Vanity Fair ran a fascinating photographic detective story day before yesterday about the author’s year-long quest to discover where a photo used for Windows XP desktop wallpaper was shot and who the photographer was. The seemingly trivial task quickly became an obsession for the author and a small group of volunteers who were blocked by an impregnable wall of secrecy surrounding the origins of the photograph.
Read the full story at vanityfair.com.
Nick Tosches: Autumn and the Plot Against Me: On The Web: vanityfair.com
Photojojo, the site with the oddly familiar name and really cool DIY tutorials, has a swell tutorial for making your own Photo Pop-Outs. All you need is a little bit of foam core, some tape and a knife, and a photo. Super easy to make and very cool. These look like they’d make great gifts.
Photodoto is looking for one more staff writer. This is a paid position. Are you a passionate photographer who knows how to sling a few sentences together? Send writing samples (or links) to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Update Feb 24 2007: The position has been filled. Thanks to everyone who responded for your interest in writing for Photodoto.
Picasa was the first online editing software that I heard people rave about, but I was left out of the fun; I couldn’t use it from my Mac. I still can’t, because I haven’t upgraded to 10.4, so I’ll never know what all the fuss was about. However, now I can play with Picnik.com, so I’m a happy camper.
Don MacAskill at SmugMug wrote a good overview of why sometimes the colors you see on your Mac aren’t the same colors other people are seeing when you put your photos on the internet. Fortunately, he also includes a quick and easy solution. If you use a Mac and you share your photos on the internet, you owe it to yourself to read this article.
SmugBlog: This is your Mac on drugs