Link Roundup 08-24-2009

  • 13 Examples of Great Out-of-Focus Shots
    digital Photography School
    Focus is SO overrated! Check out these great photos that don't play by the rules.
  • Free Tools to Back Up Your Online Accounts
    We all agree that backing up your local files is an important task, but don't forget about those online accounts and files!
  • 6 things you forgot to do when you first got your new dSLR
    You got that new camera and started shooting immediately, didn't you? Well, here are a few things you might have forgotten to do with your new equipment.
  • Camera Zoom Fail
    FAIL Blog
    It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but I'm thinking it didn't work so well.
  • The Massive guide to TLR Cameras Part 1: The Rundown
    Holga Blog
    My favorite type of camera (the TLR) is becoming more a thing of the past. But this article re-introduces a wonderful set of cameras with some great history lessons.
  • 10 Simple Steps to Better Photoshop Performance
    Smashing Magazine
    Photoshop being a little sluggish lately? Here are some good performance-enhancing tips to keep it running smooth.
  • 9 Things To Do When You're Feeling Stale
    Chase Jarvis
    We all fall into a rut from time to time, but here are a few things you can do to get your inspiration back up.
  • 21 Impressive Bathroom Pictures
    digital Photography School
    Interesting photos from the most unlikely of places… the bathroom.
  • 50 Rules of Photography for Morons
    The Chive
    A good read if you're looking for a chuckle. Though some tips are legit, don't take all of them too seriously.
  • How to clean your dSLR sensor
    Still scared to clean your own sensor? C'mon, it's not that hard! Here's a good overview of the available cleaning equipment and processes.
  • Cuba Reflected
    Here is a look at Cuba seen exclusively through reflective surfaces such as puddles, windows, windshields etc. This is a brilliant concept and Zoriah has captured an amazing set of photos from Cuba.
  • Build a Back-Lit Slope Backdrop For Better Product Photography
    Looking for a pure-white background for some product photography? Here's how to do it.
  • Top 30+ Flickr Tools to Enhance your Flickr Journey
    If you're into Flickr, be sure to check out these tools and resources for enhancing your experience.
  • A Basic Guide to Photoshop CS4 Adjustment Layers
    Adjustment layers are key to Photoshop and CS4 has a few differences from earlier versions. This is a good rundown of some basic features in the adjustment panel.
  • 10 Tips For Great Telephoto Photography
    digital Photography School
    Shooting telephoto can be a difficult task if you're not totally familiar with the requirements of the equipment and shooting style. Here's a good set of tips to read through and test out!
  • Put your recent Flickr photos on your Twitter background
    Looking for something to do with your blank Twitter background? If you have a Flickr account, you could automatically update your background with recent photos! (found via adidap)
  • Gnomedex Photowalk w/ @chasejarvis & @scobleizer
    Kris Krug, Flickr
    Our pal Kris Krug has put up a great set of images from a recent photowalk up in Seattle. (found via kk)
  • 10 Photography Pet Peeves We’d Throw Down a Black Hole
    While I don't completely agree with all 10 of these things, most of them are pretty true. (found via fabfilippini)