Friday, January 30, 2009
In a recent Finger-Pointing post (where I share stuff I've found around cyberspace) I pointed you to a blogpost from Melissa Jill that shares some terrific info on lighting and shooting a dim reception.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
- Nice list of free adobe lightroom presets at cameradojo
- Digital Photography School posts a handy tutorial for replacing a blown-out sky
- Also from DPS, a finger-point within a finger-point. They pitch Photojojo's Magnetic Photo Rope. Cool idea. Could probably DIY it cheaper, but take a look, here.
- The strobist (David Hobby) has a terrific post on some alternative lighting ideas for specific low-light situations. A big maybe on the iphone part, but read through and it gets even more interesting.
- DIYPhotography.net tossed up this terrific lighting diagram tool from Kevin Kertz.
- DIYPhotography.net again. Extending your TTL offshoe cord.
- Lighting-essentials.com offers this wonderful tutorial on creating a simple spray light for your backgrounds
- Melissa Jill clues us all into her technique for getting great shots in the notoriously poor-lit world of the wedding reception...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
You'll be seeing lots of stuff from the today's Horseshoe Park grand opening over the next few days!
Friday, January 16, 2009
- Terrific blogpost from digital photography school with plenty of links to posing tutorials
- Squeeze the Lime offers us a video with tips regarding directing your subjects
- Photojojo cautions us to backup our computers and suggests Backblaze. Read here.
- PhotoWalkPro talks about Pixlr, an online image editing app. It's no Photoshop, but its darned good for free!
- I want to revisit Photojojo's spylens. I just got mine! I can't wait to try it out bigtime tomorrow.
- I also got a pair of these hotshoe and umbrella brackets. Looking forward to giving these a try, too.
- A new lens that might just make you go hhmmmmm......
- Cool lighting mods from Popular Photography
- Interested in gorgeous, gigantic, photojournalism!?!?! Of course you are! Check out The Boston Globe's The Big Picture .
- Shutterbug and Photokina offer up some terrific new storage and frame options
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Recently read about a service that turns you into a photojournalist! Well, sort of. Demotix.com allow you to offer your original photos of events and they basically act as agent to sell it to established news outlets. If they sell it, you get paid. Interesting. Look at this:
And there already exists some non-paying outlets for your content, such as:
- CNN's iReport at http://www.ireport.com/index.jspa
- MSNBC's http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18616878/
- Associated Content http://www.associatedcontent.com/
I haven't tried any of these, but I just might! If I do, I'll revist the topic and give you my review. If you try them, let me know how they worked out for you.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
A Future for JPG
Received the following e-mail this morning:
We couldn't ask for a better community. In the week or so since our last email, the outpour of support has exceeded our wildest expectations. Your efforts, such as starting savejpg.com, writing blog posts, commenting on Twitter and Flickr, and generally making your voices heard, have provided exciting new opportunities for us.
We're thrilled to say that because of you, we have multiple credible buyers interested in giving JPG a home. We will be keeping the site up after all, and hope to have a final update in the next week or so on who the acquirer will be. Thank you for making all of this possible.
Laura Brunow Miner
Editor in Chief
Time will tell. In this economy, I am skeptical, however I am always excited when the power of the people, the sheer power of multitudes, results in forward momentum, productivity, and, perhaps in this case, creative salvation.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Just announced: The Mac Wheel (you've got to watch this - and laugh your *ss off!)
Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
The colors in this guys flightsuit make me think of Buzz Lightyear!
For your mind I offer a history of skydiving and, alternately, some skydiving history.
And for the thrillseeker in you, I offer two rather exciting videos. Extreme skydiving:
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
And wow! Hey! What's this thing coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding word like... ow... ound... round... ground! That's it! That's a good name - ground! I wonder if it will be friends with me?
Monday, January 05, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
Well it seems that JPG Magazine is no more. At least in three days it is. I received the following e-mail today:
JPG Magazine says goodbye
Today is a particularly sad day for all of us at JPG and 8020 Media.We've spent the last few months trying to make the business behind JPG sustain itself, and we've reached the end of the line. We all deeply believe in everything JPG represents, but we just weren't able to raise the money needed to keep JPG alive
in these extraordinary economic times. We sought out buyers, spoke with numerous potential investors, and pitched several last-ditch creative efforts, all without success. As a result, jpgmag.com will shut down on Monday, January 5, 2009.
The one thing we've been the most proud of: your amazing talent. We feel honored and humbled to have been able to share jpgmag.com with such a dynamic, warm, and wonderful community of nearly 200,000 photographers. The photography on the website and in the magazine was adored by many, leaving no doubt that this community created work of the highest caliber. The kindness, generosity, and support shared among members made it a community in the truest sense of the word, and one that we have loved being a part of for these past two years.
We wish we could have found a way to leave the site running for the benefit of the amazing folks who have made JPG what it is, and we have spent sleepless nights trying to figure something out, all to no avail. Some things you may want to do before the site closes:
- Download the PDFs of back issues, outtakes, and photo challenge selections. We'll always have the memories! www.jpgmag.com/downloads/archives.html
- Make note of your favorite photographers. You may want to flip through your favorites list and jot down names and URLs of some of the people you'd like to stay in touch with. You may even want to cut and paste your contacts page into a personal record.
- Catch up with your fellow members. Our roots are in this humble flickr forum and we recommend going back to find fellow members, discuss the situation, or participate in another great photo community. www.flickr.com/groups/jpgmag/
- Keep in touch. This has always been much more than just a job to each of us, and we'll miss you guys! We'll be checking the account email@example.com in our free time going forward. We can't promise to reply to every email (since we'll be busy tuning up our resumes) but we'd love to hear from you.
- Stay posted. Although the magazine is ceasing publication, we'll be updating you on what's happening with your subscription early next week.We're soggy-eyed messes, but it is what it is. At that, JPGers, we bid you goodbye, and good luck in 2009 and the future.
Laura Brunow Miner
Editor in Chief
Well, sad as it is, it is just another indicator of where the economy is. And the "non-essentials" like art (note heavy sarcasm) are usually hit first in these situations. So long, JPG Mag.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
- Free Actions and Presets??? Freebies for you and a place for you to share your custom presets with the photographic community.
- Pro-Optic 500mm f/6.3 Mirror Lens - I haven't seen any reviews of this lens, but it sounds like it could very well be the budget conscious answer to a wildlife photographer's dilemma
- Free? flash-based gallery/portfolio site...... WIX. Again, I have yet to try it, but it sounds promising and at free, what have you got to lose?
- 12 speedlite "ring light" contraption....egads! This is a fascinating sunlight killer and very clever for the DIY element but only presented here for the novelty. The actual cost to put together something like this with a dozen speedlites and a dozen triggers would probably be far more than just using some decent AlienBees, but you've gotta see this thing!
- Professor Kobre's lightscoop -- this little gadget claims to take your on-camera flash to a whole new level. Basically just another way to mod (read: bounce) your flash. I have to think you'd still be under-powered in most situations, but for size and price, you might want one in your gearbag.
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