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Clearing out my feed reader

My feed addiction has got to stop! It’s a great way to keep up to date on my favourite blogs but when it gets to over 300 blogs then something has to be done. That means cutting back on my subscriptions. Unfortunately the first to go will be those photoblogs that don’t offer a full […]

Get GIMPed Now!

Joy of Tech makes a good point about the pricing of Adobe products. If you can’t afford to buy a copy of Photoshop then give the GIMP a go. It’d free, it’s what I use to process all my photos and it has many of the features most people need. (via)

Poster size prints only 9.99

Turkish Trabordine only 19.99! Where’s that Muunkaay! No, Daft Dave hasn’t invaded the blogosphere yet, but until the 31st of March Photobox.ie are offering poster size prints for only €9.99 which seems like quite a good deal. I’m ordering a few prints off them to see what the quality is like but I’ve ordered before […]

Shorpy’s 100 year old photoblog

Someday the photos being posted today will look antiquated and some may be studied by historians but we can do the same now thanks to the efforts of Shorpy. All the photos on this blog are from 100 years ago, at the start of the 20th century and offer a glimpse into a very different […]

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The non-average photographer

Nikonkit have dedicated a page to the wackiest pictures of photographers ever. They’re all funny or strange and entertainig too although a few are NSFW so proceed with caution! (via)

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The 300 Effect

300 hasn’t made it to Ireland yet but I started seeing blogs talking about it yesterday. Most are reviewing it but Photocritic looked at recreating the same style of photography that appears in the film with the help of graphic artist Jason Niedle. Last week’s Time magazine has a two page spread on the movie. […]

The best way to show off the GIMP

I just read that a portable version of image manipulation program, GIMP, is now available for download. If it works well enough that’s going to get a permanent home in my USB memory stick and unlike “Portable Photoshop”, this one is completely legal to copy and share. GIMP Portable version 2.2.13 has been released. GIMP […]

A Photographer’s rights around the world

Do you recklessly walk around urban areas with your camera like I do? Are you worried? A few days ago I received an email from John Hennessy asking me about street photography and especially what rights and responsibilities do I as a photographer have when out with my camera on the street. Many moons ago […]

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How to photograph a lunar eclipse

Tonight the moon will be eclipsed by the Earth which will turn it red for a few hours from about 10:44pm. I’ll be outside with my 20D and a Canon 75-300mm zoom hoping to grab a few shots, but first it’s important to know a few things: The moon shines by reflecting light from the […]

Explore Cork City in Photos

Flickr has a wonderful mapping system that makes it super easy to view photos from a particular location. Unfortunately Flickr can’t automatically figure out where the photo was taken. That has to be done by the user but it’s as simple as opening the map in your browser and dragging it to the proper location. […]

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 […]