Speed Links for 7-9-2008
This has been a busy month again with a great ending.
As usual my day job was getting more of my time then photography, but some good things happened in the last week or so.
The first is that my son's teeth are finally breaking. It means that he plans to eat better, but it also means that I get some sleepless nights and wonder around the web to find great goodies.
The other good thing was a nice long vacation with no work email access (and actually no internet access at all - what do you know, it didn't kill me).
No I am back and would like to share some of the great sites and article I found during those sleepless nights.
- The 15 second DIY adjustable snoot!
If you liked the cardboard snoot and the better bounce card you'll love this adjustable snoot
- How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques
Some great techniques to reduce blur when taking pictures. It all comes down to the way you are holding the camera. Techniques are especially useful, if you (like me) travel with kids which makes carrying gear virtually impossible
- Chase Jarvis SHORTS: Pimped Photography Van
Yet again, chase shows us how to make photography business with style. Forget about the batmobile. It is time for the framemobile. The next challenge is to make all the equipment fit in this.
- The 75¢ Sandbag
Stabilizing your setup can not go cheaper then this. For 75c a bag times four you can get **some** stability. The idea is great just need to be multiplied a few times
- 10 things I hate about Flickr (and its users)
Flickr has a lot of merits, but also a lot of vices. Neil gives a detailed analysis of how Flickr can become a better place. His comments can be used by Flickr programmers and Flickr users alike. Make sure you browse through the comments, there is a great discussion and opinions voiced there.
- quick video 3: studio setup for a large white background
If you've followed Zack Arias's white background series, you'll love this. A quick video on how to provide a white background in a full studio environment (A LA huge octagon and multiple flash units). Quick math produced 10,000 Watts/seconds.
- Seeing the Possibilities
The f-Stops Here
everybody can take a stunning image of a great location. David walks us through a idea to convert a boring location to a winning shot
A ton of great photoblogs. And by ton I mean A TON. A great place to freshen up your feeds
- Lighting 102: CTO Assignment | Discussion
Great discussion from David on how to use CTO gels on your flash. I really like this one as it show just how creative one can get when assignment has a weird limitation such as Use a CTO gel on your flash. Dont miss the extra shot.