To kick start our theme of introducing you to useful photography based websites, let’s start off with SLR Lounge. They’re a free resource for photographers offering photography tutorials, post production tutorials, photography studio marketing tips, equipment and software reviews, WordPress themes and plugins as well as general photography inspiration and news. So there’s a lot of useful content on here which many photography enthusiasts will find useful.
SLR Lounge was first launched in 2007 by Lin and Jirsa Photography, an Orange-County Based Wedding Photography Studio. At first, the site focused strictly on wedding photography, but has since expanded to include all types of photography, from nature and landscape to people and macro. It has also since expanded beyond Lin and Jirsa Photogrpahy to include articles from authors/photographers from around the world, including the U.K., India and Canada.
It’ a very popular site within the photographic community and regularly gets more than 50,000 page views a month. Popular articles on the site at the moment include Free WordPress Themes, followed by a post production tutorial on applying textures.
So, definitely check out their site. They provide a number of ways to participate in their community, including joining their forums, guest writing as an author, being interviewed as a professional photographer, joining their Facebook Fan Page, and of course reading and commenting on their site!