The past couple of weeks I’ve enjoyed the following articles, blog posts, podcasts and videos. I thought I’d pass them on to be enjoyed by those who check in to my blog regularly. Enjoy!
This past Saturday was Earth Hour, an event to highlight the worldwide need to address global warming. Landmarks, city skylines, local communities and individuals dimmed non-essential lights or turned them out completely from 8:30-9:30PM to “vote Earth”. The video below documents many of the landmarks world-wide that went dark this past weekend. If you missed this event put it on your calendar for next year.
PhotoNetCast: Going Beyond your Comfort Zone in Photography
A great discussion on improving ones photography by pushing oneself beyond your perceived comfort zone. If that weren’t enough there is an announcement regarding a new aspect to the podcast centering around photo critiques of listener submitted images.
Congress Passes Wilderness Bill to Protect 2 Million Acres Across 9 States
A landmark piece of legislation, Omnibus Public Land Management Act containing 16 wilderness bills, passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past week. The impact of this legislation extends protection to 2 million acres of land across 9 states. The map of impacted areas can be seen in the following map (2.7MB PDF)
Tax Tips for Part-Time Photographers
Ivan Makarov, a part-time photographer and accountant, shares some tips and answers some frequently asked questions regarding the intricacies of the U.S. tax code for those who are part-time photographers.
Creating the Night Fisherman – Art Wolfe Blog
Art Wolfe has added a great video to his blog detailing the process that went into capturing his iconic photo “The Night Fisherman”. I’ve talked to him about this and other photos in a past podcast of mine for EXIF and Beyond “Art Wolfe Interview Part II” (at roughly the 1/2 way point). In Art’s video he goes into greater detail with alternate photos detailing his progression to the final photograph.
Stack the Odds in your Favor – Guy Tal Blog
I missed this when it came out a couple weeks ago, but its well worth passing on even if I’m a little late in reading it. Guy provides a very eloquent reminder to take the time to view and appreciate the beauty around us rather than getting caught up in maintaining our way of life. A great read.
Saul Griffith: Inventing a super-kite to tap the energy of high-altitude wind
This video was both fascinating and inspiring. If only such innovation were more widely supported.
Killer whales roam Gulf of Mexico
Who would believe it. Confirmation that a large pod of Killer Whales calls the Gulf of Mexico home feeding on dolphins and tuna.
April 4th at 4am capture your neck of the woods on film or digitally and share it with a growing community of photographers taking part in this photo project.