Tag Archives: Travel

Link Roundup 09-30-2010

Don’t forget that we have ongoing themes in our Flickr pool and I’ll be selecting my favorites on the topic of “Camera Porn” sometime next week. We only have a few entries in the pool, so be sure to see here for details on participating.

Link Roundup 07-17-2010

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!

3 New Photography eBooks

A lot of eBooks have been coming out lately, and I just don’t have the time or energy to do full reviews for all of them. Here are three books that came out on the last few weeks that I probably won’t have time for a full book review. You can see other book and eBook reviews in my archives.

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Transcending Travel – A Guide to Captivating Travel Photography

This book from dPS is all about travel photography. It is designed to give you the skill and inspiration to take riveting travel images. Written by Mitchell Kanashkevich, the book is divided into four main sections: preparation, composition, light, and making photos. It covers topics such as preparing for your trip, how to communicate effectively with your viewers, creative uses of light, and various other tips for producing great travel photos.

VENICE, A Monograph The Print & Process

This eBook is a collection of over 30 photographs created along themes of loneliness and solitude over a 5-day period in Venice in May 2010, and followed by a discussion of the Why and the How behind the images. The first half of the book is a wonderful collection of photos, while the second half dives into the process behind each photo. This includes technical settings along with some important background information from the photographer.

Vision in Motion

This eBook is an introduction to digital video for stills photographers. Written by Trevor Meier, both a professional stills photographer and film-maker, this eBook discusses the core issues of motion storytelling. Topics include vision, story, sequence, and technique (which is a big one that covers exposure control, frame rate, motion rendering, DOF control, and so on). The end of the book also talks about basic equipment like cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, and sound.

Link Roundup 06-14-2010

I just realized that it’s been a few weeks since I posted some links! So here are a few that I have in my list… I’ve got more, but I don’t like posting more than 10-15 links at a time.

Farmers from the Pyrénées

This guest article comes to us from Kiritin Beyer, a professional photographer recently featured as one of the “35 Undiscovered Photographers” here on Epic Edits. She wanted to share more of her thoughts and photos from a project of hers. You can see more of her work at kiritinbeyer.com

Photo by Kiritin Beyer

I spent my childhood growing up on a farm overlooking the valley of the Pyrenees in the southwest of France at an altitude of 3937 feet. My parents have about a hundred sheep and their principal income is the meat. I lived with the seasons and believed my future to be lived out as a shepherdess. That however, was not meant to be my destiny. Nevertheless, years later I went back to begin my project, taking portraits of the last remaining farmers of the Pyrenees, farmers I grew up with, and many that still live their lives in an antiquated style.

Photo by Kiritin Beyer

I want to commemorate the disappearing way of life of farmers in highland towns of the Pyrenees, France. This particular agrarian lifestyle fascinates us partly for the connection it suggests with the rhythms of nature, partly for the sense it gives of the continuity of life, partly for its implication that we consider cherishing simplicity in an increasingly complex world, and partly for what it tells us about not only where we come from but also where we are heading.

Photo by Kiritin Beyer

The high-top farms of France are among the last strongholds of a generational tension that has already played itself out in most other Western communities: a tension between the hardscrabble farming life and the siren song of industrialized urban centers; a tension between ancient techniques and modern technologies. Are the fathers—the farmers—merely dinosaurs; anachronistic vestiges clinging naively to the ways of times long gone? Or are they our potential boon-bringers; reminders of all that the new generations—both youngsters and oldsters living in the modern world—have forgotten but ought to revive?

Photo by Kiritin Beyer

For my project I used many different lights but I only used my old Yashica Mat camera.

Link Roundup 05-02-2009

Once again, it’s been a few weeks since the last set of links. Here are some of the more interesting ones I’ve come across.

  • HDR Photography
    Travel Photography
    PhotoNetCast
    In episode 27 of PhotoNetCast, we talk with Dave Wilson about HDR photography. This includes all the ins and outs of capturing and processing the images. And if you’re going to be traveling in the near or distant future, be sure to listen to episode 28 where we discuss the many aspects of taking your camera gear to new locations.
  • Photojournalist: G.M.B. Akash — Child Labor
    Child Labor – Part Two
    Zoriah.net
    Amazing set of photos from Bangladesh on the subject of child labor — sad, but definitely worth a look.
  • Kenya – Child Poverty
    Kenya – Child Poverty – Part Two
    Zoriah.net
    Another great set of photos from Zoriah as he explores child poverty in Kenya.
  • Photography 101.7 – ISO
    digital Photography School
    If you’ve ever been confused or curious about the term “ISO”, this article lays out all the basics for you.
  • The Lazy Rule of Thirds
    Jake Garn
    Jake Garn gives a great discussion on the rule of thirds and where it really comes from — the golden mean. He also shows some amazing examples of how the golden mean fits into his own compositions.
  • the DIY 30 second light tent
    f/1.0
    Ever need a light tent for a product shoot, but didn’t have one handy? Here’s a quick DIY alternative to the traditional piece of equipment.
  • 10 Tips When Using dSLRs in High Humidity
    JMG-Galleries
    Whether you live in a high humidity climate or you’re just visiting one, here are some essential tips for keeping your equipment working in these harsh conditions.
  • 22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials
    Six Revisions
    For you Photoshop enthusiasts, here’s a good little list of tutorials and techniques for enhancing your photos.

Link Roundup 12-13-2008

I totally skipped the roundup last week. My Dad and Brother were in town unexpectedly for the weekend, so I took the time off to hang out and relax. So this roundup is from last week (note the date in the title). The roundup from this week will be published soon.

  • December giveaway: Document Christmas
    ADIDAP
    You still have a few more days to participate in this photography project and win yourself a SmugMug Pro account! That’s a $150 value, and all you have to do is shoot some photos and put them in a holiday season collage!
  • Six Photography Projects You Can Print Or Fold
    DIYPhotography.net
    This stuff is for the serious DIY photographer! 6 pieces of equipment and accessories that you can make from paper.
  • My Canon 50D Book
    PhotoWalkPro
    Our pal Jeff Revell announces that his first book is up for sale. Awesome work, Jeff!
  • 7 Travel Photography Tips
    digital Photography School
    Some good tips for travel photography, and some awesome photos to help make the point.
  • How To Photograph a Bride – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Digital Pro Talk
    For all you aspiring wedding photographers out there, here’s a great video from Master Wedding Photographer David Ziser.
  • The Sites that Changed the Photography Business
    Photopreneur
    A good discussion on some of the major players that have shaped the face of photography in the age of the Internet.
  • How to Photograph Children
    digital Photography School
    Kids can be the easiest subjects and the most difficult subjects to photograph. Here are some tips to make things easier.
  • Six Great Swapping Ideas
    DIYPhotography.net
    If you’re thinking of swapping gear for the DIYPhotography project (or even for fun), here are some really good ideas on what to swap.
  • Creating a photo book
    Photodoto
    John takes us through a high-speed journey as he creates a photo book with an online publisher. If only it were that fast in real life…
  • Christmas Gift Ideas Using Your Own Photos
    Photodoto
    It’s getting to be late in the game, but here are some good gift ideas that you can create with your photos.
  • New Site Goes Live and First Flyer Revealed
    Neil Creek Photography
    Our pal Neil Creek made a big decision to go all out and become a full time photographer. He’s off to a good start and I’d encourage anybody considering the same to watch Neil closely over the next few months. And I wish Neil the best of luck with this endeavor!

Link Roundup 11-08-2008

  • Photographing the desert night with Troy Paiva
    PhotoNetCast
    In this episode of PhotoNetCast we interview Troy Paiva, a well-established night photographer and urban explorer. The guy is such a riot, this is definitely worth a listen.
  • Studying Light in Photography
    Beyond Megapixels
    An overview of the various aspects of light as it pertains to photography — quantity, temperature, direction, and quality.
  • Goodbye George W. Bush!
    ZORIAH
    A glimpse into the inner thoughts of soldiers, written on the walls of latrines.
  • How to Improve Your Wedding Photography
    digital Photography School
    A few simple tips to help improve your wedding photography game… if that’s your thing.
  • 5 Surprising Places to Sell your Photos
    Photopreneur
    If you’re trying to sell your photos, here are a few venues you might want to check out.
  • How to Photograph a Conference – 10 Tips
    digital Photography School
    If you ever attend a conference and you have the opportunity to bring your camera, here are some killer tips for getting the most out of the experience.
  • Image Optimization For The Web, Part I
    Digital Photo Pro
    A quick rundown of some basic things you should be thinking about when producing images for web display.
  • How to Shoot Super Macro Photos
    digital Photography School
    Here’s an old trick to getting WAY beyond 1:1 with your macro photography. I’ve tried this particular setup, and it does work, but it certainly takes some patience.
  • Basic Travel Photography
    Photodoto
    Traveling to new places can present may great opportunities for photos — just don’t fall into the typical “tourist” mode! Here are some tips to keep your travel photos fresh and original.

Link Roundup 08-16-2008

As always… really cool things happening around the web this week.

Link Roundup 04-12-2008

More stuff… about photography… from around the web.