Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've probably heard that Chase Jarvis has once again come up with a great idea (his last one was The Best Phone...) CreativeLIVE is a new website that is going to offer FREE live presentations (I hate the word webinars) on all sorts of creative topics, like photography, DSLR video, painting, html etc.. They will be free if you sign up and follow them live, and you can buy them afterward to watch again, or in case you missed them. The presenters are very highly regard folk, like Vincent Laforet, Art Wolfe, David duChemin & Zack Arias just to name a few. I'll certainly be watching with great interest. Way to go Chase, You really are an inspiration.
I spend a fair bit... OK, OK, ... a lot of time on the Internet. My interests are very wide ranging from sport to the arts to politics, but photography definitely takes the lions share of my attention. Recently, I've had a lot of people asking me about which sites were good or which books were worthwhile (even though I don't read 'em online, I buy 'em online), so I thought a useful post might be to list some of the better photography resources I have found online over the years. Of course it's all subjective, but luckily for you, I think I'm a pretty good judge of information (thank you to my university lecturers who taught me that not all information was of equal value) . There's certainly a whole lot of rubbish out there as well, so you do have to be discerning. OK, here's a bit of [...]
My other blog, my photoblog, runs on Pixelpost v 1.7. I've been using Pixelpost for nearly two years now, but have only recently upgraded to the newest version. As far as photoblogging applications go, I think it's the best one out there (certainly the best one I've found.) It's free, there are a lot of templates to change the design, and there's a great community of users. But that's not to say I don't have issues with it. I do. I simply don't understand why it has to be so difficult. The answer to that may simply be 'because it's free', and if so, then fine. But maybe that's not the entire answer... I have been dabbling in web design for a few years now, and while I'm not a born coder (never will be) I can write html and have a decent understanding of css. I've even managed to [...]
As I write, there are no doubt a lot of people getting drunk. It’s Sunday night, and the PMA Australia 2008, held in Brisbane, is finally over. I was only there for two of the four days, and I didn’t even go to a single paid conference event. I was there in a role as a professional photographer come consumer, and as such I was there to suss out future directions, trends, and all the latest gear. It’s a highly personalised experience going to such an event, due to the incredibly diverse nature and levels of professional photography. I hang around the lower levels as it is, but that doesn’t make my perspective any less interesting. Here’s what I thought were some of the interesting bits.. (I’d be here for days to discuss it all) Adobe – They placed nearly ALL of their focus on Lightroom 2 [...]