This is my second post detailing my favourite photography links of the week. For the most part, these are links that have been posted within the past week, but occasionally there will be older links that I’ve only just found, and in this case, it’s the past two weeks because I was travelling home from Washington DC last Sunday.
I found this link on a photography website I visit, and it’s unlisted, so you have to have the link to see it, and I don’t know why that is, or how long it will be up for, so I recommend viewing it sooner rather than later. They show you how they use minimal (cheap) gear for the lighting (granted the photos were shot on a 1D), and position them to get the desired effect. Very insightful, and although it’s 26 minutes long, it’s worth the time.
This is a link that’s been on the internet for around a year now, but I only just stumbled across it, probably because the language appears to be Russian. It’s a selection of 4X5 colour Kodachrome prints from the second world war, detailing the production of US military equipment. It just makes you want to go out and shoot on film a bit more.
Eric Kim has a really interesting blog about street photography, which I only just found recently. This is his third list of things he’s learned about street photography in 2 years, and it shows his progress as a photographer. Some of the points are a bit of a stretch, but they’re supposed to be taken with a grain of salt. Have a look, overall, it’s very good.
“In 2009 we embarked on a project to take close-up, wide-angle photographs of African animals. To accomplish this we created BeetleCam, a small remote control buggy with a DSLR camera mounted on top. Filled with trepidation, we boarded a plane bound for Tanzania. We had little idea what to expect… would BeetleCam survive?”
They’ve basically strapped a Canon 550D and a Canon 1Ds MK III to a couple remote controlled cars, and got up close and personal with some lions in the wild. Some really cool shots, definitely worth checking out.
I want a Canon EOS 5D MkIII, guilty as charged. I promise (maybe) that this will be the last think I link to about the new camera, for at least a week. It’s a hands-on video review of the new camera from Kai at DigitalRev, and he gives us a good insight on how the camera feels, how it operates, sounds, looks, and generally operates. CAUTION: Don’t watch this video if you can’t afford to go straight to a pre order page.
Lightroom 4 is here, and not only is it better, but it’s half the price as Lightroom 4 when it was first released. Here’s what PopPhoto has to say:
“Probably the biggest change in the new release is the new Process Version. It represents a fundamental change in the way the software process images. Fill light, Recovery, and Brightness have all gone away. Instead, Adobe has opted to include four main sliders, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks. You can still achieve the same basic effects, but you now have more control of which part of the image you affect with your adjustments. It takes a little getting used to, but the extra leeway it seems to offer in terms of preserving image information makes it worth it.”
Found a link I’ve missed? Comment below and I’ll see that it gets into next week’s post.
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