Infringement Sucks

See how copyright infringement really adds up.

Lane Hartwell is frustrated with photo theft. Scott Beale echoes that sentiment.

An update on the Lara Jade case. More here.

Hot lips photo lands Pepsi in the hot seat.

Yet another teen has been humiliated by Virgin Mobile.

If it’s on Flickr, it’s free. Right?

A discussion on what to do with and how to protect your photos on the web?

Dianna’s photo stolen by CBS?

[tags]copyright, infringement, photo theft, photography, plagiarism[/tags]

Mac/Zooomr Mating, Unleashing the Beast, A Scanner Darkly and more…

Some Mac/Zooomr tools are now available.

Rueters’ shooters unleash the “Beast,” 1200-1700mm f5.6 IF-ED Nikon zoom converted to Canon.

If you haven’t seen it before Mizuno’s Super Airbrush Photoshop Tutorial is worth a few minutes of your time.

Learn how to imitate A Scanner Darkly in Adobe Illustrator.

Photograph the light, not the land.

A spoonfed Photoshop tutorial on superslick lighting for your sunset landscape.

A refresher.  12 Essential Photographic Rules.

How do you hold your camera?

[tags]mac, zooomr, beast, a scanner darkly, adobe, illustrator, photoshop[/tags]

Pics=$, Traps of Pro-Equipment, Prime vs. Zoom Lenses and More

Check out 52 ways to monetize your photos.

If you’re thinking about buying some pro-level photo gear, consider these 5 traps of such equipment.

The never-ending debate – prime vs. zoom lenses.

Here’s 60 advanced Photoshop tutorials.

Strobist gives a great introduction to Simply Well Lit with Joe McNally (download link for the brochure provided as well).

If you’ve not seen some Canon 40D sample photos yet, then you’ve not been looking. Anyway, here’s some more at various ISO settings. You can keep up with the latest and greatest on the Canon 40D here.

Check out the Nikon Digital Learning Center on flickr.

Some perspective on succeeding as a pro photographer.

Oh yeah, “Most of your pictures suck.

[tags]photography, digital, camera, prime, zoom, photoshop, joe mcnally, canon, 40D, Nikon, learning center[/tags]

Updates, The Sloan’s, Canon 7D, Manual Settings and More

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve updated the site a bit. Let me know if you like it and if anything is broken. I checked the usual suspects, but you never can be too sure when you tinker with php. That said, let’s move on to some important topics:

If you haven’t been there in a while, check out the Sloan Photographers again . . . especially the latest from Karina and Jeff’s wedding.

The Canon 7D showed up in a user-created UPC database. I expect this is completely bogus, but I’ll keep an eye out. (via Ken Rockwell)

Strong words . . . . Never use manual settings on your camera.

The secret to cloning people.

Hack – Blogging photos with Lightroom and Flickr.

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Lens Birthdays, Graffiti, New Mac Stuff, Movie Effects and More . . .

Check out the date codes on Canon lenses.

Add some graffiti to your photos with Photoshop.

Mac users, iLife ’08 is available. Oh yeah, there’s also some new iMacs. ;)

Check out 11 Super Awesome Photoshop Movie Effects.

If you want to get real close up on the cheap, learn how to make your own reverse lens mount extension tube.

Photo Tidbits has a thorough review of the Olympus E-510 if you’ve got a few minutes.

Check out 11 Surefire Tips for Improving You Landscape Photography.

More Photoshop – make a zombie!

[tags]canon, lens, date, photoshop, graffiti, photo, photography, iphoto, imac, reverse lens, macro, olympus, e-510, landscape, tips, tutorial, zombie, movie, effects[/tags]

Photoshop Galore, Lens and DSLR Reviews, Keira Knightley Gets Prettier and a Canon Flashback from Wayback

Bob Atkins has put up some nice test images of the rather impressive Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens.

Popular Photography’s got a slew of new reviews:

Check out this cool Photoshop video tutorial on fixing hair root color in your portraits.

See how Keira Knightley is prettied up with some Photoshop touch-up in this King Arthur poster.

While we’re talking about Photoshop, grab 10,000 free Photoshop Shapes.

Learn how to make a flash photo flip book in just 15 minutes.

Check out this Canon flashback to “a new concept in professional digital slrs.”

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