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Link Roundup 11-22-2008

This week was pretty busy, lots of new things to read out there. Here are some that caught my eye.

  • Geotagging with the Photofinder Mini
    PhotoNetCast
    This week on PhotoNetCast we talk with a couple of guys from ATP Electronics about their new geotagger. We’re also giving away a complete geotagging unit (worth $150!) plus a handful of SD memory cards.
  • Two Ways To Get Background Circles
    DIYPhotography.net
    Udi gives us the scoop on how to create interesting backgrounds using some simple lighting equipment.
  • 45 Beautiful Motion Blur Photos
    Smashing Magazine
    A great collection of photos exhibiting various motion blur effects. Awesome inspiration.
  • Creating black and white cutouts
    Photodoto
    John brings us a nice screencast on how to create black and white photos with color cutouts — he goes over two methods plus a combination of the two methods in his examples.
  • Printing Basics
    Beyond Megapixels
    A good overview on printing photos from formats, to finish, and mounting.
  • LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
    Google
    Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
  • 5 Tips for super macro photography
    Random Equations
    Want to go beyond macro photography? This article lays out the equipment needed and some important tips for setting up your shots.
  • Wear Good Shoes: Advice to young photographers
    Magnum Blog
    If you want some advice from seasoned photographers, this article features tips from 35 experts.
  • Luring your Child into the World of Photography!
    Photojojo
    Introducing kids to photography is such an awesome thing. Here are some tips including which cameras to use, how to handle the camera, what to teach them, and how to teach them.
  • 10 Astounding Astrophotos by Phil Hart
    digital Photography School
    Examples of astro-photography done right! Here are some great photos to check out.
  • The nuts and bolts of off-camera flash
    F/1.0
    Here’s a collection of 4 articles covering the topic of off-camera flash. I’ve read through them all as they were published, and they’re very much worth a read.

Link Roundup 06-07-2008

As always, more great things happening around the internet. Here are some selections that I found particularly worth exploring.

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 04-19-2008

PROJECTS

  • Share the Love
    Neil Creek
    Neil has another great project starting up this month, and he’s asking you to take a photo of something in your life that you love.
  • Blog Statistics – Most Popular
    photonovice.net
    Photography related bloggers and photo sharing enthusiasts are invited to share which of their articles/pictures were read/seen the most.

ARTICLES

December Challenge: Day 28 – Elephant Boy

Elephant Boy

Candice and I spent the day at the San Diego Zoo with the kids. We ended up buying season’s passes since the price difference wasn’t that much. Plus I knew we couldn’t cover the entire zoo in one day with the kids, so now we can go back any time. It’s about a 15-20 minute drive for us.

This photo is of my son Rex hanging out by the Elephants. He likes to wander around and climb on the rails, so we had to keep a close eye on him. He really wanted to see the Panda, but the line was outrageous so we told him we’d see them next time. We ended up settling on the Elephants as our last stop for the day, and the kids were fine with that.

To see the rest of my December Challenge photos, check the “Challenge” category here on the blog or visit my Flickr Set.

December Challenge: Day 27 – Bailey and Rex

Bailey and Rex

This photo actually says a lot about how my kids act in front of the camera. Bailey goes into "model mode” and starts posing and batting her eyes. Honestly, I don’t know where she picks up on this stuff. Rex, on the other hand, will do what he can to show off or place himself in some strange configuration while saying “look what I can do.” And if I’m not taking a photo of him (as was the case with this one), he’ll do everything in his power to insert himself into the photo. Usually he puts his face or hands right in front of the lens, so at least this time he had the decency to place himself inside of the focused region.

This was taken in Downtown San Diego. We attempted to get down there in time for the balloon parade, but we showed up just after it had finished. So we walked around the city for a little while then headed back home for lunch.

Sidenote: On the way home, we drove through Little Italy and I scoped out a photography store. I’m going to have to head back down there by myself one day and check it out.

To see the rest of my December Challenge photos, check the “Challenge” category here on the blog or visit my Flickr Set.