BigEye Photography is a small, but active operation that began in 2005. It consists of Alexey Stiop (BigEye himself, the photographer) and me, Clare (aka LittleEye; the pack mule, logo, and behind the scenes business manager).
Alexey is a very tall person...and I am rather vertically challenged. The dog is even shorter than I am, so when he and I are discussing Alexey we often refer to him as "the big guy". Bigguy sounds an awful lot like bigeye when spoken aloud. So, when a name for the burgeoning photography venture was needed, BigEye seemed an appropriate fit, plus we didn't need to adjust to a new nickname for Alexey. Muttering to the dog about what "Lens Leopard" or "Captain Camera" did seemed cumbersome.
In the blog the more technical posts and tutorials will come from BigEye, and I will pass along travel information and commentary for some of the images. If you'd like to hear more about one of the places we've been, or are looking for a how-to on a particular photographic technique, please let us know.
Here are some links that I think may be useful for those of you who are just starting with photography (or thinking about it), as well as for more seasoned photographers. No matter how long you have been doing it there is always something new to learn.
http://www.betterphoto.com/allAbout.asp - this is a very good place to start if you are new to photography
http://luminous-landscape.com/ - tons of techniques and tutorials, hardware reviews, etc.
http://scantips.com/ - must know for anyone dealing with digital images. Very comprehensive explanation of resolution.
http://computer-darkroom.com/ - Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, printing tips, color management
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/index.php - extensive collection of Photoshop tutorials on retouching.
http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html - scripts and tutorials from Photoshop guru Mr. Russell Brown.
http://www.ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm - very good collection of articles generally targeted for more advanced hobbyists.
http://planetneil.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/ - learn how to use your flash.
http://strobist.blogspot.com/ - lighting with off-camera flash. Brilliant! You need to understand photography basics before coming here.
http://photoserge.com/ - great collection of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials by French photographer Serge Ramelli