Here you will find links to sites I visit, use, and recommend. It will be expanding as this site develops and as I come across them.
Tracy Hicks is an Atlanta based artist who studies the relationships between science and collections.
Michael Ready is a member of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.
Danté Fenolio is the Amphibian Conservation Scientist for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Put together primarily by Jason Brown and Evan Twomey, dendrobates.org, has to be your first stop for information on my favorite herps – the dart poison frogs.
Moose Peterson is an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer who has been published almost everywhere. He also runs the Digital Landscape Workshop Series of in-the-field clinics.
Joe McNally’s resume is extensive: he was the last Staff Photographer for Life magazine and frequently shoots for National Geographic. His blog writings are some of the best on the web and offer great insight into the world of professional photography.
David Hobby runs the Strobist website. This is the best place to learn about using smaller off-camera flashes to artistically advance your shooting skills.
Dave Black is a top-notch sports photographer who combines advanced lighting into his work. A great source of inspiration for me.
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
If you like to spend time in the field looking for and photographing reptiles and amphibians, check out fieldherpforum.com. Lots of people here share their discoveries and discuss topics related to my passion.
Related to and sponsored by the fine folks at fieldherpforum.com is the North American Herpetological Education and Research Project. This site allows users to input and search locality data on all North American reptiles and amphibians. Great info for students and researchers.
Photo gear and tech related
I’ve spent a fortune at B&H Photo and Adorama Camera over the years. Their selection, prices, and service are fantastic.
I’ve been shooting Nikon cameras since 1989 and currently use only their lenses. I love their build quality and it really helps considering many of my travel conditions.
I do all my digital work on Apple computers using Aperture as my digital asset management program (DAM).
Many of my post-processing adjustments are accomplished though NIK Software’s plug-in suite consisting of Viveza 2, Color Effects Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Sharpener and Dfine.
I also have Photomatix‘ HDR processing plug-in which I’ve occasionally used but I am considering NIK’s new HDR plug-in, HDR Efex Pro.