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In Summary, 11th June 2007

A few links you will find useful and interesting as we start another week. Cardboard bounce flash for your SLR using only your onboard flash. I might try this with my Panasonic FZ5 Protect Your Photos: How to Defend Your Copyright – I have a keen interest in this after my Thieving Duck became a […]

The Gallery ICA launched on Friday

Haydn’s Gallery ICA launched with a party on Friday night. I wasn’t there but Haydn blogged it yesterday. Did you make it to the party Ryan? Jacinta and I were minding the baby and didn’t budge out of the house. Haydn and myself have gone through a large part of my photo archive and we’ve […]

Zooomr Mark III launches with some hiccups

After what seems like a long week of false starts and unfortunate hardware melt downs the new Zooomr launched this weekend. I haven’t logged in yet but I’m looking forward to exploring all the new features Kristopher has been working on. I do have a bone to pick with them. They are still not caching […]

Tinfoil hat time! Google recognises you now!

Thanks Mike for pointing me towards this Arstechnica article about the new facial recognition in Google Image Search. If you add &imgtype=face to any image search url it will only show you faces. Try this search for Cork, Ireland and compare it with this facial search for the same terms. Scary eh? Ordinary image search […]

DPS Users use the GIMP too

My favourite post-processing application, the GIMP, featured highly on a recent Digital Photography School survey. Here are the top 5: Lightroom Photoshop CS2 Photoshop CS3 GIMP Picassa It just goes to show that price isn’t everything because a lot of people must have deep pockets to pay what Adobe charge for their products. I also […]

Bloggable Flickr Slideshow

Here’s a neat way of embedding Flickr’s slideshow feature in your own blog. flickrSLiDR asks you for a set in your Flickr stream and then gives you some html code to paste into your blog post. He’s cheating a small bit though. He’s using Flickr’s own slideshow application and simply passing the right parameters to […]

Irish photographer wounded in Afghanistan

Irish freelance photographer John McHugh has been wounded in a mortar attack while embedded with US troops in Afghanistan. The Irish Photographers Website reports, An Irish freelance photographer was recovering in hospital today after being wounded during fighting in Afghanistan. John McHugh had been in the country for the New York Times embedded with US […]

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I just press the little doohickey

Cameras get easier to use all the time, even a pig could use them! Pearls Before Swine on May 8th featured this comic strip. Not quite in the same league as What The Duck for photographers but a very funny comic for everyone else!

Street photography large format style

Choosing the right equipment for the job is half the battle. If you don’t choose carefully you could be making a lot of extra work for yourself as you battle with your tools. Actually, I don’t think this is one of those situations because he handled that camera rather well and didn’t try to use […]

Popular Photo now blogging

Cool, Popphoto are blogging! They announced it today but there’s already a few posts up including: When Being Obessive Pays Off Tip of the Day: Don’t Hold Your Breath – the photo is misleading, but it’s a good tip for holding a camera steady! Tip of the Day: Sunrise, Sunset.. suggests how you can use […]

Clever panoramas with CleVR

Photocritic found a neat bit of software for displaying panoramic images in a scrollable window. It should make showing them off in a blog much easier. The beauty of the CleVR system is that the panorama uses Flash instead of Quicktime. Flash is installed on a lot more machines than Quicktime making this more accessible. […]

Tips for photographing your baby

There’s only a few days left to go before the due date so this post by Michelle Jones is timely. She points at this 3 part series on baby photography by Amber Holritz. Here’s part 2 and part 3. An image of a child can and should serve the following purposes: 1. Appropriate likeness of […]

Easy self portraits with the Quik Pod

This is interesting. One of the benefits of a really wide angle lens is that taking self portraits with my wife Jacinta is rather easy. One of the down sides of having the camera at arm’s length is the distortion of the lens isn’t the most flattering thing in the world. Into the fray comes […]

11 SEO tips for your photoblog

Richard Hearne offered some great tips for making Irish photoblog mcawilliams.com more visible on the search engines and they’re very good general search engine optimization tips that can be applied to any website. He has grouped his tips into the following categories: Site Architecture On-Page Optimisation Off-site Optimisation Richard’s post is well worth reading, even […]

The most sent around duck photo

I would love to know who made an email attachment of my thieving duck and thank them. The Aflac Duck seems to be a well known part of American insurance marketing and people got a kick out of these ducks stealing money from a lady on the street! Apparently my thieving duck has become “the […]