Everybody has heard of web sites like Flickr, where you can log on to see a vast collection of photographs. But there are some no-so-famous sites that do a pretty good job as well. Why not check out these seven great photo sites we’e listed down for you?
1. Photo Answers – This is a joint venture of two individual contributors, namely Digital Photo and Practical Photography. The site offers loads of camera reviews, tips from professionals and also informative video tutorials. You can find answers to most questions you may have about photography, on Photo Answers.
2. Burrard Lucas Wildlife Photography – Burrard and Lucas are amazingly talented siblings who bring some wonderful wildlife images to you on their site. These guys travel to the farthest corners of the planet to get their photographs, enviable as it may sound. Check out the site to read on some of their adventures, and also the photo contests that these brothers organize.
3. Behind Photographs– Well, this could be more of a collection of images than a true photo resource but we strongly recommend that you have a look in any case. Brought to you by Tim Mantoani, this is a collection of images of some of the greatest photographers of our times, all made on Polaroid film! The images on this site are simply too powerful to ignore.
4. Photo Argus – This site serves as a great resource to budding photographers and professionals alike. It has loads of tips and tutorials, image collections, photo contests and articles. You will love this site if you are the kind of person who likes to get straight to the point, no jazz!
5. International Garden Photographer of the Year – The name is pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? If you are into garden photography, this site is for you. And what’s more, you can enter their photo contest to compete for a prize of 5000 pounds sterling, and maybe even have your images on show at London’s Kew Gardens!
6. DIY Photography – If you are the do-it-yourself kind of hobbyist, you are sure to love this one. The site offers very handy tutorials on how you can replicate effects created with high-end equipment. Definitely one for the keen hobbyist who enjoys a bit of effort and is willing to go the extra mile to get those fascinating images.
7. Fred Miranda – Fred Miranda has a great site packed with realistic camera reviews, articles, tutorials, Photoshop add-ons, and also an interesting forum where one can exchange ideas and hold discussions with other photographers. A forum is a great means to have your work critiqued by professionals, and thereby improve on your skill set. More often than not, your work will be honestly critiqued and the professional criticizing your images will also give you tips on how the image could be improved upon.
We hope this list of sites has helped you find the right photo resource!