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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!

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!