Have you seen these maps on Flickr, made by Eric Fischer, which show the density of tourist-taken photos in given cities as compared to those shot by locals? Pretty amazing. Blue pictures are by locals, red are by tourists and yellow might be either. The map above is of New York, but he’s done Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and many more. Go see them all.
紫花上ミツバチ (Bee on the Purple Flower)
© pim van den heuvel
Lynne Eodice, editor of Digital Photographer and author of Photos That Inspire Photo Workshop, will be teaching another edition of her online course on photography basics entitled “How to Shoot Inspiring Images.” This four-week course will be available through BetterPhoto.com on August 4, 2010, so reserve your spot now!
This course is designed to teach the beginning photographer about the D-SLR and have fun doing it. We’ll begin by examining lens choices, ISO settings, and what the various camera buttons and dials mean. From there, we’ll move on to f-stops and shutter speeds, and how to utilize them for creative control. You’ll learn how to see the way the camera does, and utilize various rules of composition for best results. Then put it all together by shooting your favorite subjects. There will be tips and techniques throughout this course that will assist those new to D-SLR photography, and will help you create striking images. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Images © Lynne Eodice
The National Park Service has kicked off its annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest—this year named “Imaging Our National Heritage”—which “encourages people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of the National Historic Landmark in a photo.” The contest is open to both US natives and foreign travelers. For more information and to enter the contest, visit the contest’s Flickr page or the official NHL contest website. The contest is open through September 10, 2010.