Build an Online Portfolio
There’s a new website that has recently popped up called 500px. If you want to build an online portfolio but don’t feel like the effort of building a website, then this is a great option for you…
500px is geared at photographers who want a professional looking portfolio that will stand out from the crowd.
In a sense its a bit like flickr but it does allow you to very quickly and easily create a stunning portfolio.
There’s a paid and free version with the free version restricting you to a maximum of 20 photo uploads a week. You can read a quick guide to getting going from MakeUseOf.
Check out this online camera simulator at CameraSim… Its a camera simulator that allows you to change lighting conditions as well as all the camera settings such as ISO, aperture, shutter speed and mode. Then you simply click a button to take a picture and you can see how different settings affect the picture. If you new to an SLR camera then this site is must!
Extreme Light Painting
We’ve seen some really good light painting effects lately. Here’s another one for you to try…
Head on over to DIY Photography for a tutorial and video of this effect.
It was good to see a few of you trying out some new light painting techniques during yesterday’s outing… Some really good images here by Ben, Charles, Kierran and Dianne. If I’ve left you out, leave a comment with a link to your picture. Will good to see them. Well done! We should have a competition to see who can do the most “orbs” in one picture… Click (here) to see the original post describing this technique.
Another technique to try out at night is “Star Trails”. I had done this before using film cameras and I remember the first time I tried it with a digital camera there were some new challenges to overcome. In this post, they cover shooting star trails from start to end. Its the best complete guide that I have found. They take you through the whole process from composition to processing, explaining considerations such as shooting a single image or stacking. There’s also links to free stacking software.
15 Photoshop Cheat Sheets
Check out this link to 15 Photoshop cheat sheets. The above one is one that I personally have printed out and laminated. Nice one to have next to your keyboard…
Not enough Photoshop Tutorials??
Well, here’s another 350 for you from slodive. Organised in these 14 sections:
- Tutorials for Beginners
- Text Tutorials
- Video Tutorials
- Photoshop Tricks
- Lighting Effect Tutorials
- Photo Manipulation Tutorials
- Wallpaper Tutorials
- Web Design Tutorials
- Icon Design Tutorials
- Photoshop CS5 Tutorials
- Forum Signature Tutorials
- Matte Painting Tutorials
- Advanced Tutorials
- Scripting Tutorials
That’s it for today. Please leave a comment. Let me know if you find these useful. Share some of your own tips/photos… Till next week…
The gallery and image award results for March 2011 have been uploaded.
30 Photoshop Videos
Its really nice to find so many free videos in one place… Have a look at this creativefan post where they have rounded up 30 different Photoshop videos… Video tutorials are one of the easiest and quickest ways to learn. While you on the post, take some time to have a look around the site. There are plenty more resources to get through!
Adorama TV has been running a lot of excellent lighting video tutorials. This weeks episode is on how to light large groups of people. This is episode 64 so there are a lot more to watch. All episodes are available from their YouTube channel.
The City Limits
I know I’ve been adding a lot of time lapse videos lately, but this is another worthy watch. Really awesome video!