Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day"" - Hog Hwy.

DSC_0270, originally uploaded by bigdaddy35353.

NicholeV Photography [The Blog]

My Tips For Any Beginning/Aspiring Photographer

So I last posted about my own journey as a photographer.

This post is Part Two: My tips for any aspiring photographer.

These tips are listed in no particular order. Just my thoughts and things that I’ve learned along the way. These tips are meant for anyone just starting on their photography journey; those who are wondering where to even start....Read Her Post Here

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - She's Back....

January 15 2008, originally uploaded by **LYN**.

Editing your digital images without the mystery

We'll cover a number of goals like adjusting contrast, warming images up and reducing noise from shadows in a more accurate and controlled way. Then we'll get into advanced stuff like masking but all explained in an almost-too friendly way...Full article at ars technica ...Here

My Favorite Bag: Lowepro Slingshot 200

Flickr Threads discussing it...Here
Lowepro Website.....Here

The GIMP 2.4.2

The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program.
It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
...Get it here

Personally I could never get myself to like the program. But other's swear by it.Decide for yourself it is Freeware after all.

the GIMP users group icon GIMP users Group
GIMP users / Discuss completed Tutorials

Thursday, March 27, 2008

National Geographic : Five ways to use the Web

The Web has become an infinite photo gallery where we can show our best shots without stepping anywhere near a printer or photo lab.

Increasingly, cyberspace is also where photographers go to learn technique and stay current.

But browsers beware. "A lot of the advice and opinions you get on the Internet is just plain off," says photographer Bob Krist. "Anyone can put up a slick-looking website.

I want to take my advice from someone who's making a living making pictures." With that in mind, Traveler asked some two dozen photographers—mostly professionals—to reveal their favorite hangouts in cyberspace. .Full Article..Here

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - Ahhh, what a relief...

Ahhh, what a relief..., originally uploaded by gudm8.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - ZzZZzZzz

ZzZZzZzz, originally uploaded by namillionaire.

D40 "Photostream of the Week" - MumbleyJoe's

See all his works..Here

D40 Users Blogs - "Snapshots by Stacy"

Snapshots by Stacy...Here

Have started this new category of other's that use
the D40 and have blogs.

Send me flickrmail if you or another has a D40 or
Photography blog and would like to see it posted here.

New Nikon Forum Site

Check it out...Here

Flickr Toys

Check it out...Here

Monday, March 24, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - Fun with an Air Hose

Fun with an Air Hose, originally uploaded by texas_bae.

The Guy I never met Gifted me a Pro account

Dr. Keats's MySpace

About me:

Melbourne-based nitwit with a rather sad interest in old TV and radio.

A notable non-achiever in many and varied areas:

* Co-authored a book on Aussie TV quiz and game shows which no-one bought, and just had another one published - this one's in America, meaning I'm now being abjectly ignored by a bigger audience than ever before...

* Presenter of radio programs which no-one listens to - on three stations, no less: 88.6 Plenty Valley FM, 96.5 Inner FM, and Deluxe UK,

* Uploads photos to a Flickr account which no-one visits:

Yep he first responded to me in a thread in The Help Forum
on flickr's payment options. Since I don't have a Checking,Savings account or Credit Cards and none of my friends in the building Yahoo I was at an impasse.

Out of the Sky Blue Downunder I recieved an email from him with a gifted Pro account activation. I was floored that a stranger that I never even talked to in the threads gifted me in such a suprised way.

And He is even a Canonite! befriending a Nikonian such as me. Well maybe there is still hope in the world. Thanks much again Dr. Keats' and happy shooting.

Dr. Keats' buddy icon Dr. Keats' photos Pro User

Understanding the Digital Unsharp Mask

Apparently, I have not been alone in feeling that the digital implementation of Unsharp Mask (USM) was one of the great mysteries of the universe.

The USM dialogue has three sliders — Amount, Radius, Threshold. They all have an effect, but finding an optimal setting seemed a hit and miss process because one never knew quite what the sliders were actually doing....Full HowTo Here


A simple "plugin" that allows picasa users to upload their photos to flickr...Here

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - Irresistable

Irresistable, originally uploaded by Sam Graham.

7 Bad Habits of Digital Photographers

Article is Here

PicLens for Firefox

PicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen slideshow experience. With PicLens, browsing and viewing images on the web will never be the same again. Our new interactive "3D Wall" lets you effortlessly drag, click, and zoom your way around a wall of pictures for an extraordinary, full-screen viewing experience.

"Visually, the results are stunning. This Firefox plugin is going to find a lot of fans very, very quickly." - Review on

Piclens is currently enabled for full-screen slideshows on:

* Flickr, Smugmug, DeviantArt, Photobucket, Picasa
* Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster
* Image search on Google, Yahoo, Ask, Live, and AOL
* A growing number of Media RSS-enabled web sites

Get it....Here

Flickr Down....?

Well the other night I could not get thru to flickr for almost an hour...

Now looks like it again? Anybody Else?

It is Saturday and just got my new Sigma 10-20 lens and boom at just before 3pm and it still is down at 3:51pm.

Is anybody getting flickr?
And Zero info on Blog that kinda ticks me a bit.

Post yer comments and I will included them into this post.


Update: Just came back of course 2 mins. after I posted this. But please comment on your experiences in the last 30 days of problems.

Flickr Thread discussing this

Anonymous rah said...

i had issues a few hours ago for about 5 minutes - think i was one of the lucky ones!

March 22, 2008 5:09 PM

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - Hairdo

DSC_0453, originally uploaded by tsh2115.

Your Camera Does Matter - A Rebuttal

One of the most annoying questions on the web is seen when someone on a forum asks – Should I get a Whatsiflex or a Thingabobblad? Which is better? The problem is not with the questions. The problem is the answers!..Read Article Here

You Can’t Picture This

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sigma 50mm f/1.4: A new standard?

Sigma bolsters its top-end EX range with the announcement of a HSM focusing-motor-equipped 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Offering a moderate telephoto field of view on APS-C cameras, Sigma's DG designation means it will also work as a standard lens on full-frame digital cameras.

We believe this is the first time a 50mm f/1.4 lens has been offered with a ring-type focus motor. Pricing and availability information to follow as soon as we have it.

Press Release Read it Here

Flickriver - A New way to view Flickr

Nice and Interesting way to view photostreams Here

D40 "Photostream of the Week" - Jibbo's Stream

Jibbo's Stream...Here

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - [needmore rd.]

[needmore rd.], originally uploaded by m a r k fresh.

Well it has been 90 Days.

Well we have reached 90 Days now.

And have 320 posts with 34,700+ visits.

And I had fun doing it and hope you have found it
useful and informative. Including a recent post below were I got
pranked. So send any suggestions,Links,Sites that you feel would
be a benefit to other's to my flickrmail.

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - tongue !

tongue !, originally uploaded by saammmmii.

Lightroom - Using the Spot Remove Tool

The Remove Spot tool is actually two tools; one a cloning tool and the other a healing tool. The difference between the cloning and healing tools is that the cloning tool clones the pixels from one area to another and the healing tool uses the pixels surrounding the area being healed to make a better blend.

Since the blending process may distort an edge or straight line near the area being healed it is best to use the cloning tool when removing a spot close to an edge and the healing tool the rest of the time...Full Article...Here

Sunday, March 16, 2008

$300 Loss Shot.. My Story of Woe !

$300 Loss Shot, originally uploaded by orb9220.

Went down stairs taking my camera with the 55-200vr on it. And was standing outside. Looking for interesting Pictures to take. And I took shot above.

And then an acquaintance that lived there came down and we were gabbing and talked a few minutes. As we walked back in I turned around to hold the door open for him he was picking up something from where I was standing when I took the shot.

And when we got back inside he unfolded three $100 bills. My heart sank to the very depths of blackness.

He grabbed the elevator and was gone. I was standing there kicking myself about 243 times and mumbling to myself.. Me with only another $154 to go for my siggy 1020.

Be Aware! Where thou Treads on the Path of Photography.

Thread I started so you can Cry with Me Brother's & Sister's

Update: Well it seems I had a St. Patrick's Day Prank pulled on me. As another person said no that a guy came by earlier to pay Tom who will go unnamed back the $300 he owed him.

So I was bamboozled,Flim-Flamed,pranked,punk'd,etc..

Usually I catch onto that stuff right away. But not this time he got me good. Sorry people for the misinformation on lost money thread.

Now...Hmmm!..Payback...Let's see....? Any Idea's ?

Comment left on this post
I am the Human that messed up this Aliens day. You should have seen his jaw hit the floor when I showed him the 300. It was like the song green tear drops falling from his eyes.

Humans Rule Aliens are my slaves.

March 17, 2008 11:25 AM

Thanks tom.bohus & D40xographer

D40 compatible (AF) lenses

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tom.bohus says:

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED II
AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED II
AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED II

AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II
AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E II

12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM
APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG HSM
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG HSM
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
APO 300-800 F5.6 EX DG HSM
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
APO 800mm f5.6 EX DG HSM
APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG/HSM
APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG/HSM
80-400mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG OS

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D40xographer says:

Adding a few more AF Lenses to Tom Bohus list

new Sigma additions

17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM
18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro HSM
18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC HSM
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DC OS HSM
55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM
4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM f/2.8 EX DC Fisheye HSM

18-250mm AF F/3.5-6.3 Di II
17-50mm ƒ2.8
70-300mm ƒ4-5.6

Newly Added:

14-24mm ƒ2.8 AF-S
16-85mm ƒ3.5-5.6 AF-S VR
18-55mm ƒ3.5-5.6 AF-S VR
24-70mm ƒ2.8 AF-S
80-200mm ƒ2.8 AF-S
60mm ƒ2.8 AF-S added 3-18-08
400mm ƒ2.8 AF-S VR
500mm ƒ4 AF-S VR
600mm ƒ4 AF-S VR

Updated 3-16-08

Feel free to contact me if you see any missing

Saturday, March 15, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - The Peeps come out at Night

The Peeps come out at Night, originally uploaded by nippys.

Tiffen Digital HT™ Filters - A New Breakthrough in Multi-Coated Filters

Digital HT™ filters are a state-of-the-art technological breakthrough in multi-coated photo and video filters. Made for the discerning professional and imaging enthusiast, Digital HT™ filters with Hi-Trans® Double-Sided Titanium Multi-Coating surpass even military specifications for hardness and durability....Read it Here

Friday, March 14, 2008

"Flickr Funny Pic of the Day" - Too funny not to share

Too funny not to share, originally uploaded by JillerBeanz.

Nikon's SB-800

The Nikon Creative Lighting System
Wireless, Remote, Through-the-Lens Metered (iTTL) Flash!

Review posted: 07/31/2006

Nikon has been a leader in flash technology for photographers for quite some time. Their 3D matrix metered flash systems integrate distance information from the lens with exposure information from the camera to make fill-flash metering uniquely easy to control. In a very practical sense, the accuracy of 3D matrix flash metering means that the photographer can spend less time worrying about how to work around the vagaries of the flash system, and more time concentrating on his/her creative vision...Full Article...Here

the NIKON speedlight SB600 and SB800 group icon NIKON speedlight SB600 and SB800 Group

the Nikon CLS group icon Nikon CLS Group

the group icon Group

Building a digital SLR system

Building a digital SLR system: Looking at the
Canon Digital Rebel XTi, Nikon D40, Nikon D80,
and EOS 5D cameras...Here