This week when we met to discuss your blog I asked that each of you add the "Subscription Links" gadget to your blog. Most of you have already done this but about half have not. The Subscription Links gadget provides an easy way for you to keep up with everyones blogs by subscribing to their RSS feed. I've spent the last hour adding all of you to my Google reader (RSS reader) and I have to say I'm pleased with how easy it was to setup. If you have a google account or someone other than google I'd recommend subscribing to all of your fellow classmates blogs.
Still don't get what an RSS feed is? Read about it over at Wikipedia.
The folks who have yet to set up their Subscription Links are:
Rebekah, Tiffany, Nichole P., Nelson, Michelle, Mike, Marcee, Lindsay, Jeremy, Jenni Green, Jayne, Ian and Danielle.
Do you have a bad memory? Do you often forget where you were when you took that photo of Mickey Mouse? Well good news, the PhotoTrackr Mini is now available for all of your forgetful/stalking purposes. For more info click here or for the company web site click here
Vincent Laforet gets to shock the world again releasing the world’s first Canon EOS-1D MKIV movie – just as the camera is announced by Canon too! And Vincent says that not only does this camera take us a bunch of steps up from the original (and from the 5D2), it is a “paradigm shift” because of the low light capabilities of the Canon EOS-1D MKIV… “I think it’s safe to say that every single filmmaker and photographer has always dreamed of cameras that can see what our naked eyes can see. This time these cameras can actually see more. Sure – they may not have the dynamic ranges of our eyes just yet – but they see more than my naked eyes can see in low light.” Please read Vincent’s post for more amazing details about this video!
New Canon 1D Mark IV was made official this morning with an official press release from the fellas themselves. The camera boasts all the expected upgrades like HD video updated Digic 4 processors and an extreme ISO of 102,400 (which I believe gives the photographer the ability to take pictures in the dark. Like super dark. Like stuff that not even your own eye can see). Who's looking forward to the folks over at Fuji announcing their new ISO 1 billion next week?
Yesterday I attended a very informative lecture by commercial photographer David Strohl. The lecture's title was "Tips On Survival: How to get started in the world of editorial and commercial Photogrpahy". Strohl was hitting on points that all students should be aware of. Here are a few: - You HAVE to work hard - You HAVE to know how to do everything (retouching, lighting, networking, PR, editing and digital delivery of files) - There are no excuses (my favorite) - People suck - Always have an assistant
The above photo was the last slide of his powerpoint and I just had to snag a shot for all to see. If you're interested in seeing more of his work click here
Nikon's Small World Photomicography Competition is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.
Time to whip out that electron microscope you've had tucked away in the garage cause the deadline for 2010 entries is April 30th. For submission information click here.
The SPE: Southeast conference is this weekend at SCAD-ATL. There's a good list of speakers who'll be covering everything from blogging to marketing your photographs. I'm really looking forward to hearing Mary Virginia Swanson lecture on Sunday! I'd encourage everyone to attend as this is a great opportunity to meet other photographers and get ya learn on.
For a detailed schedule of this weekends events click here
Technology keeps blowing me away. Check out what Microsoft has done to give you a new view of the inauguration last week (click here). I could be wrong but I think this is part of their new SeaDragon software thats going to change the way we access and search for information. If you want to see the debut of the SeaDragon from some tech confrence last year check this out and prepare yourself for about 10min of saying "wow. . . . WHOA!!. . . . wow man, wow" click here.