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Join the Epic Edits Facebook Fan Club

[tweetmeme]Alright… I FINALLY got this thing going after a long period of procrastination. Epic Edits is officially on Facebook.

I’ve been on Facebook for quite a while with my personal profile, but I’m just not getting around to making a page for Epic Edits. I’m still figuring out how to set it up and what to put there, so what you see now is only a starting point.

I have to admit that I don’t really “get” the Facebook pages, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out soon enough. I suppose it’s useful for the folks that spend a good deal of time on Facebook keeping up with their friends and favorite websites. I can also see the Facebook page being another good place to have conversations on the topic of photography.

As of now, I have the following things set up on the Facebook page:

  • Full Posts: Hopefully this will work the way I expect it to… I’m pulling the full posts from the RSS feed and posting them as “notes”. So you can basically read the entire articles right there on Facebook, “comment” on the articles (in the Facebook realm), and “like”/”share” articles with your own network of friends.
  • Discussions: We don’t have a general forum here on the blog, so maybe the Facebook page can serve as a basic discussion forum if you have any questions or thoughts to share with other readers or myself.
  • Flickr Photos: Just as I do on the blog, I’ll be showing off the most recent Flickr photos (small square thumbnails only) on the Facebook page so other readers can click through and check out the pool.

I’m kind of new to this Facebook page stuff, and I don’t really know what else needs to be present. So…

I COULD USE SOME SUGGESTIONS…

For those of you that use Facebook to follow along with your favorite blogs, what other features/items would you like to see on our page? Could you drop a link to other well-done pages?

For those of you that have Facebook pages of your own, what applications should I check out? It seems like there are so many of them, it’s hard to tell what works best.

And for the blog design, I’m thinking of making some minor changes to integrate the Twitter and Facebook buttons more naturally. I’m considering taking out the “related posts” and “share this” items directly below the post and replacing that space with some small buttons for sharing via Twitter, Facebook, and one or two others. I’ve got the WordPress plugin for Tweetmeme, but there seems to be a ton of options out there for Facebook — which one works the best for Facebook “like” and/or “share” buttons? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

AND AGAIN, VISIT THE EPIC EDITS PAGE ON FACEBOOK!

Link Roundup 04-10-2010

Link Roundup 02-21-2009

Great things happening around the web this week — here are a few good ones.

  • It’s The Lens, Baby!
    DIYPhotography.net
    Most of us have heard of the LensBaby, but what exactly is it and what can you do with it? Here’s a nice little overview of the system.
  • Build a Tilt-Shift Camera Lens for Peanuts
    CreativePro.com
    One of the fancier lenses in the world of SLR and digital SLR (DSLR) photography is the tilt-shift lens. Learn how to build one and create stunning photographs with it.
  • Steady that Point ‘n’ Shoot
    Beyond Phototips
    Point and Shoot cameras are notoriously difficult to keep steady in low light situations. Here are a couple of tips that should help you steady your swaying forearms when taking these photographs.
  • Waterfall Digital Photography
    digital Photography School
    Waterfalls do present themselves as a wonderful and challenging subject matter to photographers. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of waterfall scenes.
  • Facebook’s Terms of Use: From Bad to Beyond Worse
    JMG-Galleries
    Over the course of the last week, Facebook updated their terms of use and created a lot of (negative) buzz around the web. Jim wrote a good article covering the topic from a photographer’s standpoint.
  • Guide to matting, mounting and framing photographs
    Reyns Wim Photography
    For as little as most of us actually print our photos, there are probably even fewer who mat and frame them. Here’s a nice DIY tutorial on the topic.
  • Thoughts from Zack Arias
    Photoshop Insider
    You have to watch this video. I don’t care what level photographer you are, watch it. Then watch it again.
  • Photo Tip Video: Twist Your Grip
    Neil Creek
    Here’s a nice little tip for improving the stability of your camera a low shutter speeds.
  • Edit My Photo project
    Phill Price
    Phill is running a cool project that requires you to edit one of his unprocessed photos. These are always fun, so don’t miss out!
  • Blog Project: View from Your Studio
    Latoga Photography
    Here’s another project open to everyone. This project requires you to take a picture or set of pictures describing “the view from your studio”.