- Fodor's Travel and Photography
- Cafe Cokin (Unnofficial but useful guide to Cokin filters)
- Cokin Creative Filter System (The official manufacturer's site)
- Fuji Film
- Digital Photography Review - News and in-depth reviews of digital cameras.
- PhotoSensitive - Photography related to social issues. Some projects are done by volunteer professionals, some projects are open to the public for submissions.
- Artists' Bill of Rights - Bill of Rights for photographers and other creative artists, e.g. when submiting work to a contest.
Note: The Prince George Photographic Society does not endorse any particular courses. It's up to you to determine the right approach to learning, based on your existing skills and your preferred learning style. For example, some people prefer classroom training, some prefer online training, or some prefer self-teaching based on articles & books. Also, our members are continually improving their skills by regular practice, by entering contests, and by exchanging ideas with each other.
Local education (Prince George):
- UNBC Continuing Studies - University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, offers a variety of evening/weekend classes in various topics, including some photography-related courses.
- Ted Zimmerman Photography - Offers a digital photography course, taught locally in Prince George.
Out-of-town and web-based education:
- Okanagan Photographic Arts Workshops - Annual workshops, held every August in Kelowna BC.
- Okanagan College - Distance Education - Some web-based photography courses are available.
- Abbotsford Photo Arts Club Seminar - Annual seminar, held every fall in Abbotsford BC. Guest speakers, workshops, trade show, photo contest.
- Apogee Photo - Online photo magazine, offers photography courses online.
- Photo Seminars - Offers online seminars, some of which are free.
- Scott Kelby Training - online training, books, DVD's for Photoshop and other photo-related topics.
- LearnPhoto.ca - online and instructor-led courses from Noel Chenier, a photographer located in New Brunswick.
General knowledge, forums, blogs:
- PhotoSecrets - Tips & Tricks, Travel Photography, resources for photographers at various skill levels.
- Photo.net - An online community where members can share their photos, get critiques, offer suggestions etc.
- Bird Forum - Photo galleries, forums, and other information related to bird watching.
- The Mindful Eye - Tutorials, workshops, articles, critiques.
- Close Your Eyes and Hope For The Best - Blog site featuring 10 Canadian professional photographers writing about their work and experiences.
- Aminus3 - Photo blog community.
Prince George links
- City of Prince George - upcoming events at municipal facilities (arenas, parks, etc.)
- Tourism Prince George - includes event calendar and other information.
- Prince George Webcams - See if the weather is right for a downtown photo shoot; watch the progress of the Cameron St. Bridge reconstruction.
- Meghan Blanchard - Personal web site.
- Bob D'auray - Personal web site.
- Peter Hovestad - Personal web site.
- Mike Kohut - Personal web site.
- Doug Koyama - Personal web site.
- Dan Moore - Personal web site.
- Bob Steventon - Posts on Google+
- Bob Steventon - Albums on Google+
- Jeff Werner - Personal / Business.
photo club links
- PGPS Google Discussion Group - A private discussion group, for PGPS members only. Not open to the general public.
- CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) - A National Association of photographers and clubs.
- CAPA member list - Pacific Zone Photo clubs.
- CAPA Pacific Zone - Regional website for CAPA clubs in BC and Yukon. An electronic newsletter is available on this site.
- Retford & District Photographic Society, U.K. - we did a photo exchange with this club.
aurora borealis & astronomy
Peak times of year for aurora activity in the Northern Hemisphere are September and March. Here are some web sites for more information on the aurora borealis and other astronomical information:
- Shooting the Aurora Borealis - Some tips on exposures from an Alaskan guy with lots of experience.
- North American Auroral Activity - U.S. Weather Service, Space Environment Center, map of current aurora activity from a satellite in polar orbit.
- Today's Space Weather - U.S. Weather Service, Space Environment Center, solar geophysical forecast.
- Prince George Astronomical Society - Local society information, as well as links to worldwide astronomical information.
- Interactive Sky Chart - From Sky & Telescope magazine, a map of the sky for any place on Earth. (Requires Sun Java plug-in, won't work with Microsoft Java.)
- NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day - Also archives of older images.
- 1337 Arts - Near-space images using an inexpensive digital camera and a weather balloon.
- Worldwide WOW Photo Contest
- Photo Life magazine
- CAPA contests (On the CAPA main menu, click on the "CAPA Competitions" menu for information about individual and club competitons. Contests are open to CAPA members only.)
- Canadian Geographic magazine
- Canadian Wildlife Federation
- London Drugs
- Nikon International Photo Contest (and other Nikon events)
Business Links - Local Photographers:
- Lenard Sanders Photography - Scenic, nature, western, wildlife, sports, wilderness, outdoor and portrait photography.
- MJ Photography - Meghan Blanchard - weddings, portraits, and fine art photography.
- Your Mind's Eye - Birgit Allgaier's photography business.
- Desperate Images - Michael Rawluk - professional, stock, & greeting card photography.
- Ted Zimmerman Photography - Web Gallery
Business Links - Non-Local Photographers:
- Chris Harris Photography - Freelance/adventure photography. (Click Here to see Chris's newsletter page.)
- Peter LLewellyn - Professional photography, workshops, and field trips around the world.
Business Links - Photography Related: