Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces its latest “super-judged” (and first paid-entry) photo contest: ‘Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s’. The assignment is to interpret 1960s Classic Rock song titles with your photography. And the judge is Elliott Landy, official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival! How groovy is that? This is PhoozL’s first paid-entry [...]
I’ve been using the new Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 card reader for image transfer. It is a multi-card reader because you can access multiple cards simultaneously and you can do card to card transfers. Being USB 3.0 the transfers are fast (depending on the memory card) and very reliable. I’ve had no issues at all with [...]
Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet this past week about photography: In defense of telephoto lenses for street photography | The Verge Forums http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/9/3620078/in-defense-of-telephoto-lenses-for-street-photography Exquisite Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt http://abduzeedo.com/exquisite-photography-mikko-lagerstedt Pranks, Ghosts, And Gore: Amazing Photo Manipulations Before Photoshop | Co.Design: business + innovation + design http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671153/pranks-ghosts-and-gore-amazing-photo-manipulations-before-photoshop?partner=newsletter#1 Why You Should Set Your Instagram [...]
Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet this past week about photography: The Visionary Landscape – Photography by Guy Tal http://trap.it/#!traps/id/93fd3b2c-5a32-43fd-b76e-3fdadfb217b0/articles/6AM8wl4GI002q6RDlQPn Marc Muench on Using a Tilt-Shift Lens http://trap.it/#!traps/id/93fd3b2c-5a32-43fd-b76e-3fdadfb217b0/articles/6AKdiTSGy002q6RDia8u Ultrathin, distortion-free flat lens could replace bulky glass lenses http://www.gizmag.com/ultrathin-flat-lens-harvard/23890/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=72065432b0-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc. today announced the EPSON Expression® Home XP-400 Small-in-One™ printer, featuring all-in-one performance in a sleek compact footprint. Delivering an intuitive and abundant feature-set, the sub-$100 wireless Small-in-One offers a 2.5″ color LCD with touch panel, built-in memory card slots for easy PC-free photo printing and instant-dry DURABrite® Ultra ink. [...]
Here’s another speedup tip for Mac OS X users – get rid of duplicate fonts. I found my system was spending a lot of time running a process called fontd. Also Photoshop on startup would spend time dealing with fonts. Thankfully the fix is easy. Use the Font Book application to find and disable duplicate [...]
This morning I got pissed off at my Mac. I use a MacBook Pro 15″ for much of my work. It is a great machine that mixes suitable portability with a decent sized screen and can run a much larger screen when I’m in the office. Love it. But there are times when it gets [...]
The Nikon D800 seems to be generating far more buzz and interest than other cameras released recently. Why is this? On first sight it can be pure technological lust – here is a camera with a MUCH higher resolution than anything with a 35mm camera price tag. You need to go to medium format to [...]
A roundup of some of the things about photography on the Internet that I found interesting this week. I guess the most interesting thing to occur this week was the announcement of the new Canon 5D Mark III with only a minor change in resolution compared to the previously announced Nikon D800′s massive jump in [...]
The 4th Annual International Loupe Awards consists of 8 open categories, 3 amateur categories and the exciting introduction of the world’s first Medium Format Fine Art Prize (winners to be announced early 2012). It is one of the world’s richest photographic competitions, and this year attracted over 4500 entries from around the world. The 2011 International Loupe Awards [...]
My Photography Wisdom book, containing 50 great chapters on improving your photography and digital art through a better understanding of the process, is now available in multiple forms. Photography Wisdom itself is available as: A print book from Amazon An ebook for Kindle from Amazon An ebook for Kindle and all other ebook readers, plus [...]
Yes, it is here. digital imageMaker international is now out as a magazine featuring profiles and interviews with leading photographers and digital artists of our time. digital imageMaker international 01 brings you some of the world’s best photography and digital art in book form. This volume in an ongoing series brings you portrait photography by [...]
My latest article on the HP Professional Photography blog covers how photographers can make good use of HP’s MagCloud, a site that prints magazines on demand. The reality is that this site offers huge potential for photographers beyond the obvious, of self-publishing a magazine.
Free Webinar Sponsored by X-Rite & Nik Software Tuesday, November 23rd 1PM Eastern Time (12PM Central, 11AM Mountain, 10AM Pacific) Learn More and Register Here This webinar will teach fundamentals of end-to-end workflow for creative photographers, from pre-visualization through color management, capture and selected image editing techniques. Using the latest tools from Nik and X-Rite, [...]
A powerful lens simulation plug-in for tilt and depth of field effects. Press Release Wilmington, NC, Human Software today announces the immediate availability of DepthField a lens simulation plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Apple Aperture in 32 or 64bit mode. With DepthField photographers can draw attention to their subject by manipulating focus [...]
The third part of my photography business series is up on the HP Pro Photo blog. It is on the topic of what to charge for your photography products and services.
An article from today on Fast Company presents some really interesting information about smart phone takeup rates and market penetration, so I recommend you go to the article and look it over. It has me thinking about many things to do with the iPhone and iPad. What it shows is that while smart phones are [...]
Immediate Availability of Adobe HTML5 Pack Announced at Google I/O This is great news for those of us trying to support the iPad with websites we already have or are developing. Read the press release below.
Part 2 of my photography business series is now up on the HP Professional Photography blog. It is on the topic of Time Management.
Wayne’s first photography book (2nd book) is about to be available for sale. It should be selling on Amazon in about 2 weeks and other outlets in following months. eBook versions for the main platforms are being developed now and should be out shortly. Photography Wisdom A Practical Guide To Successful Photography and Self Expression [...]
Homage: Contemporary Art in Digital Media ̶ a traveling exhibit Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery ̶ July 9 to August 21, 2010 Art Institute of California ̶ September 11 to October 15, 2010 The Digital Art Guild’s current exhibition will engage viewers in a variety of conversations. The artists have cast their images as an [...]
We’ve taken a bit of a break from DIMi over recent months as we have been working on other projects. The first TechnoMagickal Press book is now out and selling on Amazon, negotiations with other authors and Wayne’s first photography book is nearing publication with two more in the pipeline and coming out later this [...]
What follows started off as my response to a question on a LinkedIn discussion group about the state of profession photography. In what follows I have added to this and expanded sections of my answer. Photography has always been a technology driven profession (look at all the competition in the early days around process). So [...]
The newsletter for Digital ImageMaker is now operating. This is a bi-weekly newsletter covering photography and digital art. You can enroll by clicking here.
2010 is going to be a busy year for Wayne, with his first photography book coming out and several more in the pipeline. But an important part of his activity are the workshops and courses he runs. Click here for the 2010 list of workshops.
In the area around Creswick in central Victoria there are the often large remains of tailings from the gold mines that dotted the area in the 19th Century. These are called Mullock Heaps and mainly consist of overlying rock and quartz. While to some these are a blot on the rural landscape, to a photographer [...]
The Lensbaby Fisheye optic fits into the Composer and can be used with the Muse with an adapter. It is a 12mm focal length almost full circle fisheye (on a full frame camera body) with a 160 degree field of view.
DIMi is going through a major revamp and reorganization of the websites to better support our activities. This is coinciding with us moving into print publication with a line of DIMi books and magazines coming out early in 2010. Stay tuned for more info.
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the 2009 Call for Submissions for contributors and volunteers at the 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 3 – 7 August 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Showcasing works by some of the most creative artists, entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists across [...]
An Exhibition at the Bonita Museum International art show, running Oct 4 to Nov 15 A large exhibition showing the work of some forty-two artists from around the world opens on the 4th of October, 2008 at the Bonita Museum, Bonita, California.The Digital Art Guild brings an international print exhibit to the San Diego area. [...]