06 May, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


ANDY WARHOL’S Groundbreaking Computer Art - Liz Stinson: “Back in the mid-1980s, Andy Warhol made a series of digital artworks on an Amiga 1000, a personal computer created by Commodore International. Stashed away on dozens of unlabeled floppy disks was a treasure trove of never-before-seen Warhol works that were slowly deteriorating. A multi-year, collaborative effort between a team of artists, museum professionals and the Carnegie Mellon Computer Club unearthed 28 works of art and a host of 1980s graphics software that Warhol used to create these digital pieces.” SOURCE: http://www.wired.com/2014/04/an-amazing-discovery-andy-warhols-seminal-computer-art/
PHOTO: Andy Warhol


12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




OPEN UP NEW MARKETS -- Photographer, Producer, Director, Publisher - Peter Krogh: “New opportunities are available for those who can add communication skills to their photography. Add writing, design, web capabilities, php, image management, video and audio to your photography and take that new business to the marketplace. We can also become publishers. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/11/photographer-producer-director-publisher
TAKEAWAY: In my humble opinion, it seldom works to be "all things to all people." Photographers should stick to their photography niche and it should be a niche that they enjoy and where the competition is manageable. Their expertise and knowledge is so great in that niche that it affords them the opportunity to be a consultant and resource to long term clients on a first-name basis. -RE

26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







DIGITAL PHOTOS -- Take Control! : Adam C. Engst: “Photos are more than just pretty pictures; they’re memories, a record of a past that can never be recreated. SOURCE: http://tidbits.com/article/14018




30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







PERFECTING DIGITAL IMAGING -- Manny Morone: “New research in computer graphics, presented at SIGGRAPH, will advance artificial vision, 3D displays, and video editing.” SOURCE:
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2013/07/perfecting-digital-imaging



05 Jun, 2012 | Posted by: st



GIANT DIGITAL MARKET -- Digital Photography: Global Markets Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: "Just 20 years ago very few people understood the opportunity for digital photography, and even fewer people could have foreseen the impact that digital photography would have on related markets.'... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/digital-photography-global-markets-171600765.html;_ylt=A2KJjbzhqsdP.XMAk_bQtDMD

17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




Organizing Your Digital Photos - Stu Eddins : “When it comes to digital photography, January 2012 is the ideal time to get ready for all the memories you’re sure to capture in the coming year.Here are a few tips to help you organize and protect your precious pics” ; http://www.porters.com/blog/?p=2847

03 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



LOST & FOUND -- Molly McHugh: "Photo thieves beware. Photography will once again benefit from the digital age as a new service uses the Web to locate stolen cameras. GadgetTrak launches CameraTrace. SOURCE: DigitalTrends;
http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/gadgettrak-launches-cameratrace-photo-thieves-beware/

14 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st




SQUARES RULE! Five Reasons to Love the Square Format – From o the Guest Contributor Column at DPS, Andrew S. Gibson: “Perhaps one of the unintended consequences of digital photography is that it has opened up areas of photography that were previously limited to people that had certain equipment. Digital cameras have changed all that. You have the choice of using your camera’s native aspect ratio (a rectangle) or you can crop to a different aspect ratio in post-processing. Why would anyone crop to a square? Here are five reasons to love the square format. http://www.digital-photography-school.com/five-reasons-to-love-the-square-format
PHOTO: Andrew S. Gibson


07 Dec, 2011 | Posted by: st



Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras Used by the Pros – Lauren Margolis “What point-and-shoot camera do you use now and in your opinion, what’s the best point-and-shoot camera?” Several of the same big-name pros like Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith and photojournalist David Burnett gave their two-cents. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2011/11/digital-point-and-shoot-cameras-used-by-pros/
TAKEAWAY: I’ve never met Brian Smith, but photojournalist David Burnett came to the farm in 1972 to do a story for TIME magazine on unique places where PC’s were being used. Here’s David’s photo of me and my TRS80 Model -II. The Computer was chosen as Man of the Year. This 1/2 page picture appeared on page 17 January 3rd 1983. What a long way we have come! And yes, we still have the pot-belly stove in our barn office. -RE


THE AUTHOR (ROHN ENGH) AT HIS RADIO SHACK COMPUTER AT PINE LAKE FARM IN WISCONSIN IN 1972. NOTE THE BOOK IN THE RIGHT HAND CORNER. NOW THAT's MARKETING!
PHOTO: David Burnett



30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st




JUST LIKE PAINTING -- Markus von Luecken: “The first time I came across Computer Generated Imaging was about 4 years ago. I was so fascinated that I immediately gave up my job as advertising director with a major company in order to be able to concentrate completely on my own creative work. For me CGI is just like painting. The only limitation is your own imagination. http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2011/archives/22912
PHOTO: Markus von Luecken




15 Dec, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes



HOME SWEET HOME -- Zenfolio’s Photo Hosting Service - With this new release, Zenfolio becomes the first of a new generation of photo hosting services that truly enables photographers to have every aspect of their online presence fully branded, customized and easily managed under one roof. http://shutterbug.com/news/112410zenfolio/

21 Jul, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes



DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY helps diagnose landscaping issues.
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/localnews/headlines/98473414.html


14 Jul, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes



NEW WAY -- A Professional Fashion Shoot With an iPhone 3GS
http://gizmodo.com/5580276/professional-fashion-shootwith-an-iphone-3gs


25 May, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



Long-Term Photo Storage
Q: I have a lot of pictures saved in my hard drive and make back-ups on DVD and flash drives. But what is the best way to archive my pictures long term?--Efrain R. Camara, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A: The best long-term storage that money can buy is a second hard drive. You can get a terabyte of storage for under a hundred dollars, which is a mind-bogglingly good value. SOURCE: Dave Johnson, PC World http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/052410-frequently-asked-photo-questions-for.html


27 Jan, 2010 | Posted by: photosource



BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR DIGITAL -- The Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) has released a marketing survey based on questions asked in the final quarter of 2009. As the somber undertones of 2009 fade away, we move excitedly forward towards a year of promise, opportunity and rapid change. If the fiscal stars align, we’ll leave behind the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and move into a new decade filled with anticipation of a stronger global job market that will inevitably be fueled by new and innovative business models. Digital will surely be at the core of this evolution.View the full report online for free. http://www.creativepro.com/article/2010-digital-marketing-outlook


15 Dec, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



DIGITAL FUTURE -- Big Publishers Push Digital Content - Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corporation and Time Inc. jointly announced that they have entered into an independent venture to develop open standards for a new digital storefront and related technology that will allow consumers to enjoy their favorite media content on portable digital devices.
http://www.creativepro.com/article/big-publishers-push-digital-content


11 Nov, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



COMING OF AGE – What are the biggest benefits of digital printing, specifically? Over the coming days, in Washington, as art lovers view the hundreds of images mounted around town at FotoWeek D.C., most of them will probably look a fair amount like photos always have. The technology used to produce them, however, will almost certainly be new. They will have been shot and printed digitally. SOURCE: Blake Gopnik; PHOTO: Juana Arias; The Washington Post, http://bit.ly/YSnDp




MORE DATA -- The Next Generation of DVDs Could Hold More Data . The amazing eyes of a giant shrimp living on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could hold the key to developing a new type of super high-quality DVD player. Mantis shrimps, dubbed "thumb splitters" by divers because of their vicious claws, have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. They can see in 12 primary colors, four times as many as humans, and can also detect different kinds of light polarization - the direction of oscillation in light waves. http://bit.ly/25uTYD


03 Nov, 2009 | Posted by: photosource




PHOTO MERGING -- 'Cell Tango' combines computer programming and photography at Wellesley College. Merging art with technology, conceptual artists George Legrady and Angus Forbes have transformed ubiquitous and often annoying cell phones into paint brushes for the 21st century. SOURCE: Chris Bergeron/Daily News. MetroWest Daily http://bit.ly/3miOhZ .

GETTING SMALLER AND SMALLER -- PhotoPlus Expo 2009: Small Cameras, Big Sensors, Serious Challenges - One of the biggest trends at this year's PhotoPlus Expo in New York City last week was the increasing popularity of small digital cameras with oversized imaging sensors.
http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguide/content_display/news/e3i7a4f853fe57e4c0bb6c152ef9ae206eb


20 Oct, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



ART FORM -- 'Cell Tango' combines computer programming and photography at Wellesley College. Merging art with technology, conceptual artists George Legrady and Angus Forbes have transformed ubiquitous and often annoying cell phones into paint brushes for the 21st century. Jim Olson, the museum's coordinator of technology, said "Cell Tango" is "about the way people, technology and information intersect." http://bit.ly/3uj8Ek


14 Oct, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



DIGITAL TRAILBLAZERS --
'Father of Fibre Optics' and digital photography pioneers share Nobel Prize in Physics. That you are able to read this article and view the accompanying picture is due in no small part to the work of the three scientists who have just been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. http://bit.ly/2xnVf






07 Oct, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



TRIUMPHERATE -- Three Americans whose 1960s research laid the foundation for today's world of computerized images.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-eu-nobel-physics,0,6386238.story?track=rss
TAKEAWAY: Wouldn’t it have been wonderful if these physicists had accomplished their digital outcome one hundred fifty(150) years ago? It would have eliminated toxic wastes, air polluted darkroom environments, dangerous stop bath chemicals, other chemicals injurious to human health, both through contact and from breathing, unsafe powders, toxic waste that adversely affect sources of underground drinking water. Yuck! What were we doing? -RE


08 Jul, 2009 | Posted by: photosource




NEW OPTION. MakingMoneyWithPictures.com debuted recently and offers tips for people to sell their photos online, as well as the necessary equipment. MakingMoneyWithPictures.com is a part of KJW Enterprises LLC, which is owned and operated by Jeremy and Keely Walker. The website added a new blog to its many features. Burgeoning entrepreneurs Jeremy and Keely Walker, of Marion KY, realized the focus for their business in a rather inconspicuous way: "My wife and I became interested in photography when we started taking pictures of our daughters," said Jeremy Walker. "After a while, we got pretty good making them and decided to sell photos online. t's not difficult to have a photography business at home," he said. "It's a matter of knowing how to get your name and your pictures out there." Walker has also started a new blog this summer, www.TheCameraGuru.com , to provide additional helpful hints that aren't covered on the website. "We're going to be posting tips on taking pictures and things that would help them with their technique," he said. "I think our goal is to let people know that it doesn't have to be professional, per se, it just has to mean something to that person." www.MakingMoneyWithPictures.com

19 May, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



EASY STORAGE -- Introducing YuuWaa, a new way to store digital data - YuuWaa is the first consumer storage product to combine a secure USB stick with online storage capacity meaning you can backup, access and share all your important data, music, videos and photos anywhere and at any time. http://dpnow.com/5898.html


13 May, 2009 | Posted by: photosource




STILL PHOTOGRAPHY TAKING A BACK SEAT? Is it really the death of still photography?
Esquire debuts the world's first print magazine cover captured from a video source. What could it mean for SLR photography? http://gear.ign.com/articles/979/979350p1.html
TAKEAWAY: Of course, of course. Video will be the camera of choice. We’ll witness the same resistance when digital equipment arrived. Publishers will love it because the choice of picture selection will be greater.


UNIQUE VIEW --... -- NASA releases 3D photo collections of space station, Mars rover - NASA announced it has released a set of 3D photo collections of the International Space Station and its Mars rover. The photos were created using Microsoft's Photosynth technology, which automatically stitches together hundreds of images from standard digital cameras.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10235596-52.html?tag=mncol

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A pro says, NO!” . . .


Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community platform. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository.[2] As of November 2008, it claims to host more than 3 billion images -- SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

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Ever heard of Flickr? Do you have your photos posted on Flickr? If you do, here’s an example, Jim Domke, a photographer professional sent me recently. It illustrates the mind-set that some visitors to the website have.




From Jim:
“Rohn: FYI: Here's a note I recently got from a photo editor interested in
publishing one of my photos . . . I said no.

You get a byline, but no money! Stock photography on the cheap. There ought
to be a law.

So much for marketing on Flickr!

Jim….”


----- Original Message -----
From: "vnvnvnvnvnvn"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, vbvbvbvbvbvbvb 4:14 AM
Subject: [Flickr] cvcvcvvc: fgfgfgfgfgfgfgf Photo Short-list


> You've been sent a Flickr Mail from cvcvcvcvcvcvcvcvcvcv.>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
> :: vbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvb Short-list
>
>
> Hi vbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbv,
>
> I am writing to let you know that one of your photos has
> been short-listed for inclusion in the seventh edition of
> our vbvbvbvbvbvbvbbv Guide, to be published at the end of
> this month.
>
> http://www.vbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvt/p=vbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbv=vbvbvbvbv
>
> Clicking this link will take you to a page where you can:
> i) See which of your photos has been short-listed.
> ii) Submit or withdraw your photo from our final selection
> phase.
> iii) Learn how we credit photos in our vbvbvbvbvbbvbv Guides.
> iv) Browse online or download the sixth edition of our
> vnvnvnvnvnvnvnvnvnvnv Guide.
>
> While we offer no payment for publication, many
> photographers are pleased to submit their photos, as vbvbvbvbvbvbv
> Guides give their work recognition and wide exposure, and
> are free of charge to readers. Photos are published at a
> maximum width of 150 pixels, are clearly attributed, and
> link to high-resolution originals at Flickr.
>
> Our submission deadline is Wednesday, vbvbvb,vbvbvbvb. If you happen
> to be reading this message after this date, please still
> click on the link above (our vnvnvnvnvnvnvn Guides are updated
> frequently - photos submitted after this deadline will be
> considered for later releases).
>
> Best regards,
>
> Jane Doe,
> Managing Editor
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
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> To reply to this message, click here:
> http://www.flickr.com/mail/xvxvxvxv
> To update your email settings, click here:
> http://www.flickr.com/accountvcvcvcvcv /
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> The Flickr Team
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Ř www.flickr.com

TAKEAWAY: Don’t despair. In any creative field, the artist has to start somewhere. And we tend to forget those “training wheels days.”
I don’t know of any painter, photographer, dancer, speaker, musician who, when they were first starting out, didn’t give their services for free to get their foot in that heavy door of acceptance with a potential client. Professional creative people will rarely admit (or can’t remember) that a freebie to a prospect got the whole thing rollin’ .
Impoverished clients, non-profit groups, start-up businesses will capitalize on this phenomenon and expect not to pay artists for their work. Yet they will pay the plumber, the electrician, the janitor and so on.
What can you do about it? Try barter. Agree to do the freebie –but ask for payment in whatever product they produce. You might come out the winner. –RE


05 May, 2009 | Posted by: photosource



EAGLE EYE -- Gigapixel Photography. This new idea of hyper detailed panoramic images is one of the coolest thing to hit the web since Google Earth. Imagine looking at a skyline shot of New York City and being able to see what the person on the 85 floor of the empire state building is
doing. http://www.manolith.com/2009/04/30/gigapixel-photography/


FINDING WHERE – 35,000,000 Flickr Photos, Mapped. Scientists at Cornell University have super-computed the geotags of 35 million Flickr photos, creating photography heatmaps for locations around the world. Their conclusion? People really, really like taking pictures of landmarks.
http://gizmodo.com/5232419/photography-heatmaps-created-from-35-million-geotagged-flickr-shots
TAKEAWAY: Think if the exact location and I.D. of a landscape shot were known of some of the antique photos that are discovered in attic trunks. Today, such photos are discarded for lack of irrefutable identification and not chosen for history books, coffee table books, PBS documentaries, etc.
100 years from now, the heirs of your photo collection will be happy that you persisted in tagging your photos.




07 Jan, 2009 | Posted by: photosource




GETTING BIGGER. Gobal Digital Photography Market Set For Growth. The global market for digital photography was worth an estimated $155 billion last year and is set to increase to over $230.9 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, according to a report by market research company BCC Research.
http://www.arm.com/iqonline/news/marketnews/23995.html


23 Dec, 2008 | Posted by: photosource




THE FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
The days of darkrooms and negatives are mostly behind us, according to Ritchin's exploration of how digital technologies are changing the landscape of news photography.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1867320,00.html?xid=rss-arts


19 Nov, 2008 | Posted by: photosource




DIGITAL DETECTIVE:
Digital pics contain 'fingerprints' of cameras used to click them - The researcher says that his team's approach has been found to identify cameras with 90 per cent accuracy in early tests. If we can identify the camera, then there is a possibility that we can identify who bought it and where.
http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20081115/393/ttc-digital-pics-contain-fingerprints-of.html


11 Nov, 2008 | Posted by: photosource




LOCK PICTURE. -- Digital photography allows for key copies. Breaking into a lock without being noticed no longer means having to actually have the key ahead of time in order to make a copy. Computer geniuses at UC San Diego have written a computer program that can copy a key based solely on a photograph of it. The theory is really quite simple: If a photo of a key can be captured with enough detail, the image can be translated into a numeric code that can then be used to recreate the key. Software allows for accounting for whatever angle the photo is shot at. http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/110195


22 Oct, 2008 | Posted by: photosource




BLACK SILICON -- Could the discovery of black silicon change digital photography? In a New York Times article published recently, a Harvard physicist produced a new material, called black silicon, that could have a broad impact on technologies ranging from ultra sensitive sensors to photovoltaic cells. According to the article, Harvard plans to announce that it has licensed patents for black silicon to SiOnyx, a Massachusetts company.
http://www.dphoto.co.nz/news/8620/could-the-discovery-of-black-silicon-change-digital-photography


08 Oct, 2008 | Posted by: photosource





Demographers tell us that in a mobile society, we can expect most people to have a new address every five years. Here at PhotoSource International, we certainly find that to be true when we make a mailing to photographers on our database. Photographers move a lot.
If you have moved recently, it’s important to personally let your buyers and clients know your new address. Don’t rely on the U.S. Postal Service to do the job for you.
In our day and age, technology offers ways we can make sure to stay on top for our buyers, even during the transition of a move. Your email address and 800# can remain the same, independent of any changes in your mailing address. You won’t lose touch with your photobuyers if you have one or the other or both.
A while back, I experienced another way that photobuyers can find photographers.
Nancy Ritz, Photo coordinator at Prentice Hall, the book publishing company, wrote to me a while back, saying she was returning one of my photos (an original B&W 8X10) that her company had used in one of their textbooks. She pointed out that they’ve filed a digitized copy of the photo, and the number stamped on the back of the print is the database designation from the Corporate Digital Archive (CDA) of their parent company, Simon & Schuster. She said in her letter, “You are listed as the photographer.” In 2006, Simon & Schuster became a part of the CBS Corporation. Now my photo is indexed in the vaults of CBS,
It’s nice to know computers, databases, and mergers of large publishing houses can have a beneficial reward for independent photographers. My digitized photo will probably remain in their CDA a long time.
And it’s nice to know that photo, taken in 1978 (thirty years ago), is in an archive that might one day benefit not only me but also my grandchildren, and possibly their grandchildren. –RE

01 Oct, 2008 | Posted by: photosource



DIGITAL EVIDENCE European Spaceship's Death Plunge Caught on Film Program managers expect that photographic data from two aircraft ESA hired from NASA, and an imager aboard the international space station flying overhead at the time, will provide precise data on the amount of debris that survived reentry.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20080929/sc_space/

europeanspaceshipsdeathplungecaughtonfilm


16 Jul, 2008 | Posted by: photosource




IT’S DIGITAL NOT DOCUMENTARY -- “When I first saw Denis Darzacq's photos of people floating in urban spaces, or falling from buildings (just about to hit the pavement), I was unnerved. They looked too real, I thought, but they couldn't be real, they must be the result of digital manipulation, putting two photos together as one.
http://www.lensculture.com/webloglc/mt_files/archives/2008/07/behind-the-scenes-video-magica.html

BIGGER -BUT BETTER? -- Agency Portfolio Growth - Here's a visual representation of what agency portfolio growth over the past year looks like for the agencies who publish
their portfolio size.
http://www.microstockdiaries.com/agency-portfolio-growth.html


26 Jun, 2008 | Posted by: photosource




YES. IT’s TRUE. Digital thieves swipe your photos - and profit from them - In an age when
digital photography rules and people post their images online, how can we
stop our photos being stolen?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jun/18/news.internet
TAKEAWAY: Until technology intervenes with digital protection for our photos, thievery can’t be controlled.


11 Jun, 2008 | Posted by: photosource






 
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN YOUR HOUSE? Digital forensics: how experts
uncover doctored images .. --.. modern software has made manipulation of photographs
easier to carry out and harder to uncover than ever before, but the technology
also enables new methods of detecting doctored images… http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=digital-image-forensics


TAKEAWAY
: Maybe we should call digital photos, "Fantasygraphs."