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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 […]

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 […]