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Link Roundup 08-23-2010

Okay… these are a little old, but I’m just getting back on the ball with my feed reading and link sharing. I have plenty more coming, but I didn’t want to push them all out at once.

On a side note, we’re also going to get the Flickr Challenge going again. The current challenge is “environmental portraits” — you can read the announcement here and see the current entries in the pool. I’ll be choosing the winners sometime this week.

Link Roundup 03-14-2009

I hope we all made it through the 2nd consecutive “Friday the 13th” this year! Here are your links — I skipped last week because I didn’t see a whole lot of noteworthy items. So this is from the last two weeks.

  • Photography 101.6 – Shutter
    digital Photography School
    Here’s a great overview of the shutter mechanism found in most cameras, including the mechanical operation and the effect it has on your photos.
  • New Camera and Lens
    Picture Blog by Richard Wong
    Check out this photo from Richard Wong. His batteries ran out while we were shooting Salton Sea so he hopped on my digital camera and fired off this masterpiece. Great photo!
  • Develop film with Coffee and Vitamin C
    Found Photography
    It doesn’t get much more DIY than this! I’m definitely going to give this a try!
  • Kinglake: One Month After Black Saturday
    Neil Creek
    Neil Creek had the opportunity to photography the Kinglake area in Southeastern Australia after the devastating wildfires. Check out his results!
  • Self Portrait Photography Tips
    digital Photography School
    Self portraits are probably more difficult than portraits of other people — here are some great tips and examples on the subject.
  • 12 Awesome Photography Business Card Ideas
    Photojojo
    If you’re trying to make your way into the photography business, cards are a valuable tool. Here are some good ideas for getting creative with your business cards.
  • Amazing Roads Photos
    Genius Beauty
    Here’s a nice little inspiration piece for ya — roads!

66 Faces of Photography

66 Faces of Photography

What a great project this has been! Back in December, Martin and I asked you to participate in a project termed “Shoot Yourself.” We’ve had some great participation and I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of new faces in this faceless world of the Web.

So here are all of the project entries, organized randomly. Additionally, the randomness will update every few minutes so don’t be surprised if these are out of order the next time you come back! I hope this works in the feed, but if you’re not seeing any photos just come on over to the site. I did this to give everybody that participated an equal chance at getting some exposure. So enjoy! And there’s more discussion below the pics.

BLOGGER FACES

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PHOTO-SHARING FACES

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WHY IS THIS SO COOL?

As I mentioned in the project announcement, we tend to hide behind our blogs or our Flickr profiles. We constantly share our photographic works and insights, but many of our onlookers have no idea what we look like. This project was intended to encourage you to open yourself up a bit and become more personal to your fans and friends.

I’m really impressed with the level of creativity displayed here. No two photos are even close to being the same, and some of these had a lot of thought and effort put into them. Most of us may not be portrait photographers, but some of you could fool me into thinking so. You guys did awesome with this one!

A few of the entries were self portraits from the past that met the criteria of the project, but many of these photos were new and they were taken for the purpose of the project. It was great to see the participants passing on word of the project, and we wouldn’t have had half as many entries without the help of those photographers listed above.

As Martin and I cooked up this project idea, our first intent was to connect all the photography bloggers out there. But then we decided to open it up to other photographers using Flickr and other photo-sharing sites. This was a great change of intent, and (as you can see) we had a lot of extra participation from these folks.

SO WHAT’S NEXT?

First, get up there and start checking out these photographers. If you’re looking for some new resources on photography, look through the “Blogger Faces” section. If you’re looking to connect with other photo-sharing photographers, look through the “Photo-Sharing Faces” section.

For those who participated (especially the bloggers), I’ll be sending you the project photos and several versions of the code for the project listing. It’s not required, but you’re welcome to repost some or all of the project entries and share them with your readers. You could show off your favorite captures, your favorite people, or even the entire list if you want.

As for me, I’ll be taking a short break before hosting the next Epic Edits project — and by short, I mean that I’ll be announcing it on January 21st. So stay tuned!