Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for some, if not all, of your photography needs. This is a dynamic resource page, meaning that as I find and experience new and valuable programs, techniques, or gear, I will add links to those resources here. Enjoy!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies and/or gear, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Cameras and Gear

  • Canon Rebel T3i/Canon Rebel T4i – my current cameras.. I LOVE both!
  • Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens – this is an extremely useful lens. I was also happy with the less expensive Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens until I dropped it and it shattered :-(.
  • Tamron 28-75mm all-purpose lens – I spent days and weeks deciding on an all-purpose lens before buying this one. I have never regretted this purchase. When I absolutely need to have confidence in my lens, this is the one I choose.
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L lens – I love this one. Not only does it take super quality photos, it makes me look like one of the guys in the end zone at the Super Bowl.
  • Canon 430EX Speedlite – with the T3i, this is awesome. It is easy to use as an on-camera or off-camera flash.
  • Kenko Extension Tubes

Note: I buy most of my cameras and gear from Amazon.com online (this is an affiliate link that will generate income for WayneRasku.com when used).

Photography Training

Lynda.com – (Get 7 days of free unlimited access to lynda.com.) I highly recommend this video subscription training resource. I have personally used this service for more than 5 years, and I still have not run out of ways it can help. They offer training in all aspects of photography and photo editing, as well as most other computer applications. Try out some of their free videos before subscribing.


Learn Photography Online With The Pros

Kelby Training – Learn Online from the World’s Top Pro Photographers and Adobe Photoshop Experts! – This is the training arm of PhotoShop User magazine. It is another month-by-month subscription service with tons of training videos.

Adorama TV – excellent videos about many aspects of photography. I recommend that you start with Digital Photography 1 on 1 with Mark Wallace

Web Hosting

HostGator – WayneRasku.com is hosted here.

1 & 1 Internet Service – I also use the 1 & 1 hosting plan. I have two other web sites – www.thewayeyeseeit.net and www.digital-photography-resources.com. They have a really good customer service department that is fairly simple to get in touch with when needed. This is something that I found lacking in another service I had.

Blogger.com – this free service from Google may be all you need. It is extremely easy to use.

WordPress.com – another free web hosting service. I have used this one in the past, but I am currently using HostGator and 1 and 1.

Research

dpReview – I always start here, then I check what others are saying at Amazon.com and B&H Photo

Imaging Resource – this is also a very reliable place to research camera purchases.