Saturday, July 19, 2008

Photography Soup (No Technobabble allowed)

We went into burst mode with a long series of technobabble posts, with reviews and new cameras announcements and such, and with the exception of the forum picture threads, we haven't posted any photography-priority posts recently. So this is a good time to have a photography-priority edition of the Photography Soup!

Around the Internets
Epic Edits had a little bit of a "New Yorker" incident when their "ten things I hate about film" post was a victim of speed-readers who failed to notice the underlying sarcasm. So to make it easier for speed-readers, Epic Edits has now created a play-by-play analysis of that post.

David Ziser at Digital Pro Talk has a new post focusing on inspiration, across different dimensions.

Time to reload the iPod? How about version #10 of the Camera Dojo podcast. Camera Dojo of course not to be confused with Camera Jojo. Don't let the silly name fool you, they have over 200,000 email subscribers! And speaking of Jojo, be sure to check their recent abandonded building photography post.

If you missed it, be sure to catch up on the flickr kerfuffle (url has been corrected) that had protected photos becoming accessible via their API. The JMG Galleries blog had all the details!

We can't offer a free vacation to our readers, but you can virtually go to the beach in Tasmania thanks to this photo by Alex Wise.

Thomas Hawk talks early (or late) April Fool's day, it has to do with iPhones, AT&T, free and WiFi. Oops, how did this sneak in? It's supposed to be a technobabble free post!

And a quick reminder for TWIP Photo readers, they are planning a server upgrade on Saturday, so expect some turbulance. If you don't want to miss anything, be sure to subscribe to their RSS feed, so at least you can revisit some of their recent posts using your newsreader!

Round-up of Round-ups
And a round-up of round-ups now, starting first with Scott Duffy's latest post, and continuing with Strobist, the lighting sensation blog.

Another nice round-up was posted earlier at Photo Walk Pro, featuring a little bit of everything, and so does Photography Bay.

Meanwhile the very popular Flickr Blog takes us on a trip down memory lane.

Community-priority posts
Enjoy reading Mike Johnston? You can now enjoy even more as Mike is starting a new regular column at! Read on for a history of MJ's e-columnography. Mike's book, "The Empirical Photographer" is now a rare book, we only found one copy available online going for $119 in the Amazon Marketplace. So if you have one, hold on tight :)

Neil Creek has remodeled his blog template, putting more emphasis on his learning community flickr group.

Inside the Insider: Educational posts
The Imaging Insider scours the internets for you, finding a wide variety of posts of photographic interest. Today we concentrate on some of their recent featured stories that focus on learning, such as tutorials, tips, and such.

We start with five portrait photography tips and continue with aperture talk. Aperture as in the camera value, not the Apple software. This is a long tutorial, so you may want to bookmark it and use it as reference.

And from aperture we go to tips on selecting the best ISO.

And if that's not enough, be sure to check out the tenth edition of the Photography Tips and Tricks magazine, available as a downloadable PDF file.

The Noisy Planner
Regular readers know that the blog schedule is always subject to change, but it doesn't stop up from trying to plan. Here are some of the things we hope to finish in the next few days:

  1. Digital Lens round-up, including Four Thirds, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina. This feature has somehow managed to stall.
  2. A trio of "gadget blog week" posts that have been delayed because of breaking news and reviews
  3. A new "Discover New Sites and Blogs" episode. If you have any websites or blogs to nominate, just let us know! They could be yours or some of your favorites. Contact via email.
  4. More DSLR profiles to be added to the DSLR Reference Map. We just added the Sony Alpha A100, more to come.
  5. and much more

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