Collecting some links for you again to end your week with. I don’t specifically go looking for these links, instead they are just ones I find that I feel are worth highlighting. If you have something you think definitely needs including, get in touch with me on Twitter – @cfimages – and if I like it, I’ll include it.
Let’s start off with a bit of self promotion. I was honored to be invited to contribute a guest blog post to Scott Kelby’s blog. For many photographers, a post there is a holy grail type thing, so to be posting something in the same place as the likes of Moose Peterson, Zack Arias, Vincent Versace and Jeremy Cowart is indeed a treasured opportunity. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, here’s the link.
The Clarion Call telesummit takes place this week and it’s not too late to register. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose by signing up. If you are a working photographer or someone who is looking to get a start in the business of photography, it’s really something you shouldn’t miss. Sign up here.
As well as being the best solution for image delivery, archiving and portfolio websites, Photoshelter has an interesting and informative blog. Over the past week there have been a couple of posts there that I really want to highlight. First off is an interview with Matthew Cassel. He’s a freelance photojournalist has been covering the unfolding events in Tahrir Square in Cairo and he spoke with Photoshelter about the situation.
The other post from Photoshelter I want to mention offers 10 tips for photographers who want to sell work to hotels and restaurants. The advice within is great if you want to get into that field but a lot of it applies to any genre of photography, so give it a read.
Cultural and humanitarian photographer Karl Grobl posts a series of photographs from a Muay Thai (Thai boxing) event in Bangkok. He talks a little about the sport as well as offering tips for shooting it. Muay Thai is often something that any traveler or tourist to Thailand will go and see, so here’s a little help for when you do.
You may remember Brian Q. Webb from his guest post here last year on street photography. He’s recently been experimenting with the use of an HTC Desire HD Android smartphone and how useful it is for street photography. Head over to his Photojazz blog and see the results and his thoughts.
Fine art photographer Mark Olwick talks about love in this excellent post. He offers some great advice on passion and having fun with your own photography.
Finally, Steve McCurry and the last roll of Kodachrome has been published in full over at Vanity Fair. Take a look through the final 36 images (minus a couple of duplicates) of this iconic and much loved film from one of the world’s truly great photographic masters.
That’s it for this post. Hope the Gods of Light are smiling on you when you next pick up your camera.