In 2009 I was very fortunate to have had some incredible photo opportunities. Selecting my best photos from this past year was much more difficult than choosing my best photos of 2008 and 2007. After taking the time to review the best of the tens of thousands of photos I took this year I narrowed my choices down to the best 50, then best 25 and finally down to these 10 best photos. To view higher resolution versions
Illumination II Sometimes the fastest way to illumination is to look back to see what you may have missed on your journey. In that light for your holiday weekend reading I thought I’d repost links to my most popular articles on Copyright. Since I originally posted these articles to my blog, my readership has grown quite a bit. To those who are new to my blog I hope this information is enlightening and for those
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.
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
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
I’m happy to announce that JMG-Galleries.com has taken on a new look and feel and a new stock photography section has been added. In fact the stock photography section is itself a web site unto itself JMG-Stock-Photo-Video.com. Check it out and let me know what you think. I’m still putting the finishing touches on the site and will be adding several thousand more images to the existing 1200 or so photogra
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
One of the best-kept secrets when it comes to making dynamic photo slide shows is Fotomagico. Fotomagico makes creating professional level presentations incredibly easy.Â I’ve been using Fotomagico since version 2.0 and since that time Boinx Software have been regularly releasing updates. Just this past week version 2.5 was released introducing some key enhancements. Before getting too focused on the new enhan