Link Dump

Inspired by Rich Legg at LeggNet.com:

“Here’s an idea: Drop a comment below with a link or two (or three or four…) to some of your favorite photography related websites. This is a great chance to advertise your own site or other photo sites you frequent.”

Like many of us, I’m always on the lookout for a new site to add to my RSS Reader.

Additionally, if you have a photography related website or blog, consider keeping this “Share-a-Link” rolling after you drop your own link in the comments below.

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Free Links Friday

by on August 1, 2008

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Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!

Top 10 Tips for Getting Attention on Flickr, All Fresh and New for 2008 – Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection – Coming from a guy that gets roughly 14,000 views per day on Flickr, these are probably 10 worthwhile tips to consider.

White Seamless Tutorial :: Part 4 :: Simple Changes In Post Production – Zach Arias – Zach shows off some post production techniques that really help to make powerful images out of seamless background photos.

A quick review of SmugShot for the iPhone – Mike Fullerton – Mike gives SmugMug’s first attempt at iPhone integration a big thumbs down.

Fujifilm, Nintendo offer photo printing service – Imaging Resource – In addition to still being hard to find, the Nintendo Wii now lets users order photos through its online interface, which includes upload photos from your SD cards.

If You’re a Wedding Photographer; You’ve Got To Check Out This Video – Photoshop Insider – Scott Kelby did this short video just to show off a piece of gear for wedding photographers.

Alan Jaras Photography of Light – Hypebeast – Awesome images.  ‘Nuff said.

If you want your photography-related site on Free Links Friday, just drop a comment or an email asking nicely.  Leave a link and a short description of what your site or particular post is about.  Spammers need not apply.

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Free Links Friday

by on July 25, 2008

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Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!

Why shoot JPG to learn to shoot RAW – Ann Torrence – Before you commit yourself to shooting RAW format only, it’s important to understand why you would want to.  Ann does a good job of explaining the “why” and how she convinced herself to switch from JPEG to RAW.

Terms to Make a Happy Face Very Sad – Photo Attorney – Carolyn Wright points out that Facebook takes an irrevocable license to your uploaded photos for practically any commercial purpose.

Six Ways to Help a Laid-Off Photographer Get Started as a Freelancer – Blackstar Rising – John Harrington points out why and how experienced freelancers should help out the new folks on the block.

The weird science of stock photography – Slate Magazine -This article takes an interesting perspective on stock photography and how photographers and media companies look into the future a bit to predict demand.

Harassed at the TCW Group building in Los Angeles – All Narfed Up – It seems like this has been happening far too often lately.  Check it out for Bryan Villarin’s account of private security confronting him on a public sidewalk and telling him he can’t take a photograph of a building.

DC’s Union Station Ordered to Clarify Photo Policy – PDN Online – “Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the district, convened a hearing to examine complaints by photographers that Union Station has no consistent photo policy, and that security personnel arbitrarily prohibit them from taking pictures.”

If you want your photography-related site on Free Links Friday, just drop a comment or an email asking nicely.  Leave a link and a short description of what your site or particular post is about.  Spammers need not apply.

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Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!

Man Arrested For Unlawful Photography – TriCities.com  – In this nearly unbelievable story, we learn that a man was arrested in Tennessee when he took a photo of a police officer with his iPhone.  He was actually charged with, no joke, “Unlawful Photography”.  The arrested man, Scott Conover, recounts the incident, “He [the sherriff's deputy] says you took a picture of me.  It’s illegal to take a picture of a law enforcement officer.”

Photoshop Action Pack – 90 Automator Actions – Photoshop Support – The Photoshop Action Pack features a collection of 90 Automator Actions that allow you to script nearly all of Photoshop’s functionality from within Apple’s Automator (i.e., Mac users only).

Nine Reasons to Manually Focus When Taking Pictures – DIY Photography – Yeah, autofocus rocks; however, there are times when manual focus works better or it’s the only real option.  Expand your horizons and learn when to turn the focus ring on your own.

5 Tips on Shooting Stock – HyperPhocal – With everyone and their brother trying to make a buck or two on stock photography, here’s 5 simple tips to help give you the leg up on point and shooters.

Canon Rebates Expire Saturday, July 19 – Photography Bay – If you’re going to get that new lens, 5D, or 40D, you’d better order ASAP or you’re going to miss out on some significant savings.

And, finally, here’s the only reader request for the week.

Dear Nikon – It’s a blog where users can leave their feedback to Nikon – unofficially, of course.

If you want your photography-related site on Free Links Friday, just drop a comment or an email asking nicely.  Leave a link and a short description of what your site or particular post is about.  Spammers need not apply.

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Free Links Friday

by on July 11, 2008

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Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits – Digital Photography School – Darren Rowse gives us 10 great ideas for portraits that stand out. If you like this one, then see the follow up post, 10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography.

Iran State Media Used Photoshop to Make Missile Tests Look More Impressive – Gizmodo – That’s right, journalism at its finest. Check out the extra missile that wasn’t really launched, but rather cloned in to make Iran seem a little tougher.

How Every Flickr Photo Ended Up on Sale This Weekend – JMG Galleries – This article shows just how dangerous Flickr’s API can be . . . especially when a ringtone/wallpaper site for cell phones starts offering up Flickr photos for sale as cell phone wallpapers.

The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog – Shorpy – I can’t believe that I never came across this site before.  “Shorpy is a blog about old photos and what life a hundred years ago was like: How people looked and what they did for a living, back when not having a job usually meant not eating.”  Pretty cool stuff.

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Free Links Friday

by on June 27, 2008

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Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!

Saturday Science: Great photos of Earth, Mars, & beyond – John Nack on Adobe – A collection from John Nack of spectacular out-of-this-world photos.

Photographer Gets $12 Million Verdict!!! – Photo Attorney – Carolyn Wright gives insight on this recent case and why it’s always a good idea to register your copyrighted works.

Infosys develops 3D cellphone cameras, projectors – Engadget (also Cnet) – Soon you’ll be able to capture 3D images and send the via your cell phone.  Expect some point and shoot options too.

Business Day Thursday – Nine Strategies For Quoting The Big Job – Digital ProTalk – David Ziser, as usual, dishes out some solid business advice for photographers.

Nikon Rumors – In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a couple of rumors floating around that a new Nikon DSLR could be coming soon.  In the midst of all these rumors, I discovered a new blog dedicated solely to reporting these rumors – Nikon Rumors.  If you’re waiting for the next big thing from Nikon, it would be a good blog to follow.

Wedding Photography Agreement (Contract) Tips – Digital Photography School – Brush up your wedding photography contract with these considerations from DPS.

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