Link Roundup 01-03-2009

Wow… this last week has been really crazy with activity on the Internet. I guess everybody got back into the swing of things after the holidays. So here’s a small selection of things going on. And Happy New Year too!

  • 5 Tips For Making Great iPhone Photos
    Chase Jarvis
    For you iPhone users, Chase Jarvis put together a great set of tips for getting the most out of your camera.
  • The Sky in Motion
    Astronomy Picture of the Day
    A nice collection of time-lapse videos that focus on the sky and the heavenly bodies.

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  • The Top 100 Photography Blogs
    Photography Colleges
    If you’re looking for more photography websites to check out and follow, here’s a pretty good list to check out.
  • here comes 2009, the good and bad news
    Pro Photo Life
    Our friend, Jim Talkington, shares some good news and some bad news for the new year. Good news is that he’ll be focusing more attention on his personal photography and sharing via a photoblog. Bad news is that he won’t have much time for Pro Photo Life. We’ll miss the frequent updates, Jim.
  • 2009 Challenge: New Subject Each Day
    January Challenge, 2009: Self Portraits
    PhotoChallenge.org
    Looking to challenge yourself in 2009? PhotoChallenge.org will be announcing a new photographic subject each and every day of the year. If you feel like joining in, just shoot the subject and post the photo on the web. These guys are still hosting monthly challenges in addition to their yearly challenge. January is all about self portraits.
  • 21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know
    digital Photography School
    A big collection of tips and tutorials covering useful modes and settings on your camera, basic camera techniques, camera care, and composition.
  • Spatial Relationships and Distortion
    Beyond Megapixels
    If you’ve ever struggled with spatial relationships or had a hard time grasping the distortion differences between telephoto and wide angle lenses, check out this simple explanation.
  • Before you buy used cameras and lenses on ebay…
    RetroCamera.net
    I’ve had my share of bad experiences with buying cameras on eBay, and these tips are definitely good advice.
  • Blog Project: Your Best Photos From 2008
    JMG-Galleries
    Did you take photos in 2008? If so, participate in this project and share your best work with other photographers in the community.