Free Links Friday

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

Stock Tips: PhotoShelter Gets Inside Image Buyers’ Brains – UnBeige – Ready to tweak your stock photo plan? This post gives you insight into what images are selling, needed and hated.

Will Photographing Same-Sex Ceremonies Hurt or Help Your Wedding Photography Business? – Black Star Rising – Sean Cayton explores what is sure to become an even more controversial topic. No matter what political/moral stance you have on this issue, if you are a wedding photographer (or thinking about moving into the industry), this article deserves a read.

8 Hacks for iPhoto – HyperPhocal – Exploring your software can be a fun thing. These iPhoto hacks/tools followed the author’s discovery of the “edit” function in iPhoto. If you’re an iPhoto user, check these out.

before and after – Bryan Regan Photography – Bryan shows off an isolation job on a rescue squad truck. Cool stuff Bryan.

Canon Refurbished Gear – Adorama – More “Refurbished by Canon” products from Adorama. Good stuff like a 70-200 f/4L for $499, a 430EX flash for $209, 5D for $1629, a 30D for $639 and several more solid deals.

Golf Digest: Behind the Scenes Shoot – Strobist – David Hobby shows off a behind the scenes photo shoot for Golf Digest and hooks up with the photographers doing the shooting for some more depth on lighting the shoot.


Free Links Friday

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

How Many Images Should You Shoot At A Wedding? – Digital Pro Talk – David Ziser dishes out the lowdown on how he ends up with over 4000 images from a single wedding.

Nasty footage of Canon cameras destroyed due to shipping error – Crunchgear – See what happens when warehousing and shipping errors cause half a million dollars worth of damage to Canon gear.  Be careful.  This is not for the faint of heart.

Using a Slow Shutter Speed for Effect – LeggNet – Rich Legg gets nostalgic hearkening back to his high school days, and shows how breaking the rules (photographically speaking) can be a good thing.

Wanna Go Polaroid? Pick the Right One! – Epic Edits – Brian Auer talks instant film cameras and how to choose based on the availability of affordable film.

Sunset on Mars – Boing Boing – An image of a sunset on Mars.  Seriously.  It was taken by the Mars Rover.  I can’t really tell you why, but I find this exceptionally cool. Photo Contest: Summer – Wired – A new themed contest from Wired.  “The 10 highest-ranked photos will appear in a gallery on the home page.”

Thief steals Eye-Fi-equipped camera, proceeds to give himself away – Engadget – Eye-Fi should be renamed to “Private Eye-Fi” after snagging this bad guy.  Clearly, not the smartest of thiefs.  This should make every photographer that has had gear stolen at some point feel a little warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Free Links Friday

On Wednesday, I asked Photography Bay readers to submit their best posts from the past week or so that were posted on their own blogs or websites, or for readers that don’t have a blog to submit their favorite posts from other sites.  I appreciate the response and the great content that you have submitted for today’s Free Links Friday post.  I have enjoyed checking out some great new sites that you guys have got.  If you missed out on getting you link in, don’t worry, we’ll do it again soon.


Using Notebooks for Preparation – Zoom In Online, By: Rasmus Rasmussen – This blogpost is about how I work with sketching out ideas and poses ahead of time, only to leave the notes behind during the actual shoot. – By: Balazs Koren – A photoblog. “. . . taking photos is fun, and it is somehow a separate thing from my blog. The other thing is, photography, pictures are international, my blog is Hungarian, so You probably, who reads this boring about text could have some problems understanding my blog, but not my photos”

Scary Movie – LeggNet – Rich Legg shows off an image from a recent stock photography session recreating young ‘tween’ girls being frightened by a movie they’re watching.

Indy Car – Mstic-Photos – Great perspective on an indy car at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Short Story Winter Sea – Photoblog by On summer Viareggio is a crowded, noisy and chaotic place: so this march I decided to take pictures in a windy and cold day.

Waiting – borrow a view | niels koopmans – A double exposure with a Yashica D TLR camera, fantastic camera. Taken in abandoned potato-flour factory in The Netherlands.

Again – John Vink / Magnum Photos – Images from firefighters and a fire. Again.  John introduces his site as follows: “Website and weblog from John Vink, Magnum photographer based in Cambodia. The weblog is about my new production and gets updated every two or three days. The website is updated with new stories every month.”

Nikon Digital Rangefinder Rumor – Nikon Rumors – A new digital rangefinder will be an interesting development in the world of Nikon.

Photographic Experiments – Poagao’s Journey – From Poagao: “A post about limiting myself to one lens and one focal length in order to develop better skills.”

To DNG or not to DNG? – The Eiserman Domain – A look into the “universal” DNG file format verses the proprietary RAW formats. Good discussion in the comments section as well.

Tiny Eye – Photo Copyright Infringement Detection Tool – Alex Wise Photography – A post about a new photo detection tool which hopes to aid photographers in detecting where their images are being used without permission. At this stage it’s developing but definitely one to watch.  Super cool possibilities here!

Industry Standards – Foto-Biz – How to use the so called “industry standards” to negotiate your photo/assignment prices.

MV Gals – Clubbing pictures from San Francisco and beyond. also includes personal pictures/etc.

Pet of the Day – Perhaps a bit of stretch for “photography related” but there is a new pet featured everyday with a photo of the featured critter.  Maybe I’ll get a little crazy this weeked with my cat Oreo and do a studio shoot for Pet of the Day…

I hope you enjoyed these great posts and images – I know I did.  We’ll do it again soon.

Free Links Friday

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

20 Pointers For Running Your Business Out Of Your Home – What You Need To Know – Digital Pro Talk – David Ziser gives some practical advice that you need to know if you’re considering taking on clients in a home studio.

The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques – Sitepoint – It’s 278 pages worth of Photoshop goodness in a downloadable ebook.  It’s written for web designers; however, it’s packed with great information.  Best of all . . . it’s FREE, but only for a limited time.

A Commenter Calls SB BS… – Strobist – After being called out by a commenter, David Hobby gives a play-by-play of why Joe McNally needed to use 7 speedlights in a desert shoot.  Seriously, if you don’t subscribe to Strobist and you’ve own a camera, then you’re really missing out.  Here’s the link to the Strobist RSS feed.

Radiopoppers review – a trial-by-fire field test – Dreamtime Images Blog – Nathan Welton gives his account of the new Radiopoppers for long range and flexible E-TTL speedlight usage.

Hot at Photography Bay

Some hot news/rumors hit the front page here at Photography Bay this week.

Canon Working on Fuel Cell Powered DSLRs – Fuel cells for batteries in Canon DSLRs?  That’s what a recent Canon patent application says.  This post breaks it down.

Canon Spring Rebates 2008 – The Canon 5D, 40D and plenty of lenses have got big instant rebates for the taking.  See the full list and amounts here.

Weekly Specials at Adorama – The $10 spare batteries for the Canon 20D/30D/40D, cheap SanDisk Extreme cards and other deals are quite the bargain at Adorama this week.

Free Links Friday

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

60 Photography Links You Can’t Live Without – Camera Porn (not an adult site) – As the name implies, this is a nice selection of essential photography links. Of course, it includes Photography Bay.

Compare cell phone to pro camera – Scobleizer – Can cell phones really compare to DSLRs in terms of image quality? Scoble offers some comparisons and makes a very logical point: “The worst photo you’ll ever take is the one you don’t take because you didn’t have your camera with you.”

The Ultimate Guide to Linux Digital Photography Software – Maysville Linux Users Group – If you are a bigger dork than the rest of us photo geeks, then Part 1 of this authoritative guide may be just what the doctor ordered.

The Ultimate Ball Head Guide – Epic Edits – Brian Auer comes through with another great post, giving you the ins, outs, ups and downs of ball heads for your tripod.

Jury Clears Photographer Who Refused to Stop Photographing an Arrest – Thomas Hawk -Always on top of photographers’ rights, Thomas Hawk follows the story of “photographer Nick Adams being cleared by a Galveston jury of misdemeanor charges of interfering with police while photographing an arrest at a Mardi Gras celebration in 2007.”

Free Links Friday

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

Six and Two Halves Must-Read Free Digital Photography eBooks – DIY Photography – Six free photography eBooks (+ two halves) for your reading pleasure.  Good weekend reading material here.

Basic Dubai Shooting Kit: Hi Speed Sync & a Hoodman Loupe – Joe McNally – Ever think about using your flash for shutter speeds at 1/8000s?  Joe McNally shows off some awesome daylight flash usage in the deserts of Dubai at really high shutter speeds . . . with just a few Nikon SB speedlights.

Buddy, have you got a strobe? – The F-Stops Here – Keeping with the lighting theme, David Tejada shows off an awesome hack on a $5 strobe from a garage sale.  You DIY types will really dig this.

14 Blogging Tips for Your Photography Business – Black Star Rising – Sean Cayton gives some solid advice to help photographers boost business by blogging.  Amateurs would do well to follow some of these tips to take their photography to the next level and maybe even break into the pro side of photography.

Your Complete Guide To Adobe Bridge – Epic Edits – Brian Auer’s 7 part series on Adobe Bridge is now complete and available for free.  If it’s too much to digest on your monitor, Brian’s also put the series together in an ebook.

MTI Micro testing feasibility of fuel cells in digicams – Engadget – Always on top of the latest tech news, Engadget picked up this story on the future possibilities of fuel cells for digital cameras.  I wonder what that will mean for shots off a single charge . . . or fill up?