Today one of our clients received a new kind of photo extortion letter. This one is for a back link.
At feedback.dxo.com, Roseblood asked about an article on my workflow in DxO PhotoLab. I know I’ve written one but couldn’t find it in my archives there. As I’ve spent countless hours improving that workflow to process artistic, football and family photos, I’m happy to share it, this time in a more permanent format.
Everyone knows that I hate iPhones (built-in spyware, no swappable battery, no keyboard, constant and forced software upgrades, hideous iTunes integration). I don’t like iPads much either (touch is only for content consumption, not creation). On the other hand, occasionally something so cool comes out which takes full advantage of the tablet format. One just happened today.
Releases by 500px screenshot type of release
500px has released a free model release app called Releases by 500px. This ingenious little one trick pony allows you to create instant legally binding release forms when in the field. Very cleverly Releases covers both models and properties (I’m not sure when you need property release forms but I’m sure sometimes you do).
We haven’t posted any photos of Bratislava for awhile. Today was our second really big snowfall this year (last time the snow lasted only a day or two). After team lunch at our favorite restaurant Modra Hviezda, Lucia and I took our Belgian shepherd for a walk in the castle grounds. Stunning. Here’s the pictures.
All our posts should have some technical content. So the technical theme are HTC One Photos. HTC One has the controversial “low” pixel count 4 MP camera with the f2.2 lens. Frankly I’ve been amazed at the quality of pictures this camera takes in minimal light, far outdoing the iPhone 4s or 5s or anything I’ve seen from Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 or S5 tests. Those were the other camera candidates.
Update 08 November 2010: We’ve actually finished our own
I’m on a professional WordPress mailing list and this interesting question came up:
I’m using WordPress 2.2 as a CMS to create a site for a client with a small business. My client wants a portfolio page (not necessrily a WP Page) with a list of thumbnails that will each link to its own “gallery” page which will include multiple photographs with some descriptions. My client is a non-programmer who will need to update and add to the portfolio page on her own.
I’ve been looking at WPG2 and wondering if this will accomplish my needs. I’ve seen you can put photos in posts, but can you link those post photos to a WP Page that contains more photos from that category in a gallery style (such as the embedded WPG2)? I will also need descriptions about those photos on that Page. I’ve looked at other sites that have WPG2 embedded within Pages, but their Pages don’t contain photo descriptions beyond the photo title.
Does WPG2 seem a good fit? Or is there another plugin that works better? Or will this not be possible?
Alas, Tracy, all of the galleries in WordPress stink. Both Gallery 1 and 2 are way too top heavy on their own. Mixing Gallery with WordPress would be a fatal PHP cocktail, capable of choking the most powerful server and confusing the most adroit programmer.