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January 15, 2009

The Best Photo Sites You Haven't Seen

Most digital photographers have probably checked out the excellent DPReview and Steve's Digicams sites when deciding what new camera to buy. Both offer exhaustive reviews and up-to-the-minute recommendations.

But there are plenty more great photo sites with tips, tricks and sage advice to help you get the most out of your digital camera. Here are some of my favorites:

100 Photography Tips in 100 Days: Everything you ever wanted to know about digital photography, and more. Camera retailer Adorama has done an amazing job of collecting tips and tricks on virtually every aspect of photography in this series, now in its third round (300 days total). The articles are authoritative and easy to follow.

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Look Good In Pictures: If you've got camera-shy friends or family members, this site from Nikon will show you how to draw them out and shoot them in the best possible light. Carson Kressley dispenses advice on everything from party and wedding pics to "Bravery in Bathing Suits." Your subjects will thank you.

The Big Picture: Ever wished you could blow up the tiny pictures that accompany most Web articles? If you want to see current news photos in all their full-size glory, this site from The Boston Globe will mesmerize you. It has everything from NASA shots to the latest from Iraq, in stunning high-definition detail. The Wall Street Journal has a similar blog here. Put them in your RSS feeds, and learn from the best photojournalists in the business.

DxOMark: If you're a digital SLR junkie or shoot in RAW format, this site is for you. You'll find in-depth image-quality rankings and sample photos from all the top cameras.

What are your favorite photo sites? Tell us in the comments.

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