Speed Links for 10-23-2008

speedlinksWith the economy plunging and, with our money worth less and less every day, I tried to make this link roundup more about DIY, photography gear, and generally stuff that will not make you go out and spend money.

This month we started two new series, one focuses on taking photos of kids (or even pre-kids) and has less to do with equipment and the other one deals with using small strobes. Did I say small strobes? DIYP gridspot giveaway is still open for the next week so jump in, the water’s fine.

  • The Iowa Sunbounce
    Jag’s Photo Blog
    A while back, Bert Stephani gave a great video review on the California Sunbounce. If you liked it, you’ll love this. Jag, shows us to make a home brew version of the California Sunbounce.
  • Keep a Photography Journal
    Beyond Megapixels
    Keeping a photography journal helps you remember the things you want to do, as well as pointers, references and project tracking. An Ideal way to remember things if you, like me have tones of ideas and forget them all after the first beer or two
  • Test your color IQ
    x-rite
    This link, combines great fun and some practical advice. It is also a nice way to make sure that A: your monitor is calibrated and B: you are not color blind. I got 3
  • Being prepared when things go wrong [podcast]
    Camera Dojo
    It happened to us all. A camera broke. A flash stopped functioning. What do you do? A great podcast by Kerry and David.
  • Chase Jarvis TECH: High Speed Photography
    Chase Jarvis
    Chase shows some more behind the scenes of his Kong-Fu session and give great tips on high speed photography.

  • How To Build a Matchbox Pinhole Camera
    Matchbox Pinhole
    Alan A.K.A alspix whom you probably know by now, combined his matchbox pinhole camera tutorials into a new organized site. Alan shares the plans of making a pinhole match box camera, as well as his unique film advancing clicker tips.
  • Da Grip
    Joe McNally
    This has been around for a while and is still a great one.  Joe Shares his "special, secret technique" to holding the camera in the most stable way.

  • Better Lenses for Less Money: How To Use Vintage Lenses with Your DSLR
    Photojojo
    Using a vintage lens with your DSLR can both save money and provide great results. Photojojo provides a great intro on vintage lenses
  • computer tethered photo capture
    Pro Photo Life
    Jim walks us through his tethered routine. Camera tethered to a computer, that is.


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