Digital Photography School – Darren Rowse’s excellent photography blog with wide-ranging equipment reviews and photography tips and how-to’s.  You can sign up for a weekly newsletter (which I highly recommend) that gives you a run-down on the week’s highlights in digest form.

Digital Photography Review – Massive website with reviews, tips and a huge discussion forum.  If you have any kind of question about digital photography, or just want feedback on your work, this is where you want to go.

B&H Photo – One of the best photography superstores around.  It’s almost impossible to beat their prices and selection, and the product reviews by consumers are thorough and dependable.

Canon USA – If they make it, I probably want it.  Manufacturer of the camera and lenses I use.

Elizabeth Carmel’s photography gallery.  These are the kind of photos I aspire to; I may never be this good, but I’ll always keep trying.  Her work around Lake Tahoe is especially beautiful.

G. Dan Mitchell’s photography site and blog.  Dan takes amazing pictures, and also writes one of the most informative and educational photo blogs I’ve yet encountered, especially for those of us who shoot around central California (both the coast and eastward to the Sierras).

Gary Crabbe’s Enlightened Images photography–like Carmel, Crabbe takes the kind of pictures I aspire to.  His focus on light in photography makes for some astonishingly beautiful landscape pics.  His blog, like Dan Mitchell’s, is also a great read and resource.


My Lens Wish List.  In order, these will be my next lens purchases, as I can afford them.

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Wide Angle Lens.  A must for landscape photography, and probably the only non-Canon lens I really, really want.

Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS.  My current zoom lens doesn’t have the image stabilization feature, which makes for quite a bit more noise in my pics than I’d like.  This L lens solves that problem, and will give me a bit more reach on telephoto shots.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Telephoto/Macro Lens.  A beautiful lens for portrait and macro work.

Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens.  This would replace my 18-55 general purpose or “walk around” lens.  A bit more range at the long end, and the reviews on this one are all raves.


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