Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bend It Like Beckham?

PA Photos used images of David Bechkham's debut for the LA Galaxy last Saturday to try out a new release of ShootLive, a photo service that allows pictures to appear on authorized web sites and mobile devices within a few minutes of the real time capture. For more info click here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

You Have To Be In Shape For Golf!

For a few more amusing looks at us looking at them click here.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Harry Callahan - My Heros (cont.)

No not "Dirty Harry" Callahan just Harry Callahan. To learn more about one of the most overlooked Masters of 20th Century American Photography click here.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Check Out Don Giannatti's Lighting Workshop!

"A single 550EX was used with light mod to provide the blend of daylight and strobe. Subtle posing keeps the light natural looking". NOTE: this shot was taken by workshop attendee Ray Prax.
Don's next workshop is Saturday July 28th. For more info, read what attendees have to say or to watch free lighting tutorials click

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

On Location With Gregory Crewdson

Take a peak behind the curtain...

Gregory Crewdson On NPR

To hear NPR's interveiw with Gregory Crewdson and see more of his unique images, click here.

Future Media Is Here! Check Out "Circle of Blue"

Sprague award winner Kenny Irby, Sports Illustrated's Karen Mullarkey, author Jerry Dennis, Google's Alon Halevy, Flickr, YouTube, What does this group have in common? Circle of Blue. To learn more about this fascinating project and the enormous problem it attempts to address, click here.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

A "YouTube" Portolio by Rodolfo Paez

Photographers are beginning to place portfolios on YouTube. I'm not sure that placing a video on YouTube will lead to an avalanche of bookings or assignments, but the ability to embed the video that you uploaded to YouTube on your home page or the porfolio page of your web site or your blog, does have real value. For one thing you're not paying for the bandwidth required for a large number of people to view your video and for another it's easy to rotate with other videos you've uploaded to YouTube and last but not least, potential customers can then search YouTube for additional videos that promote you or your work. Not bad for a free service.

Here's Rodolfo's video, BTW, I'm not suggesting that you use his as a template. If I had edited his work this video would look much different. There is some nudity in the video so if you find nudity offensive don't click the play button.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Where Have All The Pictures Gone?

We celebrated the 50th Anniversary of my Father and Mother-in-Law this past weekend. In the week or so leading up to the big event I began putting together a slide show of images that chronicled their life before and after their wedding. The final edit held more than 100 photographic prints. Prints of importance to be scanned, sized and included in the DVD that played at their Saturday night celebration.

If you're wondering what all this has to do with the title of this post.. hang on I'm getting there. There was a time when photos, (prints), were precious. A fireman once told me that normal folks will only run back into a burning building for one of the three P's... People, Pets and Pictures. Could you lay your hands on 100 meaningful printed images from your life? I doubt if I could. We are making more and more digital images and fewer and fewer prints. Where have all the photographs gone? Will we have our memories as we grow older? I hope so. I was reminded this past weekend why they are so precious.

Happy Anniversary Bob & Bonnie you two are the best!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

JVC Kicks HDTV Up A Notch!

In the never ending game of "whose got the biggest one?" JVC readies for stateside delivery of the 110 inch HD-110MH80 designed to throw a 1080p , rear projected image, into your "media room".This behemoth goes on sale in July with an Ocotober delivery. The best news is that it's designed to sit on a shelf, provide the shelf is 110 inches long, 36 inches deep and can hold 728 lbs. It's a solid 1920 X 1080 HD @ 5000:1 contrast and only $53,000.00 and yes the remote is included.