Saturday, April 22, 2006

That should teach me

No sooner do I post about trying to keep up this Photo-A-Day project, then I go two days without posting any photos.

To make up for my slacking, I've just posted two new pics (, if you've forgotten), and hopefully I'll be back on schedule from here on. At least for a couple of days.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Not much blogworthy going on at the moment. I've just passed day 8 of my Photo-a-day project on I never liked the idea of a PAD project, but having literally thousands of older images sitting on my hard drive doing nothing called for desperate measures. I figure this way, at least *some* of them will see the light of day *eventually*. So far, I'm pretty happy with the outcome, and I'm glad to have them out on display.

While on the photography subject, I found a couple of cool articles on photographer's rights. This started from a humorous BoingBoing post about a photographer getting hassled by a dimwitted buidling goon.

Somehow, I ended up on JPG Magazine's site, which had links to a cool USAToday article on photographer's rights. No, USAToday. They also linked to an NPR story on photographer's rights (which I haven't listened to yet), and a pretty well-known "Photographer's Rights" sheet by a laywer I believe is from the Portland area.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I posted a new image up to eighteenpercent. It's a shot I took out at the Ferrari dealership a few weeks back. The car is a Porsche Carrera GT. Their $450,000 answer to the $500,000+ Ferrari Enzo. It's a cool looking car, but not terribly practical.

When Ben set up for us, he envisioned it more as a photo-a-day (or photo-a-week) kinda site. I think I started out using it that way, but then, in my head, it evolved into more a gallery of my best/favorite images. Problem with that is that it allows me to avoid posting more often there. So I'm going to try to go back to the old ways. I'm gonna try and process and post one photo per night. Who knows if I'll be able to maintain that pace for any amount of time. But it should prompt me to go back and make progress (however slow) on some of the thousands of older photos I have sitting on my computer.

The additional upside is that my adoring fans will get to see more of my fabulous work.

...he said modestly.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Pay Attention

I gotta pay more attention to news events going on locally. Lately I've missed a few good journalist-ish photo ops.

Last night, for example, the University of MD's women's basketball team won a game. Some big game, evidently. The finals, perhaps? Had I paid attention and thought it through, I could have gone over to College Park and waited. Everybody knows when your team wins (or loses) "the big game"™, the appropriate thing to do is riot. UMD fans were nice enough to oblige.

"Students and other fans set fires, threw bottles and tried to tip over a bus late last night after the University of Maryland's championship basketball game..."

Ah well. "...the rowdieness fell short of previous disorders". At least I didn't miss "the big one".

Instead, I spent some time processing pics of my kid's lacrosse game from last weekend. Not nearly as exciting as photographing a riot. Maybe I'll make the next one...