Happy Holidays One and All

Teddy Bear has a Message For You

Just a quick message from me to all of you readers letting you all know that I wish you have a safe, fun-filled and happy holiday. Thank you for making this year awesome.

Those we forget in the cold

And also please keep in mind and try to help those less fortunate than us. It’s their holiday too even in these harsh economic times and even worse weather.

6 Tips for Beginner DSLR Users to Keep in Mind

There are certain things that people constantly and always tend to mess up when they first start using a DSLR after moving up from a point-and-shoot. Afterward, they tend to look at their images and wonder what went wrong. These are things that shouldn’t be looked past and in order to get the maximum cash value from your DSLR, you should keep these starting tips in mind while shooting.

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Shape Collage – Free Automatic Photo Collage Maker

Shape Collage is one of those programs that makes you go: “Cool!”  I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of this program before I received an email today from the Shape Collage creator.

You can watch the above video or read Vincent’s explanation of the program below. [Read more...]

Build a Better Photograph [New Book]

Michael Stern’s new book, Build a Better Photograph, has just been released by Rocky Nook through O’Reilly Media.  Build a Better Photograph focuses on the creative process of photography.  Stern has been a professional photographer for 30 years and has worked with Disney, Warner Brothers and Universal Studies among others.

Build a Better Photograph carries a retail price tag of $34.95; however, it can be found on Amazon.com for $23.07.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

21 Awesome Reader Photos

Purple Heart

Photography Bay has had a Flickr group for about a year or so now.  We’ve featured readers’ photos from the group during contests; however, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply show off some of your photos that you’ve shared in the Photography Bay Flickr pool.

I’ve chosen these just because they jumped out at me and I had to stop somewhere.  We’ve got nearly 500 members and many of you contribute to the pool on a regular basis.  We’re now at over 2100 images, which I find very inspiring.

In addition to Kirstein’s photo above, there’s 20 more coming up. [Read more...]