As photographers, we never cease to learn. We constantly find new subjects to shoot, tinker with our gadgets to find new images, and we travel for inspiration. Here are some articles that I’d like to share with you…
- 21 Settings, Techniques and Rules Camera Owners Should Know — it’s always good to revisit the basics and understand how our cameras work so that we take full advantage of their features.
- Vision Driven Workflow (from pixelated image) — ‘Gear Is Good. Vision Is Better.’ That’s David’s tagline in his blog. Vision is what sets us apart from the rest. See how David used Lightroom to get to what he wanted when he took the photo.
- Popphoto.com’s Top 10 Wedding Photographers (I used the printer friendly version to see the whole list immediately )
- Everyone can be a Pro — an article from Presets Heaven that discusses how Lightroom has become a big part in helping photographers get the images they want (and more)… Part 1 and Part 2.
- Ring Flash vs Ray Flash Ring Adapter (from stobist.com): ever wonder if the Ray Flash is effective? Check out this video by photographer John Ricard who made the comparison between the 2 products. Makes me want to buy the Ray Flash now (since I can’t afford the $1000+ ring flash). While you’re there, check out the behind the scenes section of his site to see some videos of his shoots.
- Willy Straubhaar Photography: great travel photos here
- 5 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos (by Chase Jarvis): I love my iPhone and I like taking pictures with its built-in camera. Here are some practical tips from Chase Jarvis (an amazing photographer). Also, if you’re interested in wide angle and fish-eye lens for the iPhone, check this out.
Photoshop & Lightroom links:
- Textures Tutorial + Textures (by Stuck In Customs): I’m tempted to buy the textures and add them to my photography
- Soft Focus Effect in Lightroom 2
- Matt Kloskowski’s Guest Blog Entry at Scott Kelby’s Blog: Interseting discussion there on the ‘Destructive Workflow’
HDR or High Dynamic Range — this is becoming more and more popular so I thought I’d share some interesting articles here:
- HDR Tutorial (by Stuck In Customs): HDR is a bit popular now, so if you want to learn how to do it, there’s no better way to learn it from this popular site.
- HDR Tutorial (short version) over at abduzeedo.com (same author as the one above)
- HDR inside Lightroom (via LR Enfuse) Tutorial
And finally, some HDR contest time!
Over at stuckincustoms.com, there’s an ongoing HDR contest that will allow you to win a new 15″ Mac Book Pro! What do you have to do? Simple — just download HDR Max and then submit your HDR photo.