Photographic suppliers—National

B&H Photo

Probably the world's largest supplier of photo and video gear and supplies. Extremely aggressive pricing. NYC retail store is a marvel.

Calumet Photo

Professional supplier, also has retail stores in major cities. Good rental dept.

Exim Vaios

Great selection of inkjet printing materials at low prices.

Photo suppliers—regional: SF Bay area

North Bay Photographers Supply (Santa Rosa)
Photographers Supply (San Francisco)
http://www.photosupply.com

Expendables, film, and rentals.

Photographers

There are many, many wonderful photographers at work today. Here are some that deserve more exposure.

Commercial photographers:

Henry Blackham, Los Angeles

Henry's ceaseless creativity has always amazed me.

Dennis Mecham, Salt Lake City

First-rate architectural photographer and genuine nice guy. Works throughout the western states. Also see his fine art photos.

Fine art photographers:

Jeff Brouws

Master of the forlorn: haunting images of derelict towns, motels, neon signs, diners.

Informational Sites

Ken Rockwell

Big, spraying site packed with recommendations on equipment and technique. Excellent discussions of digital photography and film scanning.