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Photo Auction: EYE BUY ART

Came across this great auction of emerging photographers. A well-built WordPress-based site, I might add. This is a benefit for a Canadian-based, photo-oriented non profit called  The Magenta Foundation. You can also check out their upcoming call for entries: All photographers in Canada, the UK and the US 34 years of age and under may […]

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krpano – flash-based tool for viewing panoramas online

This is very similar to what GigaPan uses. GigaPan let’s you embed their player for free but this player give you more control and, of course, no external branding. And krpano offers a neat way to switch rendering options. It allows you to publish extremely large panoramas where the user only downloads data as they need […]

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2.5 gigapixels: Milky Way Image Unveiled

Bigger isn’t always better but in this case… 120 feet (37 meters) long, 3 feet (1 meter) tall at its sides and 6 feet (2 meters) tall in the middle… The large image was made from stitching together 800,000 individual pictures taken by Spitzer, for a total of 2.5 billion infrared pixels. via SPACE.com — […]

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Martian landscapes – thanks NASA!

An amazing selection of images. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. Martian landscapes – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

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Inventor Portraits and more

I enjoyed this blog – it shares my interests in photography, design and inventions. I bought some of these clever items: About 10 seconds after Pam Turner showed me how to thread her Spiral Eye Needles, I was an expert. It usually takes me longer to thread a needle than it does to sew a […]

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On-demand book publishing, promotion and e-commerce

Recommendations for Self-Publishing from Dr. Javier Vera: clickbank.com: sell your product through their affiliate system kunaki.com: CDs DVDs on demand eFulfillmentService.com: offers a complete package of online order processing, storage and shipping vervante.com: Vervante provides a produce-on-demand solution for books, DVDs/CDs and kits –they ship orders worldwide. For Art/Photo books I recommend San-Francisco based Blurb. I’ve […]

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Panorama: Inside Grand Central Terminal

NYTimes: A great panorama from Grand Central Station. Inside a cramped brick room in the train station are the greasy innards of a hundred-year-old clock with a stained-glass dial, the largest of Grand Central’s timepieces. via Rooms – Rooms Panorama: Inside Grand Central Terminal – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com.

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Blurb Photography.Book.Now 2009

In browsing this years submissions to the Blurb photo book contest I found some books of interest:

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Do-it-yourself website options – photography

I am often asked how to make a website on low/no budget… Tim Peter’s”Thinks” Blog: Here’s a great overview of current blog/cms options. it compares these 5 services: Weebly, SiteKreator, SynthaSite, WordPress.com (the free version) & Webnode Most of these sites offer free versions with paid upgrades for ad-free, custom domain names and other add-ons.

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Advice for emerging artists

Dawoud Bey has a wonderfully written and inspiring article at ChicagoArtistsResource. Here’s my summary: Make good work and soak in the culture you want to engage with. Poke your head outside your work and take time to educate yourself. Keep at it and your opportunities will emerge. You will too.

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