Colorization, Flames, and Megapixels

Colorization Video Tutorial

The Digital Photography Journal posted a “Photoshop Video Tutorial: Colorization“.  The video is pretty cool and it's got a snappy musical background to it.  The tutorial shows how to take a black & white photo and add color to it.  Note that this is different than selective coloring, which uses the original colors of the image.  Colorization starts black & white, and you add your own colors to it.

Burning Light Bulbs for Art

DIY Photography has a how-to called “Photography Project – A Burning Light Bulb“.  Basically, it involves removing the glass from a light bulb, plugging it in, and watching it burn.  Do note that this can be dangerous, and I suggest reading the entire how-to (including warnings and hazards) before trying it yourself.  If you're looking for something to do indoors and you've got some extra light bulbs lying around, this would be pretty cool.

Shopping for Megapixels

Picture Correct has posted an article titled “Megapixels: Dominating the Digital Camera Market“.  They touch on the fact that you don't really need more than 6 megapixels unless you're a professional.  This is a good thing to keep in mind when shopping for a new camera, especially with all the new cameras coming out and advertising 7, 8, 9, 10 megapixels as a major selling point.  The moral of this story is that megapixels are only one (small) piece of the puzzle when purchasing a new camera.

Photo of the Day…

Triple Drop

Photo by Brian Auer
09/17/06 Vernon, NJ
Mountain biker at Diablo Freeride Park
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200
33mm equiv * f/3.5 * 1/400s * ISO400