Bing image widget

 by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images search. Here’s how it works. If you are writing about volcanos you copy and paste this code into your web page where you Read More →

world press winning image

Whatever you do, not everyone will be happy. In fact, some will actually go a long way to find something wrong with what you did. It’s a small price to pay for success. That is the certainly true of the World Press Award. However hard they try to diversify the members of the jury, never Read More →

We really need to stop with this “Portrait photojournalism”. Making protagonists of a major event, whether it is a war, devastation, famine, drought, Tsunami, Hurricane and so on pose statically in front of a camera is not only boring as hell but completely useless for those of us who really want to know and experience Read More →

The next major disruption  in the photo world will be individual licensing. The ability for any individual to license images directly. There are a few forces pointing in  that direction. First, and most visible , is the sheer volume of photos taken. Among those, probabilities tell us, are images of high licensing value. Currently, they Read More →

In effect , photography is a tool for the blind. Because of our deep relationship with the animal world, our brain is wired exclusively to detect motion. In a natural state, we pay little or no attention to anything static because it offers little to no threat. We actually have to make a dedicated decision Read More →

With more and more brands getting involved in social media and social media becoming more and more visual, the need for photography is exploding. To be a relevant brand today, especially if your target audience is the young and connected, you need, at minimum, accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest and your own blog. Read More →

The new crop of world press winners is out and as in every year many reflections come to mind. Reminiscent of Eugene Smith’s Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath , the winning image, from Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda lacks all the required W’s that makes a great news photograph. By looking at it, you have no Read More →

Mars Travel

Drop everything you are doing, you are taking a spaceship. Not the kind that goes up for a few minutes and brings you back down. No, you are talking the Major Tom kind, destination Mars. You have not much time to pack and the agency, in its infinite kindness, let’s you take one photograph. Only Read More →

A new camera is about to change how we think about photography. Or is it ? This camera, called Lytro, records the light field instead of a beam of light. Let me try to explain: Our current camera record light in one point regardless of its distance and crashes all the information in one location. Read More →

You say photojournalism is dead. You say , where are all the good stories gone. You say, it used to be that we could see great photo essays in the pages of our magazine. You say a lot of things. But what do you do ? Well, here is a suggestion : go to kickstater.com Read More →