I regularly troll the local (DFW) Craigslist photo page looking for potential bargains to add to my kit. Unfortunately, I’ve never found anything that seemed like something I’d want to spend my money on. And that’s probably because almost everything on there is being sold by people that have unrealistic expectations of the valuation of their gear. I’m sorry, but just because you spent $900 on a Canon Rebel XTi with the kit lens four years ago doesn’t mean that it’s still worth $900. Anyhow, I thought I’d share a few of the...
If you’ve been doing digital photography for any period of time, you’ve probably heard of Scott Kelby. He does some great Photoshop training and has written a bunch of great books on photography and post-processing. A few years ago, he organized a photo walk–basically an event where like-minded photographers get together in a group and do a walk through an area taking photos, comparing notes and generally having a great time. Only his wasn’t a regular photo walk–it was a world-wide photo walk, taking place in dozens of cities around the world on...
Here’s a great resource for beginning photographers (and, for that matter, intermediate and advanced photographers needing a skills/technique brush-up). These are a collection of lessons Alexandre Buisse did on reddit.com/r/photoclass a couple of months back. There’s some great stuff in here, including basics such as exposure and metering modes up to more advanced stuff, like composition, post-processing and workflow. It even touches on the RAW versus JPEG that I alluded to in my previous post. Photo Class | Alexandre Buisse Photography.
This project on Kickstarter adds a proper shutter button to the iPhone. I hope it gets made…I would totally buy one. As it is now, I find it awkward to press the onscreen shutter button on the iPhone, so this would definitely help take my iPhoneography skillz up a notch. Red Pop by Beep Industries — Kickstarter.
Check out some of this work here. I want a print of the Pentax one!
Photographer Jason Travis began taking photos of people and the contents of their pockets and/or bags in 2007. Here’s a Flickr set of these photos. Or you can go over to blurb and buy the book. Persona – a set on Flickr.
Photographer Charlie Crane documented the capital city of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea in his book Welcome to Pyongyang . Here is a selection of photos from that book. Welcome to Pyongyang on the Behance Network.
Do you like photography? Do you like photographic effects? Then you’ll probably want to check out this collection of 20 tutorials explaining how to do things like (fake) tilt-shift, (fake) Lomo and HDR from the comfort of your own desk or sofa or coffeehouse table or wherever it is that you do your photo processing. Light Stalking » 20 Special Effects Photography Tutorials.
David Friedman (aka Ironic Sans) interviewed Steven Sasson in October. In 1975, he invented the digital camera while working for Kodak. Inventor Portrait: Steven Sasson – David Friedman Photography: Blog.