Before we get to the links, I apologize to anybody that visited the site recently and found it to be infected with a malicious redirect exploit. I became aware of the issue this morning (thanks to an email from a reader) and I had it fixed within an hour. These things happen from time to time, and I appreciate folks letting me know when something is wrong with the site. Now for some weekend reading!
There’s a bit of a back story on this one… on March 22, my pal Udi (the guy that runs DIYPhotography.net) pointed me to this cool little thing via Twitter. I replied (half joking since my birthday was on the 31st) “I hadn’t seen it until just now — crazy!!! I want one for my birthday.” Udi replies back with “that may just be arranged…” Then a few days ago he hits me with a DM that says “you should watch the blog tonight. I am about to deliver your bithday present :)”
I figured it had something to do with this camera… and I was right. Udi went out and put together an insane DIY-how-to article for building one of these things with the help of its creator: Steven Monteau. The guide they put together is incredibly detailed with all the steps needed, plus videos! Dang Udi… thanks for the present! I just might have a go at this thing!
As always, more awesome photography stuff from around the web. Here’s a selection from the last couple weeks.
Symmetry – A User’s Guide Beyond Phototips
A good overview of the various types of symmetry and how to incorporate them into your compositions for stronger impact.
5 Keys to Taking Beautiful Maternity Portraits digital Photography School
Maternity portraits can be slightly trickier than regular portraits – and by “regular”, I mean people who aren’t carrying 20-50 extra pounds around their belly, and experiencing indigestion and sharp kicks to the ribs! Here are a few keys to taking beautiful maternity portraits.
Sports Photography – An Introduction digital Photography School
Taking great sports action photos doesn’t require the newest auto focus cameras and lenses on the market, it just requires the photographer to have thorough knowledge of the game that is being covered. Here are some tips to get you started.
AIDS in Asia: The Human Face of HIV/AIDS ZORIAH
Another amazing set of photos from Zoriah. This one had a strong impact, especially after Zoriah spoke of his personal experience of losing his Father to AIDS.
Kenya Famine – War Refugees Face Starvation ZORIAH
The Kenyan government has declared a national state of emergency as several million people face food shortages. Here are some heart-wrenching photos that cover the story.
How to Photograph Coastlines digital Photography School
Here are a few random tips for coastline landscape shots as well as a few images to hopefully inspire you.
Your Cute Kid – Everywhere DIYPhotography.net
More and more lately, it’s becoming ever so important to read the fine print when joining new websites or entering contests. It’s especially true with photo contests — you might just be giving away the rights to your photos.
What’s new in Bridge CS4? Julieanne talks Camera Raw, CS4 John Nack on Adobe
Want the scoop on all the new features in Bridge CS4? John Nack presents us with a great video overview and a big list of new and updated features. The second article links to various resources that give an overview of the new stuff in Photoshop CS4 and ACR 5.
An Introduction to Stock Photography Beyond Megapixels
A discussion of stock photography including types of stock photos and earning from microstocks, but many of the points are applicable to all types of stock sites.