PhotographyBBMagazine out of Vancouver, B.C. is very good example of how to learn more about photography online. Celebrating its 20th issue the magazine has been a great source of simpletechnical information about how to get better images. Now I haven’t agreed universally with everything their writers have said but when it comes of how to get better images, I can fully recommend the magazine.
The link supplied above will allow you to download a PDF version of the magazine. Here’s a link to the main site. Put this in your bookmarks and check it regularly.
BTW Dave Seeram, the guy behind PhotographyBB sells some really inexpensive “actions” that plug into Photoshop. For example, the one of the young woman shows his Portrait Magic Pro Action Pack for Photoshop CS2, CS3 and CS4. The plugin allows for a one click solution to creating smooth skin while retaining natural skin texture. The software is also supposed to sharpen portraits “to perfection.” It works on both MAC and PC platforms and costs…wait for it…$28.
There are a host of other plugins on the site so wander over and see what all the fuss is about. Dave has a much larger image of the model on site that really shows off his portrait software. On this site, just click on the image of the model and it will bring up a full-size version that really shows off the effectiveness of the product.