Speed Links for 09-21-2008
Today's speedlinks is a bit eclectic, as I tried to touch a little on each of the aspect I love about photography. There is a film lover link, a techie link, a few workflow links and of course an art link.
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- 80 Film Cameras for Under 50 Dollars!
One of the more fun things I did in the last month was joining Brian's 50$ camera project. Brian and the Epic Edits community formed an unbelievable repository for old film cameras. Aside from siding with Jim Talkington, I also had a funsees submission featuring the Lomo Action Sampler
- Jeffrey’s “Export to Flickr” Lightroom Plugin
Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog
I just love Lightroom, but I have always felt that it lacks flickr integration. No More! Jeffrey Friedl came up with a Flickr Export plugin. I've been using it for about three weeks and have only good things to say
- Lighting Q and A, 9/19/2008
David is giving full attention to using flash in conjunction with ambient. In a post that starts as a simple comparison between working with and without a flash meter, David provides a detailed workflow for working with ambient (and without a meter). You may also want to check out Beyond Megapixels Histogram 101. The histogram can be a great tool when you are not using an exposure meter
- This Post Not Made In Chrome; Google's EULA
Tap The Hive
Sometimes the blogosphere can have big impact on multi-gazillion dollars companies. Djlosch point that Google Chrome's EULA gives Google rights to everything that goes through it. (Yes the big G is into internet browsers now as well). The impact on photographer is huge. It means that almost everything that if you uploaded something to Flickr, Goggle owns it. Goggle took notice and changed Chrome's EULA
- Lightroom 2.x Enhanced Keyboard Shortcuts
Gordon McKinney's Photography Blog
A while ago I discussed how to make an enhancement keyboard to Lightroom. Gordon posts a AutoHotkey script that will add some fastkeys to your Lightroom workflow without attaching a second keyboard
- Fifty cent flash bounce
Diffusing the on camera flash is always better then direct flashing. Here is one more cheapo alternative to the commercial products. You read right - 50 cents.
- 8 craft store items every DIY photographer needs
Here are eight items that every DIYer must have. While the list is not complete, it is a good base for starting some great projects. Feel free to add to the list
- Nikon D3 Shutter Release in Super Slow Motion
Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog
This is an amazing video shoeing the Nikon D3 shutter sequence in slow mo. You can see how the mirror goes up, the first and second curtains and the mirror goes down again.
- I Started a $2 Portraits Group on Flickr
Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection
Thomas Hawk started a new project where he give 2 dollars to any homeless that asks, and take a picture in exchange. A great project that involves community and photography. And there is a Group on Flickr to support it
- Extreme X-Rays: Photographer Nick Veasey Takes You Inside ... Everything
Here some cool experimental photography. Actually, it is not longer experimental. Nick Veasey takes X-ray photographing to the extremes in this wonderful art.
- Fine Art Photo Show or Why Nice Photo Mag Sucks
Nice Photo Mag
Zeke is adding a new project to his life called
sleepless nightsadorable baby. He thinks he will slow down a bit on his blog. On the other hand he is sooo going to be awake all the time, so maybe he'll blog more. On a happier note, He has his own show now. if you are around the LA area it will open on Oct 2nd. It is annoying, attentions grabbing, it is everything but nice!
Last and not least is a new video from Jim Talkinton over at Pro Photo Life. Jim has a new video that explains just what a color profile is. It is not an in depth tutorial, but a good overview to get you started thinking about managing your color. While you're at it, Jim just launched a new clean design to Pro Photo Life with clear categories and a great video library. If you did not visit him before, I encourage you spend some time there. It is a great resource to the studio photographer.