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May 13, 2012

Opinions round-up: E-M5, Style, EVFs, Mixed Lights, Direct Approach, Forum Rage, Fake Chuck, etc

Last Sunday we posted the first installment of the Opinions round-up catch-up-a-thon. Today we have part #2, it is a blend of new opinions posted this week and catch-up-a-thon opinions from earlier on! As usual, we break things down by sub-categories, but do keep in mind there is overlap in many cases. If we posted everything as a giant list of links, readability and scanability would suffer greatly.

+ Why I think the Olympus E-M5 is making so many waves by Visual Science Lab
+ Small Camera Syndrome at Sound Image Plus
+ On Electronic Viewfinders by Kirk Tuck at TOP
+ On Camera Menus by Eolake Stobblehouse
+ Working with Mixed Light Sources at Visual Science Lab
+ On Forum Rage by photo lovecat
+ DxoMark sucks by the Fake Chuck Westfall

+ Why I moved to Adobe Premiere CS6 from Final Cut 7 by Philip Bloom

Creativity and Inspiration
+ Defining Style and Finding your Own by Ming Thein
+ The Direct Approach on Street Photography by Robin Wong
+ 7 Habits of Highly Effective Street Photographers by Erik Kim
+ The relationship between talent, creativity and experience by Ming Thein
+ Art is a Popularity Contest, not a Democracy by Ctein at TOP and Featured Comment by Simon Robinson (via APE)
+ Why I Print by Pixelated Image

Education and Learnings
+ Should you do a Photography degree? by Photocritic upon PiXiQ
+ how to get great photos with a tablet top photo studio by Steve Meltzer at Imaging Resource
+ 15-minute video by Dylan Bennett explaining F/Stops (via Petapixel)

Photo Sharing
+ how the flickr overhaul kept me from fleeing by Stephen Shankland at CNet
+ Sorry but Instagram is no holy grail for photosharing at Qlakk

Business & Marketing
+ Learning from Startups can help you run your creative business by Chase Jarvis and panel at South by Southwest
+ The Art of Lasting Impressions by Tofurious
+ The newsonomics of 99c media at Nieman Journalism Lab (via APE)

Shopping and Retail
+ Is Best Buy doomed? by Cringely
+ on buying hard drives at Fstoppers

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