Don’t Fear the Forums
Learning Digital Photography
Jason Anderson

Episode 4 - Don’t Fear the Forums

Today, I take a somewhat introductory look at the prevalence of photography forums across the internet.  With communities cropping up for every nuance and interest, one literally has dozens, if not hundreds upon thousands to choose from.  Everything from lighting, to portraiture, landscape, architecture, and even food photography has a community of avid participants.  What to make of it all?  Which ones are good and which are not as beneficial as others?  I’ve referenced a few communities here from time to time, including ones that I still participate in on a regular and on-going basis.

As my interests wax and wane into different specifics, I find myself moving from one community to another in search of what I am looking for and I suspect others do the same.  What are we looking for?  Well, that can vary depending on where we’ve been and where we want to go.  So, to kind of help clear the air on all the vagaries of photo forums online, I cobbled together my weekly podcast to talk about three basic types that I see all over the internet.