Free Links Friday

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

Nikon Tight-Lipped on ‘D3X’ Camera Reports – Amateur Photographer – Chris Cheesman tried to get Nikon to comment on all the rumors of late, but mum is the word from Nikon.

The Wall Street Journal lifted my image! – LeggNet’s Digital Capture – Rich Legg describes how one of his Flickr images ended up on the Wall Street Journal’s site . . . without his permission.

Camera Raw, Bridge, or Lightroom? -Adobe Photoshop Insider – Scott Kelby digs into the differences in Camera Raw, Bridge and Lightroom and tells us which one we, as photographers, should be using.

Apple Releases Aperture Plug-in Programming Kit – Underexposed – Stephen Shankland details the latest on the developments for Apple Aperture’s plug-in news.  (Note: This will be a big-dang-deal for our workflow.)

Seven Tips for Making Photographs in the Jungle – Black Star Rising – Freelance photographer, Faye Osman, give her tips and insights on shooting in the jungle.  Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

…and then they were free – Photo Business Forum – John Harrington provides insightful commentary the next big in stock photography sites – free photos.


Free Links Friday

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

The Difference Between an Amateur and a Pro Photographer –   So you think you want to be a Pro? All fast cars and naked girls? Yeah right…. explores the oft-debated topic of “going pro.”

Red Shows Off 5K EPIC Camera –  Engadget breaks the story of this $30k camera.  This 5K camera has a full-frame S35mm Mysterium X sensor, and pretty much matches 35mm film resolution — RED ONE topped out at 4K.

Blog Power – Why You Should Consider Setting Up a Photoblog –  Digital Photography School gives you 10 good reasons for photographers to set up a photoblog.

How to Create Monster Photoshop Files –  Brian Aeur over at Epic Edits shares some insights on the dangers of big files in Photoshop and what can cause those monster files.

Innocent Photographer or Terrorist? –  BBC reports on the problems british photographers are dealing with when in comes to taking photos in a public place.  They have many more problems over there than we deal with in America; however, it’s an interesting insight on what could be if the hysteria over national security creeps too far over our everyday lives.

Free Links Friday

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

Hacks claim to ‘liberate’ Canon shooting options from Crave – The CHDK (Canon Hacker’s Development Kit) is an open-source software that creates more shooting options (RAW image capture) and controls (max shutter speed of 1/60,000) for your Canon point-and-shoot that uses the DIGIC II and III processor. Developers claim that the camera’s hardware is able to support many more functions but is being held back by the original firmware.

Tech Tips April 2008 – Chuck Westfall answers Canon users’ questions on technical issues with their Canon gear.

Birthdays, Heresies and Watt-Seconds from Strobist – David Hobby shares some exciting news about how Strobist is shifting gears . . . in a good way.

ColorMunki Photo Review from PhotographyBLOG – This monitor calibration and printer profiling from Xrite received an “Essential” mark and 5 out of 5 stars from PhotographyBLOG.

Photoshop Express revises terms of service from John Nack – Adobe revised their burdensome terms of service for Photoshop Express, which previously sought use of your photos for every purpose under the sun.

No Video on Flickr Movement Gains More Momentum from Thomas Hawk – News of Flickr’s video offerings weren’t so well received by all.  In fact, as Thomas Hawk points out, there’s a movement or perhaps, a revolt, from a not-so-small group of Flickr users that don’t want anything to do with video on their photo sharing site.

Free Links Friday

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

How I Escaped My Newspaper Job to Start My Own Business — and How You Can, Too – Heather Hughes over at Black Star Rising tells her inspiring story of moving from photojournalism to wedding photographer full time.  Heather’s story incorporates a lot of great advice to amateur and pro photographers that are considering a career change as well.

Smithsonian Magazine Announces Finalists for Fifth Annual Photo Contest – This photo contest was open to amateur photographers ages 18 and over who had captured a stunning image within the past three years. Ten finalists were chosen from each of the five contest categories drawn from those subjects of special interest to the magazine.

SportsShooter February Winners –  The clip contest is open to all members. And the members are the judges too. Enter each month, vote each month and you just may be crowned “ Photographer of the Year” at the end of the year.

World’s ‘oldest photo’ could rewrite history books – Amateur Photographer reports that a photogenic drawing of a leaf that is currently attributed to British photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 may instead have been produced more than 30 years earlier by Thomas Wedgwood, according to photo historian Dr Larry J Schaaf.

HDR/Photomatix Tutorial –  Abduzeedo gives nice tutorial on how to make a HDR photo using just a point and shoot camera and Photomatix software.  Lots of pretty photos and screen shots to guide you through.

Another Fresh Example of Why You Shouldn’t Check Your Camera Gear – Scott Kelby passes along a story of a Canon 5D, Nikon D3 and D300 at a street price of $50 each . . . seriously.


If you didn’t catch any of the April Fool’s Day shenanigans from your favorite photography sites, consider perusing some of these links as well:

Overclock Your Speedlight for More Power – Strobist

My Project: Flash Photos, An interview with photographer Richard Baresall – PopPhoto

Canon 4D Official Leak – The Online Photographer

Canon and Nikon Combine Forces on Open Format DSLRs – Photography Bay

Free Links Friday

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

Photo Industry Braces for Another Revolution – Steven Shankland over at Cnet’s Underexposed reports in an insightful article about the next wave of technological breakthroughs in photography and post-processing.

Lose the Smile for More Versatile Headshots – David Hobby of Strobist digs deep into Platon‘s portrait of Eliot Spitzer, which appeared in this week’s issue of Time, and includes some very specific and educational reverse engineering of the lighting used.

Photography 101 – Lenses, Light and Magnification – Digital Photography School continues its Photography 101 series with an examination the basics of lenses, how they interact with light and magnify images.

You Suck at Photoshop #9 –  Donnie over at My Damn Channel gives us some more weird and insulting instructions on how to use Photoshop.  This episode’s lesson: Curves.

Building Your Wedding Business Series (Part 1 of 4) –  Professional photographer David Ziser gives his insights to budding wedding photographers with 11 ways to better portfolio development and presentation.

Important Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 Update – Adobe recalls the updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw due to some bugs, and they’re sorry for the mishap.

Around the Blogosphere

Here’s some photography-related blogs from around the web that you might be interested in taking a gander at:

ProPhoto Home – blog, forums, news, reviews and more.

The Digital Photography Show – a nice little news and gear blog.

f/1.4 – photographs and musings on photography by Sean Duggan.

RRD Photo Blog – from freelance photography Ryan Dlugosz, “includes details of recent shoots & upcoming events, thoughts on the creative process and how-to articles on photography technique & digital imaging with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.”

Photo Buffet – fantastic photos accompanied by scripture and quotes. Again, fantastic photos.


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