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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 11/18/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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I realize that all five of these posts are from the same site and about the same subject, but they are brilliant in what they accomplish. This is not the same as exporting to Smugmug, it is publishing to Smugmug. I have read all of them and, while I understand them, I have not put them into place as of yet. I have to really evaluate my photography and determine if it is right for me. But if you are looking for this information, you need to read these posts.

 Publising to Smugmug, A Geek’s View Pt. 1

 Publising to Smugmug, A Geek’s View Pt. 2

 Publising to Smugmug, A Geek’s View Pt. 3

 Publising to Smugmug, A Geek’s View Pt. 4

 Publising to Smugmug, A Geek’s View Pt. 5

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DIY Photography – A great site for those on a limited budget and lots of “can do” attitude.

ShutterBug – It’s a great magazine and a great site. Lots of information.

Amateur Photographer – It’s a UK site so some of the spellings are weird, but it has lots of information.

Photography.com – Someone had to take the name. It has lots of articles and information that helps it live up to the URL.

Social Media DIY Workshop – A great source of social media know how.

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 7/1/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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The Turning Gate Cart CE – This looks like a good shopping cart for photographers that integrates with Lightroom.

iPads in Your Classroom – I’m a teacher, so once in a while I checkout places other than photography sites. This one is VERY interesting and demonstrates the possible future of education.

Remote Control Chopper Follows Wakeboarder – In an example of what technology might bring to photography, this “helicopter” follows a wakeboarder, keeping the camera pointed at him as he plays.

Google Yourself – A good way of finding out what is being said about you and possibly finding infringements on your images.

Turn Your Deck into A Wildlife Oasis – From the National Wildlife Federation

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Basic Digital Photography – Like it says, information on the basics of digital photography.

Alpha Mount World – Lots of reviews and information on digital cameras.

NatureScapes.net – The resource for nature photographers. I love this site. It has information, a great store, and more.

Anne McKinnell Photography – A good photographer from Victoria B.C., Canada who is taking a road trip for the next year. She has a good eye and is entertaining to read.

National Park Service – Ok, I’ll be honest. If you’re planning a trip to any national park, this should be your first stop. It may be your last. It has TONS of information about all of the parks and monuments.

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A Post That Made Me Cry – War Photographers

Stacy Pearsall is an amazing individual and motivational speaker. She served as an Air Force combat photographer who was wounded and medically retired from the service. She was decorated with the Bronze Star and Commendation with Valor for actions under fire. Her photos have been used with many news agencies and published worldwide.

I heard Stacy Pearsall speak at Skip’s Summer School in 2010. Her story, the way she presents it, and her willingness to give back to the community is inspirational. When you are done listening to her, you want to go out and use photography as a tool for improving our society. I was overwhelmed and in tears by the time she got done speaking.

She posted a link on Twitter to an article called The Shot That Almost Killed Me: War Photographers; an interactive site at The Guardian, a UK newspaper, where you can click through a series of photographs and read the backstory for each of them. Be warned, some of the images are very graphic.

The stories are scary, heart-wrenching, and they will make you think about what is going on in our world.

I firmly believe that we owe a huge gratitude of thanks to those who sacrificed time, limb, and/or life to protect our freedom. In my mind, this post re-enforces the reasons behind that gratitude. It shows the horror of war, the sacrifices made, and the dark side of humanity. It shows what we ask our young people to deal with on a daily basis for our freedom. Yes, the post is about the photographers, but I see both the photographers and their sacrifices and the soldiers who they were documenting.

I was in tears after reading the stories in the article. I suggest you take a minute or two to take a look.

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 6/24/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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Canada’s Plastic Money – Their replacing the paper currency with a polymer.

Free Lightroom Presets – From Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips

What Abandoned Places Can Teach You About Photography – From The Current Photographer

7 Sites to Sell Your Stock Photos – I’m not into stock photography, but I like the list.

5 Tips for Using a Polarizer – From Scott Bourne

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MyShutterSpace - An online site for photo enthusiasts.

The Pinhole Gallery – Everything you wanted to know about pinhole photography.

PhotoJournalism – Lots of sports and photo journalism information.

Nature Photographers.net – A great site for those that shoot nature.

JMG Galleries – Home of Jim Goldstein San Fransico based photographer/blogger/podcaster who has some good images.

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5/5 Post and Sites You Should Read for 6/17/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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A Secret Way to Judge or Build a Portfolio – From Scott Bourne and Photo Focus

A Look into Jay Maisel’s World – From Scott Kelby

How to Maximize Your Twitter Presence – From the Social Media Examiner

The Life of a Tennis Photographer – A look into the world of a world traveler who focuses on professional tennis.

Why Twitter Removed the Favorites from Your Home Page – An interesting interpertation of why Twitter removed lists and favorites. Or hid them.

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NAPP – Photoshop User by Scott Kelby

Red Bubble – A place to sell your photography without hassle.

The f-Stops Here – An interesting mix of tips and tricks for outdoor photography.

Nikonians - A GREAT community site for all things Nikon.

About Photography – From About.com. Ok, it simple, but it will help some.

 

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 6/10/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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7 Quick Tips to Make Your Stature Pictures More Interesting – From the Light Staking crew

Model Posing Tips -Try looking out the side of your face. Seriously, once you read it, it makes sense.

Understanding Color – A great article by John Paul Caponigro

Protecting Your Email With a Canary – A clever way to determine if your email account has been hacked.

Guy Tal Interviews Michael Gordon – Both are great photographers. It’s an interesting post.

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Make Me an Offer – This is a great idea. He buys used cameras that have the film or card still in them and develops the images. It’s kind of cool.

DIY Photography – Some really good ideas on how to do things in photography. Even if  you don’t build something, they will make you think.

Shutterbug - It’s a great magazine. It’s a great website.

Amateur Photographer – A UK based site that has lots of photography information. Most of it from or about the UK.

Chuqui 3.0 – I’ll keep pushing this site. He has a good view on photography, hockey, and technology. Plus, he is a great guy.

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 5/20/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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A Photographer’s Three Phases of Development – From Scott Borne at Photo Focus

20 Interesting Images of Roads – I’m not big on this kind of thing, but these really are interesting.

Why Bring a Second Shooter to a Wedding – A pretty good argument.

100 Fantastic iPhone Apps for Photographers – Yes, they are good.

Model Releases – A good post on the hows, whys, and whatnots of model releases.

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Alpine Exposures – GREAT photography from the outdoors.

Snappy Shutter – Tips, tricks, and tutorials.

By Thom – THE expert on all things Nikon with great information.

A Photo Editor – Interviews and information on and about photography.

Bill Atkinson Photography – A photographer with an unusual eye for details.

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 5/13/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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190 Free Presets for Lr – From the onOne software people.

Experimenting with Macro Photography – From Megapixels and Beyond

Originality: A Matter of Perspective – I talked about this earlier this week. It’s a great post.

Trees Tell the Story of 1,100 Years of El Nino – An interesting science article about how El Nino has affected the planet.

Don’t Be An Idiot – Guy Tal discusses the role of the photographer in art and the importance of understanding art.

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What Digital Camera – As the name suggests, a site that helps answer the question.

Popular Photo – One of America’s great photo magazines is online.

Digital Photo Tutorials – A large number of online tutorials on photography.

Better Photography – An online school for photography.

Guy Tal – A great nature photographer.

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 5/6/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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Someone Just Fired Their Photographer – Don’t think you job is secure.

A Backyard Bird Set-up – Mine looked very similar to this.

12 Unique Cases for Your iPhone – They are unique.

Wildlife Gardening for Beginners – How to turn your garden into a small wildlife sanctuary.

The Best NP for Spotting Wildlife – Want to see animals? Go here.

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Camera Hacker – Rewriting the software in your camera.

Digital Pro Talk – A good site for some interesting tips, tricks, and opinions.

SLR Gear – A GREAT site for reviews on equipment. It’s one of the first I check when contemplating a purchase.

SmugMug – The BEST site for storing and selling you images online. I use it, you should too.

Camera Dojo – Kerry Garrison has great ideas and tips and is willing to share them. His podcast is good too.

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5/5 Posts and Sites You Should Read for 4/29/11

Here are the photography blog posts and sites that I found this week that I think you as a photographer should read. Not all of them are always related to photography, but they are worth looking at and will probably make you think.

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STACY PEARSALL on Scott Kelby.com – This is one of the most compelling reads I have come across in a long time.

Glamour Posing – An interesting read about posing glamour shots.

How to Steal Like an Artist – A very good read about original thinking. And it’s entertaining.

7 Tips for Helping Women Love having their Photo Taken by You – Some good ideas about putting women at ease as you take their pictures.

Is Your Brain Sleeping While You are Awake? – A scary post at Nat Geo about the consequences of lack of sleep.

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photoSIG - A good site to have your images reviewed and critiqued.

Photo Rumors – The name says it all.

Resize It – A cool website that allows you to resize your images.

Scott Kelby – Come on! It’s Scott Kelby, the master of all things Photoshop and Lightroom. ‘Nuf said.

Photography Corner – A good resource of photo blogs and websites.

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