§ Ree Drummond, AKA The Pioneer Woman, has created a lot of buzz on the Internet. She’s a self-admitted photographic punk but she’s pretty adorable and a testament to duChemin’s Vision is Better approach (although a 50mm f/1.4 lens never hurts). She also has an entertaining 96-part story on how she landed her beaux that is well… entertaining.
And over on her website she is giving away two sets of Photoshop actions that have some merit (that’s FREE as in beer). I downloaded ’em the other day and played around a bit and found that they might make things a little more interesting stylistically at times. If you’ve never played with actions, this is a good introduction. AND she has a separate article showing you examples of many of the actions so you can see what you’re getting into.
§ The folks over at Lowel have a nice little website with a number of lighting tutorials – in both lighting foundations and more advanced topics. Lighting people may see the light.
§ And the New York Times has an interesting article on photographic fakery, with a gallery that is definitely not fake. An interesting read and observation.
Photographer Stephen J. Herzberg put together a nice little article on Color Space (sRGB, Adobe RGB, Prophoto RGB, etc.) that can help you sort out where you should set your color space so you aren’t seeing red, getting green with envy, or feeling blue (so to speak).