Yes, I’m still alive. It’s been a busy week for me, and I thought it was kind of funny (though reassuring) that a few of you emailed me to see if everything was alright. I’m still around, I just had to take a mini-break from the blog to catch up on some other stuff. So while I finish catching up with my stuff, you guys can catch up on your reading. And before we get to the links…

PHOTOPHLOW GET TOGETHER THIS SUNDAY — Be there! I need a screenshot of our voting process for a guest-post I’m trying to finish and I can’t really do that without some help from you guys. So if you’re on photophlow and you’ll be near a computer, come join in for a bit… the whole thing will probably be around 2 hours.

PROJECTS

  • February Challenge
    PhotoChallenge.org
    Join Trevor and I in the February Challenge by photographing a different color each week. As with the December Challenge, I’ll be posting my daily adventure here on the blog and on Flickr.
  • PROJECT: The View From Below
    Neil Creek
    As a photographer, it’s important to think about the uncommon perspective, and get out of the habit of shooting from the same height all the time. This photography project asks you to take and submit a photo from less than 30cm (12in) above the ground.

READING MATERIAL

  • Howto: Create Higher Dynamic Range With Bracketed Exposures
    CameraPorn
    A lesson in dynamic range and how to work with bracketed exposures to achieve a higher dynamic range with your photos (without using HDR software). This method also works with dual-processed RAW images.
  • Introduction to Metering Modes
    digital Photography School
    An overview of how the basic metering methods work with your camera.
  • Snow – How Many Ways Can I Describe You
    My Camera World
    A great little exercise in create thinking from Niels. When we think of snow we tend to think in terms of white and then whiter. But snow when shot at lower light setting can display some brilliant and vibrant colors that you would not normally associate with snow.
  • 27 Photoshop Tutorial Sites
    Photo Projectz
    A great list of sites that offer Photoshop tutorials on a regular basis.
  • Sony Develops 24MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
    Sony Global
    Check out what Sony’s been cooking up! A 24MP full frame sensor to compete in the high-end dSLR market.
  • DPReview Launches Lens Reviews
    Digital Photography Review
    DPReview’s new lens reviews are the result of months of intense research, development and testing, including the development of new test charts and proprietary analysis software designed to overcome the limitations of existing systems.
  • Video of the Week – I showed this once before, but I felt the need to share again. I think I’m going to pick up one of these a700′s from Sony in the very near future. It’s not my ideal camera, but it’s the closest thing to the KM 7D right now. Plus, I don’t feel like waiting another year for the flagship model to come out only to have to drop 5 grand on a new body and all new glass (since it’ll be full frame). So I’ll likely be shooting with the a700 for another year or two until I can justify more expensive gear.

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Oooh thanks for the link love, and I loved that video! :)

February 2, 2008 12:03 pm

Oh ok remark taken I won’t email you next time ;o)

February 2, 2008 3:03 pm

LOL Antoine. It’s fine, the emails just caught me off guard because I’ve never had people get worried when I missed a couple of posts. I really didn’t mind that folks were checking in on me, and it was actually reassuring that people cared so much.

February 2, 2008 3:19 pm

I almost emailed, then you uploaded that glass flower and I knew all was good :D

February 3, 2008 6:30 am

Oh thank the_wolf_brigade it is good to know I was not the only one worried here ;)

February 3, 2008 5:35 pm

Hey Brian, where you been?

JK.

February 7, 2008 3:43 am

Hardy har har. A mishap with a memory card actually set me back a little bit on my feb challenge stuff. trying to get caught up on that and some other things. I need to take sick days for the rest of the month — I can’t get on top of things lately.

February 7, 2008 4:35 am

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