Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sell Newsworthy Photos With Scoopt

Citizen journalist site Scoopt will take your newsworthy photos and sell them to the media and split the income 50/50 with you.

They're interested in photos of headline news, disasters, politicians, celebrities and so on. They're based in the UK, so this is probably not all that useful for Canadians, but it's a neat idea.

LumiQuest : Photographic Accessories

Check out the pocket bounce for speedlights and diffusers for popup flash. Pretty cool for toning down the harsh light of your flash.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Companies and Products on TechCrunch

TechCrunch is a pretty good blog that reviews new web applications. They have a big index of companies and apps that they've already reviewed. It's amazing the stuff that's out there, unfortunately, it looks like everything's been done already. :(

Flickr Geo Tagging Now Live

Laush, you were right about the geo-tagging stuff on flickr. Techcrunch says flickr geo-tagging has gone live today.

I just tried it with a couple of photos, looks interesting. Apparantly there are a couple of screencasts from Yahoo about it as well.

Google Webmaster Central

Google tools to help webmasters. Check out the Site Status Wizard to seen if and when Google last indexed your site.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Creative Thinking in Photoshop: Using Layer Comps to Create Variations

Nice tutorial on Photoshop layer comps

Using Layer Comps to Create Variations

I like the part where you can save each comp as a seperate file or to a multi-page pdf. cool

Quick Reference Cards

I found these quick reference cards, the look pretty handy.

Five simple steps to better typography : Journal : Mark Boulton

Short and sweet article explain some basic rules to follow with your typography. Also explains a few typography terms: measure, leading, etc.

Five simple steps to better typography : Journal : Mark Boulton

Photoshop Articles & Scripts

Here are some good photoshop articles and scripts.

I can't wait to try the B&W Scripts.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Creating a Style-Guide for your project

Interesting post. The idea is to create an HTML file that displays all the CSS styles for your project. When you style the page in your project, just load the style guide to see what your choices are for headers and what not.

Sounds like a great way to get all developers on the same page style-wise. And it's a nice quick way to test styles across browsers.

Web Developer's List

Cool list of tools and resources for all aspects of web development.

Photoshop Tricks and Basics

This is a nice little page describing some quick and useful Photoshop tricks like fixing a color cast and lightening underexposed images.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Workers, Place Your Bets

Article in BusinessWeek about how corporations, like Yahoo, are using prediction markets with their employees to forecast which products to pursue, etc. Straight from "The Wisdom Of Crowds".

Taking Sharp Pictures

Here is a good article on taking sharp pictures.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Macro Photo Studio

Love this Article on Macro Photo Studio's from Strobist back in July.

Also check out the discussion on flickr.

Celebrities Without Makeup

Found this on Reddit. This is funny.

Celebrities Without Makeup

Howstuffworks "How much ice would I have to store up in the winter in order to air condition my house all summer?"

Neat idea

Howstuffworks "How much ice would I have to store up in the winter in order to air condition my house all summer?"

And Then There Were Three

Well boys, looks like I got me another photo in explore. That makes three. Read 'em and weep.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Photojojo Panographies: Panoramas on Steroids

Cool idea.

Photojojo Panographies: Panoramas on Steroids

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Great Motivational Posters

CSS Frames | 456 Berea Street

Nice article on how to fake HTML frames with CSS

CSS Frames | 456 Berea Street

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Originally uploaded by mega mark.

Here the example of bokeh I was talking about.

Some definitions from the bokeh group discussion on flickr:

The word "bokeh" comes from the Japanese word "boke" (pronounced bo-keh) which literally means fuzziness or dizziness.

a Japanese term that has to do with the shape and gradation of out of focus portions of the image

Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light.

It describes the appearance or "feel" of out-of-focus backgrounds and foregrounds

Turn Around NOW!

Turn Around NOW!
Originally uploaded by kreego.

Look for the comment by 'kreego' to see how it was done.

Chipmonk fever

This little baby got #43 on flickr's top 500 most interesting photos. Nice work. Probably would of got top 10 if wasn't over exposed. Just kidding. Nice detail.

Chipmonk on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sad dog

I like this pic of my friends boxer, but I didn't realize that I overexposed it in lightroom until I got to work this morning. I was trying to lighten up the shadows on her face and ended up overexposing and losing the detail on the right side of the pic.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Scout: Find your photographs in Flickr's Explore

Scout is a third party tool that uses the Flickr API to track your photo in Explore. Explore shows the top 500 photos in terms of "interestingness" uploaded each day on Flickr.

5 Steps To Being More Photogenic - Digital Camera University

Just what the title says.

5 Steps To Being More Photogenic - Digital Camera University


Originally uploaded by photobrettwalker.

This is a lot scary.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Bumping Locks

This is a little scary.

YouTube - Bumping Lock

You can even buy these keys on ebay

Friday, August 11, 2006

An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design

Read this one. It is short, simple and a good read. I am definitely going to try it out on my next app.

37signals: An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design

one more moon shot

Here is another shot from last night. a little pixelated because I blew it up so you can see the detail in the moon. iso 200 normal exposure.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Moon shots last night

Here are a couple of shots from last night. The first one is over exposed because I am trying to get the detail in the moon using iso 200. After downloading to my mac (lightroom) I realized you can't overexpose and still get the detail, so I went back out and shot at proper exposure and adjusted my iso to 800 and 1600. The second photo is the results of my second attempt. Not too bad but I wish I had of exposed the first photo properly. It was a much nicer image.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Campground (HDR)





Originally uploaded by J|D.

Another cool shot from flickr.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

greenest green

greenest green
Originally uploaded by .claudia.

See? You can take a picture of anything!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Canon Digital Photo Centre

Some good tutorials, and articles. Nikon users welcome :)


Very cool, I have to try this.

Check out this article about HDR, I wonder if Photoshop CS has it. It mentions CS2, but then starts talking about CS. Good read, awesome photos.

Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush? - New York Times


I believe in these difficult and mean-spirited times in which we live there needs to be a message of hope. Just a single image that speaks to us of love, harmony, peace and joy. An image that suggests the universal brotherhood of man. I have found that image, and I ask that all of you take a moment to be inspired by it.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

3 Million

Vitamin News: "Word has it that wiki.com has just been sold for an astonishing $3 million... It's a safe bet that the new owner has some plans for it! Crazy money talk and wikis together?"

Getting Rich with PHP 5

Rasmus Lerdorf gave a presentation at OSCON 2006 about building rich web applications with PHP 5. The slides are online. I haven't been through the whole thing yet, but it looks interesting.

Storm in Toronto

Daily Dose of Imagry: shot from our kitchen last night during the storm in toronto.

Apple partners with Ford, GM and Mazda for iPod integration

Apple on Thursday announced partnerships with Ford, General Motors and Mazda to deliver seamless iPod integration to the majority of their brands and models. According to Apple with this announcement 70 percent of 2007-model US automobiles will offer iPod integration.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Blog Photos From Flickr

You can set up your blog in your flickr account so that you can easily post any picture from flickr on your blog. Cool.


I saw this great shot of lightning on flickr. It's from a storm Monday night and the guy's from Canada, so it's gotta be from around here somewhere. It certainly sounded like it was doing that outside.