An ode to great photographers

Thank you to the photographers who taught me to capture the main event.

If I believed in God, this is why I would

Thank you to the photographers who taught me to look for the details.

Sentry on the sunset

Thank you to the photographers who taught me to look down.

Social graph

Thank you to the photographers who taught me to look for juxtapositions.

Moon and light=moonlight

Thank you to the photographers who taught me to look for love.

Lovers

Thank you to the photographers who taught me to get down on my belly and get into the mud.

The last photons this grass will see today

Thank you to Flickr for making such a killer community of people who help inspire other photographers. Thank you to Canon for making a tool that is amazing.

Hope you are having a glorious evening, just like this one. All these shots were made tonight with a Canon 5D on my evening walk.

Don’t miss our next photowalking with the National Geographic at Stanford University where you’ll learn some of these lessons yourself. You’re invited! Tom Seligman (Director of the Cantor Art Museum) has confirmed his participation in the photowalk.
Marc Levoy will be there, too. He is a CS/EE professor who has been doing some amazing work in the areas of photography and imaging.

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Wonderful rules for Photowalking…

First photowalking picture framed

Thomas Hawk lays it out. This is a great guide not just for photowalking but for joining any new community. That reminds me, I need to hand out some “favorites” for other people’s photos.

Oh, and save October 1st at 4 p.m. on your schedule. Stanford University has put together a hell of a great photowalking. Be there, or be square. More details coming soon.

That photo was taken on our first Photowalking together more than a year ago now. How fast time flies!

Testing Nikon’s new Wifi camera

Nikon S51C

If you’re watching my Flickr stream you’ll see images from both my Canon 5D getting uploaded as well as images from a Nikon S51C. This is a cool little camera that has wifi built in. So, I don’t need to hook the camera up to my computer to upload images anymore.

I took this image seconds ago looking out Patrick’s bedroom window. Wonderful image quality and I really like the wifi built in.

The camera is on loan from Fotonation (they made the wifi software that Nikon uses). They are loaning me the camera to participate in the America At Home project that Rick Smolan is putting on. Are you taking pictures at home this weekend? If you are, you should submit them to this project.

I wish my Canon 5D had Wifi built into it.

UPDATE: already in my testing I find one thing frustrating: I can’t upload images straight to Flickr. I have to upload them to Nikon’s site first, then visit my computer and post them from there onto Flickr.

Testing Nikon's new Wifi camera