I’ve been posting photos online since 1993 and have been utilizing a variety of online photo forums since 1998. In that time a lot has changed… digital has over taken film and Web 1.0 has given way to Web 2.0. The result has been a boom in photographers taking part in these forums. The advent of social media mixing with photo forums has been very exciting and sites like Yahoo’s Flickr have taken off
The past few years there has been a lot of controversy about the Bush administration and other neo-conservative groups twisting scientific reports & findings on Global Warming or as it’s been dumbed down “climate change”. “The Politics of Science” from the Washington Post “Bush vs. the Laureates: How Science Became a Partisan Issue” from the NY Times “Scientists Ac
The news about the efforts of the Bush administration to change the protected status of the American Bald Eagle and removal from the Endangered Species Act spurred my memory of this photo taken back in 2003. Its tough not to look at these birds and think “regal”.
Sadly I find myself continually surprised by some of the changes that get pushed through Washington regarding land and wildlife protection. The lastest surprise is an effort by the Bush administration to remove the American Bald Eagle from the Endangered Species Act. As with other environmental issues the Bush administration is ignoring sound scientific evidence coming from with in and outside the government. I learn
Adobe has updated its web site and now includes the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom product page. In addition to this update on the Adobe page Rob Galbraith has added an article on his site covering some of the differences between Beta 4.1 and Photoshop Lightroom 1.0. As if that weren’t enough an Adobe press release has come out detailing pricing details and release date information. Expect the initial price to be se
Webshots representatives, much to their credit, have promptly addressed concerns raised about sketchy search engine optimization (SEO) practices in my earlier post “Webshots.com & Seemingly Dirty Tactics or Overture Bug?“ The reason provided for the unexplained “sponsored ad” behavior… 1. Yahoo! (Overture) sponsored ads will display natural search results when there are a lack of pa
As an extension of my initial post Take Action Immediately To Protect Anza-Borrego Desert State Park From Being De-Designated Wilderness I wanted to relay additional information received from Linda Carson at the Anza-Borrego Foundation. The following link is a great resource to find out about the formal application and public meetings on the proposal. There are numerous in early February. SDG&E Sunrise Powerlink
A photographer I respect a great deal, Guy Tal, recently noticed that Webshots has stripped code from his web site and added it to image search results to create a fake sponsor link. This very deceptive and surely unethical if not illegal practice promotes Webshots search standings, while stealing eyes from Guy’s web site ScenicWild.com. Guy has assured me that he takes no part in promotional programs to advert