Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

“Lean In” vs. Just Plain-Old Lean – Sheryl Sandberg’s Vaunted New-School Stock Photo Collection Kind of Looks Old-School

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Work with me here, people.

“Getty Images dumps cliched stock photos for new ‘Lean In Collection.’ Getty Images in partnership with Lean In has launched the ‘Lean In Collection’ of stock photos, replacing the cliched, sterilized images of women and girls we have come to see on everything from billboards to magazine ads.”

Be my guest if you want to buy expensive “Lean In” brand photos, by all means.

Oh look, here’s one now, from the first page:

Creative (RF) #186678755

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OK fine.

Oh, in closing, (pronounced with two syllables in a sing-song voice): “‘Shopped”

Horizontal Veil: Wedding Photos on a Very Windy Day Near the Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio

Monday, February 10th, 2014

This photo has it all – red, blue, yellow, green, black, and white:

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I forget where the real wedding photographer was. I’ll bet he hit all the stops in Golden Gate Park – everybody goes to the same places, year after year…

“Sprayer” by Dallis Willard – Scissor Fight is a San Francisco Photo Website That’s All Wheat, No Chaff

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Via Scissor Fights

Diggity: Raising Awareness with PhotoShop

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Click to raise awareness

Excellence in Photography – SF Street Series: “The Encounter” in the Financh by BerDerp

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

By BerDerp, 35mm film:

Famous San Francisco Photoblogger The Tens Successfully Transitions to Life in the East Bay: “oakland, women, international”

Monday, November 11th, 2013

For instance:

It’s all at The Tens.

Your Camera Can Make You $1000 This Weekend: “Japanese American Cultural Heritage Photo Contest” – Open to All

Friday, November 8th, 2013

This deal isn’t for me but it might be for you.

Note that contest deadline has been extended to Monday, November 11th, 2013. Things are totally wide open. I’m thinking that you could swoop in and score hundreds with just one shot and one blurb.

All the deets right here and here:

“Photo Contest: Though the Eye of the Beholder

Japanese American Cultural Heritage Contest

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Submit your photos by November 11, 2013

TAKE A PHOTO, TELL ITS STORY

CAPTURE YOUR CULTURE, SHARE YOUR HERITAGE

The Contest (in brief):

This contest is simple; all you need is an interest in Japanese American culture and heritage. JCCCNC wants to reach a wide audience, gather the various stories, and represent your voice. The Japanese American community is becoming increasingly diverse with nisei, shin-issei, hapa, American-born Japanese (ABJ), multicultural, and yonsei. Everyone has their own unique story to tell which contribute to our diverse community, now is your chance to tell it!  They look forward to seeing your take on what Japanese American heritage means to you.

Participants:

1. Do NOT need to be Japanese American

2. Do NOT need to be a professional photographer

3. Do NOT need to be a professional writer

Cash Prizes for the best photos and stories (to be determined by a panel of judges)

1st Place Winner- $1,000

2nd Place Winner – $750

3rd Place Winner- $500

Photo of the month – $100 (still in running for grand prizes)

What you need to do:

1.       Snap a photo

2.       Write a small blurb about what’s in the photo or what it represents

3.       Send the Photo and blurb in to photocontest@jcccnc.org or Mail a hardcopy to:

JCCCNC

1840 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA, 94115

For more information visit: http://www.jcccnc.org/events/jul-sep.htm#photo

 

OMG, It’s the Free Adobe Photoshop Destination CC Tour! Thursday, Oct 17, 2013, 6-10 PM in San Jose

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Register now, if you want to go:

Photoshop Destination CC Tour
Oct 17, 2013 6PM – 10PM
San Jose, CA - 
Calling Photographers of all levels; Hobbyists to Professional. You deserve an event where you learn what you REALLY need. Learn how to work smart and fast while getting the most out of your photographs easily. One of the most accomplished Photoshop Gurus in the world is coming to your city to share his secrets for one evening only at this free event. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to take your Photoshop skills to the next level and learn all the essential new features of Photoshop CC.This event is FREE, but seating is limited — reserve your spot by registering below.
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OMG, It’s Sony with Interchangeable Lenses for Your Cell Phone! – I’ve Seen the Future and It Works, Sort Of

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Looks like Sony is about to announce some new cellphone-only camera lenses, DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 – they’ll fit on your smartphone.

This is something new under the sun – check the video:

And this guy speaks Japanese so clearly, I understand about half of what’s he’s saying, about the same as if he were speaking Spanish or Scottish English, so that’s pretty good:

OMG, It’s the Biggest Photowalk in World History – A Huge Success for Google Plus

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

I’ll tell you, I checked out this moving Mid-Market menagerie tonight and I half expected to see a soggy Robert Scoble wearing nothing but Google Glass in the vanguard leading the parade.

There were hundreds of them! With millions of dollars worth of photography equipment blithely making their way through the troubled Microsoft Yammerloin.

As seen heading down Market in front of the now-shuttered Market Street Cinema strip club, which has supposedly “closed for remodeling” (or so they claim) for months. (I weep for the strippers – how will they pay their way through grad school now?)

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Oh we go, a girl PhotoWalker, among all the photo geeks and Glassholes, at the foot of McAllister Street in the heart of the world’s largest open-air stolen iPhone store, you know, in corrupt Randy Shaw’s corrupt Twitterloin. You know, he himself helped draw the Twitter tax exclusion zone.)

Hai, chiizu, moribund Hibernia Bank!

I’ll tell you, whenever I photowalk through the gritty “Uptown Tenderloin” NeMa New Market NoSoMa North of South of Market area , I always wear four inch heels and carry a $700 full-size carbon fiber tripod, natch.

All right, I dare anyone to watch this two-hour video of this evening’s event.

UPDATE: Oh, Dave Martinez won a pair of Glass.

All right, keep on keeping on, and clicking and walking, Photowalkers!

Virtual Photo Walks™ originally shared this post:
Google+ San Francisco +Virtual Photo Walks™  with +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and special guest in the HOA +Dave Veffer From +Trey Ratcliff Watch the SF PhotoWalk Live tonight!I’ve updated the PhotoWalk event at http://goo.gl/FqJcw with everything, but here’s the skinny!

Can’t make the photowalk?  Watch live tonight with +Karen Hutton  and+Virtual Photo Walks™  !! It will be shared live here to my own stream as well.

The Plan: Look, it’s possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot (inside the event at http://goo.gl/FqJcw ) right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan:

Had lots of fun doing a +Virtual Photo Walks™  If you missed it live; you can watch it NOW on demand here.

A special thanks to +John Butterill  and +Bruce Garber  for helping to organize these virtual photo walks.

To learn more about +Virtual Photo Walks™  please visithttp://VirtualPhotoWalks.com where we walk the walk for those who can’t and have a lot of fun in the process.

If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™  or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. 

Circle us on Google+  http://VirtualPhotoWalks.com 

Please feel free to help share places we visit, by sharing this post and video with your circle of family and friends.

Thank you for your help and compassion.

“To Know, To Care, To Act”

Had lots of fun doing a +Virtual Photo Walks™  ! If you missed it live; you can watch it NOW on demand here.

A special thanks to +John Butterill and +Bruce Garber for helping to organize these virtual photo walks.

To learn more about +Virtual Photo Walks™ please visithttp://VirtualPhotoWalks.com where we walk the walk for those who can’t and have a lot of fun in the process.

If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. 

Circle us on Google+  http://VirtualPhotoWalks.com 

Please feel free to help share places we visit, by sharing this post and video with your circle of family and friends.

Thank you for your help and compassion.

“To Know, To Care, To Act”