Photography

blueMarine – Free digital photography workflow software

blueMarine is being developed as an open source digital photography workflow environment. It’s written in Java so it’ll run just about anywhere – Windows, Mac and Linux should be “easy” to support. I haven’t tried it yet and I’m not a fan of Java apps in general but has anyone else tried it? They say […]

Irish Blog Awards shortlist

Sob! Inphotos.org didn’t make the shortlist! I should have put that vote link and logo in the header like I did last year. I have been shortlisted for “Best Contribution to the Irish Bloggersphere”. I guess it’s for that WordPress thingy, eh? Thanks to everyone who voted for me. It’s really appreciated! Plenty of great […]

The Photocritic wants your glamour and nude photos

The Photo Critic is looking for nude and glamour shots to critique next week. Would you be interested in having your risque photos reviewed / critiqued? I can’t offer payment, but if I use one of more of your photos, I’ll add a link to your blog, web site or Flickr stream, like I did […]

We’ve got your picture, now what’s your name?

RTE Radio 1′s Flux ran a programme on the treatment of a community following the death of a woman and her two sons in Firhouse, Co Dublin. last year. Local community members were interviewed almost a year later by Flux to find out how journalists and photographers treated them. Some of the stories are shocking, […]

This old skool Flickr user doesn’t care

From: FlickrHQ Subject: Update for Old Skool members Dear Old Skool Account-Holding Flickr Member, On March 15th we’ll be discontinuing the old email-based Flickr sign in system. From that point on, everyone will have to use a Yahoo! ID to sign in to Flickr. It seems that everyone is up in arms about recent changes […]

What will the Canon 40D be like?

Should I add a “Rumour Mill” category? The Digital Photography Show reports that a Canon 40D may be on the way. Digital Photography Blog posted links to Canon’s website, but those pages have changed to Canon 400D pages! Speculation about features includes the following: We’re hearing a lot of different rumors and guesses about the […]

The 15-Hour Photographer

If you’re reading about this here for the first time then you’ve got just under a month to enter The 15-Hour Photographer. During one day take a photo every five minutes and try to make 225 shots. You don’t have to but if you’re really trying to outdo yourself, do it in one day! Submit […]

Getting started with Bibble Labs

I’ve been using Bibble Labs Pro for a few months now to process my RAW files but I know I’m not using it to it’s fullest potential. I should have looked around the Bibble website because their learning center has a number of videos to help the Bibble newbie! Bibble Support Forum Bibble Learn Center […]

Who else wants a Canon 6D?

Chris Garrett speculates that the Canon 6D will be announced in February. Time will tell, but what extra features will it have and will they be worth the premium a camera demands? If I didn’t have a good collection of APS-C lenses already I might be tempted to go out and buy a Canon 5D, […]

Bibble Labs 4.9.5 out in the wild

The new Bibble Labs 4.9.5 is out with support for new cameras and six plugins! I purchased Bibble 4.9 a few months ago so i must download the upgrade shortly and give it a spin. Among the free plugins included in this update are Andy, a Black & White Film Simulation tool that instantly creates […]

Of photographers and photojournalists

Mark Hancock asks of his editor, “Do we run pretty pictures?” It’s not something your average photographer has to deal with but when you work for a newspaper as a photojournalist it is a consideration. Where would I be if I couldn’t shoot pretty pictures? What would you do? Do you really hanker after that […]

POP Writing and World Changing Photos

I just subscribed to the Popular Photo feed and came across the following great reads: DSLR Basic Training Guilty Pleasures – fun with panoramas. Edible Complex – tips for food photography The Photoshop heretic has some great black and white shots. 5 reasons to shoot film – don’t believe everything he says. There are full […]

Photographing arrested suspects

Mark Hancock was present at a police sting in Beaumont, Texas to arrest people involved in the sex trade in that city. He posted photos and commentary on the incident as well as explaining that it’s legal to show the faces of people under arrest. Before anyone asks, yes, it’s perfectly legal to show the […]

Gary finds his parents

A wonderful thing happened the other day. Gary Byron, a Corkonian like myself, was browsing the net and looking about for things to do when he comes home for Christmas. He stumbled upon this blog and by some one-in-a-million chance found my photo, Wet Day Shopping. He recognised the couple in the photo as his […]

The best photos of 2006

Reuters have their best photos of the year, as do many other publications so I looked through my archives tonight to pick out some of my favourite photos of 2006; and found it was much harder than I thought. What follows are a selection of my best and favourite photos. Some for technical reasons while […]