With blogging, and with life in general, we can use all the help we can get. I posted some links in my blogroll but I want to post them here with an explanation for why I chose these links. Feel free to check these out or if you think any other sites/blogs will be useful leave them in the comments.

Cool Green Science: This blog is all about promoting nature conservancy. One great way to share and appreciate nature is conserve it and I plan on using this blog to help further conserve nature in my area.

Digital Photography Tips: I plan on using a digital camera for my class and I’m always looking for tips. I’ll use this site to find ways to improve my skills with as well as post any good tips I come across.

Drawing/Sketching: One fun thing to try when on a hike is to sketch things you see while you’re outside. This site has plenty of sketching tips for amateur sketch artists (like myself) as well as tips for the more experienced artist.

National Geographic Photo of the Day: Since I want to photograph nature, I thought National Geographic would be good to look to for examples of style.

Nature Images from Photobucket: Similar to the photo of the day, I think these photographs will give me ideas for the style of pictures to take.

Nature Podcast: This podcast mostly talks about the science of nature. While enjoying nature from a surface level is a start, knowing a little bit about the science of nature can deepen your appreciation.

Outdoor Photographer: This site goes very in depth with outdoor photography from locations to technique. As an amateur photographer I’m also looking for ways to improve my photos.

PBS Nature: PBS, like national geographic,has a lot of experience in capturing nature on film. Looking at their examples can help me get the correct angles for when I take my pictures.

Sketching in Nature: Sketching animals can be pretty tough since you don’t always have very long to look at them (like with birds for example). With the help of someone that sketches nature I can learn what to look for and the best way to sketch the things I see.

The Luminous Landscape: This site is really neat when it comes to documenting nature. They have a ton of useful tips for photographers in their forums section. I find many of the photos on this site inspiring and may model a picture or two after one I see here.

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