Posts tagged ‘internet’

Five interesting tumblr blogs

Thanks to Starr Petronella, a Gwinnett Technical College classmate, for posting her five from tumblr for Mr. Jones’ class. Overall tumblr is a great site. I like the fact that the blogs tend to be sparse. Or maybe I’m drawn to those. Being one not big on chit chat I feel comfortable here. I thought it was a great idea so here are my five picks.

1. David Karp is the creator of tumblr. Most tumblr blogs have an “Ask me Anything” link which I like. Also an “Archive” link where you can see alot of their posts in thumbnail format. Could not have a list without the creator.

2. recidivism a thirty-five millimetre blog by David Zilber. Unfortunately there is no about me tab for his blog. He does have a link euonia which is a blog of quotes.

3. rolaroid (luxury tight) is an interesting blog. All the usual tabs are there with an interesting addition. Submit, evidently he offers the reader the opportunity to post to his blog. I sure hope he has approval before they show on his page.

4. I Make Photos Daily is from Douglas Dollars a portrait photographer from Edmonton, Canada. His blog has a black background and only one photo per page. His blog has captions under the photos which I like. His images are very large, maybe a little too large?

5.  dk photoblog is a blog by a photographer from Calgary, Canada. His blog is simple but informative. I like how the images are large enough but not over powering. On the left are his categories that move as you scroll down. On the right is the information for each photograph. I like how the tags are shown. When you want to see a larger version click on his photo and it opens a larger image.

The thing about tumblr I like overall is the Archive on each blog where you go to see all the posts in thumbnail format and when you see one that inspires you just click it and you are taken there. The image below is from I Make Photos Daily.


Smart Objects in Photoshop

Smart Objects are layers that contain image data from raster or vector images, such as Photoshop or Illustrator files. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.

The biggest advantage digital artists have over artists that use other mediums is the ability to go back and fix things with out having to start over. Smart Objects is a great tool in our powerful arsenal that allows us to do a whole lot very quickly without any fear of doing any irreversible damage.

Great Article from

David Hurn started on several career paths before settling on documentary photography. Hurn’s early life pointed to sport and to the army. His career path in photography has taken him on many important assignments. His achievements make this article a must read.

Some of his assignments was shooting stills for the film industry. One movie he photographed the stills for was A Hard Days Night.

I ran across this I was directed to this site from an email I received from Daniel H. Bailey who has a site on adventure photography. Dan’s email highlighted an e-book written by Darren Rowse, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. It is a workbook with tasks to do each day. I would be interested to know if anyone has purchased this workbook.

I’m obviously making this harder than it needs to be

I’m trying to stop reading into things and let the template guide me but it hasn’t been successful yet. It is driving me crazy but I figured I could post and they would be correct and add to my 10 count and by the time I get the layout figured out then everything will fall into place. 🙂