Well, the title post says it all – today is the last day to enter shots showing your version of “Freedom” in the first ever CB Photo Contest. The winner will be awarded a $25 gift card to B&H Photo, with 2nd and 3rd places being awarded a DVD of all podcasts and a CD of all articles I’ve published to date. Each award will also be accompanied by a day featuring the photographer and photo here on the blog. So, get clicking and share them in the CanonBlogger Flickr Pool to get a chance at winning today. Cut off time is midnight, Mountain Time U.S., August 4th.
I’ve also gotten hooked on the Weekly Podcast from Leo Laporte published on TWIT (This week in photography) TV. As it turns out, Leo is good friends with Scott Bourne, who puts out a weekly podcast from TWIP (This week in Photography) that I’ve listened to regularly as well. Photography folks certainly are a tight-knit group as I remembered on listening that Chris Marquardt is the weekly guest on TWIT for photography news and information. Connection? Chris is the host of Tips From the Top Floor, which I had been listening to for quite a while – long enough to name it one of the Best 7 Podcasts of 2007 here on my blog back in January.
I’d actually not been keeping up with TFtTF much lately (I guess it goes in waves for me), but I would like to take a moment to recommend each of these shows wholeheartedly. This group is a great group of folks with such an amazing breadth and depth of knowledge, anyone could spend a few hours listening to these guys and come away with a much better understanding of photography and technology in general. This outlet alone has enticed me to consider making a switch from video podcasts to audio podcasts. (Tune in tomorrow for the first sample of an audio podcast!) For the time being though, make sure you check these guys out on their respective websites:
- TWIT – The Tech Guy – Leo Laporte
- This Week in Photography – Scott Bourne
- Tips From the Top Floor – Chris Marquardt
Do stop in and give these guys a listen – if you like them, subscribe. Also, don’t forget to tell them thanks – they all do this stuff for free, to help us all. Thanks definitely come from me here at CB. Anyway, that’s it for today. Until tomorrow, Happy Shooting and Watch those Apertures!