Interesting Links

  • Here’s an excellent Photoshop tutorial, “Creating Actions/Darkening Images Selectively
  • Want a real treat?  Visit the website of Chris Harris.  Be sure to look at his newsletters and blog.  Beautiful images and excellent advice for photographers of all levels.
  • Fabulous flower images, using creative filtering and double exposures.
  • Images to aspire to.  Look at some of the prize winners on the Cannocks Photographic Society website.  Also peek at the Members Galleries.
  • Tony Sweet’s site is filled with beautiful photos.  He also offers workshops and personal photo critiques.  You can get some free advice by watching video clips from Tony which are posted on You Tube ( just  search for Tony Sweet).
  • Mike Moats is a great site for macro photography information and inspiration.
  • Digital Outback Photo subtitles itself as the “Art and Craft of Photography and Video.”  Good examples of both the “how to” (that is the craft) and the art of photography.
  • Thinking of a new camera or lens (aren’t we always?) or interested in what new gadgets are out there?
  • DP Review is the place to visit for the latest news and reviews.
  • B & H Photo, Video, Audio is an excellent place to make purchases.  Lots of choice, extremely knowledgeable staff, and a good web store which makes for trouble free purchases.  Plus there are links to great videos on techniques and equipment.
  • If you’d like some advice on how to improve your photos, or would like to see some wonderful images, the Fred Miranda site is the place to surf.
  • Larry Citra has a wonderful collection of images, many of which you’ll find on the BLPG web site.  But there are lots more here.
  • John Enman is a Kamloops based photographer with a fascinating and inspirational blog.  John has a camera store in Kamloops and teaches occasional photography courses in the Southern Interior region.
  • This is an excellent video entitled “Better Composition – Beyond the Rule of Thirds.”
  • “Light Painting” is an exciting way to be both creative and innovative, and leads to some fascinating photographs.  Here are some excellent examples. And here are some more.
  • The Barriere Photography Club is a collection of enthusiastic year round photographers (not unlike the Bridge Lake Photography Group).  They have a Facebook page.  Barriere is less than an hour’s drive from Bridge Lake.
  • One of the great challenges of Macro Photography is limited Depth of Field.  This article, “Macro Photography With Deep Depth of Field,” describes the problem and presents a way to overcome it.
  • Cambridge in Colour has a series of very useful and informative tutorials covering a variety of photographic topics.  From the website: “Cambridge in Colour is an online learning environment where photographers can come to improve their skills.  After its founding in 2005, it has grown substantially both in content and in the number of visitors it attracts. On any given day, over 20,000 different people are learning about photography and contributing in the forums community. Thank you to all those who have helped spread the word — this is an exciting time to be involved in digital photography.”

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