The first set of links is a bit like watching a video in high school… I swear it even has the same commentator! Someone posted three videos that Canon made to show people how their long glass is made. Here’s the first, second and third in the series. They might be a bit boring if you’re not a bit of a science or photo nerd.
Next to the blog of David Tejada. I’m not sure exactly what to call it: either “The F-Stops here” or “Annual Report Photographer”… whatever, he has some good narratives and videos on small strobe lighting.
Number three is called PixSylated. It’s another blog about small flash/strobe lighting and has LOADS of information.
And the last one is your cool, artsy link of the day. I’ve linked to Simon Hogsberg before. Remember “We’re All Gonna Die“? This one is a project he did where he stopped random people on the street and asked them what they were thinking about at that very moment. It’s called “The Thought Project.” Cool.
I’ve been crazy busy lately, but I always seem to find some time to waste on the good old internet. Here are a few interesting links that I’ve recently come across.
The first one I’m dieing to use. Its a page explaining how to get interesting shapes in the bokeh of your pictures. For those that don’t know, “bokeh” is actually a Japanese word that means “the out of focus area” in a picture (See the first sentence of the tutorial). Remember my tutorial on taking portraits? You could use the method explained on this page to make small lights in the background appear to be shapes that you choose. I’m really interested in trying this, and other techniques with some models so if anyone is interested, please contact me.
Next is a project done by German photographer Simon Hogsberg. He made a 100 meter long picture by putting hundreds of pictures together in Photoshop. It’s called We’re All Gonna Die! Cool.
Third is an interesting use of Photoshop. It seems a Russian photographer found the exact spots where old photographs from 1941 were taken, and took new pictures. He then stitched them together in Photoshop to make some interesting studies on the past. Number two and six are my favorites.
Thanks for reading.