Friday, 15 November 2013

Around the web today; November 15th, 2013.

$3 billion just isn't enough to buy instant photo messaging service snapchat:  http://petapixel.com/2013/11/13/snapchat-supposedly-turned-3-billion-acquisition-offer-facebook/

Things have come a long way since this time last year: http://petapixel.com/2012/12/13/temporary-photo-sharing-app-snapchat-raising-10m-valued-at-70m/



I've had the painful experience of a hard drive dying several times, taking valuable data and photos to their graves; here are some warning signs from a data recovery company that your hard drive is on its deathbed:
http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php



Some less than impressive photos of the Once Upon a Time TV series cast:  http://petapixel.com/2013/09/13/abc-pull-horrible-upon-time-promo-photos/



Something to ponder for photographers and smartphone users alike; when does image and video capturing get to the point where it detracts from the experience itself, such as a concert or wedding? I've certainly crossed that line more than a few times myself; being busy capturing the moment as oppose to living and enjoying it:  http://petapixel.com/2013/07/13/pictures-over-experience/



Many photographers receive 'offers' from companies to let them work for free, or in their words, 'exposure'. I've had these requests come in here and there over the years. Professional courtesy generally commands a polite reply, but this musician kind of went the other way, in response to an insulting offer to use his work for free from a TV producer from a large UK company. It's what most creative types wish they could say:  http://petapixel.com/2013/11/12/musicians-letter-becomes-template-telling-publishes-want-work-free/

http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/1qdf6f/heres_your_standard_letter_for_companies_that_ask/

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/11/06/whitey?fb_action_ids=10152329515809942



Mike Johnston discusses the perception and definition of image quality:  http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/11/in-search-of-a-vocabulary-for-image-quality.html

A related column about image quality from full-frame digital SLR cameras: http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/11/do-you-really-need-ff.html



A breathtaking time-lapse video of Toronto at dawn: http://www.diyphotography.net/city-rising-shows-beauty-toronto-and-offers-some-thoughts-timelapsing



An interesting guest post on Chase Jarvis' blog about what one of his 30 year old friends would teach to his younger self given the chance: http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2013/11/10-best-lessons-id-teach-my-younger-self/


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