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Pick of the Week: Link Edition – Jun 10, 2008

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Time is flying (or so it feels for me) and more and more good photography articles are being published around.

It’s always hard to come up with a small selection, but it has to be done. So, here are some of those articles that picked my attention in the past days:

  • Who is Stealing your photos online?JMG-Galleries – Jim introduces a new platform (or shall we call it search engine), TinEye, that uses image recognition algorithms and allows you to search for copies of your images online (even modified ones). I’ve been using TinEye for some time and can say that, although their search range is still small, it works. Jim also has some invites to give, in case you’re interested.
  • HELP… I’m brand new at this. What do I do to grow my business?Digital ProTalk – Want to start expanding your photo business? Then David’s blog is the place to go. And from this article you can see what to expect over there.
  • DSLR Dust Problems: Prevention and SolutionsJoy of Digital Photography – Dust in the sensor is something that did not exist in the film days. But it’s the digital era and dust can really ruin your work if you’re not careful about it. Jeff tackles the problem and gives some tips on how to avoid it.
  • So many cameras – So little timeEpic Edits – I’m sure you know what a SLR is. But what about a TLR, or Rangefinder, or… Brian gives a small introduction to each of the most know camera types.
  • 8 Tips for better photo compositionA Matter of Memories – Good photography is much more than just the right equipment. It’s what you do with it. And good composition is a skill that can be improved. There are no rules, just tips, and Jill gives 8 of them right here.
  • LensesPhotography Basics – Camera bodies come and go, but lenses are forever (was this a good adaptation of the cliché?). Knowing what lenses you need and what to expect from them is vital in photography. Garry has a nice intro to lenses for the beginner. And remember "You get what you pay for".
  • The War on PhotographySchneier on Security – Photographer’s rights violations is happening everyday. You can shoot this, you can’t shoot that… When is it going to stop? With increasing fears of terrorism (and often using it as an excuse) probably not so soon. As Bruce mentions, blame the movies. We also discussed this issue on PhotoNetCast #2. Maybe I should get one of those "I’m a Photographer, not a terrorist" t-shirts.

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6 Comments

  1. the_wolf_brigade

    June 10, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    “”I’m a Photographer, not a terrorist” t-shirts”.

    I certainly could have used one of those the other night….

  2. A Marques

    June 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I don’t know if you thought that I was joking or not, but the t-shirts really exist. I can’t remember the author’s blog, but I remember reading the story how and why the t-shirts were created. I have the feeling that the first ones were by Insomniac Studios but now you can find similar ones from other authors.

    If you find them interesting, you know what to get me for my birthday ;)

  3. the_wolf_brigade

    June 12, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I knew you were serious – I think I’ve seen them on Cafe Press?

    And I really could have used the shirt….

  4. Shantanu

    June 16, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Thanks for sharing the info on TinEye. I was looking for a way to do this, given that I use a lot of photos on my blog and quite some traffic gets to me via Image Search from Google.

  5. Joe

    June 19, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Tineye is great. My pics on my blog have definitely been used by others. By the way, great blog this.

  6. Lisa

    June 20, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Hi! Got here through Epic Edits.

    I’ve tried TinEye. I love the idea. As for the “you get what you pay for,” I think the 50mm is the exception to the rule. I can’t sing its praises enough.

    It’s my birthday in less than 24 hours. I think I’ll get me one of those shirts.

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