GIS and Mapping

This page contains links for continuing education in the Geo-Spatial World

From NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Introduction to LiDAR –  80 minute training session

Understanding Map Projections, Datums, and Coordinate Systems –  1 hour training session


Drones and the FAA


Continuing Education

Coursera – Online Learning classes in a variety of subjects for a small fee




WordPress – Web page design


Scott Kelby – Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He’s editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. – Main website for Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby on Photoshop – This link is a YouTube channel put together by a fan of Scott’s

Scott Kelby on Instagram here


Basic photography technical essentials

Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, & Light Explained-Understanding Exposure & Camera Settings


Nikon USA – The iconic camera YouTube tutorials

Nikon School – Europe, basic, short tutorials

Nikon School – India, this is in English, but with an accent, however, the best of the Nikon series tutorials.

B&H Photo Tutorials – B&H is one of the big New York City photo stores. The tutorials on this link are intermediate to advanced techniques for those familiar with their cameras.

Photographers  Who we Can Learn From

Royce Bair – Night Scapes. Royce has been a magazine photographer for over two decades and currently concentrating on night photography.

Royce Bair on Instagram is here
Royce Bair on Facebook is here
Royce Bair on 500px is here

Julia Anna Gospodarou – Architect with a Master degree,  multi award-winning  black and white fine art photographer, founder of  (en)Visionography™, over 85-time International award-winning and 20-time International gold/silver/bronze winner, highly sought after educator and best-selling author, Julia is based in Athens, working worldwide on fine art, educational and commercial projects. More here

Julia’s website is here
Julia on Instagram is here

Vincent LaForet

Joe McNally – Joe was the last staff photographer for Life Magazine and has been a contributor to National Geographic. A biography and more about Joe McNally is here

Joe’s Youtube channel is here
Joe’s website is here
Joe McNally on Instagram is here

Serge Ramelli – Serge is a prolific photographer and photographic educator from France. Good stuff packed into short YouTube videos. A bio and more about Serge here

Serge Ramelli – YouTube Channel for Photography and Photoshop
Serge Ramelli – Website
Serge Ramelli on Instagram is here

Ken Scruggs

Smugmug website is here
Ken Scruggs on Instagram is here


Photo equipment links


Nikon D800 Full Frame Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) on Nikon USA Archive cameras

Sony RX100iv Compact mirrorless travel camera


Nikon Lens YouTube video on glass element manufacturing. Nothing practical, but interesting none the less.
Nikkor 14-24mm F/2.8
Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8 VR
Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VR
Nikkor 24mm PC Perspective Control lens  Tilt Shift Lens Explained on YouTube. Tilt-Shift with Vincent LaForet


Lee Filters – Lee Filters is a company in England that manufacturers filter systems to place on the front of the camera for lighting control for advanced photography techniques.

Youtube channel is here
Web site is here

Breakthrough Photography – State of the art Neutral Density and UV filters.


Wireless Remote Release WR-R10/WR-T10/WR-A10
10 pin Manual Cable Release MC-30A
10 pin Multi-Function Remote Cord MC-36A

Camera Support

Really Right Stuff – High quality L-plates specific for your camera and high end ball heads and camera support accessories

Gitzo – High quality tripods

MeFoto – This is a relative small and light (carbon fiber version) tripod. Reasonable quality for the price


Storage – Bags, Backpacks, and Cases

Think Tank – High end camera bags

F-Stop Gear Backpacks
F-Stop Gear on Instagram is here



Travel Clothing

Clothing Arts – This is a line of clothing for travel with an emphasis on security. Shirts and Pants/Shorts with security pockets for your valuables to protect against pick pockets.

Inkjet Papers

Hahnemühle Fine Art papers

Inkjet Printers