- Get your pinhole on at the f295 Symposium: An examination of lensless, alternative, and adaptive processes, May 29-June 1, in Pittsburgh, PA. The f295 event offers reasonably priced alternative process workshops including wet plate collodion and daguerreotype. Sounds fun!
- I’ve just finished reading a great book called Desert America: Territory of Paradox. This cleanly designed panoramic format book briefly examines some interesting slices of desert life including sprawl, Salton Sea, snowbirds, Nevada Test Site, etc. – fans of CLUI will want to have a look.
- PhotoAlliance is presenting a lecture by John Divola on Friday 2/15, at the San Francisco Art Institute. Divola’s work was discussed in last year’s night photography lexicon series.
- New addition to the feedreader: Cara Phillips’ Ground Glass blog. Have a look at this great post: Joel Sternfeld on Robert Frank.
- Paul Butzi’s Musings pointed me to an excellent article on the Economics of Online Backup. I’ve recently made some changes to how I archive photos, and will be writing more about this important topic soon.
- I’m honored to be a part of Darkness, Darkness: An exhibit of contemporary night photography. March 18-April 30 at Harvard University’s Three Columns Gallery.
- Nikon has announced a new 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift lens. I’ll be interested to test this lens on Canon SLRs with a Nikon to EOS adapter.
- Shooting winter sports? Think Tank’s new Hydrophobia raincover looks like a smart design for protecting your gear.
- Last year I discussed the market need for portfolio reviews that didn’t require expensive review events or high priced consultants. Joerg Colberg of Conscientious is now offering $75 reviews.
- New in the feedreader – Tom Leininger’s Words on Photography, and Pause | To Begin (via Amy Stein, who has an upcoming show at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery)
- Don’t miss Jackanory’s interview with photographer Chris Floyd
- The Digital Picture’s Canon 1DS Mk III review. There’s also an interesting comparison of the 1DS MkII vs. 1DS MkIII.
- Martin Parr is going to be a judge on a reality tv show in the UK – more from Gallery Hopper
- Alec Soth wrote the forward for the forthcoming book, Suburban World: The Norling Photographs, a collection of 50′s and 60′s photos by Irwin Denison Norling, unofficial town photographer for Bloomington, Minnesota
- The film Head Trip screens on Saturday in Alameda, CA – go on a cross country trip with a group of San Francisco’s finest artists and pranksters, and three giant fiberglass Dachshund heads [movie trailer]
- Bert and Ernie are death metal drummers
- Leica lens CLA – recommendations for Leica repair
- Feedreaders – tracking your favorite photo blogs with Netvibes
- Night Photography Lexicon – night photography from the 90′s to present, connections to conceptual art
- Night Photography Lexicon II – educating influencers about abandoned places night photography (APNP)
- Night Photography Lexicon III – historical threads – The Bechers, Ruscha, New Topographics, Sugimoto
- Night Photography – color temperature, and light painting for dimensionality
- Night Photography – Mojave Desert Portfolio
- Jet Garden – taking the time to absorb images and leave meaningful comments
- The creation of fire, the blender, and suburbia – mysterious images, influences, and the burbs
- Night photography – using digital SLRs, medium format film, or both
- Scroll down for this month’s posts
Holy guacamole! I was doing some end of year cleanup work on the ol’ blog, and realized I did a lot of writing this year. Let’s take a trip back to the best articles of 2007, with this handy guide:
- Copyright: The most important $45 you can spend – protect your images, register your copyright
- Digging in, and protecting your 20 – making the time to photograph
- Canon 5D Wide Angle Night Photography – night photography tips, Olympus 21mm lens on a 5D
- New Topographics, Lewis Baltz, Robert Adams, CLUI
- Mars-1 portrait – an editorial photoshoot
- The New Color Photography and the Siciliano 6×9 Camera
- Rotting Food Bank – a bizarre and disgusting discovery in the desert
- Approaching Nowhere: Jeff Brouws – book review
- Canon full frame digital SLR wide angle lens options
- Going Big V: The 4×5 Itch and Film Cost
- Think Tank Rotation 360 backpack review
- Contacts Video Series: Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Baldessari
- Interview with Randy Smith of Holgamods
- Vacation or photo trip – What camera to bring when you travel
- Farewell streetcars – shoot now or cry later