Archive for May, 2006

How do you like your photos served

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

If you’re like me and many others, you like your photos served up RAW, and the RAW’er the Better’r. The has released the results of their 2006 survey which is also in a PDF file on their web site. And speaking of RAW, I recently replied to a forum post where someone had asked […]

Where’s your Jpeg License

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Thanks to my good friend Ross for sending me a note about the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejecting a patent assertion for the JPEG Standard. “What would make me use the upcoming Microsoft WiMP?” Well for one thing, if I had to start paying a license fee to use a Jpeg file format. […]

Photo: Go Fly Over a Rock

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Picture: Passenger jet in blue sky with contrail flying over the summit of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California. “Ladies & Gentlemen, this is your capitan speaking. For those of you lucky enough to be seated on the right side of the plane, if you look out your window, you’ll notice that we’re passing by […]

Tweet Tweet said the over-anxious bird

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Another one of those annoying little birds has been seen tweeting it’s way around the Internet. In this case, it’s in the form of a very small little blurb on the Nikonians site, pre-announcing a June 2nd announcement from Nikon, announcing an upgrade to their D2x camera body. Of course, being pre-announcement buzz, the announcement […]

Photo: Pine Tree and El Capitan

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Picture: Pine tree and clearing storm clouds peel off the face of El Capitan in morning light, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California Another from my trip to the valley last month. I was actually shooting a different subject, and literally spun in my tracks to see this scene. I tried several variations, including this […]

More on the Race to the Bottom

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

There’s a sobering dose of reality on Wired about the effect of the global network and the entry of millions of new providers into various markets. One market that is highlighted is the booming effect of the microstock community, where selling images for a few pennies is now fiscal glory for the masses. I’ve always […]


Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Cnet News has a report out today that Microsoft is set to launch a new image file format to rival and replace the web and email standard, JPEG. The format, if I have this correct, is going to be called, Windows Media Photo. Umm, is it April 1st? WiMP? Oh yeah, I can hear those […]

Do you ever feel like

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

I’ve tried to think about what would be a good photo to describe what I’m feeling. This is the picture I’ve come up with: Photo: Clouds and fresh snow from a spring storm shroud the sheer granite rock cliffs at Lost Arrow Spire, above Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. So why this photo? What […]

Mad Max Model Release

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Photo District News reporter Daryl Lang reports in todays PDN Newswire about how a model is mad at Maxim Magazine for using a photo of her on the cover of it’s upcoming June 2006 issue. The photo was licensed to Maxim through Corbis Outline, an editorial division of the giant agency. It seems the model […]

Look down on me – please.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

A couple years ago I shot an assignment for a regional travel magazine on The Valley of the Gods in southern Utah. Specifically, one of the things I was to be sure and get in my coverage was of The Valley of the Gods Bed & Breakfast. It’s an off-the-grid lonely little structure, literally in […]

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