These are some of my favorite links to associations, companies, publications and the like. If you find a broken link, let me know.

Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Gage Skidmore

News photos

NSPA/ACP Photo Exchange | The National Scholastic Press Association / Associated Collegiate Press has set up a site for high school and college photographers to share photos. CLICK HERE to visit the Campaign 2020 Photo Exchange.

FLICKR | You can search on Flickr for photos that are free to use via a Creative Commons license. Some governmental agencies maintain Flickr galleries for news entities to use.

Tribune Media Services | TMS offers a package just for yearbooks. It’s not free, but there are lots of excellent, timely news photos for you to use. CLICK HERE

Association of Texas Photography Instructors

An independent organization with membership open to photography instructors (primarily high school but also junior high and elementary) worldwide. Lots of benefits of membership. JOIN HERE. Also has a great repository of images taken by students in dozens of categories from still life to sports. CLICK HERE and scroll down to Winners Galleries.

Camera Simulator

A neat way to simulated changes in ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Application is free on the Web but additional features are available in the tablet or phone version. A fast way to show concepts to students after teaching a bit of theory. CLICK HERE

College Photographer of the Year

One of the top contests for college photographers, CPOY also offers non-contestants a chance some of the excellent work being done by college photographers. Unhampered by the need to make money, although fighting increasingly limited resources, college photographers often do work that exceeds that of professionals. CLICK HERE

Journalism Education Association

JEA is the sponsor of the National Student Media Contests each fall and spring. JEA created a repository of winning photographs in SmugMug. CLICK HERE to view these images.


Kuhler is now embedded in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. But at a time when choosing a color palette is part of publication design, this online resource helps anyone produce a color palette with a designated starting color using any of a variety of models. CLICK HERE

National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Although membership is $9.99/month, it is well worth it if you want to expand your working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. The number of tutorials on this website is amazing, hundreds and hundreds of step-by-step tutorials. CLICK HERE

The Poynter Institute

A think-tank for mass media, The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism. But the best resource is the Web site. With frequent, sometimes almost hourly, updates on developments in the mass media, The Poynter Institute offers resources for designer, photographers, reporters and editors. CLICK HERE


Student media outlets all across the country have access to thousands or tens of thousands of photos taken by their student photographers. Many of those photos (even those unpublished) have value. Use SmugMug to market copies of these photos to other students, faculty, staff and parents. You can set the prices and control the distribution. CLICK HERE

Society for News Design

SND, formerly the Society for Newspaper Design, is evolving. Unlike some other associations that rest in the past, SND has moved well into the 21st century, pushing designers to think about online design and converging print and online design. While the organization continues to have its internal challenges, the members continue to produce valuable resources. The annual The Best of Newspaper Design book for members is a top-notch resource as is the magazine. CLICK HERE

Sports Shooter is an online community and resource for sports photographers and other working photojournalists. It serves as an informative and inspiring site for anyone who aspires to be on the sidelines capturing great moments at their favorite sporting venue. Sports Shooter began in 1998 as an e-mail newsletter created by USA Today photographer Robert Hanashiro. You can find me on Sports Shooter just by searching my name. CLICK HERE


A little fun

June 10, 2009

Jason Jones visits the the New York Times’ offices to find out why the last of a dying breed prefers aged news to real news.