Some interesting links from around the web this week…
- 4,000 U.S. Deaths, and a Handful of Images
An interesting piece from the NYTimes on the topic of war photographers and the censorship around their work. Zoriah, an artist recently featured here on Epic Edits (and a personal acquaintance of mine), is featured in this article due to his recent issues in Iraq.
- 5 Reasons to Love Film Photography
Rasmus Rasmussen Dot Com
Film photography is so awesome — here are some reasons why.
- tripod talk – from mini to mighty
extreme macro photography trick
Pro Photo Life
Two great videos from Jim this week! A handy little discussion of tripods — the different types, and various ways to use them. And if you're looking to get into macro photography on a budget, here's an old trick for using some non-macro gear to give you macro capabilities.
- The world’s biggest post about Photoshop
This is a massive list of links to various other lists of Photoshop tutorials, textures, patterns, brushes, etc.
- How to Take Portraits – 19 Portrait Photography Tutorials
digital Photography School
19 great portrait photography tutorials spanning everything from general tips, composition, subjects, travel, models, environments, posing, hands, clothes, candids, and much more!
- Top 10 Tips for Getting Attention on Flickr
The 10 Best Things About the New Adobe Lightroom 2.0
Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection
Thomas is on fire this week with some great articles! Popularity tips and tricks from a Flickr-master — he talks about various ways of increasing your exposure and gaining attention via Flickr. Coming from a Bridge user, this review of Lightroom 2 by Thomas Hawk sure says a lot. It looks like the software has some great features to offer.
- July Challenge Recap
September Challenge Announcement
A couple of new things from PhotoChallenge.org too! The July Challenge was on the topic of lights and lighting fixutres — check out the results! (unfortunately, I started this one but didn't finish). The next PhotoChallenge (scheduled for the month of September) will be on the topic of portrait photography, and I'll be one of the three judges for a contest portion of it.
- Photokina 2008 DSLR Speculation and Predictions
1001 Noisy Cameras
Some exciting speculations and predictions for the Photokina event — it looks like we'll have all sorts of new toys to play with in the next year.
- The Zen of Photowalking
Jeff Revell goes over some tips for photowalking, including how to prepare, what to bring, and how to have a little fun.
- 7 fun and interesting uses for a fisheye lens
Here are some fun ways to get creative with a fisheye (or other wide angle) lens.
- Creating a photo with a pure white background
Leggnet's Digital Capture
A great explanation of the “in camera” technique for producing photos with pure white backgrounds.