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The American Museum of Photography
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"click! photography changes everything is a collection of essays and stories by invited contributors and visitors like you discussing how photography shapes our culture and our lives." Provided by the Smithsonian Institute's Photography Initiative.
PBS American Photography: A Century of Images
Information about the history and social impact of photography. Sections include: Art, Photography and War, Digital Truth, Presidential Image Making, Persuasion, Social Change, Cultural Identity.
Photography information from How Stuff Works.com:
The Top 100 Photography Blogs
Topics include: General, Resources, News, Photo Genres, Tips & Learning, Photographer Profiles, Gear, Business, Projects, Movements and Communities, and Photoshop.


Digital Photography / Digital Cameras
Digital Photography Review
Reviews, news, and information about digital cameras, related hardware and software, digital photographic techniques, and more.
Digital Tips for Digital Photos
dpBestflow.org
"Your resource for nearly anything you want to know about digital photography." Topics include Quick Reference, Best Practices, Workflow, Resources. See also: Glossary - A glossary of digital photographic terms. Aimed at professional/commercial photographers.
How Digital Cameras Work
From How Stuff Works.com.


History
America's First Look into the Camera
The Library of Congress has put its 725 daguerreotypes on this site. Most are portraits from Mathew Brady's studio, but also include portraits by Robert Cornelius, James P. Ball, and Francis Grice. There are also some early architectural images by John Plumbe.
The Daguerreian Society Image Galleries
Includes Gold Rush Images, Occupational Images, Military Images, Postmortem Images, Home Scenes, City Scenes, Country Scenes, Portraits, Couples, Groups and Paintings & Artwork. You can click on the images to zoom in.
History of Photography Time Line
To get to the timeline, you need to click on the History of Photography link below the words IMAGE COLLECTION. Starts in 1825 up to 2015. Click on an event for a short paragraph. Events include the first tornado photo, first photo of lightning and more. Also includes photographers and milestones in underwater photography. You may have to register for a free account. From National Geographic.
From the Franklin Institute:
Daguerreotype Photography
First Motion Pictures
Includes the moving images of horses and deer.
Kodak Brownie Camera
Includes a outside diagram of the brownie camera.
Pinhole Cameras to the Daguerreotype
From About.com.
Preserving & Protecting Photographs: A Buyer's Guide
Topics include Enemies of Photographs, Small Format Photographs, Family Albums and Collections of Loose Images, Unmounted Albumen Prints, Larger Photographic Prints, Special Cases: Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, & Tintypes, Beyond Preservation: Expert Advice. From the American Museum of Photography.


Photo Editing Software
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
Draw, paint, convert, or edit images, photographs, and computer graphics.
Picasa
Edit and organize photographs. Download provided by Google.
See also: Image Creation & Editing Software category


Photographic Techniques & Tips
About Photography
Tips and techniques. Provided by About.com.
Astrophotography
An in-depth series of how-to articles from Sky and Telescope. Topics include: Auroras, Deep-Sky Photography, Guiding a Telescope for Imaging, Digital Cameras, Wide-Field Imaging with CCD Cameras, Planetary Images, and Solar Eclipses.
Kodak: Tips and Projects Center
Articles and activities for all ages.
Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips Center
"Top photographers share advice on everything from getting a sharper photo to photographing wildlife through a window" From the National Wildlife Federation.
New York Institute of Photography: Photoworld eZine
"This collection of photography articles is designed to help you learn more about the art and business of photography."
Photo Tips
Topics include: lighting, travel photography, photographing nature, panning, and more. See also this link (http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/photo-tips-galleries/) for more tips. From National Geographic.
Take better photos: Digital Photography Tips and Ideas
Sections include: Photography Basics, Digital Photography Techniques, Photo Tips for Vacation and Travel, Photo Tips for Events and Holidays, Photo Tips for Special Subjects (Babies, Pets, Landscapes, Water, Streams, Waterfalls, Outdoors, Sports, Family Portraits, Architecture, Fine Art, Quilts, Winter and Snow, Wet Weather, Online Auctions). From Hewlett-Packard (HP).


Photography - Preserving
Ask an Expert: Preserving Your Photographs: Windows to the Past
From Minnesota Historical Society. Adobe Reader PDF format.
Caring for Your Treasures: Photographs
From the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.protecting
Make Your Travel Photos Truly Timeless
These steps can be used for any old photos, not just travel photos. From National Geographic.
Preserving Digital Photos
Preserving the Past
From About.com. "Ask an Expert: Preserving Your Photographs: Windows to the Past."


Storage, Sharing, Photography Communities & Forums
Flickr.com
Imageshack
The Photo Forum
Photobucket.com
Photography.net

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