Here's your top 10 blog round-up for the first week of
September. HOW IS IT ALREADY SEPTEMBER?! With all due respect to fall, we just
aren't ready. So here are some summery posts from the week that was. OK fine,
there really isn't a summer theme to them. Whatever. Just enjoy!
1). Sleeping Baby
Bursts Into Action during First Photo Shoot
FUN: Let's start this thing off with a bang. If you
photograph newborns, chances are you've had an... incident. Or dare we say two?
Al Ferguson knows a thing or two about that. But seriously, all poo jokes
aside, here's a dad getting pooped on. Viewer beware: THERE'S POOP!
SAFETY: Drones are all the rage these days, as questions
over their legality continue. But are they any match for a sheep? If you're of
the belief that drones are invasive, you're on team sheep. Check the video to
Released Digital Archive Shows Jewish Life Before the Holocaust
HISTORY: In 1935, heralded
photographer Roman Vishniac, a Russian-born Jew, journeyed through
Eastern Europe to photograph impoverished Jewish communities. Thanks to a joint effort, Vishniac's
extensive work is now available to the public, and ready for some crowd-sourced
historical detective work to help restore some family histories.
Team Halts Train
TRESPASSING: wYou might have read our previous at-length blog
posts about how you should avoid
using railroads as backdrops as it is, simply put,
illegal. But for one Nebraska volleyball team, the urge was too strong
and they wound up halting train traffic for 40 minutes! Seriously guys, stay
off live tracks!
Images Sues Microsoft
LEGAL: Here we go again... more copyright infringement!
This time the issue at hand is the "Bing Image Widget", which allows website
publishers to embed digital photographers on their sites. Take a look at the
suit and see what you think--infringement or not?
6). Behind the Scenes with
PROFILE: We probably had you at the title with this one. When
the Corcoran Group real estate needed a photographer for their Live Who You Are
campaign, they turned to Leibovitz to show that home is more than just a place
where you live. Take a look!
Can Chase and Photograph a Tornado--Seriously
THRILL: Sure, you've seen and done it all, right? Well,
have you done some good ol' storm chasin' and photographed yourself a tornado?
Didn't think so. Now you can, with Silver Lining Tours. Read up!
for Photographers is Here
ONLINE MARKETING: Finally! Check out this interview with
Aaron Hockley, creator of wp-photographers.com,
a blog dedicated to helping photographers understand and manage WordPress.
9). The Photographer's
INSPIRATION: Have you heard of the Rifleman's Creed?
Well, PetaPixel took a stab at modifying it to fit photographers. What do you
Photos of Icelandic Volcanic Eruption
TRAVEL: Well-known Icelandic photographer Iurie Belegurschi captured
what most of us will never get to see in our lifetimes--a real, live volcanic
eruption. Iurie luckily had some air support when Bardarbunga (awesome, awesome
name) erupted, but man does that look awesome! Check out these completely rad
photos (brace yourselves for the last one) of the eruption from the Ninja
Turtle volcano (our nickname, no stealsies). Iurie actually gives photographic
tours of Iceland's beautiful countryside, you can check them out on his website and head on out there
quick while it's still active!
goes the dynamite. There you have it! The top posts from around the interwebs.
What sorts of photography blogs light up your idea bulb? Let us know on theLoop!