The great links thread

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  1. Overread

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    Well here we go a big thread on all the guides and bits of info that we can find over the net to do with photography; here are some to start off with: Please feel free to add your own links to the thread

    General guides;
    The Rule of Thirds - composition theory in photography
    http://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds

    A collection of articles on editing and methods used - also some image capture articles as well
    http://www.ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

    Levels tips;
    http://www.jimsdigitaldiary.com/levels.html

    Crop tool
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselementslessons/ss/croptool.htm

    Basic guide to nature photography
    http://www.cameraontheroad.com/?p=505

    Strobist lighting guide - a very good series of articles on lighting in photography
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html

    More lighting advice:
    http://super.nova.org/DPR/#Histogram

    How to photograph fireworks
    http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-fireworks

    Capturing motion in a photograph
    http://digital-photography-school.com/a-beginners-to-capturing-motion-in-your-photography

    Basic Curves editing video

    Cleaning a DSLR camera sensor
    http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/index.html
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/photographic-discussions/110545-cleaned-my-sensor-today.html

    Macro how to
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=48929

    More specific method guides;
    Working with high ISO
    http://www.ophrysphotography.co.uk/pages/highiso.htm

    Photographic compostion articles
    http://www.photoinf.com/

    Macro maths - calculate the magnifcation factors for different setups
    http://www.peterforsell.com/macro.html

    Image blending (tone mapping/HDR)
    http://www.tawbaware.com/tufuse.htm

    DIY macro ringflash
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...news-reviews/140589-diy-ring-flash-works.html

    Focus stacking
    http://www.naturescapes.net/122006/ce1206.htm
    http://www.scientificillustration.net/focus_stacking.html

    Cross-Polarization Flash Macro Photography (or basically removing glare from flash in macro shooting)
    http://www.naturescapes.net/042004/wh0404.htm

    Retouching eyes
    http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=61

    Noise reduction mask creation and use
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=48929

    A collection of videos and articles on photography
    http://www.jerrycourvoisier.com/tutorials.php

    A collection of beginners articles and more info
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...o-gallery/90724-great-tutorial-beginners.html
     
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    ahem anon - can we keep the photography related and serious please - no spam
     
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    I really like some of these links. Very informative. A shame my only "advanced" camera is somewhat old and still runs on film. That means I can't afford to make as many mistakes.
     
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    yah - if you have any film links please put them up. My work is only in digital so that is pretty much all I have advice on
     
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    what cameras do you have (use)- go to photograph house?
    ok anyway some of the link are good, but where i can learn about lay out ?
     
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    Your wording confuses me a bit anon - but please lets try to keep this section for links = do feel free to make a separate thread to ask your question :)
     
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    a link to a 3rdparty firmwire addon/hack which will enable features such as RAW shooting and other things in digital cameras (point and shoot and bridge)
    Note I have NOT used this (don't have a camera that it would work with) so I can't comment on how well it works, but I have read it being used by several people online
    http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
     
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    http://www.zarias.com/?cat=82

    These critique vids last around one hour in length and focus mostly on the commerical market portate work - however I encorage all to watch them since they contain some important ideas and concepts that apply outside of just portate work and the commercial sector - plus recorded late at night (am) and with a bit of drink they are funny too! :)