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Book Review – Photos with Impact

Photos with Impact By Tom Mackie David & Charles (24 Nov 2006) [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is perhaps on my “Wanted” list.] Seems to be a book on a wide range of subjects that could be interesting to read for inspiration. New edition of a book first […]

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Book Review – Real World Color Management

Real World Color Management Bruce Fraser, Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy Peachpit Press [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my “Wanted” list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Discusses concepts of color science and digital color and explores topics such as how to analyze a color-management system, […]

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Book Review – Light – Science and Magic, Second Edition : An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

Light – Science and Magic, Second Edition : An Introduction to Photographic Lighting by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua Focal Press This is a very unusual book. You should not read it if you do not like textbooks. In many ways it is a brilliant book. But you really have to make an effort to read […]

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Digital Asset Management

If you’re really serious about managing your photos you should get a proper cataloguing application. There are a few out there. Neither is really, really good (but which software is that?). It’s not cheap but useful. You can typically try-before-you-buy. The two I have looked at and find useful are these two: Extensis Portfolio The […]

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Book – Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide

Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide Tim Grey Sybex Inc. [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended] I have not found anything really good and concise written (in books or on the web) on digital workflow. Many have written useful bits and pieces (like Martin Evening with a book on […]

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Book Review – The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Scott Kelby New Riders This is also (in addition to Martin Evening’s book below) a very good book for a photographer wanting to learn about Photoshop. It is very different from ME’s book though, both in style (it is very conversational, even “chatty” – you like it or […]

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Book Review – Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos

Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos Rohn Engh Writer’s Digest Books This book is about how to launch yourself, and survive, as an independent stock photographer business. All of that: “launch”, “independent”, “stock”, “business”… It is not much about photography as such but more about the business of doing stock photography. It takes you through how […]

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About The Image

It’s nice being noticed in the media. Especially when it is in a place like abouttheimage.com. Read the full article the did on us here.

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Photography and money!?

Well, you have to live from something, don’t you? So, do tak a look at our stock photo portfolio (look right). But that was not at all what this post was going to be about. Instead, I wanted to mention some excellent prices that photographs had fetched at auction recently. Example 1: Ansel Adams, “Moonrise, […]

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So much to do, so little time. Still, #15!!!

No picture in this post. (The one and only!) Just too busy with other things… But I was just happy to discover that, in spite of that, this blog is ranked #15 in the top 100 wine blogs! I’ll open the champagne when its #10, but still a nice way to finish the day! Here’s […]

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Provence wine – Bellet

Bellet is a tiny appellation just outside Nice on the French Riviera. It is even almost engulfed by the suburbs of Nice, so close is it to the city. The vineyards sometimes cling to the hillside and have some stunning views. Worth a visit if you have half a day to spare in Nice but […]

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Digital Workflow

“Short and simplified overview of my digital workflow” Take a look at my photo book recommendations here. (outdated link) This is just an overview that I don’t necessarily follow slavishly and that is modified depending on the situation… The Workflow 1… Copy from card to PC. 2… Rename raw files to follow naming standard (sw: […]

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Food Photography

Food photography sounds similar to wine photography, doesn’t it? Actually, it is very different. Wine photography is often reportage-like, whereas food photo is very, very much a studio thing. Here’s an interesting article on how to do food pictures. I certainly will read it more in detail later.

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The world’s most expensive picture

Apparently. USD 1.284 million , sold at Christie’s in New York on November 8, 2005. Unfortunately it was not mine. The photo was of a man (OK, cowboy) on a horse riding in the desert. From a well known publicity campaign for a cigarette brand. Since I can’t show the photograph here I’ll give you […]

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The mysteries of serach engines…

I’ve run this blog for less than two weeks now. Somehow (maybe it’s Father Christmas?) it’s already showing on msn.com’s first page if you look for “wine pictures”. On Google, on the other hand, it is nowhere to be seen, even though Blogger.com (=blogspot) is a Google service. Mysterious. Both things.

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Am I a spam blog??

Well, Google thinks I am. This morning I was greeted by a message that “your blog is locked”. Ha ha, you cannot post to it any longer. Apparently they think you are a spam blog if you have nonsensical text (is my English that poor?) and frequently link to the same (other) site. Well, I […]

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