Link Roundup 06-14-2008

Before I get into the links this week, I wanted to mention where these things usually come from. The links originate from all over the place, but I horde them in my account. I bookmark everything that I come across that may be useful to somebody at some point in time.

My Account
My Photography Bookmarks

I have nearly 1500 bookmarks and about 1000 of those are photography related. If you're looking for resources on a specific topic, you can either search for it under my account or look for a tag that best matches what you're looking for. You can find lots of links for things like DOF, exposure, macro, portrait, sharpness, software, workflow, etc. And if you're also a user and you have something you want me to take a look at, just tag it with “for:auer1816” and I'll be sure to get it.


  • In your bedroom
    All Day I Dream About Photography
    Antoine launches a new project that requires you to take a photo from within your bedroom of all places! There's a prize for the winner of the contest too!
  • PROJECT: Iron Chef Photography – Shoes
    Neil Creek
    Neil launches another “Iron Chef Photography” project this month and the topic is “shoes”. Also take a look at the results from the last project on 3D photos. Neil has been a busy guy over the last few days. Now he's launched a Flickr group for his blog for the purpose of learning photography and sharing photos with other readers.


  • Approaching People As A Photographer
    Photographing people is one of the most difficult aspects of photography, especially when those people are strangers. Here are some tips for dealing with that situation.
  • 8 steps to sharper photos
    8 ways to ensure sharper photos, from taking the photo, equipment settings, post processing, and more.
  • These 6 Easy Steps Guarantee You Will Become A Better and Prepared Photographer!
    Six things you can do to improve your skills as a photographer.
  • Photography Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Reputation
    Want to kill your image or turn your name to mudd? Here are some quick methods for accomplishing that sort of thing as a photographer.
  • Ten Commandments of Photography
    Eric Hamilton presents his thoughts on the commandments. I thought it was interesting to see how similar and different some of his were from my ten commandments.
  • Controlling White Balance in Your Photos
    Shutterbug Source
    A collection of resources from the web with tips to control the white balance in your photos.
  • Five Excellent Educational Photo Blogs
    Magical Places Fine Art
    Want to learn some photography? Check out these five blogs to get you rolling!
  • Going Manual: Learning Exposure Basics
    Beyond Megapixels
    Shooting in manual mode can teach you a lot about exposure in photography. Getting rid of the light meter can take that experience to a whole new level.
  • Understand and manage your image metadata
    Organize Pictures
    An explanation of the popular image meta data standards used today.
  • 10 Free Web-based Alternatives to Photoshop
    Looking for an online photo editor? Check out these 10 for free.
  • 10 Favorite “Best Photo Tips”…. By You!
    digital Photography School
    10 very short but very useful photography tips from the readers of digital Photography School.
  • Nine Strategies For Quoting The Big Job
    Digital Pro Talk
    If you're approached about shooting a pretty big job, keep these nine tips in the back of your mind to ensure that you and the customer both get a fair trade.