August ’07 Blogtipping

Blogtipping iconSeems like lots of picture-snapping people we know are jumping into digital cameras for the first time or upgrading to newer, cooler equipment lately.   So August’s round of Blogtipping is, in honor of Summer vacations, dedicated to digital camera & photography sites.

Steve’s Digicams is an Internet institution that’s well worth visiting again & again because of:

  1. 10 years of digital camera purchasing advice to point you in the right direction!
  2. Camera reviews are incredibly thorough, detailed, & unbiased.
  3. Discussion forums provide an opportunity to interact with other photographers & digital camera owners.
  • Tip: Dede would love to see Steve beef up the site by adding camcorder reviews rather than just advertisements for them.

Photojojo from Amit & Kara Gupta features can’t-miss photography projects, technical tips, & gadget reviews:

  1. They showcase loads of fun & funky DIY photo creations.
  2. Twice-weekly newsletters are delivered via email and/or RSS feed.
  3. Swap stories, ideas, or questions with other photo junkies in the Forum.
  • Tip: There needs to be more cool stuff in the Photojojo Store, Amit!

Darren Rowse’s Digital Photography School offers simple tips to help digital camera owners get the most out of their cameras.   Whether you’re a rank novice or budding semi-pro shutterbug, you’ll find plenty to like:

  1. Practical & timely tips for seasonal photo taking.
  2. Easy-to-use & lively discussion forums for digital photography enthusiasts.
  3. Weekly assignments help get you motivated to learn new tricks & techniques.
  • Tip: Email & RSS subscription options bring DPS’s weekly newsletter right to you, but I’d like to see full feeds instead of the partial teasers.

Bonus:   Want a glimpse of just how incredible digital photography can be?   Check out Austin, Texas photographer Trey Ratcliff’s Stuck in Customs.   Trey’s photoblog features pics that’re nothing short of spectacular covering the topical & geographical gamut.

Now it’s your turn – have a priceless digital camera or photography-related site you’d like to share?   Post a comment!