Christmas is just around the corner now that we have survived the apocalypse. Photographers everywhere will get all sorts of goodies on Christmas morning, or Christmas Eve, depending on the traditions in play. But most will not get what they really need for Christmas. What photographers really need for Christmas is time. Yes, time. Not [...]
Be Courageous In Your Photography, and Life Doing good photography is risky. Living a full life is risky. But can you really be happy doing anything less? The Oxford dictionary defines courage as “the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery” and as “strength in the face of pain or grief”. If you think [...]
I currently use an iPad 1 and my daughter has my old iPhone 3Gs. Both suffer from SHBS – Sticky Home Button Syndrome. SHBS happens to older iThings and manifests as a slowness in responding to a press of the home button. Thankfully the fix is easy. I’m indebted to Roberto Garza over on SnapGuide [...]
Boredom plays an undervalued role in stimulating your creativity and improving your photography. On Saturday my wife had an exhibition opening. We all went there early as she had to setup food, etc. There wasn’t anything for my daughter and I to do and no one had really showed up yet so, given that we [...]
Let’s be honest, copyright is a complete mess. There are differences in law from country to country and, in a day when putting an image on Facebook or your blog makes it vulnerable to attack under any copyright jurisdiction in the world, the risks are considerable. The largest problem for artists is that techniques and [...]
Since I was recently adding more memory to several MacBooks a friend has, and so had my anti-static mat out, I decided it was time to add some RAM to my MacBook Pro. Over the years I used various RAM in my computers but tend to prefer Micron (Crucial). They make life really easy on [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday I was in a conversation with my closest friend, Steve Danzig, about how art affects us. I put forward to him what makes a work of art or a photograph great and it got me really thinking about it. So in this post I want to explore that. For those who don’t know, Hermeticism [...]
In truth, photography is nothing to do with the gear you use, your mastery of exposure and any fancy post-processing. Photography is about seeing, pure and simple. There are an infinite number of images surrounding you at this very moment, if you can see them. Improving your ability to see images is key to developing [...]
There’s a new blogging site in town, jux.com, and it is worth a look. Jux provides an interesting, new approach to blogging. I’ve started experimenting with it and you can see the results at digitalimagemaker.jux.com. What makes Jux interesting for photographers is the approach with images. The idea is to make them full screen or full [...]
Photoshelter have a variety of educational material to assist photographers. One is a little 23-page PDF eBook on Marketing Yourself With Photo Books that is well worth giving them an email address to receive. This is a fruitful area for photographers (and other creatives) and this book is well worth the read. Photoshelter’s other free [...]
My latest post on the HP Professional Photography blog is on finding ways to integrate the other passions you have in your life with your photography. Doing so adds many benefits.
My latest post on the HP professional Photography blog is on shooting to suit your workflow.
Google has launched its Art Project, an ambitious project to bring the art works of the world’s galleries and museums onto the web in deep zoomable, detailed form. Currently Art Project has work from the following institutions on show: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin – Germany Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC – USA The Frick [...]
My latest post on the HP Professional Photography blog is on our frame of mind and how this relates to our photography and more directly to our business in tough times.
Tim O’Neal over on his Digital Paint magazine Blog has a neat little video that tells you how to block the easy printing via Facebook apps of images in your galleries. Simple, easy to do but I didn’t know about it before this video. http://www.digitalpaintmagazine.com/blog/941/disabling-photo-apps-in-facebook/
Photoshelter has a great article on using the iPad as a photography portfolio. It looks at how three photographers have done it.
Cal Newport has written a great piece on a process for getting things of a creative nature done when there are other demands on your time. I recommend reading it here. His ideas draw from those of Paul Graham and David Allen and basically revolve around scheduling blocks of time through the week to do [...]
Mashable has a great article listing 10 sites for iPhone photographers. These sites either inspire, provide places to display your iphonography or review apps for iPhonography. Great article. http://mashable.com/2010/10/30/iphone-photography-websites
Many students doing a photography or fine art study program fail completely to get out of it all they could. Here is how to improve on this. During the course of a semester of study, students are caught up in the tasks of note taking and doing projects/assignments. This dominates all thinking: the looming deadlines [...]
Part 2 of my photography business series is now up on the HP Professional Photography blog. It is on the topic of Time Management.
My latest post on the HP professional photography blog is the start of a series of articles on photography basics. This one is on exposure approach and image sharpness.
My latest article on the HP Pro Photography Blog is on print longevity.
My latest post on the HP Pro Photo blog covers photography events and conferences and how to get the most out of them.
2009 has started out as a tough year for me personally, as well as a tough one for the world’s economies.
With the Internet already a core part of your business life as an image maker, why not treat the whole world as your local market and expand the opportunities to sell your photography, design or services.