From the app store: I hope this doesn’t cause Apple to ban snarky update messages.Read More Tap Tap Snarky
Eric Fischer is doing work on comparing locals and tourists and where they photograph based on big Flickr data. It’s fascinating to try to identify cities from the thumbnails in his “Locals and Tourists” set. (I admit, I got very few right, either from “one at a time” or by looking for cities I know.)…Read More Map of Where Tourists Take Pictures
Several weeks back, I was listening to the Technometria podcast on “Personal Data Ecosystems,” and they talked a lot about putting the consumer in the center of various markets. I wrote this post then, and held off posting it in light of the tragic events in Japan. One element of this is the “VRM” or…Read More I'd like some of that advertising action
There’s just something about skinny girls in pouffy skirts…and stormtrooper helmets. More at http://redandjonny.tumblr.com/Read More So cute!
Facebook Changes Photo Memories to No Longer Show Your Ex-Boyfriends or Ex-Girlfriends: In response to numerous complaints, Facebook has changed its Photo Memories sidebar module to no longer display friends who a user was formally listed as in a relationship with. [Sic] But it’s not just about selective remembering because “Your Memories Will Be Rewritten.”…Read More Facebook and "your" photos
NASA claims that: At least four distinct plumes of water ice spew out from the south polar region of Saturn’s moon Enceladus in this dramatically illuminated image. Light reflected off Saturn is illuminating the surface of the moon while the sun, almost directly behind Enceladus, is backlighting the plumes. See Bursting at the Seams to…Read More Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Thanks, Nicko!Read More Background Checks
With the kind help of our awesome readership, Amazon and Glazer’s, I’ve acquired a camera, some books, a tripod, a prime 50mm, a flash diffuser, a polarizing filter, a graduated neutral filter, and some other random photography toys tools. You might question this, but I can quit anytime. Really! I even offered to loan my…Read More The Presentation of Self and Everyday Photographs
If you try searching the App store for photo apps, you find all sorts of things to make your photos sepia. Or blurry. Or to draw on them. Which is great, but if you want apps to help you take photographs, they’re sorta hard to find. So here are some links: First up, a reference…Read More Secret Photo Apps for the iPhone
An enourmous thank you to everyone who offered advice on what camera to get. I ended up with a Canon Rebel after heading to a local camera store and having a chance to play with the stabilization features. It may end up on ebay, but I’m confident I’ll get high quality pictures. If they’re great,…Read More Camera thanks!