Friday, August 22, 2008

Photography Soup (August 22, 2008)

With all the Photokina noise, the Photography Soup is more of a weekly than a daily show. But fear not, once Photokina is over, this will be posted on a regular basis!


Flickr Group Member Showcase: Fazia_
The second brave Flickr member to submit photos to this blog's photo pool was Fazia_. With lots of great outdoors pictures, it was not an easy choice to pick our favorite! Ultimately the lighting and the mood of the low tide at Raritan Bay won us over and is our favorite picture from this flickr member's submissions.

For more on this segment, be sure to check the introduction and the group's flickr pool. All are invited to join and submit pictures, and each person will eventually be featured in this segment, in chronological picture-submission-order.


Around the Internets
This is the first and last Olympics reference in this post! Latest round of pictures from the Wall Street Journal. Yes, they are actual pictures, not sketches or outlines!

What's happening around the photo-blogosphere? Beyond Megapixels has their weekly linkies. And they have announced the winner of their recent giveaway!

Put on your walking shoes and grab your camera(s)! Scott Kelby's PhotoWalk Day is coming up very very soon! More on this at Photo Walk Pro.

The f1.0 blog continues their on-going series on off-camera flash. If you missed the previous installments, they have the links at the top of the post. Here is episode #4.

More on lighting, Yanik's Photo School is talking SB-800 and a rock band shoot.

It's Business Matters at Digital Pro Talk. Lightroom, tutorials, customer experience, and a lot more!

And something for the film photographer(s) out there! Epic Edits talks parallax error.

If you like to complain, join the party at the Time Lord's blog (that's a derivative reference after a Casio EX-F1 comment).

Think Camera points to two industry milestones.


Inside the Insider
Win Maria's diamonds! What? Yes, it is very related to digital cameras. Find out!

Why is the British Police is singing an early 90s New Order song to a photographer? Find out!

Something is changing with Lensbabies! A ...one child policy perhaps? Find out!

These and a lot more, including a handful of podcasts at the Imaging Insider.


Lens Talk Radio
Ken Rockwell reviews the Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR lens. What did KR think? No spoilers here!

Hot on the heels of the Photo.net review, lens review specialists PhotoZone.de reviews the Pentax DA 35mm f2.8 macro lens. What did they think? No spoilers here!

The Imaging Insider points us to a new Canon EF 200mm IS USM L-series lens review.

Now they are busy with the 50mm primes, but before that, The Digital Picture posted a review of a really tiny lens, the EF 800mm f5.6 IS USM L-series! This is not a lens for the faint of wallet - yes, five figures!

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