This last month has been a stressed and wonderful month for me. I am starting to build a house. This is cool for two reasons. The first, I’ll have access to some great industrial / construction / raw locations.
The second reason why it is so cool is that I’ll get to build a studio in the basement. Yes – after forfeiting my rights to have any say about decorations, room sizes and kitchen appliances, I get the basement for a studio. A good deal if you ask me. The studio will double as kid’s space, but who cares. It is still a studio. It’ll take about 8 to 10 months to build the house, then, expect a studio post. And if you come by, expect some great pizza and cold beer.
This got me thinking and I have a new site project brewing up that has allot to do with my plans for the studio, so stay tuned.
However, if I look at the coming month, I get (almost as) equally exited with "Something New" – A Photography Project here at DIYP. The project encouraged photographers to share equipment and to discuss it online. We also have some great prizes – some two-weeks body/lens rental courtesy of BorrowLenses.
I see this project as a great opportunity to learn and teach, to go Yellow (if you are red) to Red (if you’re yellow), to go back to point and shoot days or to try some high-end dSLR. It is also a great opportunity do some photography "things" together.You can use this thread to find partners.
Till any of those projects complete, here are some of my favorite readings for the last month
- Help Photographers, Help Yourself
Quite an interesting article about how photographer can team up and help each other. I find this article very relevant to our economic and social state
- Basic Travel Photography
Going on a travel? those great travel photography tips are what you need to get your photography attitude in place
- Power Drill Meets Tripod, or How I learned to Love the Gitzo
You got to love a photog that drills his Gitzo and making it better in the same time
- Using Your Monitor as a Light Source – Part 1
Using Your Monitor as a Light Source – Part 2
Yanik Photo School
Some lights are always available. This tutorial by Yanik hooks you up with the never ending resource of your monitor power. Hey! you can even make a ringlight out of it
- 17-85 Exposed
Fred Miranda Forums
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the King’s horses and all the King’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty together again Take the inside view on the Canon 17-85.
- Pocketwizardstrobist – The Strobist Jet Pack
Need more hands to hold your flash? Jesse Rosten is there to help with an extra hand.
- 17 Productive Photoshop Cheatsheets and Reference Cards to Download for Free
Ever stared at your keyboard and said – darn. I know hoe to do this without a mouse? This is when you really want to have a cheat sheet card
- random ramblings on pricing photography
Pro Photo Life
Jim talks about pricing your photography. A – it is complicated, B – it is complicated and C – I wish I was there
- The Adaption to My Generation (a daily photo project)
Eight years captured in a single video. taking a daily image each day for 8 years requires some patience, dexterity and commitment.
- Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive “Fall” Photo Contest
There are still four more day to enter Photography Bay’s Fall contest and win on of three Seagate FreeAgent Go drives.