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
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.
http://scottkelby.com/ – 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
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.
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
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
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
Ken Scruggs –
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.
Breakthrough Photography – State of the art Neutral Density and UV filters.
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
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.
Hahnemühle Fine Art papers