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PHOT 1190 (Chater) - Fall 2022

Types of Information

How to techniques

  • Books (online and print)
  • Online video courses
  • Manufacturer and software websites
  • On Google: can search for very specific; lots of Q&A but not always right
  • On Library Website: organized, vetted but not always easy to find very specific solutions; better for in-depth look at a topic

Professional trends and news

  • trade/professional magazines, increasingly moving digital only
  • professional association websites
  • On Google: good for equipment reviews especially popular stuff but not always free; publishers sometimes offers select articles on their website for free
  • On Library Website: full text available to you for free as part of library subscription; recommended by instructors

Research materials

  • specialized encyclopedias
  • museum websites
  • photographer websites
  • books print and online
  • journal and magazine articles
  • On Google: quick and good for overviews but not always authoritative; excellent for websites of active professional photographers
  • On Library Website: a wide range of materials with alot of depth; more effort and time required