Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sad day for CNN photographers

I understand that people with their cell phone cameras are everywhere, and professional photographers have to (usually) be sent out to a job, and therefore could miss critical news... but if they're not paying these iphotographers or whatever CNN calls them, then that's really not fair to anyone but themselves.

Also, no offense to the average person, but I would think you could trust a staff photographer to do their job, instead of an average person who may stage something just to get on tv. I would hope this kind of situation would be rare, but you really have to wonder about that now a days...

I would like to hear your own comments on this.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Philadelphia Housing Auction

For those of you who live in the Philadelphia area and looking for a house:

Click on the image above to check out 100 properties for auction. Auction date is December 7th.

Friday, November 25, 2011

More cool lighting

Check these lamps out from SDWorks! Everything on the site is designed by students at the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The lamps are called Living Pixels. They do remind me of a video game...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Julius Shulman <3

I was a lucky birthday girl this year! Three Julius Shulman books! I am in heaven....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Even Life Makes Mistakes

Life Magazine admits that not all of their covers are the best...

Here is a link to their 20 worst covers. Some are just kind of crappy, and some are slightly horrifying.

It makes you feel better to know that a huge well known company like Life would admit they have faults!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Space Kick

Since we're on a space kick here, check out these photos of the Spaceport in New Mexico. This photo below is almost alien looking. I love it.

See the website here, where you can see MANY construction photos.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


If you haven't seen this yet, you need to check this out. It's a time lapse view of Earth from the International Space Station.

Absolutely beautiful.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Every year in October, for one entire weekend, Scott Kelby (publisher of Photoshop magazine), hosts a Photowalk which is located all over the world. Photographers get together in their nearby city, wander around for the day and just take photos. Choice photos can then be submitted and a winning photo is chosen. The photos are amazing.

Although this isn't the winner, this is my favorite from this year's top picks.

Regina, SK Canada (Wascana Centre) By Kristin MacPherson

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fractals you can eat

My mom belongs to a CSA, where she gets an abundance of vegetables she tries to push off on me. I was sent home with this thing... that the woman at the CSA claimed to be broccoli.

I don't know what it is, but I had fun taking photos of it. After the little veggie's photo shoot was over I gave it to a co-worker. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Half portrait, half profile?

These are very odd photos... you have to check them out because I'm not sure how I could even explain them while doing justice. Plus they're very interesting to view.

Monday, November 7, 2011

NYC Expo Findings #1

Professional Women Photographers
Based out of NYC, this group of around 200 women photographers support, promote and learn from each other. There are different levels of membership, and for those of you who live more than 150 miles from NYC have a discounted membership. Meetings are once a month and you get access to workshops and studio tours, among other things.

Society for Photographic Education
Explained best by their website: "The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight." It also seems like it is geared towards educators.

Pixiq: Voice Your Vision
This seems to be a cool website to check back on. Everything from reviews, to galleries, to How-To's, to many other things that will keep you occupied for a while. Worth bookmarking.

International Center of Photography
They have events, classes, book signings with photographers....Also a museum and shop, very dangerous! I bought several things while I was up there for the expo. Somehow I have made it to the shop twice, but haven't had time to visit the museum. Perhaps my next visit.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Random Rooster

I was flipping through Architectural Digest when I came upon this ad.

After I stopped my hysterical laughter, I showed my roommate and joked around about how I bet they have a half naked Latino woman in an ad.

I wandered the internet and found this on their website.

I was close.

Anyway, as hilarious as their ads are, they have some fantastic woodwork.

Ps. The ad with the Latino man now resides in a frame along with my wall of family photos.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sneaky Jungle

My apartment is slowly turning into a jungle. Every time I stop at the farmer's market or grocery store I have to convince myself to not bring home a new plant. I'm not sure why I am obsessed with our leafy little friends, and I'm sure my roommate has been wondering the same thing.

This little beauty works perfectly for others who want to sneak more plants into their homes.

Check out this website to see more of their work.