Updated Nov. 19, 2012.
This time each year I put together a collection of articles recommending the best photo gear, books, software, and photo labs. Here’s the list of linked articles.
How To Get The Best Results From The Best Online Photo Labs
Great Deal? Don’t Get Burned!
“Gray Market” Photo Equipment
Inexpensive ($4 – $80) Gifts for Photographers
Best Digital Cameras – 2011 (also includes 2009 and 2010)
Light Modifiers (Softeners) for Accessory Flashes
AlienBees: High Quality, Economical Studio Lights
Some of the Best Tripod Heads
Recommended Incident Light Meters
Best Memory Cards for Digital Cameras
The Best Digital Photo Storage
Keeping Your World Straight With A Double Bubble Level
The Best Camera Quick Release System
Best Panorama Gear: Living In Pano Heaven
Best Image Editing Software
Calendars for Photographers
Some of the Best All Purpose Photography Books
Best Book On Photographic Lighting
Another Great Book Review from a Professional Photographer
Another Great Review for Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies. This is my own, highly reated photography book. It is one of the most detailed and comprehensive “exposure” books on the market, and a great introduction to all things photographic with chapters on people, landscape, wildlife, flower, and sports photography.
Best Advanced Exposure Book
Photographic Composition: The Best Books
Book Recommendations: People Photography
Great “How To” Nature Photography Books
Two Excellent Nature Photography Books by Tony Sweet
Best Astrophotography Books
Books From The Master: Ansel Adams
Basic And Intermediate Books On Photoshop And Digital Photography
Mastering Photoshop Series
Mastering Photoshop: Adobe Camera Raw
Mastering Photoshop: Advanced Color Correction, Part One
Mastering Photoshop: Advanced Color Correction, Part Two
Mastering Photoshop: Retouching, Part One
Mastering Photoshop: Retouching, Part Two
Many of the items on these lists are available at my photography store (powered by Amazon.com) which you can find here and here.