This month I’m happy to have my article Social-Media Marketing Essentials featured in Digital Photo Pro magazine. In the article I provide a primer to social media marketing, discuss strategies and highlight the pros & cons of many of the most popular social media web sites used by photographers. Be sure to check your recent copy of the magazine for it. If you’re not a subscriber be sure to pick up a
Landscape photographers are often striving to photograph new places, but imagine being the first person to ever photograph an alien environment. Some time ago I wrote about his in relation to the landing on the moon in my blog post Isolation and Discovery. My day dreams of photographing landscapes of distant, if not alien environments, has been revived by the recent stream of images from the Mars Curiosity Rover. Th
Today I’m happy to announce that I’ve added a mobile app store to my web site JMG-Galleries.com. Now in the top navigation of JMG-Galleries.com you’ll find a link to my new app store. The store contains hundreds of apps, spanning multiple platforms including iOS (for iPhone & iPad), OS X (desktop), Android, Windows, HTML5 and Facebook. I’ve done my best to find the best apps I’ve use
I consider myself quite fortunate in that the many twists and turns life has thrown at me have always resulted in exciting outcomes and mostly good ones too boot. A few weeks ago I ordered some amusing photography related t-shirts not thinking much of them, but in some weird way the universe might have been giving me a sign. One of the t-shirts that caught my eye was the one below “Life is full of tough choices
This week I’ll be running a free 4 day online astronomy landscape workshop discussing Star Trail photography at 9am PST Monday March 26th to Thursday March 29th. Enroll here to receive a link to a larger video feed or watch below. This is going to be a great event and you’re invited to attend. I’ll be covering tons of great info from gear selection at BorrowLenses.com to Camera Technique to Post-Pro
Just in case you’re unaware Circle of Confusion have kicked off a new series of educational photography videos with the first discussing Dynamic Range (click for a definition). Their first video is full of great info, is entertaining and is a great window into the behind the scenes of landscape photography. Peter, Neil and Roger have a great sense of humor which they infuse into each segment of the video. Top
Learn more about SOPA and its ugly twin PIPA in this short 4 minute video. Write your US Congressperson and Senator to urge them to vote no on SOPA and PIPA. Do customize the title and at least the first line of the email that is generated so staffers know its not just a form letter with out thought.
Herbert George Ponting – Antarctica 1912 If you were a photographer from 100 years ago and dropped in todays world to discover how you take and publish a photograph you’d be blown away. What is really scary is that photography really hadn’t changed that drastically until 20 years ago when Kodak converted a Nikon F3 to use a 1 megapixel digital sensor and on the consumer side 17 years ago when Apple