Places to learn:
Enjoy Photo Books is a great place to start learning how to make a photo book, find out what software to use and where to make them.
Need some inspiration? Some picture-taking tips? Take Great Pictures has these and more.
TV’s Erin Manning is a portrait photographer with lots of easy picture-taking tips and tricks.
Australian native Jim Everett shares his experiences, his inspiration and tips on his blog http://itookthat.com.
Laura Oles is a busy mom who loves photography. Read about her book, “Digital photography for busy women,” at www.gotdigitalpictures.com
Have an iPhone? Did you know you can do some great things with your iPhone camera and photos? Start at iPhoneography www.iphoneography.com to learn more.
DPReview is one of the largest camera sites. Compare specs and read reviews from enthusiasts from around the world.
Not sure which storage and organization system is best for your digital library? Check out www.savemymemories.org for all the possibilities.
Tools to use:
Rsizr.com uses cool technology called “seam carving” to “intelligently resize” pictures. Don’t believe us? Check it out.
Picnik is a web-based image-editor with lots of cool functions.
Photoshop.com brings the famous image-editor to the web. Upload your pictures, edit and share them for free.
Fun things to do:
Miss Polaroid pictures? Until they come back, you’ll just have to use Poladroid to make your own digital versions. Just don’t shake your computer.
Read the one and only comic strip about a picture-taking duck: What the Duck comic strip
Visit these two sites for whimsical, unique and fun photo projects and products; www.photojojo.com and www.coolphotoideas.com
Find it locally:
Once you’ve got that great photo enlargement, why not have it professionally framed? Find a local framer at www.findapictureframer.com
Need the best advice for buying a camera or getting the best prints? Find a photo retailer near you!
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