Thomas Cook, our senior photographer, started working in the photography industry 15 years ago. That was before the digital era arrived and took over, so you can imagine how much things have changed since then. Throughout it all, Thomas has risen to the occasion, adapted his skills, adopted new techniques and truly honed his craft.
How? Let’s take a look at five websites Thomas visits regularly to keep him ahead of the photography game.
“I use Bēhance to keep tabs on talented artists, both amateur and professional. The site always features interesting combinations of artists all working in different mediums, so I feel like I get a new perspective each time I visit.”
“99U is one of Bēhance’s sister sites. They regularly publish general business articles but with a decidedly creative bent. I visit 99U when I need to remind myself that we’re not the only ones dealing with insanity, and I love reading refreshing thoughts about how to overcome everyday hurdles.”
“Management+Artists is my gold standard. It’s the rep site for some of the top names in the photography business. They feature artists who not only push the limits creatively, but demonstrate time and again that they have an incredible understanding of the medium and tools they use. These photographers are also shooting for some of the biggest clients in the world. I visit Management+Artists for inspiration, ideas and validation.”
"These two websites go hand-in-hand for me. I use them both to keep up with the latest software, tools and technology. They both offer great tips and tutorials, along with easy-to-use navigation (which is awesome, because I don’t have to spend a ton of time trying to find what I need)."
"PDN (Photo District News) may be an old school source, but I still believe this site offers some of the best and most insightful news about the photography industry. While they’re not as up-to-date as some of the other photography news feeds out there, PDN definitely provides solid in-depth coverage of all aspects of the photo world."
What online resources do you utilize to stay on top of the latest happenings within the photography industry? Let us know in the comments below!