Sublime Light - an amazing series of articles about lighting in photography.
Strobist - lighting tips by David.
Food Photography Blog - lighting technique for food photography.
Photoflex Lighting School - lighting from the basics right up to studio lighting with complex kits - clear and well explained.

If you know any other sites about lighting you want to share, let me know by posting a comment.

Dan Heller's Photography Business Blog - a wonderful journal to read. Plenty of in depth information and articles.
DPReview - perhaps the best place to learn a lot about photography. Top-notch camera reviews and remarkable forums.
Luminous Landscape - a great resource with many tutorials and reviews.
Photozone - any lens you can think of has been tested here.
AfterCapture - magazine with monthly publications for photographic post-production work.
It also provides online multimedia resources for the photographic professional. In addition to archives of AfterCapture’s print articles, it provides original online content, tutorials, blogs, and audio and video podcasts.

If you know of any other good sites you find useful, please leave a comment.

for French Vogue, Febraury 2001

Google has a very useful service for those of you who try to save their phone bill (who try to do the data trasfered a lot less) . And primarily designed for browsing websites on cellphones, it will also be of great use for those using laptops but with a very slow connection (e.g. standard GSM data connections).
The ultra-minimalist Google site acts as a proxy that strips out all the fancy stuff and reduces the chosen website to either pure text, or text & images. Give it a try - you’ll find it here or see how this site looks in text & images form here.

Actions are one of the most powerful and time-saving features of Adobe Photoshop.
Everyone has their own favourites, but if you are looking to find some additional ones, here’s a couple places hosting downloadable actions:

Adobe Photoshop Exchange
Action FX
The Light’s Right Studio
Fred Miranda

If you know of any other good sites or actions you find useful, please leave a comment.

GREAT LINKS ACROSS THE WEB is a new blog feature where I will post links to useful sites.

How We Learn

  • 10% of what we read
  • 20% of what we hear
  • 30% of what we see
  • 50% of what we both hear and see
  • 70% of what is discussed with each other
  • 80% of what we experience personally
  • 95% of what we TEACH to someone else
William Glasser

Japanese Graphics Now!, Julius Wiedermann, Gisela Kozak, Julius Wiedemann, Taschen, ISBN 3 8228 2589 1