Friday's Resource Roundup: Now With 50% less RANT!
Hey folks, thanks for being patient with my rant yesterday. Canon did little to help, but my local drug camera dealer – Leo’s Camera’s in Vancouver – went above and beyond, getting me a new 85/1.2L lens that is not only perfect, but here in time for me to not stew about whether I will have it for the trip. Mad props, as they say, to Leo’s. And that’s why I buy my important gear from a brick and mortar store staffed with people who know my name.
In other news – Chase Jarvis, of whom I am a fan – has put out a post asking you and I to be his photo editors. Check it out HERE.
Is getting one of your images onto the front of a Lonely Planet guide one of your career goals – read on HERE.
Looking to put up a fast and slick online portfolio? You get portfolio space as part of your NAPP MEMBERSHIP, but here’s another one, and it’s even free-er. Though way less benefits than NAPP. Check out CARBONMADE.
Want a few minutes to work on your chops and take some great images of a Sumo wrestler washing his Subaru? C’mon, you know you wanna. Subaru Canada has a really fun interactive campaign that allows you to shoot and post-process your images – too fun. Check it out HERE. (See, we canucks are fun. Subaru US site? Boring. Subaru Canada? Sumo wrestlers and interactive photo shoots. We OWN fun. I don’t know what it has to do with selling SUVs…)
Adobe will be announcing the new CS4 on September 23rd. I always approach these things with a mix of joy and pain. More learning just as I am finally coming to grips with CS3. Stay tuned.
Photokina is nearly upon us and with it the unleashing of more can’t-live-without-it gear that only two months ago we all lived just fine without. Sony is announcing a new SLR, Canon – we hope – will be announcing the follow-up to the 5D, and all kinds of makers will be announcing new bags, tripods, and gadgets we’ll all drool over. So it’s good to take stock now of your gear and appreciate it for these last few weeks. Because at the end of the month you’re going to hate it. Remember, if the current gear can’t give us the images we want, it’s not likely the new batch will get us any closer. Faster, bigger, cooler, shinier – yes. But images that more closely match your vision, not likely. Let’s keep it in perspective. Together we can get through this time of mass hysteria. Now would be a good time to lock up your wallet.
I’ve got posts planned for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. And then I leave and after that it gets thin. Brace yourself.