After my post on Monday, with the Best 8 of 2008, CB saw quite a bit of activity, first from some very generous links back from none other than Scott Kelby and Jeff Revell of Photoshop Insider and Photowalk Pro fame. Then, when I did the piece on Tuesday titled “Is Film Making a Resurgence?” based on several discussions and news events, that also saw a fair number of comments. All this came on the heels of a career switch that has me transitioning from the private to the government sector which means condensing about 6 months of work projects down into two weeks. This means I missed making a few noteworthy photo-related announcements that are both specific to CB and to the photography community at large. From a blog visibility perspective, that was totally the worst time to not even make a post for teh day, but there was nothing to be done about it. I guess the old saying is true: When it rains, it pours! So, here’s a few announcements and belated photo-related news events to share for the remainder of this week.
From the Canon Blogger news front:
- Canon Blogger has been picked up by Personal Life Media (the same folks that host Digital Photography Life and Camera Dojo). This means future podcasts will be uploaded to their service, which will do a number of things for the podcast. First and foremost, they will optimize the audio quality for the listening audience. Second, they are also going to fix some podcast feed issues that I didn’t even know I had so that the show comes up better in your favorite feeds like iTunes and the like. We’re also going to update the graphics to give the CB podcast a little bit of a sexier and professional look. It’s quite exciting to see that there has been enough interest to warrant this kind of leap forward. It does mean this week will be the second in succession with no show, but as we flesh out the details and get all the archived content uploaded, we can move forward with new shows!
- Due in part to the holiday schedule, and to the subsequent flurry of personal and professional activity, the What’s This series and the Thursday Thoughts Series took a brief hiatus this week. Yesterday was just insane at work, so I didn’t even get a chance to post to the blog saying I wouldn’t have time to post, so Wednesday was both figuratively and literally a No Blog Wednesday! I should be back to a regular and more predictable schedule with those next week.
- As you may recall from my last podcast of 2008, I announced that Think Tank had generously donated their new StreetWalker bag to CB for a review. I have been putting it through its own paces over the last couple weeks and am now working on the finishing touches of my first official product review. That should be coming out some time next week.
In the rest of the news:
- JPG Magazine has announced that it is closing its doors. There are efforts to keep it afloat through donations and contributions, but while you still have some time, it’s gotten a short respite so people can download and archive the entire collection of work, thanks to good folks like Photojojo and others. They also recently noted that they may have some offers to keep things running.
- Fellow blogger and photographer, Jason D. Moore made a bit of a splash the other day when he announced a new interview series he is doing that is leading off with an impressive list of folks including John Nack, (if you don’t know who John Nack is, welcome to the world photography and Photoshop – he’s the cheif Product Manager for Adobe Photoshop !), Larry Becker (of NAPP notariety), Jeff Revell, (Photowalk Pro) and several other notables.
- Photo-restoration as a craft gets a jolt! Fellow NAPP members Mitz and Janine both have some excellent posts on what it takes to be effective with photo restoration work. While I knew from my own amateur efforts that it’s not easy (and definitely a craft that takes time to develop), these two bring awareness to the next level with the thoughts they share on their blogs. Definitely worth reading when you have time. Mitz can be found here, and Janine can be found here.
Well, is that enough content for one blog post? I hope so…sorry if things went on for a while. More tk! So, until tomorrow, happy shooting – hope all your shots are good ones!