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Photography Sites

Here are some links to outdoor photography websites you may find interesting. Check back regularly as we are adding to this list all the time.

Colorado Urban Wildlife Photo Club    http://www.couwpc.com/

First Light Photo Workshops     http://www.firstlighttours.com/


http://www.photo.net/learn/


http://www.shortcourses.com/ Good stuff and embedded sales links

http://photo.net/equipment/digital/basics/


http://www.nyip.com/ Go to the reference shelf

http://www.shutterbug.com/techniqueslp/ Like most magazine sites, this provides access to a lot of past issue articles.

http://www.admedia.com/digital-media-photography.phpThis page was suggested by a youth group in Elm Grove researching a photo guide.

http://dealnews.com/pages/articles/best-photography-resources-kids-teens/
  This is a great photography resource for kids!  Thanks to Ms. Deborah Ward and her student Carrie at their school in Delaware!

http://www.thesnugg.com/the-proper-care-and-maintenance-for-dslr-and-smartphone-cameras.aspx
 Is a site about The Proper Care and Maintenance for DSLR and Smartphone Cameras'


https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/blog-post/20-essential-photography-tips-for-beginners-1 is a blog post from a UK site, Bob Books, that has a set of good basic tips for beginners.


Some useful software sites

Adobe Lightroom®
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/

Adobe Photoshop Elements®
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopelwin/

BreezeBrowser Pro®
http://www.breezesys.com/BreezeBrowser/

Helicon Focus® focus stacking software
http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html

Zerene Stacker® focus stacking software
http://zerenesystems.com/cms/stacker


Travel sites


Monument Valley Tribal Park
http://navajonationparks.org/htm/monumentvalley.htm

We have used the following businesses in our travels and found them to be excellent.

Check them out!

Parlor Car B&B, right across the street from the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway Station in Chama New Mexico. Wendy and Bonsall run a great little B&B.
http://www.parlorcar.com/

Simpson's Trailhandler Tours offer a wide variety of guided tours of Monument Valley. We have used them for basic tours as well as early morning and late afternoon photographer tours. Their Navajo guides are knowledgeable and friendly. They not only know the area well but can help with selecting your locations, getting the best meals and generally making your time in the Tribal Park most enjoyable.
https://emonumentvalley.com/


The former Thunderbird Lodge is a great place to stay and to arrange for a Navajo Guide to explore Canyon de Chelly. They are the only lodge within the National Monument and they have everything you'll need for your stay (food, lodging, tours, trading post, etc.).
http://thunderbirdlodge.com/

Sawin' Logs B&B just south of Devil's Tower National Monument in northeastern Wyoming is a delightful place to use as a base for touring and photographing the Tower.  It also great for just relaxing.  Twila makes a great breakfast and goes to great lengths to ensure you feel comfortable.
http://www.sawinlogs.com/


Whale watching in the Pacific Northwest is a great adventure. We recently had an opportunity to go out with Port Angeles Whale Watch out of Port Angeles, Washington. They do a great job, the boat is clean and comfortable and their staff courteous and very knowledgeable.

 http://pawhalewatch.com/

Tours

Nature Down Under run by Bill Turner.  Bill does several trips a year to Central America and Australia. His primary business model is to do birding tours and other nature-based travel, but he has been expanding his offerings to include more cultural and scenic trips. Email Bill for information on upcoming trips at toursbyturner@aol.com


A very good walking tour operator in Seattle, specializing in food tours of Pike's Place is Savor Seattle. Their website is https://www.savorseattletours.com/



Historic Railroads


Cumbres and Toltec
http://cumbrestoltec.com/

Rio Grande Scenic
https://www.coloradotrain.com/

1897 Railtown
http://www.railtown1897.org/

California State Railroad Museum 
http://www.csrmf.org/