Is there no end to the Aladdin’s cave of wonderous photographic resources that is the internet? Your editor shares another selection of useful and intriguing websites.

Full tilt
Fans of tilt-shift photography won’t want to miss this extensive and informative collection on There are more than 80 examples of the technique and most of these link out to complete photo essays. As well there are a range of links to sites showing you how to make your tilt-shift pictures.

“Famous Photographers Tell How” is an obscure and now extremely rare LP of short (9 to ten minute) interviews with famous photographers. Happily a record buff blogger has posted mp3’s from two of the interviews on his site at The first is with iconic New York crime photographer Weegee and the second features the thoughts of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Fascinating, inspiring and more than worth 20 minutes of your time.

There are a great many free wallpaper applications, but we rather liked this one because it was so easy to use. Browse to a file on your computer, select your monitor size and hey presto! you’re sorted.

Common creativity
Google recently launched a new option for their image search tool which is designed to help people find pictures they can legally use for free under the Creative Commons licensing system ( To use it, you point your browser to the famous search engine’s very useful Advanced Image Search page ( and then select the Usage Rights filter option you want.

What’s a TinEye?
Ever wondered if your images are being used on websites by unscrupulous types? Then you may want to take a look at TinEye. It promises to tell you where an image came from and how it’s being used. The key point is that it uses image identification technology (their words) rather than metadata, watermarks, etc. The quickest way to get your head around the concept is to jump to their examples page here:

Gold on Silber
Marc Silber’s site has a great collection of short interviews with top photographers. The videos only run for a few minutes, but they always feature at least one pithy observation from a great practioner. A good place to start is the clip of the great Ansel Adams talking about the key to great picture making (