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I love gadgets. I really like to try out new technology and find out if it really can improve quality, decrease time, or is it just a fine gadget to have. Well Epic Edits has generated a list of Must Have Online Tools for Professional Photographers. That list includes:

  1. The Library of Congress
  2. Getty Images
  3. Sports Shooter
  4. Photography Blog
  5. Photojojo
  6. Digital Photography Review
  7. About.com
  8. Smugmug
  9. Photo.Net
  10. Digital Photography Magazine

How many of these do you have? If you are wondering why these are important tools for photographers read the complete article here.

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Every year many attempt what seems like a daunting task–Photo a Day (PAD) or Photo 365. The idea is to take a photo each and every day for a year. I personally have attempted such projects for groups on Flickr. It starts out well, just like any New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, there get to be obstacles and suddenly you find yourself just two to four months into it and thoughts of abandoning the idea begin to arise.

Well fear not. There is much to be learned by reviewing your photography after a year of consciously photographing each and every day. Digital Photography School shares with readers 11 Tips to Succeed With a Photo365 Project. It’s well worth the read if you are interested in such a project. Briefly the tips include:

  1. Maintain a heightened awareness
  2. Always have your camera with you
  3. There is no time like the present
  4. Train your eye to see light
  5. Don’t stay in your comfort zone
  6. Make use of weekly themes
  7. Plan ahead and write down ideas
  8. Edit and post-process every week
  9. Add notes to your photos
  10. Get into a rhythm and have fun
  11. Start today

I really like that last one. You don’t have to wait for January 1 to begin such a project–start today. Check out the article for more on each of these tips.

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It’s Easter Sunday. Today is a day celebrated by many Christians all around the world. The BIG Picture has photos of the week that led to the celebration of today.

Christian communities around the world are currently celebrating Holy Week – both the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Observances range from the elaborate and fanciful to simple and reverential, and vary a great deal between communities, regions, countries, and churches. Collected here are a small sample of photographs from Holy Week observances around the world. [via The BIG Picture]

Check out the 34 photos here.

LIFE.com launches today. From the press release: “More than 7 million photos from the Life and Getty Images photo collections are now available to consumers in the largest online photography site. The curated site features both rarely seen and iconic photos from the 1850s through today. More than 3,000 new photos from Getty Images award-winning photographers will be added to the site daily. Users will be able to rate, email, share, purchase, license photos and explore their world through the world’s greatest images in this user-friendly web site.” [via The Online Photographer]

Armed with a digital camera and that non-stop wit of yours, you now have the power to turn a simple photograph into a humorous or inspirational message. Print it, frame it! Make two—we know you’ve got hundreds of digital images and photos to spare! Make your own inspirational, funny, parody, sports or other posters. Perfect for the office, schools, teachers, coaches, as announcements, for parties, invitations, and a lot more. [via Big Huge Labs]

Read more or give it a try.

Here’s another great tip from Photojojo. They’re always doing great stuff for photographers and those who enjoy photos.

The Photographic Dictionary pairs photos with definitions of words, but this isn’t your bog standard A-is-for-Apple dictionary.

Abstract ideas like ascent, vacuous and curiosity are our favorites, but even prosaic nouns like office and bridge make you think in a different way.

Whether you’ve got writer’s block or photographer’s ennui or the systemic aesthetic doldrums, the Photographic Dictionary is good for what ails you. [via Photojojo]

Check it out and give it a try.

You know that new movie where the little girl gets trapped by creepy imposter parents with buttons for eyes? Scary, right?

And right up our alley! Reader Henrique Ferreira let us know of a new site where you can make your own self-portraits with baleful button eyes.

Upload a photo (or use your built-in webcam) to start, then drag on your choice of shiny, soulless buttons. We like to think it shows the depraved villainy lurking just beneath your cuddly exterior. [via Photojojo]

Create your own self portrait here. I did.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn