Here’s a quick rundown on some items I found of interest over the past couple of days that you might have missed.
Damn that Joe McNally -
It’s bad enough that Joe is a rockstar with a camera and lens but now he’s taken to waxing philosophic on his blog in such incredibly superb fashion that he looks like he has made his living with the keyboard instead of the camera. Telling the story only the way he can, Joe talks about a chance encounter that he had coming out of a Starbucks and in doing so, captures the psyche of a photographer. You rock Joe! We Just Can’t Help It
Nik Software Users Take Note -
If you are a big fan of all of the Nik family of image editing products then you might want to consider attending the Nik Summit in San Diego in the month of May. It will be a jam-packed event with speakers like Joe McNally (seriously, the guy is everywhere) and Robert Beck. There will also be photo outtings with Rick Sammon, Tony Sweet, Tony Corbell, and Nik’s own Laurie Shupp. There are also software workshops, fireside chats, and lots of other things planned. To find out more, click here.
Lightroom Versus Aperture – Matt’s Take
My buddy Matt Kloskowski wrote a great rebuttal to a “5 reasons to switch to Aperture” article, which he calls “5 Reasons to Stay With Lightroom”. Besides being a good friend, I also value Matt’s opinion as one of the best and brightest in the industry, especially where Lightroom is concerned. If you have been giving any consideration to moving from Lightroom to Aperture I would highly advise that you give his article a read first. You can find it over at the Lightroom Killer Tips site.
Strapping Good Reviews -
If you have been considering buying one of the new sling style straps you might want to check out these two reviews of two of the best straps on the market. The first is a review of the Black Rapid Straps RS4 from CanonBlogger (I personally own a couple of them). The second is a new contender called the Luma Loop from Luma Labs. I saw Ben Long give a review of this at during MacWorld and now he has a video review on his blog.
Fighting Infringment -
Over at A Photo Editor blog, the question came up on what to do when your image has been used without your permission. To get the straight scoop, APE contacted Carolyn E. Wright, Esq. of the Photo Attorney Blog who did a great job of explaining all the different avenues that can be taken if this happens. It’s always good to keep this info in mind, you know, just in case some foreign car company snags your images off of Flickr for one of their ads. You can read the whole article here.
The Moving Pano -
Finally today is this little nugget that was brought to my attention by the always informative blog, John Nack on Adobe. John has a way of finding these little treasures and this one is certainly unique. It’s part pano, part time-lapse, part surrealism. It is 100% fascinating. Check it out.