Promote Your Blog for Free

Lately, Photography Bay has been dishing out Free Links Friday to give readers the chance to visit other great blogs and read great stories they might have otherwise missed. This week, all bloggers with photography-related blogs will have the opportunity to be featured on Free Links Friday.

So, pick your best post over the past week (or even a bit longer) and, in the comments below, submit the

  • URL, and
  • a short summary (1-2 sentences) of what the post is about.

For an example, see last Friday’s Free Links post. I will hold all comments in moderation and post them into this week’s Free Links Friday post. Limit one post/article per site.

If you don’t have a blog, you can feel free to submit your favorite photography-related post or article that you’ve read over the past week or so. Just use the same submission format above.

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.

Enjoy!

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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!

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Licensing Photographs, Stock Photography, Photoshop, and the Groovy New Photosynth

Yet another example of Photoshop retouching working magic on some otherwise average photos.

A practical lesson on license management and copyright of your photos.

Check out 8 Microstock Websites and What the #&!! is Microstock Anyway. While you’re at it, get some insight into iStockphoto.com by Rich Legg.

Photosynth looks like an awesome new tool. Chalk one up for Microsoft acquisitions.

[tags]photoshop, licensing, management, copyright, microstock, stock, photography, photosynth, microsoft[/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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High ISO in Compact Cameras

If you’ve not read this article over at DPReview.com, you need to.

It’s a very well written article that explains the problems and limitations of high ISO settings in compact digital camera.  It’s got some comparisons of the rather popular compact cameras that show just how these high ISO settings aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

After seeing these results, the Fuji FinePix F30 (at $289, it’s a steal) just moved up to the top of my shopping list.

[tags]high iso, digital camera, fuji, finepix, f30[/tags]

Nikon’s Picturetown, the Best Products, Photography Workshops and More . . .

More props for Nikon and Picturetown.

The 100 Best Products of 2007 from PC World. Notable photography product mentions include: the Nikon D40x (23rd); Google Picasa (36th); Nikon D80 (37th); Flickr (44th); Nikon Coolpix S50c (46th); Canon 30D (51st); Fuji Finepix F40fd (64th); Adobe CS3 (72nd). Unless I missed’em, suprisingly absent from the list is Canon’s Rebel XTi or 1D Mk III, Sony’s Alpha A100, anything from Pentax or Olympus (what about the crazy long 550UZ?), or any other processing software that CS3 (Lightroom’s not in there right?).

Learn what lens acronyms really mean.

Why you should take a photography workshop.

Check out why the color tool is so cool in Aperture.

Thinking about taking an online class at betterphoto.com? Think again. While you’re thinking, explore the rest of Jim Atwood’s site. Good stuff.

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