Linkswitch – Photography Switch
My father’s a photographer (hence my name) and I spent most of my childhood going along to shoots, standing in so he could test skin tone, and generally watching him work. As I got older I played assistant if he was ever caught out without one. Because of that I’ve always loved photography, and working with photographers was always one of my favourite things about being a graphic designer. Here are some links for all you amateur and professional photographers out there – and for people (like me) who just love looking at beautiful work…
If you’d like to know how to do HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography, then check out this HDR tutorial roundup over at TutorialBlog.org.
I think the whole world has seen this by now, but in case you haven’t, rush over to Nick Brandt’s portfolio. These photos are just so unbelievably gorgeous – I have no words. Turns out he studied painting originally and you can really see that influence in his photos.
Do you love your coffee? Check out these amazing shots of coffee meeting milk. They’re extraordinarily beautiful.
Digital Photography School has a very handy guide to making your own inexpensive light tent. This is great for aspiring photographers on a budget, or early-days freelancers who need to photograph their work but can’t afford a professional… yet!
EpicEdits did a really interesting experiment – he asked 28 photographers to edit one photo using post-processing and cropping. The results are far more different than one would expect, and serve as a reminder for photographers and designers that there are many ways to interpret a photograph.
Photopreneur tells us how to earn $1000 an hour as a photographer. This one really surprised me!
Also from the Digital Photography School is a great guide to taking better candid photographs.
Finally, Crestock ran a photography competition with the theme Speed Demon and profiled the highlights. Some amazing work there!
This Weeks Photo:
This week’s photo is by Dennis Good, a graphic designer from Indianapolis who loves the world of photography. He works full time as a web designer, but stays busy with photography and print design outside of work. He books weddings, family portraits, and baby photos on the weekends and also specialize in logo design and corporate identity.