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
    Lifehacker
    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
    ADIDAP
    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
    Photocritic
    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
    Zoriah.net
    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
    DIYPhotography.net
    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
    Chaaps
    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
    PSDtuts+
    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
    t.wist.it
    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
    Wired
    While I don’t completely agree with all 10 of these things, most of them are pretty true. (found via fabfilippini)