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Free postcard from QOOP

QOOP are offering a free postcard “while stocks last” that can be sent anywhere in the world. It prints from your Flickr stream and it’s dead easy to do. What’s the catch? You need to sign up. For any company that’s well worth the minor cost of printing one postcard and mailing it. Still, free […]

Video demonstration of the Canon 40D

The Canon 40D is expected in early September, and I know I said I wasn’t tempted but pictures speak a thousand words, and video shout loudest of all. Video quality isn’t the best, and it’s a little dark, but it’s the first demonstration of the new camera! (via)

The Canon 40D won’t tempt me

So, it appears that the Canon 40D is on it’s way with an expected release date in early September if the rumours are to be believed. This post about the 40D sent me to gizmodo who quote the non-Canon site, canon-eos-40d.com, when they list the rumoured specs of the Canon 40D. They haven’t changed much […]

Pics of the new Canon 5D Mark II?

Engadget has photos of the new Canon 5D Mark II. Unfortunately they’re fake but it gives me another reason to post this image blogged ages ago as a possible leaked photo of the new Canon 30D. I must admit, it would be nice to have an “Adams mode” on my next camera. I’m looking forward […]

Most popular photos of June 2007

The most popular photos of June 2007 The Lady’s Red Boots was unsurprisingly the most popular of the photos I posted in June. I guess the combination of red boots and grey and dull background grabbed a lot of attention! Orange stripes and white clouds. I love leading lines, I love clouds. It was a […]

Get updates by email from Flickr

I’m not sure how new this Flickr feature is, but it still has the “new” graphic next to it so I’m certain I’m sailing through unchartered waters for at least some of my visitors. You’ve all probably been to the Recent Activity on your Flickr account by now, but tucked in at the bottom of […]

You’ll need a model release form for that photo sir

Sometimes if you’re trying to sell photos you won’t legally be allowed to because you’ve photographed someone and their face is clear and identifiable in the image. A model release form is a contract between you and that person allowing you to sell that image. Here’s a generic model release form for download that could […]

Bring out the gimp!

Some people find the name of the most popular open source and GPLed image manipulation program slightly funny or rude, others as a derogatory term, while others just see it as the acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Programme. I think a lot of English speakers fall into the first or second camp unfortunately. Wikipedia has […]

When was the last time you used backups?

“Click! Click!” The sound we all dread to hear. The sound of a hard disk failing. I bought a Western Digital “My Book” external drive a few weeks ago and moved my Backuppc backup files onto it. That freed up a 250GB SATA drive which I promptly filled with all my photos from 2000 to […]

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18,000 people nude in public

This is what 18,000 naked people look like. This is old news to some, but I missed it at the time. How did they manage to organise so many people so well? Photographer Spencer Tunick created the images in Mexico City. His next project is sometime this month in Amsterdam. Anyone going or gone to […]

Vote for me in the photoblogs awards

Niall thought that inphotos.org wasn’t nominated for the Photoblog Awards but after registering and trying to submit my blog myself I found that it already was nominated by Gavin of Headphoneland. You can vote for his blog too. Thanks Gavin! So, please vote for In Photos dot org. Like I did with the Irish blog […]

Credit’s due when it’s due

I have just installed the hotlink builder plugin for WordPress. It provides a basic level of protection for the images on your blog from leechers visitors who come via Google and MSN looking for images. At least some of them are going to right-click on an image to use it in their own blogs, sites […]

Take an ordinary photograph today

Instead of obsessing over composition, is the flash head pointed in the right way, what about aperture, and is my ISO too high, I’m going to try to take an ordinary photo in P or even Automatic mode. It won’t be a scene of immense natural beauty in a wilderness somewhere, or it may not […]

Five more common digital photography mistakes

Jim posted his 5 most common digital photography mistakes and I knew I could come up with a further five, so here goes: I’m not ready! How many times have I missed a shot because my camera was at home or in the bag? Lens covers can be a nuisance too. Leaving the camera in […]

Flickr Blog now hosted to WordPress.com

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the Flickr Blog is now hosted at WordPress.com! If you’re logged into the site you’ll see the familiar blue admin bar at the top of the page. The latest post has some great shots of the STS-117 Atlantis launch. Better move your feed reader to the new feed!