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Useful links

For equipment, DP Review is good for reviews and specs https://www.dpreview.com

See our post with advice about buying camera kit here

Weather forecasts, I advise you always look at two or more sites. Forecasting is exactly that, guesswork based on informed knowledge and the current weather conditions in other regions. Each weather service uses diffferent data and different methods to translate it into a forecast so they often differ. These are the services I use. None of them are right all the time.

https://www.yr.no

https://www.xcweather.co.uk

https://www.windfinder.com

http://www.metcheck.com

Weather apps for Android and iPhone : WeatherPro & Meteo Earth (both by the Meteo Group), Weather Pro has more stats, Meteo Earth is prettier

Tide tables : from the BBC

For inspiration, try The Association of Photographers portfolio pages, The Photographer’s Gallery, Creative Review and Side Gallery, not forgetting Instagram

Useful apps

The Photographers Ephemera : for precise mapping and prediction of the sun and moon’s angle and height for iPhone

Sun Surveyor : for precise mapping and prediction of the sun and moon’s angle and height for Android

Hipsta : iphone only. The best photo app by far with effects and frames. Take polaroid or pinhole style photos easily on your phone

Snapseed : the Android equivalent to Hipsta but it’s not as good