Thank you TH!

It goes without saying that Thomas Hawk loves photography. It also goes without saying that he writes about photography. In spite of all those givens, I still got a pleasant surprise when I saw that he took time out of his truly hectic schedule and went to the trouble of identifying 1,500 great photographers who [...]

Google+ gets social networking right

On June 28 at 10:17 PM UTC, I got an invite to Google+ from Brian Rose (a Googler). I was in for a treat! 🙂 Here's what the home screen looks like: After multiple previous tries, I think Google's finally got it with Google+. I've used both Wave and Buzz, and while they were interesting [...]

My wishlist for Flickr

I joined Flickr in December 2004, and stuck with it since then because I like it. In spite of the various censorship issues that have plagued it over time, it's still one of the best (if not the best) places to share photos. (Videos are another matter...) Here's a short list of what could make [...]

Flickr launches People in Photos

Flickr launched a new feature they call People in Photos a few hours ago, on October 21, 2009. It lets you tag people in your photos or in your contacts' photos. I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened. While Riya and iPhoto went the route of computer-aided facial recognition, which [...]

An announcement about my photos

I've been mulling over this decision for some time. As I thought about it, I wanted to balance my desire to let people enjoy my photos with my very real need to retain the ability to sell my photographs, because I do want that to become a larger source of income for me than it [...]

Photography, take two, part two

I continued to work on replacing photos hosted with third party services. The list of modified posts is provided below. This has proven to be a huge effort. I had to locate the photos in my digital library -- not all of which is keyworded yet, though I've got location information for all my photos [...]

Photography, take two

Over this weekend and the last several days, I've gone through posts that contain photographs, and replaced all of the images with ones hosted directly at ComeAcross. In the past, I've used photos hosted with third party photo sharing services, and I realize now that's a folly. If a third party service goes down, which [...]

How I handle contacts at Flickr

When you add me as a contact on Flickr, you may notice that I may not add you back. Please don't think I'm ignoring you. It's just that I handle contacts differently at Flickr. I like to go through all of my contacts' photographs. I try to view every photo they're posting. I know that's [...]

Flickr tightens up image security

Given my concern with image theft, I do not like to hear about Flickr hacks. A while back, a Flickr hack circulated around that allowed people to view an image's full size even if the photographer didn't allow it (provided the image was uploaded at high resolution.) The hack was based on Flickr's standard URL [...]