I just posted a short announcement of a great list of books (covering a range of topics, from Photoshop, to Digital Asset Management, to Political humor). The list of books can be found on PhotoshopNews.com and you can find the post about it here, with a link to the article.
I had seen an announcement a few weeks back on imaginginsider.com about Adorama’s “100 in 100” 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days. But I just got a chance to look over the 54 tips that are posted as of today, and I’m very impressed.
There are many great tips from a number of talented photographers that cover everything from testing if your sensor is dusty, to what a high-key histogram looks like. I highly recommend checking it out, and I think all levels of photographers can benefit from many of the tips. In some cases, if specific products are mentioned, they are linked to products in Adorama’s online catalog. Here’s one example: One of the most useful tips that I read had info about securing model releases. A 50 sheet model release form pad was then linked to at the end of the tip.
You can find Adorama’s 100 Photography Tips in 100 Days here.
There are also hundreds of other helpful and well-written tips and articles on the AIRC (Adorama Imaging Resource Center). This is the home page of the AIRC. It’s rare to see so much editorial content on a store’s website (reviews are far more common), but I think that it’s great for photographers to have so many ways to learn more about taking, processing, storing and printing images.
Though a bit different, Amazon.com has an extensive blog-like feature called “Amazon Daily” that highlights a lot of great content across the web. In some cases, like with Adorama’s AIRC, products mentioned will be linked to in Amazon.com’s catalog. You can even customize your Amazon Daily content by choosing from a long list of topics. Stories can then be accessed from your home page at Amazon.com when you log in, or by using an RSS news reader.
I was just listening to TMUPLive (Typical Mac User Live) with the show’s host Victor Cajiao and his guest Chris Christensen. During the show, Victor and Chris discuss some very interesting history about Apple Computer in the 1990’s. After I read the show notes on TypicalMacUser.com, I checked out Chris Christensen’s personal blog, https://chris2x.com, and decided to read his earliest posts from February 2004.
I then came across Chris Christensen’s article about a piece of software called Fontifier. This software allows you to download a chart, which you fill out and scan. The software then creates a font from the characters. I think this is extremely cool, and I’m looking forward to trying it out. You can preview the font you create for free, and the cost to buy the font, if you want to keep it, is $9. You can see Chris’ article and his personal font here. And you can check out and try Fontifier here.
Chris Christensen has a fantastic podcast and blog called The Amateur Traveler. It features Chris’ stories, photos and video, and he also interviews people who talk about destinations all around the world. The audio is offered in mp3, as well as enhanced versions in AAC format, which includes images. A few months ago, I was a guest on the show and shared a number of travel photo tips. You can find the episode here.