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 del.icio.us account. I bookmark everything that I come across that may be useful to somebody at some point in time.

My del.icio.us 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 del.icio.us 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.

PROJECTS

  • 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.

ARTICLES

  • Approaching People As A Photographer
    ZachIsHere.com
    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
    photocritic.org
    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!
    PhotoAxe.com
    Six things you can do to improve your skills as a photographer.
  • Photography Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Reputation
    Photopreneur
    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
    dilvie.com
    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
    LifeClever
    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.