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Online Photography Tools

There are many photography websites and blogs that offer the best of both worlds: text and visuals. You’ll find a list below that may interest you, if you are into photography.

HDR photography


Traveling is all about celebrating the differences. And what”s the fun if you haven”t captured all those visits for posterity? Here is where Trey Ratcliff does it with High Dynamic Range photography. If HDR is sounding like Spanish to you, he also has an award-winning HDR tutorial on his site, to make it within your reach. The result is a hyper-realistic, almost dreamlike picture like his pictures seen on his site, Stuckincustoms.com [1]. His images are represented by Getty Images and he has been featured on the BBC. No wonder, this site has become the #1 travel photography blog on the internet with around 350,000 visits per month, including one from Trey”s mom.

Photography School


From how-to tips on digital photography and sensible advice on buying cameras and equipment to post production tips and tricks, Digital-photography-school.com [2] has it all for professionals and amateurs alike. In addition to, a platform is included to upload your photograph and open it up for some constructive criticism by fellow photographers. Welcome to Digital Photography School, a site run by Darren Rowse that offers simple tips to help you get the most out of your camera. It”s a refreshing cyber school with no classes, no teachers and no exams. Just ask each other questions and watch how the photographer community has captured the world for posterity.


Off-camera Flash Photography


Everybody wants to be a photographer these days. One good starting point to help you become good at using off-camera flashes is Strobist.blogspot.com [3]. The project of a former photojournalist, David Hobby, once you are done learning all you want from this blog, you could take a tour of other impressive blogs by looking at the Blogroll. If photography isn”t your roll of film, you can regale your eye with Hobby”s arresting portraits in his Portfolio section. His current obsession: photographing interesting bloggers. Check his pictures of JD Roth, the man behind the blog “Get Rich Slowly”.

~Zahid H Javali