I'm involved in a lot of different projects, companies, podcasts, and products. At the same time, it's tough for me to keep up, let alone remember what we're sharing in posts and tweets. In fact, just this morning I found an outstanding guest post from Kevin A. Gilligan about finding an artist's collective to help get your work out in front of more people. Kevin sent it to me last year, and it wound up lost in my email!
So, welcome to The Saturday Summary and links to a few of the week's highlights. Click on any of the images below to connect to the original post.
Six Photographers Share Their Experience with Excire Search Pro
It's no secret I'm heavily involved with Excire Inc. But, I'm involved because I'm excited about the product and what it does to make your life easier.
If you're on Lightroom Classic, it gives you the ability to quickly search for images using keywords, similar images, and facial recognition. It's fast, easy to use, but don't take my word for it - check out Thursday's blog post.
Follow/like the Excire Inc. Facebook page and each Monday for the next few weeks we'll be doing a FREE download for one of our followers.
Everyone Needs to Meet John Isaac
At a time in the world that seems to be light on heroes, I want everybody to meet one of mine.
Somehow I missed this video from one of the TEDTalk series with John Isaac. John was the Chief of photography for the United Nations for many years. During that time he took on some of the world's most difficult and horrible assignments.
He describes many of them, along with reaching his breaking point - it's a remarkable video from a photographer who I couldn't be more proud to know.
Albert Watson's Iconic Portrat of Alfred Hitchcock
Profoto isn't just a manufacturer of some of the finest lighting equipment in the world - they're also a leader in education. With a full series of short profile videos, this is one of my favorites.
This new video is only 1 1/2 minutes long, but it's with Albert Watson talking about his iconic image of Alfred Hitchcock. Captured in 1973, Alfred shares some great insight into the background on the shot.
Moving Your Photographs Outdoors
That's a 30x60 metal print from Bay Photo on the wall outside our home in Florida sun, heat and rain.
This became one of my most read posts in the past week, and it's all because it's not something any of us typically think about. We see big prints outdoors in commercial applications, but Performance EXT Metal now gives you an opportunity to take photography sharing to another level - outside.
It's time to move some of your best images to the back porch! And, it represents some great potential for your clients.
Tamron in the Blog and the News
I love this short video featuring Erik Stensland working with the SP150-600 mm lens. What I like about it most is the way he explains some of the features of the lens with a series of live demonstrations.
Tamron was also in the news this week with the announcement of the smallest, lightest, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens in its class. Meet the new 17-35mm f2.8-4.0 member of the "family." Available in September.
Just for the Fun of It!
Out playing tourists in the D.C. area, I grabbed this butterfly shot at George Washington's home, Mt. Vernon. I always travel with a LUMIX camera and this trip brought out the FZ300. At 1 1/2 pounds and a 25-600mm zoom, it's the perfect travel camera.
But my point last Sunday wasn't the gear, but the concept of just shooting with no purpose except my own enjoyment. When was the last time you took out a camera and just photographed with no intention other than to create and relax?
Happy Saturday everybody!