Photography Links, Wedding Links, and Other Useful Links By
Weddings, Portraits and Event Photography
Professional Photographers Serving Houston, Galveston, Clear Lake,
and Surrounding Communities Along the Texas Gulf Coast

Most of our Internet links are photography related, with emphasis on areas that both professionals and amateurs might appreciate.  

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Some Great Internet Links
(Mostly Photography and Wedding Related)

Houston Area Photography Links

Bay Area Photo Club (The Bay Area Photo Club is an non-profit organization of amateur and professional photographers in the Clear Lake, Texas, area.  Meetings twice monthly, good source of info for local, upcoming events, and on on-line members' gallery.)

FotoFest 2002

Houston Center for Photography (HCP)

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Professional Photography Organizations

Advertising Photographers of America (APA)

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)

Editorial Photographers (EP)

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

North American Nature Photographers Association  (NANPA)

Photo Marketing Association International (PMIA)

Picture Agency Council of America (PACA)

Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI)

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Professional Photographers Guild of Houston (PPGH)

Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA)

Texas Photographic Society (TPS)

Wedding and Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

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Photography Links (National and International)

Frank Niemeir's Home Page (Contains an excellent compilation of links for photography, photojournalism and journalism.  A great information resource.)

New York Institute of Photography (A "Must See" for any amateur, advanced amateur, or pro photographer.  One of the very best photography-related sites on the Internet.  Filled with tips, reference information, and information on courses.) (Philip Greenspun's photo-related site.  One of the best photography information sites that the Internet has to offer.  Photo equipment classified ads, as well as great equipment and "how to" information encompassing traditional and digital photography.)

The PhotoForum List's List of Photo Web Sites (Another Andy Davidhazy list of "jumping off points" to many photography web sites.)

Photo Info Highway (LOTS of links related to learning about photography, equipment and product reviews, other great photography sites, and much much more.  The collected links include most basic photo information resources, such as camera, lenses, tripod, ball head, filters, flash, camera bags, photo equipment manufacturers, where to buy equipment, mail order survey, lens test and reviews, general photography, nature, outdoor, fashion, wedding, glamour, sports, news, B&W photography, lighting, dark room.  Definitely worth a visit.)

PhotoLinks (PhotoLinks is a free database search engine dedicated to providing easy access to as many photographic resources as possible. PhotoLinks was established in August 1997 to fill a void in the Internet photographic community for instant web site visibility and traffic.)

WJ's Infrared & Photography Homepage (Willem-Jan Markerink really has his act together with the information available on this site.  An excellent internet photography site.  Interested in infrared, panoramic, or fisheye photography?  There's so much at this site on these and many other topics, I can't describe them all here.  Lots of links.  Tons of technical information.  Another "Must See" for photo enthusiasts, especially those interested in the "techie" side.)

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Photography Mailing Lists

Internet Photography Mailing Lists with Subscription Instructions   (Andy Davidhazy has put together a great reference list for subscribing to Internet discussion groups and mailing lists for the photo enthusiast.  If you would like to engage in discussions about photography and imaging, you might consider subscribing to an e-mail discussion group. About 50 of these lists are described and linked on this site.)

Photo News Network (PNN) (A site dedicated to the working professional photographer.   There is top-notch participation in their discussion groups, with issues pertinent to the day-to-day concerns, techniques, and operations of the pro photographer.)

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Photography Newsgroups  (If you'd like to learn more about newsgroups and how to use them check

The following are not direct links, but may be used as starting points with your news reader to search or post messages to newsgroups devoted to various photo-related topics.  Copy and paste any one of the following into your news reader and you'll be given the opportunity to subscribe to the list (at least, it usually works that way), or use a search tool like to search any of these newsgroups for items of interest.
photoshop newsgroup

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Photography Equipment and Supplies (Internet Retail Sellers and Resellers Links)


B&H Photo

Calumet Photographic

KEH Camera Brokers (New and used equipment, with HUGE selection of used cameras, lenses, etc.)

United Manufacturers

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 35mm Camera Manufacturers Links






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Digital Photography Links

Digital Camera News and Reviews (Excellent digital photography site including forums, glossary, other digital links, and FAQ)

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Camera Repair Services, Houston, Texas

Camera Care Center  (In need of camera repair or maintenance in the Houston, Texas area?  If so, click here for Al Ruscelli's recommendation)

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Wedding-Related Links

Bridal Show Online - Internet Wedding Directory

Delphi Productions

Rosemary Company - Gifts and Favors for Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Friendship, Anniversaries and Memorials

Texas Top Wedding Sites - Directory of TX Wedding Services

Texas Wedding and Texas Event Planning Resources Directory

Wedding Links Galore

WWW Weddings

White Hot Weddings - Wedding Planning Website

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Sunrise/Sunset Calculators

US Naval Observatory Sunrise/Sunset Calculator (Great photographer's tool for planning ahead for sunrise or sunset photography on any given date in the future.)

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Houston Area Art Links

Marge Brichler's Studio  (Web site of a personal friend and respected artist.  Please give it a look.)

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Informative Houston and Clear Lake Area Links (Business and Other)

Buy&Sell Houston (Houston area comprehensive business guide providing information on Houston real estate, Houston apartments for rent and much more, including a wedding resources section). (America online community which includes local news, sports, jobs, attractions, hotels, events, forums, classifieds, dating club and much more.)

Around Houston (A directory of Houston area web-sites)

Bay Area Online (This local, Clear Lake, Texas, area organization provides web page design and hosting, a local calendar, a local fun and dining list, list of merchants, classifieds, and more.)

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (Source for Clear Lake Area community facts, happenings, business, visiting, fun, and dining information, as well as "who's who" in the CofC.)

Clear Lake Area Economic Development Foundation (CLAEDF) (From the description at the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce page, "CLAEDF is the Chamber's sister organization. CLAEDF's mission is the retention, expansion and recruitment of jobs and industry to the area. This site provides a comprehensive overview of the Clear Lake economic outlook, opportunities and workforce, as well as ongoing efforts to promote the Clear Lake Area to the national and global business community.")

Clear Lake Area Information (Neat and informative site by photographer Allen Matheson, great information about Clear Lake area businesses, etc.)

Nicholstone on the Bayou (This historic, 100-year-old  home in Dickinson, Texas -- between Houston and Galveston -- hosts "Weddings for 2 to 100" in a secluded yet easily accessible spot on Dickinson Bayou.  Either lawn weddings in the gazebo or indoor ceremonies can be accommodated.  Nicholstone is also available for showers, parties, and other events.)

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Internet and World Wide Web "Instant" Communications

ICQ - World's Largest Internet Online Communication Network (A great tool for keeping in touch with friends on the Internet and more.   Great for chat, as well as sending e-mail, instant messages, and file attachments.)

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Search Engines, Etc.
(We List Only the Best We've Used)

Copernic (Simply one of the best all-around Internet search tools available.  Our personal favorite.  Combines several search engines into one, and does so beautifully.  Important searches may be saved and later updated, etc.  Check it out for a free, downloadable version.  Must be downloaded to your PC for use.)

Dogpile (Another of the best all-around Internet search tools available.  Combines several search engines into one and always finds something related to what you're looking for.  Can be rather cumbersome to follow, at times, unless you're accustomed to using it.)

Google (Fast, fast, fast and very good.  One of the best and a personal favorite of ours.)

MSN Search (A very good search engine, among the very best.  Tends to throw a pop-up advertisement at you once in a while - an annoying trait.)

Yahoo (Excellent directory, but biased towards those who pay to advertise with them.  But, it's big, powerful, and very good.)

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Al Ruscelli's Other Links


Coffee Table Photo Albums - HOT STUFF!!!!  This is our web site dedicated to creating book bound, coffee table style photo albums from digital photo images.  This is definitely a hot new site dedicated to a very hot concept!  Any set of digital images can be converted into a hard bound, coffee table display album that is unlike any simple "insert" style album.  These are the real thing, in terms of hard bound, personalized photo albums and are applicable to weddings, family portrait series, events (corporate, community, family), vacation images -- you name it, we can convert the photo series into a hard bound book and publish it for you.  We can create the digital photographs and books for our by being hired to shoot your event, or we can take your own set of digital images and create these fine books for you.  Too learn more, visit our Coffee Table Photo Album site.

A Cool Image (A photo by Al Ruscelli, with cool Java "Lake" applet applied by John Escobedo.   This one might take a bit of time to load and display, but lake java effect is pretty....well..."cool".)

Al Ruscelli's Family Home Page (Our family site - just pictures of the family, with both recent and historical perspective.)

The Fictional Fish Page  (Some questionably "artistic" fish drawings by none other than Al Ruscelli.)

Dr. Vincent Ruscelli, Ph.D. -   (Website for Ruscelli Clinic, Center for Psychology.  Dr. Vincent Ruscelli is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics, Marital Therapy and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Psychological Testing, including L-3 Testing for Law Enforcement Officers.  Based in Webster, Texas, Dr. Ruscelli sees patients from the Bay Area, including Houston, Galveston, Clear Lake and surrounding communities.)

The Tennis Racquet Stringing Machine Photo Reference Library Project - Tennis racquet stringing machine photos and information from manufacturers, professional and amateur stringers, and tennis players/enthusiasts


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Website Design and Development

AJR Web Site Services - Provides website design, development, promotion, maintenance, domain registration and hosting services for small businesses in the Houston to Galveston Texas areas.

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Some of our local Wedding, Portrait and Event service areas include: 
Harris County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, Waller County, Aldine, Alief, Alvin, Angleton, Arcola, Atascocita, Bacliff, Barker, Barrett, The Bay Area, Bayou Vista, Baytown, Bellaire, Port Bolivar, Champions, Channelview, Clear Lake City, Clear Lake Shores, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Crosby, Crystal Beach, Cypress, Deer Park, Dickinson, El Lago, Ellington Field, Friendswood, Kingwood, Galena Park, Galveston, Gilchrist, Hedwig Village, The Heights, Helen's Garden, High Island, Highlands, Hitchcock, Hockley, Houston, Huffman, Hufsmith, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jamaica Beach, Jersey Village, Katy, Kemah, Kingwood, Klein, La Marque, La Porte, Lake Houston, Lake Jackson, League City, Manvel, Missouri City, NASA JSC area, Nassau Bay, Needville, North Houston, Park Row, Pasadena, Pearland, Prairie View, Red Bluff, Rice University, Richmond, Rosenberg, San Leon, San Jacinto, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Sealy, South Houston, South Shore Harbour, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Stuebner, Sugar Land, Sylvan Beach, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, Tiki Island, Tomball, Webster, West University Place, The Woodlands

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