Bob listed/recommended some of his favourite Newsletters as another valuable resource for learning photography.
Most of us do our best to minimize the constant flow of email to our computer’s inbox, but there are some resources we should at least consider when it comes to the choice of inviting them in. I’ll list a few of those that pertain to photography that I enjoy. Most newsletters are obtainable simply by visiting the website of interest and clicking on an option to receive the newsletter desired.
- Digital SLR Guide newsletter put out by Chris Roberts. This comes out monthly and features descriptions and comparisons of the latest camera gear; articles about technique, rules of thumb, composition, etc.; guides for particular camera models, and more. There are sets of photography lessons for sale at a very modest $15 per set as well. The latter are great for beginner photographers.
- Ask Tim Grey newsletter. Tim Grey answers readers’ questions on a daily basis, with very good explanations for his answers. Lately topics have tended to revolve mainly around the use of Lightroom and Photoshop. Usually highly interesting.
- Digital Photography School by Darren Rowse. A very good collection of past and present articles on various aspects of photography, especially related to ‘how to’ issues when making the image. It comes out weekly, but you can get daily updates if you wish. Do have a look
- DekeSpeak. This is a more technical Photoshop-oriented newsletter, one of several that NAPP gurus, such as Deke McClelland put out. Fun, inspirational, time-consuming
- National Geographic: Focus on Photography newsletter. This is monthly. The name pretty well describes it.
- Your Choice of topic by various authors on various aspects of photography. In this case you do run the risk of filling that email inbox, but if you find gold it’s worth some pain.