Jan Brouckaert Photography
There are so many photograpic sites and reviews on the net, that it is hard to decide which ones to follow and to read.
I enjoy reading some of the sites regurlary, but often stumble upon new ones or notice an interesting article somewhere.
First, you should choose an area of interest. Below are some of my favourite websites categorized by different themes.
If you are looking for reviews and tests regarding photo equimpent, there is no place better then DPReview. They test and compare nearly every bit of equimpent that is on the market.
They also provide user reviews and a discussion forum, so it is a great place with many resources and advice from people with great technical skills.
Another website that is put together by longtime professionals and which discuses a vast area of photography subjects, such as lenses, cameras, old photo processes, is the Luminous Landscape. They are not so extinctive as DPReview, yet they also provides many tips, learning videos and organised workshops.
Magnum Photographers have always been seen as the 'Rolls-Royce photographers' in their filed. Magnum is a legendary photoagency that groups some of the best documentary photographers in the world.
It was founded after WO II by Werner Bisschoff, Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa.
If you want to read about the creation and the life of the agency, there is a very interesting book about it by Rusell Miller.
The Magnum website is also a great place to read about the work of the Magnum photographers, and Magnum itself also publishes many books.
Furthermore, if you are interested in photo essays on social and political themes ,you should visit Foto8.
Even if Fhto8 has stopped publishing their photo magazine, it is still a interesting example of good photo essays, or as they say themselves : "Foto8 connects documentary photographers, authors and audiences creating interactive displays, photography exhibitions, books and magazine publications.
Foto8 supports photojournalism to shine a light on subjects that shape our world"
you can visit Foto8's website here: www.foto8.com
-Fine Art Photography
One of the websites I often visit for their great knowlegde on Fine Arts, and which also publishes a nice magazine (both on paer & digital) is lenswork. .
You can find their website here: www.lensworkonline.com
f you are looking for more general resources about photography, such as publications and galleries of contemporary photographers, you might find this article from the Guardian helpful: