Weekend Links

December 20, 2009

365.118 - Photowalk 17: Rainy Leaf
Photographing in the rain can be tough but rewarding, check out one of the links below for some rain tips.

I’m sure a lot of you are feeling about as rushed and busy as I am lately, what with the holidays and all. As I’ll be heading out of town again soon, I can’t promise any timely updates around here this week, but I have the last week of the year off from my day-job, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to stock-pile some entries here. I’m crosing my fingers!

  • Feeling uninspired? This list of 12 ideas on how to take better photographs might give you some ideas of new things to shoot.
  • In an entry a while back, I suggested asking for photography books for holiday gifts. It’s probably a bit too late to be putting things on your wish list now, but if you’re looking to buy something for yourself, check out this list of 50 must-read photography books.
  • Speaking of holiday gift-guides, here’s one from DIYPhotgraphy. Ok, I might be a bit late posting that link, but like I said, we can always buy stuff for ourselves, right? Especially if we get some gift cards as gifts!
  • And if you’re looking for even more things to purchase that might be closer to your price-range, be sure to read this list of must-have gear that won’t break the bank.
  • Rain can add a lot of mood into photographs, but it can also be hard to capture sometimes. Check out these tips for shooting in the rain.
  • It can also be difficult to shoot landscapes at night, so here are some tips on that, too.
  • I’m not usually really into videos, but I found this one of Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic photographer, about when he was taking photographs of a leopard seal that thought it was her duty to save his life.
  • I mentioned once about the background in your photos being something to take into consideration when composing your shots. Here’s 9 tips fora perfect portrait background.
  • I’ve often noticed, and loved, the “small details” wedding photos, but I never really thought about when applied to other situations – but it can, and it shows the importance of having a telephoto lens in your camera bag, too.
  • I recently purchased this Bokeh Master’s Kit, but haven’t gotten it in the mail yet. You’ll see some test shots as soon as I do, I’m sure. The idea is that you can put it on your lens in order to get nifty-shaped bokeh in the background.

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  • Thanks for this resource, Jennifer. I got here from your DPS article about programming. Glad to see that photography satisfies the "right side" of your mind.

  • I don't see a link for the Paul Nicklen video. Am I missing something?

  • Nope - guess I was a bit out of it when I posted this. I've added it now, thanks!

  • skydvr

    Jenn - you don't seem to have linked the video. Just FYI.

  • Whoops! Thanks - fixed now!

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