Over the years, I’ve visited a lot of web sites, with impressive and useful stuff.
However, in 2016, moving our web site over to its new shiny design, I got a chance to update the links pages, which date from 2003, and were last fully overhauled in 2012.
As you’d expect, quite a few sites have fallen by the wayside – where they were particularly useful, I’ve tried to replace the links with ones to copies of the pages at archive.org
Some of the links here will fail – if you’re curious, please do visit archive.org, where you will be able to enter the URL and see if the site has been preserved.
With the new site, I’ll be expanding this list again…
Each of the category sections below opens up if you click on the title
Individual black and white photographers
Black and white images – landscapes by Keith Cooper
Black and white photography from Chuck Kimmerle
Black and white landscapes from Randall R Bresee.
Black and white Photography from Paul Roark.
Norman Koren’s website. Images and a large collection of tutorials and reference Info.
Landscapes from Alan Ross
The photographer synonymous with B/W landscapes
B/W images from Ken Carney
The Black and White Gallery of Roy V. Harrington
The work of Lynn Radeka
B/W images of Dublin and Ireland by Philip Pankov. Includes some good examples of B/W photography at night.
The work of Tony Hunter
Printing and printers
Manuals, repair guides and parts. 4000, 76/9600, 78/9800, 79/9900
- Cleaning your inkjet printer
Some of Keith’s thoughts on inkjet cleaning and what to use.
The No1 site for information on print longevity. There is an interesting interview with Henry Wilhelm at http://dimagemaker.com/2007/05/04/interview -with-henry-wilhelm-in-melbourne-4-may-2007/
Forums to ask for help
Some of the forums I find useful when I don’t have any answers…
- Luminous Landscape
Technique and how-to articles
- Bird and nature photography tips
Very helpful article about ways of thinking just what Depth of Field really means
Two very good books covering focus and camera movements. Part of the inspiration for our articles of Tilt/Shift lenses
- Focusing with tilt
How to focus a camera with a tilted T/S lens – my own guide
- Photography training – Pro photographers offering individual ‘121’ training
Very well written and presented collection of techniques to acquire, interpret and process digital photographs. Coverage often includes technical issues not mentioned elsewhere.
A very comprehensive article of getting the quality and tonality from your digital images. Part of a site that should be in any digital photographers bookmarks.
Very good collection of information on scanning photographic media – for all levels of expertise.
Home site for Vuescan scanner software (Mac and PC) – superb software, I use it for all our scanners
- http://www.silverfast.com/ SilverFast – Scanner & Imaging Software
A -very- detailed comparison between scanned film and digital images. Loads more real information for the digital/film debate.
Lots of tips on getting the best results from your scans. Page also contains lots of other interesting info on digital workflows, image correction and wide angle/panoramic.
- Eye One scanner profiling
Using the Eye One with a scan target to get better results from your film or flatbed scanner – also discusses general matters on profiling.
A very good walkthrough of the scanning process for colour negatives, from Dale Cotton. This is a similar workflow (including FS4000 scanner) that Keith has used in the past with Black and White film.
Are you colorblind – a quick web test will give you some idea
- Quick check of your colour vision acuity, courtesy of X-rite
Detailed article about modern colour models
Some basic information on colour management. Site has many useful downloads including test images and targets http://www.hutchcolor.com/ Images_and_targets.html
Ian Lyons Computer Darkroom site — Very good collection of articles and information. Includes info on profiling and colour management
- http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com /colormanage.htm
The colour management section of Martin Evening’s Photoshop book (see books section).
Page broken – see copy at Archive.org
- http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com /pscs2/download/
The Photoshop CS2 colour management chapter from Martin’s book
Page broken – see copy at Archive.org
Interesting site with loads of Info about colour – test images, data and some nifty animations.
loads of articles about colour profiles from the ICC.
Colour mangement and photography from X-rite
Excellent desription of what rendering intents are all about.
Link broken – see version at Archive.org
Source for reflective and transmissive scanner calibration targets
A comparative look at several different monitor calibration products
A very comprehensive guide to evaluating your lighting, for viewing and working, from http://www.babelcolor.com, by Danny Pascale and Roger Breton
How good is the black point setting of your monitor?
Flash and lighting
Be very careful connecting up your old flash to a digital camera — info on many brands
- http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/02/ welcome-to-strobist.html
The Strobist site – lots to learn about using lighting effectively and creatively
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/ read.asp?forum=1025&message=7351593
Lighting 101, and Lighting 102. from Chuck Gardner
Introduction to studio set-up from Photo.net.
Making a cheap macro studio – cardboard box+ paper
Some common misconceptions in cinematographic lighting.
Studio lighting info from Kevin Connery
Lots of info from ‘The Flash Centre’
Using flash on Canon EOS cameras – very comprehensive info and discussion
Comprehensive reviews and comparisons of hotshoe flashes
- Strobist-friendly flashes and triggers
Detailed spreadsheet of manual speedlights, monolights, triggers and portable power solutions
Create and share lighting diagrams
- Lastolite School of Photography
Video tutorials for Lastolite products
Learn to light with big flashes
- Lighting Essentials
Information and tutorials on lighting for photographers
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