Link Roundup 01-05-2008

PROJECTS

  • It Ain’t What You Got
    Neil Creek
    Creative photography project that encourages you to take good photos with crappy cameras. The results should be quite interesting! I think I’m gonna bust out my kids’ Fisher Price camera – 640×480 resolution, baby!
  • Your Best Photos From 2007
    JMG-Galleries
    Gather up your best photos from 2007 and post them on your photography blog (if you’ve got one). Aside from being a project, it’s always good to evaluate your photography and your progress as the year goes by.

READING MATERIAL

  • Capturing High Impact Urban Portraits
    Paxton Prints
    Huge detailed article on the art of street portraits — or portraits of homeless folks. Steve shows off some really impressive shots he’s taken, and he offers up great advice on this topic.
  • Applying Make-Up, Without any Make-Up
    Jake Garn Photography
    Video tutorial for using Photoshop to apply make-up. Jake also shows some before and after photos.
  • How To Clean Your Lens
    Beyond Megapixels
    The basics of lens cleaning and an overview of the tools for the job.
  • Photophlow Takes Flickr To New Heights
    JMG-Galleries
    Initial review of the new Flickr-based website called Photophlow, which is supposed to enhance your experience by offereing unique social features. If you’re looking for an invite, check here.
  • 12 Ways to Really Improve Your Photography for 2008
    Digital Pro Talk
    12 tips from David Ziser on how to improve your photographic side for the new year.
  • Use Wide Angle Lens Distortion for a Creative Portrait
    LeggNet’s Digital Capture
    Creative portrait technique that emphasizes the subject’s head and face.
  • Video of the Week — More street photography via Fast Photos. I’m on a quest.