Links to Other Photographers and Resources
“Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ” — Dorthea Lange
Through my exhibiting at many different fine art shows I have had the opportunity to see some talented photographer’s work. Please enjoy some of their creative mastery by visiting their websites.
|Ron Mellot||www.naturegallery.net||The Nature Gallery||Bloomfield,IN|
|Bill Coleman||www.AmishPhoto.com||Bill Coleman Photography||State College,PA|
|Rick Hobbs||www.rickhobbs.com||Rick Hobbs Photography||Eagan,MN|
|Patrick Zephyr||www.patrickzephyrphoto.com/||Patrick Zepher Nature Photography||Pelham,MA|
|Rodney Lough, Jr.||www.rodneyloughjr.com||TheLough Road||California|
|Kristin Wall||www.undertheseaphotos.com||Under The Sea Photos||St. Thomas, USVI|
|John Moran||www.johnmoranphoto.com||John Moran Photography||Gainesville,FL|
|John David Gerry||www.johndavidgeery.com||The Vermont Landscape||West Rutland, VT|
|Neal Parent||www.nealparent.com||Neal Parent Photography||Belfast,ME|
|Larry Berman||www.LarryBerman.com||Larry Berman Photography||Russellton,PA|
John Shaw John’s many books contain a wealth of information from basic photo techniques to working in Photoshop to get the most out of the program as well as your images. He also holds workshops as well as 1&2 day seminars about nature photography.
The DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers are some of the best maps you can buy. They are published for every state and include roads, GPS grids, topography not shown on most maps; I purchase one for every state in which I photograph. They are available in most book stores, sporting goods establishments or can be ordered on line at www.delorme.com.
Nature Photographer is a “how–to” magazine, published in print form three times a year covering all four seasons—Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The Spring issue is published each March, the Summer each July and the Fall/Winter a larger combo issue each November. The magazine is intended for nature photographers and nature enthusiasts who range from beginners to professionals.
Outdoor Photographer contains practical information and tips regarding photographing nature, wildlife, sports, and landscape. Regular columns cover developments in 35mm and digital photography, camera accessories, film, lenses, outdoor gear and apparel, travel, ecological concerns, and workshops. Much of the information is highly technical, with discussions of lighting, exposure, filters, setup, and the right gear to take on location. Every issue also contains travel articles and a “Favorite Places” column that details great spots for outdoor photography, including how to get there, what to take, and the best times to visit.
Shutterbug is the leading photo and imaging magazine for advanced amateur and professional photographers, and all who relate to their photography as a meaningful part of their lives. Inside every monthly issue you’ll get lighting pointers, pro studio tips, test reports, equipment reviews… and much more! Written by photographers, for photographers, Shutterbug is dedicated to helping photographers enhance their creative potential.
Lenswork magazine focuses on photography and the creative process, with articles, interviews and portfolios.
Mountain Trails Press is committed to producing fine art books and calendars of the highest quality, showcasing and celebrating America’s most scenic places. Mountain Trail Press is a member of Green Press Initiative, which means they meet GPI’s environmental criteria and support their efforts to reduce the social and environmental impacts of book publishing.
Nature Photography Workshops
There is an extensive list of photographers who lead in depth workshops to nearly any location and or specific subject that interests you. Over the years I have found this to be a valuable educational resource to expand my photographic skills. The photographers who organize these workshops are familiar with the area of the workshop, therefore taking the guess work out of where to be and when. This is a list of some of the photographers I have worked along side of and who have enriched my photography capabilities. I have found the Great American Photography Workshops especially beneficial. Outdoor Photographer has a considerable number of advertisements for workshops across the US and the world.
Nationally known nature photographers workshops:
John Shaw www.johnshawphoto.com
Dewitt Jones www.dewittjones.com
Patrick O’Hara www.patohara.com
Willard Clay willardclay.com
George Lepp www.georgelepp.com
Art Wolfe www.artwolfe.com
Freeman Patterson www.freemanpatterson.com
Tony Sweet www.tonysweet.com
Bill Lea www.billlea.com
David Middleton www.davidmiddletonphoto.com
Great American Photography Workshops The Great American Photography Workshops combines classroom lectures and critiques with hands-on in-the-field instruction designed to enhance skills in photographic techniques and composition.
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont GSMIT offers a fall and spring photography workshop lead by nationally recognized nature photographers.
Equipment, Rsources and Forums
Adorama is one of the USA’s largest photo retail and mail order stores. For over 30 years they have been supplying photographic equipment, video, digital cameras and optical supplies to professionals as well as amateurs. They offer the best combination of quality services, vast selection, staff knowledgeable in photography, and competitive pricing.
B & H Photo and Video: A wide range of photo and computer equipment
Hunt’s Photo: Also a large selection of photo and related items, very helpful staff
Kirk Enterprises: Quick Release (QR) Plates, ballheads, tripods & flash accessories and more
Really Right Stuff: Plates, tripods, ballheads, macro rails and more
KEH : I’ve purchased many used lenses and other items from KEH and never been disappointed. The grading system they use is very accurate and usually the item is in better condition than expected.
Nikon USA: Nikon makes excellent film and digital cameras. Check out Nikon’s site for product news and specs.
The Luminous Landscapes is the web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art of landscape, nature and documentary photography using digital as well as traditional image processing techniques. You will find on these pages instructive feature articles, product reviews, travel and technical discussions, inspiring portfolios, and a Discussion Forum.
Nikonians is a top-tier reference community helping digital and film photographers to shorten their individual learning curve and to improve their own photography skill and results while making long lasting friendships across borders and often continents.
Photo.net photo.net is a site for serious photographers to connect with other photographers, explore photo galleries, discuss photography, share and critique photos, and learn about photography.
Shutterbug Forums create an online community for information, questions and debate on topics of interest to photographers today. A wide range of topics are covered, including various camera User Groups, 35mm and Digital SLR photography, camera collecting, Help desks and more. The Forums are also a great way to get in touch with Shutterbug writers and editors as well as professional photographers from around the world. Many of these experts will be moderating focused discussions, as well as participating in all the Forums at the Shutterbug site.
Outdoor Photographer Forum Discuss locations, technique and equipment with others who are passionate about photography in the great outdoors
NatureScapes is an online community of nature photographers. There are image critique forums, regional forums, and classifieds as well as discussion and information forums and monthly articles. They even have a store with gear and useful photographic accessories. Naturescapes is an invaluable source of information and inspiration for any nature photographer.
NANPA The North American Nature Photography Association is a great organization that promotes nature photography, education and ethics in the field. Member forums and opportunities to have your work shown are but a couple of the benefits of membership.
Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association (GSMA) Great Smoky Mountains Association is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to support the Park’s educational, scientific, and historical programs. Our mission is to enhance public enjoyment and understanding of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Discover Vermont Links
http://www.vermontvacation.com — Vermont vacations – The Official State of Vermont Tourism Site
http://www.vtattractions.org/ — Vermont Attractions Association – The VAA is managed by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce – Free road map
http://www.vermont.gov – Vermont government website
http://www.vtlife.com – Vermont Life is a quarterly magazine published by the State of Vermont. It explores and celebrates the state’s people, places and rich heritage.
http://www.vermontartscouncil.org – The Council functions as a community partner and a catalyst for artists and organizations. It offers professional development opportunities and technical advice, collects and disseminates arts information, and acts as the state’s foremost arts advocate.
http://www.vtartnet.com/ — Made In Vermont – Fine Art, Contemporary and Traditional Crafts From Vermont’s Renowned Artists and Craftspeople — The goal of this web site is to expose the work of Vermont’s artists, artisans and craftspeople to the rest of the country, and the world, through the internet.
www.vtprophoto.org/ – The members of the Vermont Professional Photographers are dedicated to the promotion of our profession, through the education and enrichment of our members on current practices in the field of professional photography. We strive to serve the public with our high quality images and our professional and ethical business practices.