Monday, November 10, 2008

Ten Online Photo Editors

I've tried only Picnik, and it's AWESOME! Here are some others:

10 Online Photo Editors That You Definitely Need to Bookmark

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Adorama Has 11x14 Prints at $1.99

AdoramaPix is offering 11x14 prints on super high-quality paper for $1.99. Offer ends 8/31/2008.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Photoshop Lightroom Arrives, Picasa Retired

Well, we finally got a copy of Photoshop Lightroom. After extensively testing Picasa as a photo catalog, we're here to report that -- for FREE -- it's an awesome application. Its photo re-touching tools, while limited and rudimentary, worked for most of the photos we took over the past 3-6 months.

Overall, Picasa ranks as one of the best applications we've used, free or for purchase, photo-centric or not.

It's one slick piece of software!

Now, in the next few days, we'll open the shrinkwrap on the Lightroom disk and hope it offers all (and more, of course) that the beta did way back when we gave it a try.

Monday, March 31, 2008

8x10s for 99 Cents at AdoramaPix

This is a great price. Adorama offers excellent quality prints, now, for a limited time, at a substantially-reduced price. Note that Costco, whose quality is not that good, prints 8x10s at $1.49. THIS IS A STEAL.

16X20s start at $4.95, too! (Costco -- $9.99.)


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Alltop: The Internet's Magazine Rack

I just found a site that puts a lot of the world's best photography web sites all in one place. It's called Alltop and it has quite a few categories, one of which is Photography.

So, if you're looking for some browsing material, why not head on over to Alltop for a look. There's a wealth of great information there.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography

Here's a great article on the ten legal things you need to know when taking photos. We've all heard the stories about the photographer taking pictures of a government building, a bridge, or a railway, only to be confronted by law enforcement and then getting his film or memory swiped.

So, here's the basic deal: If on public land, most things are fair game. If on private property, the property owner dictates what you can and cannot do.

Law enforcement, in general, cannot take your equipment without a court order. Caveat: I bet the FBI and other DHS-types have pre-made court orders that fit the circumstances already made up. So, beware.

The best advice: Be quick and do everything above board.

Photography and The Law: Know Your Rights

Monday, March 17, 2008

Free Photo Editing Tool -- FlauntR

This web app was brought to my attention about a month ago, and I never found time to review it, until now. While I haven't given it the full once-over, I can say it looks promising. In the next few weeks, I'll give it a closer look, but I wanted to point it out to you right away.

Online software is becoming more and more ubiquitous and free. Gotta love that! One of the neatest things about this software is, with some mods, you can add it to your own web site and share it with your users. This is way cool.

Free online photo editor with printing and slideshows -- FlauntR

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Photorealistic Reflections

Great tutorial on making reflections

Photorealistic Reflections

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Mac/Win

If you're a student, don't pass this one up -- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for less than $100!

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Mac/Win

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

HUGE Photography Site:

Wow. Covers a ton of ground. Need one go anywhere else for anything about photography?


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Picnik Gets Curves

My favorite online photo editing site, Picnik, has added Curves to its menu of photo editing goodness. Open a picture for editing, go to Create, then Effects, then scroll to the bottom for Curves. There are a lot of preset Curves, you can do your own, or you can modify the presets. This is great stuff!

Layers, anyone (will it be coming soon)?

Picnik Gets Curvy

Friday, January 04, 2008

Video: Ten Tips for DSLR Users

Nice video on tips for DSLR users

15 GIMP Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials!

Here are some nice tutorials for using GIMP with scrapbooking, courtesy of Scrapbooks gone Digital!

15 GIMP Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lithium Battery Transport Rules for Passenger Aircraft

There's been a lot of talk recently about the new airline regulations that went into effect at the beginning of the year with respect to traveling with camera and laptop batteries, most of it wrong, so I will not link to the stories. However, Rob Galbraith offers the best, most useful advice so far:

Put your batteries in a clear ziploc bag so airport screeners won't have a reason to rifle through all of your stuff. TSA just wants an easy way to view your batteries.

It's all hype, but it's what we have to live with nowadays.

Rob Galbraith DPI: Intepreting the Lithium battery transport regulations for passenger aircraft