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By featuring a site, our intention is to
highlight web sites our editors think worth
visiting. Though most are digital photography-related
and illustrate what can be done with a digital
camera, others are not. Some sites may not
be appropriate to viewing by minors. The
content and advertising policies of the
featured site may also not be in accordance
with those of Photoxels -- and we cannot
control these. Please exercise care and
common sense, and if a site is objectionable
to you, let us know.
August 7, 2009
Antti Lehtinen publishes the site, Second Picture, and is a teacher of audio visual communications in vocational school in Järvenpää in Finland. The site is full of short tutorials and anecdotes that are immensely practical -- the kind of tutorials we like here at Photoxels.
Second Picture... ]
July 31, 2009
The tagline now reads "get good at life" and is a subtle change from the previous "Life explained. On film." But the videos remain some of the best we've seen.
Take for example the following video by Mark Comon, titled: "DSLR Vs Point-And-Shoot Digital Cameras." Mark explains the difference very well and very succintly.
Of course, besides digital photography, you can find almost everything else also well explained, all neatly arranged into ten channels ranging from Beauty & Style to Health & Wellbeing, Love & Dating to Money & Careers. What I really like is that you can also choose to view the accompanying text to the video.
February 16, 2009
Simon Plant is an award-winning photographer with over two decades of experience shooting for nationally and internationally known clients. He has a photographic training website, www.prophotoinsights.net, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at professional photo shoots and the retouching that goes into making those award-winning photos. You can also read his blog.
October 09, 2008
"Andy became a photographer last century (20th). His work has been published around the world. His wife is very cute."
This no-nonsense, straight to the point approach mirrors Andy Piggott's travel photography, whether shooting landscapes, close-ups, people or nature. He adds freshness and the human element to oft-taken world famous sites.
If you like Andy's pictures and wonders how he does it, you're in luck because he also teaches photography. His approach? "...informal, informative and fun!"
[ Visit Travel Photographer | Photography Workshops... ]
September 19, 2008
Post processing is an integral part of digital photography. Yet, when most beginners shop for a digital camera, they spend hours reading reviews and comparing images to find the "best digital camera." And when they get it, they complain about the soft images, the wrong colors, and how their pictures do not look like the ones they see in the magazines or even like those the pros display on their sites as "image samples."
The RetouchShoppe site is refreshingly honest in their photos (and the retouching services they render). Click on the "View Original" and "View Retouched" buttons to swap back and forth between the pictures the pro took with his/her camera -- and the final results after post processing.
If you've got a good camera, are learning how to take good pictures, then the next step for you to become a better photographer may well be to invest in some photo editing software and learning to "develop" your pictures in the "electronic darkroom."
[ Visit RetouchShoppe... ]
April 30, 2008
The tagline reads "Life explained. On film." And indeed it does -- and remarkably well, at that. You can find almost everything explained, from How to make Alfredo sauce to How to photograph a nude woman / man [Ha, got your attention!]. No racy stuff, just plain photography sense. Lots of useful and practical tips. Want to understand Exposure better? How about a short video course on Exposure, Shutter Speeds and Aperture? You can scroll down the page for the actual text read in the video. It's the better YouTube.
April 4, 2008
You won't see me often venturing further North past Stouffville in my car, but thanks to Google Earth, I can zip to far away places in the comfort of my armchair. I notice little blue dots pockmarking the landscape and upon double-clicking on one, discover a beautiful landscape picture. More clicking and more wonderful photos, all dotted around the Google Earth 3D map. Give it a try, but let me warn you beforehand that it's absolutely addictive. And why not submit your photos to Panoramio? If selected, they will be added to Google Earth for all the world to visit and see -- with a link back to your home web site.
September 11, 2007
"One of the saddest days of my life" is how one reader recalls this day. Of course, 9/11 is not just New York, but the twin towers are the images that will remain seared in most people's mind. Especially if you can just see it happening right out your kitchen window, as Victor Ho did on that fateful day.
photo.net/gallery is also not just about 9/11 but it seems fitting on this day to highlight one aspect from the incredible range of pictures you can find in this gallery. There are photography portfolios, photographers' pages, photo ratings, and other areas. Visit the site, browse the gallery or register for free and post your own photos!
September 5, 2007
If you are serious about photography, sooner or later you'll need to learn how to use flash like a professional. This is the mission of Strobist where David Hobby teaches us the ins and outs of professional lighting like you've never read it -- and seen it demonstrated -- before. Wanna build your own $10 macro photo studio for Ebay product shots? Visit Strobist. Wanna know how to light a comet? Visit Strobist. You get the idea.
August 2, 2007
Bird Cinema has launched a new Picture section where bird lovers can post their greatest bird pictures!
Birdcinema.com is a place for people to post many different types of bird videos and photos. It provides a community of people who love birds, domestic and wild. Both amateurs and professionals post on the site and share their best videos and pictures. Anecdotes about the bird, how a video was shot, and other relevant info round out a submission. The site purports to be both inspirational and educational.
The slow-motion [next feature to arrive in digital cameras?] footage of birds alighting on -- and taking off -- from a perch is a beauty.
August 27, 2006
Sometimes you encounter something so beautiful
it takes your breath away.
View some clips of the works of Ilana Yahav
and see for yourself. Her works of art are
unlike anything I have ever seen -- just
July 06, 2006
I like this photoblog because the author
is not just out snapping photos to post.
Each shot is a little self-contained experiment
in different photography techniques with
relevant EXIF info posted. The pictures
look great and the accompanying anecdotes
add a personal touch.
Jonathan Goldberg currently lives in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada. He shoots with a Canon
EOS 30D. Favourite lenses are the Canon
EF-S 18-55mm USM and EF 70-300mm IS USM.
Concerning the title of the photoblog,
Jonathan writes: "I wanted something
original yet easy to remember for the title.
To take the lid off something means to reveal
or to show for the first time. I feel like
my images show ordinary daily scenes or
subjects in a new light, in a way that you
may just be seeing them for the first time."
June 13, 2006
Philip Harle's ambitions are to be "internationally
recognised for his photography and to own
a car which was built this Millennium."
So we thought we'd chimed in our votes and
invite our readers to visit and enjoy his
excellent photos taken during his travels
to many parts of the world. [ Visit
Virtual Traveller... ]
April 19, 2006
If you like underwater photography, don't
miss Andrej Belic's Scuba Photography web
site. From St Johns, Canada, to Sudan, Africa,
Andrej takes you on a beautiful tour of
the marine landscape. Flash Player required.
Andrej Belic... ]
Panos Efstathiadis invites you to experience
Photoshop with free actions that bring your
pictures alive. You will need either Photoshop
6 and above, or Photoshop Elements 3 and
above for those actions to work. [ Visit
April 14, 2006
The new Motion VR of the Month showcase
features some of the most astonishing moving
360° panoramas ever created. Each month,
viewers can experience unusual locations
like a sunset over the bizarre Salar de
Uyuni salt desert in Bolivia, the awesome
power of Iguazu Falls in Argentina, a hang
gliding flight in New Zealand and a Brazilian
Capoeira demonstration, all in full motion
360°. [ Visit
World in Motion VR... ]
November 4, 2005
Si vous êtes de ceux qui aiment les
sites <<Photos du jour>> eh
bien, ne ratez pas le site de Jacques qui
maintien aussi deux galleries: celle des
Villes de Normandie et celle du Havre. Les
photos sont magnifiques [plaisir un tout
petit peu gâché pas le copyright]
et vous offrent une ballade virtuelle dans
la belle Ville du Havre. [ Visité
Photos ma ville... ]
If you enjoy "Photo of the Day"
sites, don't miss the one maintained by
Jacques. There are also two photo galleries:
"Villes de Normandie" and "Ville
du Havre." The pictures are compelling
[copyright mars the pleasure a tiny bit]
and take you on a virtual stroll in the
beautiful city of Havre. [ Visit
Photos ma ville... ]
November 2, 2005
Gautam Narang writes compelling
essays using the visual medium. His digital
camera captures poignant images of people,
places and events that tell a story better
than the written words could. He has exhibited
his art in a number of galleries, won awards,
been published in numerous magazines and
October 10, 2005
Here is a "cool" link that gives you a
panoramic view at the top of Mount Everest.
Photo by Roderick Mackenzie [Why
did I climb Everest?].
July 1, 2005
27 million men, women and children still
live in slavery today. If you want to have
a part in helping raise awareness about
this scourge, visit the "Make
The Difference Network" (MTDN)
and help end slavery around the world.
April 5, 2005
Back in university at UT Texas, Austin,
I had a roommate from Nepal. Sagun was a
great pal and one day he prepared pickled
bamboo shoots and stank up the whole apartment
for a week :D. Now everytime the subject
of Nepal comes up, I am reminded of "Sagun
and the Pickled Bamboo Shoots." I am
glad to present reader Karan Desar's
Nepal - Nepal through the viewfinder"
-- an exotic place for many of us here in
March 8, 2005
Site Unseen - A Western Australia
Student Photography Collection. Site Unseen
is a non profit, donation funded program
which releases a book each year with the
winning submittants of photos from Australian
photography campuses. The recently launched
Site Unseen 05 book can be purchased for
$60 (Australian?). This beautiful Hard Cover
book, containing 123 stunning images, makes
the perfect coffee table book or gift. Please
call Claire: 0405 127 676 or Jem: 0473 775
349 for orders or go to their order
page. All PAST books are also available
Musician & photographer extraordinaire...
Our Featured Sites for December is Steve
It's said that a picture is worth 1,000
words, and our Featured Sites proves it
with some of the most interesting digital
imaging tutorials I've seen to date. If
you've ever wondered how they did it, check
out this site. Even though you may not ever
try one of these digital manipulations yourself,
it's fun to see how it's done!
Our Featured Sites for November is Worth1000
Dose of Imagery
I've been meaning to feature Sam Javanrouh's
photoblog for a long time but simply never
got to it. Well, this is now rectified.
One photo a day using (currently) the Canon
EOS Digital Rebel / 300D. Be sure to try
the flash-enabled images, and leave a note
on his guestmap.
Our Featured Sites for October is Daily
Dose of Imagery.
Werner Molnes Photo Galleries
"My profound interest in photography
sparked when I bought my first digital camera.
Photography has allowed me to appreciate
more the aesthetics of the world, and I
see beauty in things now that previously
would have eluded my attention."
Nine beautiful galleries mostly shot with
an Olympus E-1 (some with Canon 10D and
Our Featured Sites for September is Rune
Werner Molnes Photo Galleries.
Don Ellis has revamped his site and added
some 200 more wonderful images to enjoy.
Worth a revisit....
Our Featured Sites for August is Don
What better way to welcome Canada Day than
to feature Disclosure.ca, a web site dedicated
to exploring Canada (and what it means to
be Canadian) through a growing collection
of photographs that are distinctly Canadian.
Our Featured Sites for July is Disclosure.ca.
Easy to understand guide to digital cameras:
buying, taking and working with pictures,
techniques, tips, free newsletter.
Our Featured Sites for June is Digicamhelp.
May 2, 2004
View on-line galleries consisting of more
than 8,000 pictures from around the world
by photographer Quang-Tuan Luong. Categories
include travel, adventure, landscape, and
Our Featured Sites for May is Terra
Canadian nature photographer Adam Gibbs
recalled glancing through a book on nature
photography and "wondering why my pictures
didn't look as good as the ones in the book.
" His formula to becoming a great nature
photographer was simply "to get out
there, observe, start shooting and keep
His works have featured in many publications,
from Audubon to the Sierra Club, and many
books, magazines, and other calendars in
between. Not bad for someone who started
as a snap shooter!
Our Featured Sites for April is Adam
One of the criteria I use when selecting
a Featured Sites is the amount of time I
spend browsing it. Don Ellis' site, Kleptography,
is filled with obsessively good pictures,
funny anecdotes, and when he gives advice,
it's pretty sound. And you feel like you're
welcomed to stay and browse for as long
as you want....
Our Featured Sites for March is Don
Till's Web Pages
Madge, you'll never believe this wonderful
web site I've found! It has all sorts of
amazing stuff: Toronto Photos, Ghost Signs,
Graffiti, Neighbourhoods, telephone poles,
sidewalks, eye candy, ravines, Ads from
Our Featured Sites for February is DaveTill.com
and his Toronto
our first Featured Featured Sites for 2004,
we have chosen to highlight an online portal
for charitable giving. CanadaHelps.org
is a non-profit organisation started by
three university students to capitalize
on the rapid progress made in Internet technology.
By making available best of breed e-commerce
technology free of charge to charitable
organisations through its portal, CanadaHelps.org
has instantly catapulted every one of Canada's
78,000 charities into the Internet age.
Please start the new year right by thinking
of those less fortunate. If you have found
Photoxels.com useful, then one way you can
give back is to visit the CanadaHelps.org
portal and contribute to your favourite
charity. Thank you!
37: Night Photography @ Usefilm.com
If you are fascinated by night photography,
check out Project 37 at Usefilm.com,
where it is still free to post your portfolio
of best images. Here, you'll find more than
900 pictures taken at night under various
lighting situations. For many of these shots
you will need a camera that allows long
shutter speeds, and even Bulb mode.
Sometimes there is no better way than learning
from a pro, and Jacques Pontbriand's portfolio
is just amazing. Check out his pictures,
paying close attention to composition. In
Home of 26
Things and connect
8, shift.org is our Featured
Web Site for the month of October.
Is Round Travel Photography
Share your travel photos on this web site.
David Hariton founded this site where you
can post your travel photos and add anecdotes
that bring these photos to life for the
readers. Now, that is my type of
a photography site. Well done! worldisround.com
is our Featured Web Site for the month of
Photo Gallery of Brian H. who hails from
Winnipeg, Canada and works as a freelance
photographer. Check out his site for some
beautiful pictures taken with the Olympus
C-3000Z and C700Z.
Chan Digital Photography
Still in progress, but I have a feeling
this site is going places. I like the straightforward
design and superb photography. Explore People,
Places, Things, and Panoramas.
in 1981, and reorganized in 2000 as an online
resource center, Women
in Photography International
serves the needs of photographers, photo
educators, photography students, gallery
owners and photographic organizations around
the world. With the mission of promoting
the visibility of women photographers and
their work, it organizes a variety of programs,
exhibitions, juried competitions and publications.
A quarterly online ezine, f2,
features member profiles and portfolios,
interviews, book reviews, product information
and gallery listings.
wondered how to sharpen an image? How to
remove an annoying background? Learn Photoshop
techniques from a Pro! Through a series
of QuickTime movies and Adobe PDF files,
Russell Preston Brown leads us in
step-by-step tutorials to accomplish some
of the most useful actions we'll ever need
to retouch our digital images. And, best
of all, all of these tutorials from our
May Featured Web Site are all free!
our featured site for this month is not
an April Fool's joke. If you think it is,
then the joke's on you. Far too many of
us spend too much time figuring out which
digital camera to buy -- and spend too little
time taking great pictures. A pinhole camera
is as bare bones a camera as one can get;
now, with the technical details cast aside,
we can concentrate on just taking pictures.
Here's your challenge this month: see if
you can take better pictures than the ones
featured on Pinhole
There are so many talented photographers
and graphics artists out there with web
sites just waiting to be discovered. This
month, our very first Featured Web Site
goes to iNKday!
iNKday is a Photo Journal Blog written
by an 18 year-old student at the University
of Western Ontario (doing her HBA at the
Richard Ivey School of Business). She hails
from Vancouver, BC (Canada); uses an Olympus
C-3030 to record her daily blog; and
showcases her web design and graphics talent
right on her web site. Photoxels is honored
to present the Photoxels Editor's Choice
Award to Allie Faith Henze a.k.a
CMYK iNK. Congratulations, iNK!