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I want to see your BEST “Food” Photos. As long as something food related is in the photo you can post it. This could be someone eating, a kid with a drink, a tree that has food on it or just plain photos of food.
Post them below here as a comment. Be sure to like the photos you like and don’t be afraid to follow other photographers because this is a great way for you to see other peoples work and find new people to follow.
I will go through all the images posted and select one or two of my favorite images and give that photographer something from Lexar and the other something from Squarespace
You have a few days to post your images so if you don’t have any food photos right now, you have time to go shoot some and share them with the world.
Who wants to time travel with me way back to the year 2001 to do a “tear down” of my first photography website? I am sure you are wondering how in the world was I able to locate my first website which has been changed numerous times over the last decade and a half. Simple, there is a website called the “Way Back Machine” that let’s you search just about any website and find older iterations.
When I had this site built back around 2000 I had to find someone who knew RAW html. My friend Rick Berk was taking design classes at the time said he would be able to do it. I gave him some direction, photos and a bio and this site right here is what he came up with.
As you can tell there are not a ton of images on the site. There are two basic galleries, one with sports and one with what I would call everything else. The Bio was probably written by me and reading it today leaves me scratching my head. I know I had good intentions when writing it but I think it may have came across a little on the harsh side.
None the less I had a place for my photos online and this was just a start of a long journey to getting to where my site is today. Today I use Squarespace because I don’t have to rely on anyone else to make updates and changes. On top of that it’s affordable and extremely professional looking.
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I have been looking for a solution to step up my review game by making them interactive. I found a company called Arqspin that creates this interactive 360 spins that showcase whatever I want very well.
I first got this idea when Todd Wolfe made a video where he spun lenses around so it would look cool on video playback. He simply used an old DJ Hero which is not a viable option for consistent results. After some research I found the Arqspin and purchased the big boy model which holds up to 300 pounds as well as the smaller model which does 175.
The whole idea is to allow people to interact with whatever it is I capture. Here’s how it works, you film roughly a spin and a half. After that you upload your video (250 megs or less) to their software which creates the spin. You have the ability to tweak the video once it’s uploaded as well which allows you to pretty much get rid of the spindle if you would like.
There is also a FREE app that let’s you create spins with your phone and I was shocked as hell when I tested it out with Todd that it worked in a matter of seconds. You can see some sample spins below. We have already put this into practice on the FroKnowsPhoto Mega Game show from a few weeks ago to showcase prizes spinning.
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Isn’t it interesting that there is a fine line between what makes an image a snapshot and one that is a Photograph? Photographs pop out and just smack you right in the face and snapshots tend to pack less of a punch.
I am in no way taking anything away from the photographer here as they have some fantastic images in this set. I like the cross section of images as it shows the photographers ability to capture all different types of scenes.
This is flat out one of the greatest collections of images I have ever seen. The quality of this work is mind blowing.
I can not imagine what it would have been like to set out on 30 different trips across a 10 year period to capture the images that it comprises. The pure quality of the black and white images leaves you to scratch your head and ask how in the world did he capture such thick blacks and consistent tones.
If you have room on your bookshelf and this book fits, I highly recommend studying it.