What I’ve Been Reading

August 1, 2010
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Just a sumer-time photo. f/4.0; 1/1600sec; 24mm; ISO 200

July is over and August has started up. You all voted over in the iffles.com monthly theme group on flickr, and reflections was the winner, so that’s what August’s theme is. Even if you’re not playing along with the theme group, there’s still some links here to help get you inspired in whatever you’re working on photography-wise.

  • A friend of mine recently got his first DSLR and I was try to explain the relationship between Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed to him, as well as how to use the exposure meter in the manual modes of his camera. I should have just saved him some time and pointed him to this article instead!
  • I actually don’t look at a lot of professional photographers’ online portfolios… but when I do, many of the things on this list of Online Photography Portfolio No-nos do, indeed, bother me.
  • Got a tough lighting situation? Maybe you find the cure on this Three Nightmare Lighting Conditions article
  • For a lot of us, it’s now summer time – a great time to get outdoors and shoot before the weather turns cold again. Not sure what to shoot? Check out this list of 10 things to practice shooting in summer.
  • I know a lot of you are in the middle of a 365 project right now, so you might need these tips on staying on track with such a project.
  • The best way to become a better photographer is to keep on taking photos. If you feel you’ve hit a creative block, check out some ideas on how to keep “swimming” (via Your Photo Tips)

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