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Trying out Android video editing apps

Trying out Android video editing apps

Early this year I started to use my smartphone to shoot video. I also thought it would be convenient to use a tablet to do the editing, especially when travelling. (Back home I use Sony Vegas to edit my videos.) But it turned out to be quite a challenge to find a decent Android video […]

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Smartphone tripod grips and adapter

Radically improve your smartphone video photography with a tripod mount

The video quality from smartphones can be greatly enhanced by using a tripod mount / stand, that allows you to put your smartphone in a holder on a tripod. Two excellent options as smartphone mounts are the Joby GripTight Micro Stand and The Glif. Here is a review of the two. Both are excellent and […]

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New computer, new Photoshop, new wide gamut monitor: setting Colour Management preferences

The importance of Colour Management settings in Photoshop Figuring out how to manage colour is not always easy. I have recently changed to a new computer that came with a wide gamut RGB LED screen that supposedly has fantastic colours. I also upgraded to the latest version of Photoshop. (On a side note: If you […]

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Does Photoshelter “support” WordPress?

Had a question today on if you can use Photoshelter (as I do) and “skin” it with a WordPress theme. Here’s my answer: If Photoshelter “support” WordPress themes? Well, no and yes. 1 — Photoshelter, native Photoshelter (PS) “native”, with nothing added to it does not support WordPress themes. However, there are alternatives: A) there […]

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Should you use Photoshelter if you are a photographer?

There is a discussion going on on a forum that I participate in on if it is a good idea for a photographer to use Photoshelter. Why should a photographer consider such a thing as Photoshelter? Today it is more and more difficult for a photographer to work with “traditional” photo agencies. And they are […]

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The lens / focus shifter on a DSLR

The focus / lens shifter for DSLR video focus: brilliant Kickstarter project

If you are using a DSLR to do video, and many people are these days, then you have realised that focusing on a moving object or shifting the focus from one place to another is really, really  hard. Unless you buy a pretty expensive piece of equipment that is bot heavy, bulky and sets you […]

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What to put in your website footer

Help your visitors to find their way around your site by putting useful information in the footer of your website! When we redesigned our websites it was the occasion to give some thought to what we put  in the footer. Here are some things that can be useful: Copyright notice (don’t forget to update the […]

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Saturday morning surprise: Featured on Photoshelter’s Buyers’ Page

Waking up to a rainy Saturday morning an email catches my eye: Andrew Fingerman, Photoshelter‘s VP of marketing, has sent me an email. Curious. [Photoshelter, if you don’t know it, is a magnificent service for photographers. It is an online service that a photographer can use to display, promote and sell his images, as well […]

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On Darkness

Just an additional note on yesterday’s post on Darkness. It’s actually a real story. I was with some other people in the cellar of Clos Fourtet. Their cellar is underground, in an old quarry 9as you could see yesterday). While I was busy trying to do some photography with the limited light there was all […]

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Size matters. How to increase the size (Or: a short overview of a digital photography workflow)

Now that’s a heading that verges on the silly, isn’t it? I had a question today on “how do you uprez your files”. Here’s a little info. A little more than asked for perhaps. Size is important when it comes to photography. The images have to be of sufficient size to be published. A frequent […]

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Tracking your visitors – web statistics

Tracking your visitors – web statistics

As a consequence of one of the previous posts on the redesign of this blog I had a question on statistics from someone who reads this blog (at least occasionally). I take the liberty to repeat the question and my comments here. I thought it could be interesting for more people: Spurred on by your […]

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Blog and Facebook problem

Anyone who might have a clue what the problem is? Since I changed template on this blog, and modified some other things (installed new widgets) whenever I “post to Facebook” something from this blog Facebook does not recognise and post the photo. Previously, each time I posted something to Facebook, e.g. using the AddThis widget […]

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Blogger vs. WordPress – a comparison of blog platforms

Blogger vs. WordPress – a comparison of blog platforms

The recent blog redesign made me think a bit of the differences – advantages and drawbacks – of Blogger (blogspot.com) vs. WordPress. Here are a few more comments. It is important to keep in mind that I am talking about WordPress.com, i.e. the free version of WordPress, hosted by WordPress (don’t confuse this with WordPress.org, […]

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“You might also like…”

“You might also like…”

The continuing story of the new blog design! Some blogs I’ve seen has this nice paragraph at the end of each post “You might also like…” suggesting a few other posts that the reader might find interesting. I’ve found it to be a nice feature and one that might ‘lure’ the reader to explore even […]

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Getting the bullet back

In the recent post on the new blog design I lamented that the unordered list bullet had disappeared in the side bar in the new blog design. I now have it back, albeit not quite the way I want it. Here’s what I did. Inspecting the template I find this piece of CSS code: .sidebar […]

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A new blog design

A new blog design

If you’ve been here before you will notice that the blog has a new look! How do you like it? The first thing you see is perhaps that it is not black any more. I did not go “all the way” as David Sanger and make it white with black text. There are good arguments […]

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Sheltering from Google Image Indexing?

Sheltering from Google Image Indexing?

There’s an interesting discussion going on on the Photoshelter forum on Google Image Search indexing of images. Some people are very upset that their images are not rapidly indexed. Some people have had some very great information to share on how to do things. It seems clear that there is work to do to make […]

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New home: www.bkwinephotography.com

Well, well, well, it took some time! I now have in place the dedicated URL for the photo site that I am experimenting with for some time: www.bkwinephotography.com – for wine, vineyard, winery photography; food and gastronomy photos, as well as travel images! Please go and visit!

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David Sanger changes style

Not as dramatic as it sounds. the well known photographer David Sanger has simply changed his web/blog design from white text on black background to black text on white background. It simply makes it much more easy to read. Many photographers like to use a black background. I think this is in the belief (probably […]

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European Wine Bloggers Conference

European Wine Bloggers Conference

Perhaps one should call it the International Wine Bloggers Conference instead of the European Wine Bloggers Conference (those Americans call theirs just The Wine Bloggers Conference). Or maybe there will be an Asian and an African to come. Why not? Anyway. It is coming closer (end of October). Here is more info on the Wine […]

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Photoshelter customisation – what would be good

To Andrew Fingerman, Photoshelter Hi, Thanks for the two customization examples you sent me through Twitter. (http://www.olsonfarlow.com/, http://www.sephi.com/) They definitely look much more interesting. What they manage to do, which most of the other customizations that you feature on the site don’t do, is integrate the Photoshelter “core” into a site that also contains other […]

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Stock photographer? How to find your published images

If you’re a photographer shooting stock photography and thus selling your photos through stock agencies, then it is often difficult to know where your images have been published and even more difficult to get “tearsheets” (copies of the published photo in it’s context on the page). But there are a number of tools on the […]

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Do you recognise this face?

That’s not a question that is easy to ask a search engine, but Polar Rose is a search engine that claims to answer yes. What it says it can do is recognise the faces of people and recognise other occurrences of that person on other pictures in other situations. Say you have a picture of […]

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