Tag Archives: creative commons

Link Roundup 06-21-2008

  • The Nuts and Bolts of off-camera flash – Part 1, Basics
    F/1.0
    Being a Strobist dunce I’m really looking forward to this series that talks about the nitty gritty down and dirty of flash mechanics. This article is an intro to the basic method of firing a flash unit and the common modes of the strobe.
  • 200+ Textures, Brushes, and Fonts: Ultimate Grunge Roundup
    Design Reviver
    If you’re into texturizing or just grunging up your photos, here is a pretty large list of goodies you might be interested in. It’s written primarily for web designers, but photographers can find some useful stuff in there too.
  • Baby Time: Photographing Babies Without Losing your Mind
    digital Photography School
    Six tips for photographing babies — which can be more difficult than it may seem!
  • Creative Commons WordPress Plugin
    Photopreneur
    A great WordPress plugin for you bloggers that allows you to find and publish Flickr photos licensed under the Creative Commons.
  • 5 Ways to Hold Your Viewer’s Attention
    Beyond Megapixels
    Good strong methods for grabbing attention in your photos and directing your viewer’s eyes in the direction you intend.
  • Blurb Photo Books Review
    PhotoWalkPro
    A very in-depth review of the POD book service called Blurb. Filled with lots of screenshots and lays out the basic flow of creating a book with them.
  • Portrait Lighting Cheat Sheet Card
    DIYPhotography.net
    This is a really neat thing to check out if you’re planning on using off-camera flash. Udi put together a cheat-sheet that shows the results of varying the strobe location and angle.

Link Roundup 05-03-2008

PROJECTS

  • PROJECT: 3D For Everyone
    Neil Creek
    Neil is urging us to break out of the 2D realm and shoot some 3D photos. He’s also giving away some nifty prizes for this one!
  • Are you ready? May Challenge, let’s go!
    PhotoChallenge.org
    Trevor is mxing things up a bit and he’s doing two challenges in a row! May is a month for themes, and the first theme of the project is “beverage”.

READING MATERIAL

Link Roundup 01-19-2008

PROJECTS

  • Revisit and Retouch
    CameraPorn
    There’s not much time left on this one, but you still have a chance to get in on it. Inspired by a previous Epic Edits project, Ryan is asking his readers to process a photo from his archives. So give it a shot, I’m curious to see what other people come up with. I’m still working on my entry.

READING MATERIAL

  • Are 14-bit Raw Images Really Any Better Than 12-bit Raw?
    Earthbound Light
    From the earliest days of raw file capture with digital cameras, they have always been 12-bits per pixel. Now both the Nikon D300 and D3, as well as the Canon 40D can do 14-bit raw captures. But since 14-bit files are bigger, are they really any better?
  • DIY Flash and Lighting Hacks for Digital Photographers
    digital Photography School
    Most of us can’t afford a full lighting rig – however what if there was a way to experiment with the type of lighting gear that pro photographers use without spending too much money? What if you could make it yourself.
  • “Best Photos From 2007″ by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers
    JMG-Galleries
    29 photographers from around the globe show off their self-chosen best photos from the year of 2007.
  • A Proposal for the Creative Commons
    Dan Heller’s Photography Business Blog
    A proposal to require CC-users to register themselves, thus adding a layer of trust (and complexity) to the whole system.
  • Saving About $50 On a Bounce Flash
    Digital ProTalk
    David shows us a neat little DIY project for flash lighting accessories.
  • How to Create Bokeh in Your Photos
    Beyond Megapixels
    Great introduction and overview for working with and achieving bokeh (background blur).
  • Guitars for Sale
    The Image Crucible
    A well-done critique of one of my photos… though, it’s not exactly one of my better photos (the critic chose it, not me). Regardless, I’ve been reading the Image Crucible for several weeks now, and the author does a VERY good job at providing a well thought out and informative critique.
  • Video of the Week — Sorry, no video this week.