PhotoNotes.org is a free public information resource for the Internet
photographic community, created and maintained by NK Guy.
The PhotoNotes project was begun in Vancouver, Canada, mainly written
in Seattle, USA, and is currently served out from a computer located in London,
England. For a while the server was operating on a barge on the Grand Union
Canal, but is now on dry land.
Here's how I described PhotoNotes in the
2002 news release.
"Why the articles and reviews? Well, over the years Ive found
that some of the most useful information on camera gear tends to be
from actual users who post information online.
Camera owners may be misinformed or blindly fond of one brand over
another. But at least you know theyve probably used the
gear theyre reviewing. By contrast, camera salespeople hungrily
want you to buy something, books are often out of date and photo magazines
have both tight deadlines and the imperative to keep advertisers happy.
Users have no such agendas.
On top of this, most camera manuals tell you how - but dont
tell you why. They briefly describe the operational basics without
explaining any of the underlying reasons why things work the way they
So. Heres my Internet contribution to addressing the two points
above. Big parts of it are primarily oriented towards the Canon EOS
system, though much material here is still of benefit to users of other
camera systems. And with the exception of the two Canon articles, the
writing, design, photography and programming of this site is wholly
original content by me."
As for the PhotoNotes.org
Dictionary of Film and Digital Photography, I have a separate about
page for that.
- NK Guy
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Thanks to all these unsung developers for creating such high-quality
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