I haven’t posted a “Links” post in a long time, so I have quite a few… Let’s get to it:
My good friend Bryan Lathrop finally got a website up. He’s a freelance photographer in Philadelphia shooting all kinds of different stuff. Check the “Things” gallery for some real cool “Painting with Light”-type still lives. This is a technique I’ve been meaning to write a post about but I’ve been having trouble fining the equipment I need in Taiwan… Soon though… soon.
Cool Iris is a great add on to Firefox. (I’m not sure if it works with other browsers) It a much faster and cleaner way to view multiple photos on flickr or facebook or most sites that have a lot of photos. I found that I needed to change the settings a little to keep myself from getting sick as I scrolled through (you’ll see), but it’s definitely cool.
Anther great add-on I found for Firefox is Autopager. It automatically loads the next page when surfing many sites with all those numbered pages at the bottom. It also works great with flickr and similar websites and saves a lot of time.
Here’s just an awesome photo of a volcano erupting.
From the “Fake Human Being Files” comes a fake woman. It’s just an example that portraits are so easy to take now that you don’t even need a subject… or flashes… or a camera.
Want to go to college for photography? PhotographyColleges.org has all the info you’ll need on choosing the right one.
And lastly is the most comprehensively written article on choosing photo equipment that I’ve ever read. Alexandre Buisse wrote an article for The Luminous Landscape about the photography equipment he chooses to take mountain climbing and why. I know most of you aren’t going to go on a big mountain expedition anytime soon, but reading this article is a reminder of the thought that sometimes needs to go into choosing photography gear. Whether it’s for a big mountain adventure or a walk down the street… And it’s also a reminder that you don’t need all that flashy-super-expensive equipment!!!