Link Roundup 08-16-2008

As always… really cool things happening around the web this week.

  • Faces of Beijing photo essay
    Los Angeles Times
    Check out some of the work that Kris Krug (friend of the blog, and all-around awesome dude) was doing over at the Beijing Olympics! And don't forget to browse through his Olympics Flickr Set too! Welcome home Kris, it looks like you had a great time over there!
  • Amazing 2008 Olympics Photos!
    Incredible shots from the opening ceremony of the 2008 olympic games in China.
  • Inspiration: Street Art, Murals, and Graffiti
    Pulling inspiration from the real deal, here's a huge list of resources for the digital street artist.
  • 400+ Time Saving Photoshop Actions
    Design Reviver
    Check out this huge collection of Photoshop actions!
  • War in South Ossetia
    Scary, scary stuff. I have a huge respect for war photographers.
  • Travel Photography Equipment – What To Pack?
    digital Photography School
    Various types of bags and stuff to put in them when traveling in different situations.
  • 4 Quick Ways to Boost Lightroom 2 Performance
    For the Lightroom users out there, Jim has this great little list of things you can do to improve the performance of Lightroom 2 and your own productivity.
  • Handmade Flipbooks
    The Curious Blog
    A cool little project for turning a short video clip into a series of photos for a handmade flipbook.
  • 10 Great Photos From Our Members
    digital Photography School
    Darren selects the first 10 of 20 photos from a list of 500 left by the readers of digital Photography School.
  • Macro Photography 101
    Beyond Megapixels
    A great introduction to macro photography including a discussion on magnification and reproduction ratio.
  • Five ways to create better photos without a dSLR camera
    All Narfed Up
    My pal Bryan gives out some tips for non-SLR photography and how to produce better photos with any type of camera.