photographer: lighting.
MCP Actions: MCP Actions features many detailed tutorials on various aspects of photo editing and even includes some video demonstrations.
PhotoClops: PhotoClops mixes in some photography headlines, but it’s heaviest focus is on giving tips and tricks .
PhotoShelter: PhotoShelter is a site for helping you market yourself online, but the blog is filled with useful tips on how to market yourself as well as some handyÂ instructionalÂ posts for various tips the offer.
ProPhotoResouce: A general resource site for a wide assortment of photography tips and tricks.
The Digital Story: The Digital Story features a mixture of tutorials, feature articles and a weekly podcast with more information.
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