A short list of six great resources the internet has to offer for amateur and professional photographers alike.

As vast as the internet is and as many choices the user has, it’s difficult to find a specific resource to match the needs of the busy photographer. To make the task a little easier, here is a short list of 6 great resources the internet has to offer for amateur and professional photographers alike.

1. myLensDB

myLensDB is an encyclopedic database with information on lenses (old, new and forthcoming) including camera bodies and flashes. With a collection of choices to specify and choose from to pull information of the exact lens you’re looking for, myLensDB is the quintessential information resource for photographic gear-heads.

2. TinEye

TinEye is a reverse image search engine that finds out where an image came from, how it’s being used and if modified versions of it exists. It’s a good tool to see if a photographers work is loaded on to any other sites without their permission or if it’s been modified in any way.

3. StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that recommends websites and pages to the user based on their interests. Set one of your interests to “Photography” and StumbleUpon will be providing you with some fresh inspiration, photographic guides and recommendations from all four corners of the internet.

4. CameraSize

CameraSize is a comparison tool to compare the sizes of cameras relative to each other. If the size of your equipment is the starting point for your investment in photography, CameraSize is a great resource to compare brands and sizes across the board.

5. 500px

500px is a photographic community that lets you share and discover inspiring photographs from emerging amateurs and professionals. The site’s design displays larger thumbnails for easier browsing and is a great source for inspiration across a variety of photographic genres.

6. SnapSort Compare

SnapSort Compare is a fantastic tool to compare the features of your favourite camera brands. Enter the make and model of the cameras you are interested in, and it throws out the pros, cons, advantages and disadvantages – weighing them up against each other.

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