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02-07-2011, 04:47 PM
My younger brother who lives in a city well remote from my location has decided that he really wants to move from the basics forward in Photography which is entirely new to him.

Yes, I would class him as a new newbie! Nothing popped up readily on the internet, so I started a very generalized website for him and other like him. the website is:


My only qualm is it has taken a lot of time to begin this website from a raw nothing, and it is taking more time out of my workday than I would like. Does anyone know of another web based site that could fill in for me?

It is a good cause and I am not lazy, but it is taking more time than I had imagined.

Sarah joyce

02-07-2011, 07:29 PM
I know it is awesome to build a website to help people and I think you should keep it up.

But from personal experience, nothing beats something like this:

Photography 10th Ed. (http://www.amazon.com/Photography-MyPhotographyKit-Student-Access-Code/dp/0205720803/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297135545&sr=8-1)

It is probably the best photo text I have ever used. It covers from the history of photography, through the basic principles, into digitapl photography. And in spite of what one might think, studying the hows and whys of film photography actually help a lot even if all you ever do is shoot digital. I took a darkroom colour course and it helped me understand principles of colour correction I already did in photoshop... but didnt really understand the whys of.

02-08-2011, 04:22 AM
This web site may be of help to him: