Weekly Linkies, 08/21/08

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Congratulations, Leah and Samantha!

Thanks to everyone who joined the photography book giveaway! It was so great hearing from you guys. We took note of your article suggestions and we will be writing about those soon enough.

In the meantime, we direct you to some good reads around the Internets.

Creating Your Own Photography Blog
Photocritic.org
Nothing like the pressure of updating to make you shoot more. Seriously though, it’s a great exercise. One of these days I’ll compile another list of great photoblogs you should see. Till then, you can check out Tyler Nixon’s photoblog, Wink.

Black & White Cheatsheet for Photoshop
DIYPhotography.net
Having trouble with your BW conversions, or just want to learn more? Read this.

An Introduction to Photography Composition
Yanik’s Photo School
A good read for beginners.

Graffiti Artists
Epic Edits Weblog
Brian Auer’s step-by-step post-processing of an image in Adobe Camera Raw.

Rumor Alert: 15MP Canon 50D
1001 Noisy Cameras
The rumor mill is active once again, and I’m dying to see what they’re replacing my camera with.

Nikon D700 Review and
It’s “Guest Blog Wednesday” featuring Scott Kelby
Photoshop Insider
The first article is pretty much what it is, a review of the D700. The second article is about photography workshops and classes, good and bad students. I found myself nodding along to the latter. Great read.

Stepping into Wedding Photography
Digital Photography School
This is the toughest industry to get into these days as there are just too many wedding photographers out there already. If you’re sure this is what you want to do though, this article is a place to start. I left a comment in the post stating that while nobody can blame a beginner for not charging just to get a portfolio together, the beginner should not do this at the expense of a pro making a living. Maybe you can shoot back-up to a pro for free in the meantime.

Some pros scream bloody murder when they hear about beginners taking away their clients because they charge so much less (or not at all). Like I said in that comment, I understand both sides of the story. Best advice I can give is if you’re going into this, try not to ruffle too many feathers on your way in. Just try to be respectful of the ones who have come before you (and even those coming after you since you know what it’s like to be in their shoes), and let your work speak for itself.

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