Buyer’s guide: How to check a second-hand lens Photo-Mentor
A typical photo amateur has a limited budget and therefore hi-class new lenses are inapproachable because of their price, but second-hand devices may have any condition from “like new” to “awful”. Here are some ways to spot the lemons.
Evolution of a Photo Jake Garn Photography
Jake Garn shows some examples of how his photographs change from RAW, after Lightroom, and after Photoshop. Great visuals for what each piece of software is intended to accomplish.
A quick reminder before we get into the regular links: Tomorrow (March 30, 2008) is the Laguna Beach Photowalk for anybody in the Southern California area. It might rain a little bit in the morning, but thing should be cleared up by 2PM when we meet. Now on with the links…
Essentials for Film The Meditation of Life
One film photographer’s guide to shooting film… light meters, notebooks, tripods, spare batteries, spare film, filters, and of course the old school leather case to tote your antiques around with.
PROJECT: Iron Chef Photography – Fork: Voting Neil Creek
Some really amazing results from an interesting photography project. Neil Creek asked his readers to take a photo of a fork, and urged them to get creative with it. The participants certainly did that!
About Bokeh BokehTests.com
Tutorial on Bokeh of lenses, especially spherical aberration and its effect on an image. Extremely technical explanations, but a great read if you can follow it all the way through.
Quick-Fix Guide to Common Photography Problems Beyond Phototips
Here’s a short list of problems that you may encounter on your journey of discovery in photography, along with an equally short list of fixes to get you back on the road.
Photography 101 – Lenses, Light and Magnification digital Photography School
In this lesson of photography 101, Neil covers everything you need to know about how lenses work. The article talks about brightness, f-ratios, magnification, field of view, and much more.
16 Studio Lighting Schemes Explained Fotopunto
If you’re a lighting dummy like me, this article will help to “shed some light” on the mystery behind those studio setups. Each of the 16 schemes shows a lighting diagram and a sample photo.
Photoshop Express Stuff
Lots of buzz this week about Adobe’s launch of Photoshop Express, their new online photo editor. In case you missed out on any of the buzz, here are some tidbits from around the block. John Watson from Photodoto has a quick review of Photoshop Express, as does Jeff from PhotoWalkPro. But watch out, David Woof and Aaron Hockley point out a glitch in the terms of service that grants Adobe a little too much freedom with your images. Then John Nack speaks to this issue and assures us that Adobe is working to revise it. The moral of this story: read the terms of service before you sign up for online services. Also check out the video introduction to Photoshop Express from a couple of the “Photoshop Guys”.