Here are links to other sites that may be of interest to other photographers:
Martin's an Englishman in Japan. He's based in Tokyo, his nature photography work is wonderful, and his photography blog, podcast, and forums are very popular.
Martin and I are currently collaborating on several projects.
Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy is a Melbourne-based photographer and educator I have worked with for several years. His blog contains useful reading for student photographers!
Pele Leung Photography
Pele is another Melbourne photographer friend. We have collaborated on several projects so far.
Michael Reichmann's site contains lots of interesting reading: about gear, technique, and outdoor photography in general.
Suppliers I recommend
Local photo gear suppliers have a lot of competition these days. I recommend these suppliers from personal experience. Even from Australia on the other side of the globe, these suppliers' mail-order service is great.
Outdoor Photo Gear
A great US photo supplier who's name gives you some clue as to what they specialise in!
A huge photography store in NY, USA. I have bought items from B&H for many years.
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