Wednesday on the Web

For my first post of “Wednesday’s wonderfully wise web gems” (it’s an addiction, I know…), take some time to stop over at Scott Sherman and Michael Stein’s Digital Photography Show. Self-admitted non-pros give great information on events in the industry, interview industry-leading experts and big wigs, as well as some pretty innovative contests with cool prizes. Their average podcast length ranges between 45 minutes to an hour and change. Another great resource is Photoshop User TV. Adobe gurus Scott Kelby, Dave Cross, and Matt Kloskowski deliver tips, tricks, news and events relating to Adobe products and share their thoughts on gear in a half hour long video podcast every Monday. They are all part of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals that offers training, and workshops for people of all skill levels on many of the Adobe products. Well worth the cost of membership too, and you get access to much more than a weekly video podcast including discounts from some of the most respected vendors of photography gear and products in the industry.

Last, but not least is Fred Miranda’s online photo community – with so many forums and communities it can seem like an insurmountable task to find the right ones that gel with your interests. Fred’s site is well organized, and offers something for everyone whether you’re a Canonite, Nikonian, a gear hound, a color guru, or like to just look at pictures. Another added bonus is that Fred sells actions for improving your work flow efficiency, and these are a great resource for a minimal investment ($5-$20). Product reviews, articles, and a great sense of community round out the forums quite well. Granted, I may be partial as I have been a member there for almost three years now, but the thoughts and perspectives of that community are quite valuable.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll – and see what is the most popular image editing software. The answer may surprise you! (It surprised me to see this one in the lead.. 🙂

The Digital Photography Show

Photoshop User TV

Fred Miranda

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