The best of the best cameras, accessories, photo books and more.
This time each year I put together a collection of articles recommending the best photo gear, books, DVDs, software, calendars, online photo labs, and a whole lot more. The articles are revised every year throughout the holiday season, some of them extensively. The list of linked articles follows.
(Originally posted Nov. 13, 2013. Updated Dec. 18, 2013)
How To Get The Best Results From The Best Online Photo Labs
Great Deal? Don’t Get Burned!
Should You Buy “Gray Market” Photo Equipment?
Camera Choices: Using Full Size Test Images from DPReview.com
Best Digital Cameras – 2013 (Including 2009 – 2012)
GoPro Hero 3+: Amazing, Small, Inexpensive, HD Video Camera
Inexpensive ($4 – $80) Gifts for Photographers
Tripod Recommendations: The Best of the Best
Tripod Head Recommendations: Some of the Best of the Best
The Best Camera Quick Release System
Best Panorama Gear: Living In Pano Heaven
Light Modifiers (Softeners) for Accessory Flashes
AlienBees: High Quality, Economical Studio Lights
The Best Incident Light Meters
Keeping Your World Straight With A Double Bubble Level
Best Memory Cards for Digital Cameras
The Best Digital Photo Storage
The Messaging Devices That Can Save Your Life
Best Image Editing Software
Beautiful 2014 Calendars for Photographers (And Anyone Else)
THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS AND DVDs
All Purpose Photography Books
Some of the Best All Purpose Photography Books
Best Book On Photographic Lighting
Tim Grey Recommends Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies. This is my own, highly rated 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.
Jennifer Blakeley Recommends Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies
A Great Magazine Review for Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies.
Best Book on Professional Exposure Techniques
Great Set of DVDs: Joel Sartore’s Fundamentals of Photography
Photographic Composition: The Best Books
People Photography Books
Excellent “How To Photograph People” Books
Nature Photography Books
The Best “How To” Nature Photography Books
How To Find Wildlife, The Best Books
Two Excellent Nature Photography Books by Tony Sweet
Great “How To” Flower Photography Book by Tony Sweet
Jim Brandenburg: Chased by the Light. A book and video to inspire your nature photography.
Best Astrophotography Books
Books and Calendars from the Master: Ansel Adams
Digital Photography and/or Photoshop Books
The Best Digital Photography Books
Photoshop & Lightroom Books
Lightroom & Photoshop: The Essential Books
The Best Books: Mastering Photoshop Series
Mastering Photoshop & Lightroom: Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
Mastering Photoshop: Advanced Color Correction, Part One
Mastering Photoshop: Advanced Color Correction, Part Two
Mastering Photoshop: Retouching, Part One
Mastering Photoshop: Retouching, Part Two
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