This will be my last “Favorite Stuff” post of 2010 as I’m taking a blogging break until January. I’ve got a ton of great stuff planned for the blog in 2011 and am looking forward to unleashing it on the world. Until then, here’s some cool stuff to keep you occupied.
Favorite Photos of 2010/Happy Solstice – Carl Donohue
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with bears, grizzlies in particular. Carl is one of the best wildlife photographers I know and this collection of grizzly photos is guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat. Enjoy!
Best of 2010: Our Favorite Photo Blog Posts of the Year – Photoshelter
This is the very best collection of links to the very best photo blog posts I’ve seen. I’ve been sifting through all evening and I’ve got A LOT of reading to do.
Using Manual Mode in Nik Software Dfine – Ron Mart
As you all know by now, I’m a big fan of Nik Software Lightroom & Photoshop plug-ins. Dfine is a remarkable noise reduction plug-in that does a phenomenal job retaining fine detail while zapping pesky noise. This blog post is an excellent tutorial on using the manual mode in Dfine to more accurately eliminate noise. Good stuff. (Save 15% on Nik Software at their store using coupon code “BEDGE”)
The Price of Prints: Part 1: Pricing Practices & Motivating Buyers – Photoshelter
Ever agonized over what to charge for your fine art photographic prints? I know I have. This article is the first in a series of 4 that promises to be quite enlightening.
Self-Promo Likes and Pet Peeves…From the People You’re Sending Them To (Part 1 of 3) – Jasmine DeFoore
This is an awesome discussion of what works and what doesn’t when designing a self-promo piece to be mailed to photo editors, potential clients, etc. If you’re not a talented photographer AND a talented graphic designer (like Mike Cavaroc), you’ll find this series to be very insightful. Here’s a link to Part 2 and a link to Part 3.
A blog post from my archives:
Unleashing the Mad Scientist Within – This blog post from June of 2010 is all about stepping way out of your comfort zone when processing an image to really get your creative juices flowing.
And a couple of my recent images on flickr:
That’s it for this week. I hope ya’ll find something interesting and useful. Come back Jan. 3 for an exciting trip through the last decade of my photography career as I’ll be posting my top 10 favorite images from 2000 to 2010. Should be fun!