It’s come to my attention that the National Geographic International Photography Contest 2008 is now making entrants photographs available as downloadable wallpaper. This concerned fellow friend and photographer Don Hall enough to email those running the contest to withdraw his entries.Â The concern as put by Don in his note to National Geographic… “Free distribution of your entries, probably the b
Photoshelter on Tuesday March 4th released a Flickr Importer to enable Flickr members to migrate their photographs to their service. The import function is hardly as noteworthy as the export function of the tool which allows Photoshelter members to export watermarked images to Flickr. In an odd twist reported on March 5th Flickr disabled the ability of Photoshelters Importer to function. The exact reason the importer
New Registration Fees are in Effect Electronic submission via the Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) now costs $35 Registration with paper forms now cost $65 As an offshoot to my article “Flickr + _Rebekka + Availability of High Resolution Images = Nightmare” I thought it might be beneficial to go into greater detail about what I do to protect my work using copyrights and why. First I will say that I am no
Last week I put a good amount of miles behind me driving a Hybrid Toyota Camry across the Mid & Northwest which for all intents and purposes could have also doubled as an oasis of silence, shielding me from the constant flow of information that we are all bombarded with on a constant basis through various media outlets. There is a lot to be said for tuning out, but I opted not to as I jumped from destination to d
I was going to post this on my blog as a reply to my original post Pinterest – Seeing Beyond Your Own Nose, but I decided to branch it off into its own post so as to not get lost in my blog. I have numerous articles posted to my blog as to why companies should have their feet held to the fire when their terms of service are overreaching. I still stand by that. In the bigger picture though I felt it important to remin
One thing that never fails in life is that at some point some new development happens that puts a part of your past in perspective; sometimes these moments are tempests and other times they’re calmer epiphanies. On a professional and personal level this happens with out fail. I’ve shared more than a few professional moments such as these (a few of examples including Why Social media Matters to Photographe
After attending the getMETAsmart event in San Francisco last week I became curious how photographers who read my blog and/or follow me on Twitter use it. To be honest I’d be even more curious how photo buyers or stock agents actually use metadata on a daily basis, but that will have to wait for another post. Metadata as many of you know is often discussed but rarely so in the context of how real people use it.
This month Part II of my article on Web Optimization has been published in Outdoor Photographer. If you don’t subscribe to the magazine be sure to check out the online version. Web Optimization Part II Working with sharpness, watermarks and metadata In addition I have 9 photos published in an article titled “Big Wheel Racing Isn’t Child’s Play – Outlaw downhill races are serious fun” by Laine