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This is the photography blog for photographer and writer David Moore. He's based in Santa Fe, New Mexico but speaks with a funny accent.

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    January 6th, 2008

    Shutterfly for the win

    So my Shutterfly prints arrived today – the replacement for the very poor job Kodak did for me via the Aperture built-in printing service.

    They’re really good. I switched off the VividPrints color-correction option when I ordered them, and they look very close to what I see while looking at the images on screen – which is kind of what you want, especially if you’ve been adjusting levels, exposure, white balance and stuff.

    Here’s an example.
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    Posted on 1/6/08 | no comments; | Filed Under: Reviews, Tips/Tutorials | read on
    January 3rd, 2008

    John Naughton chooses Aperture

    logoaperture20060925.jpgOne of my favourite bloggers and journalists (and no mean photographer) – John Naughton of the Observer in London – has taken the leap into Aperture for organising and editing his photo collection.

    I look forward to his posts and articles on a range of topics, and his photography posts are well worth a look. He says:

    I’ve decided that [Naughton’s friend and colleague] Quentin was right about Aperture as a tool for managing large numbers of images. What finally tipped me over the edge was finding that it was the best way of handling RAW images. It’s also very good for dealing with the archiving of large filesets.

    And despite my recent printing woes, I agree that Aperture works brilliantly for managing and working on photographs.

    Since I got the program around the same time as my digital camera, I literally find it hard to imagine working in a different way (a subject I’ll return to soon).

    Posted on 1/3/08 | no comments; | Filed Under: Links | read on
    January 2nd, 2008

    Great political photos from Iowa

    The Reuters team of photographers is in great form as the Iowa caucuses loom large:

    “Hats off to the team of photographers assigned to candidates campaigning for Thursday’s Iowa caucuses. Even the most spritely of them must by now be feeling a bit weary but while some of us have wallowed in festive sloth and gluttony, they have continued to come up with ways to keep this relentless media opportunity looking interesting.”

    (photo by Keith Bedford) Full story here.

    Posted on 1/2/08 | no comments; | Filed Under: Inspiration, Links | read on
    January 2nd, 2008

    Aperture’s online printing service disappoints

    The built-in access to online print services in Apple’s Aperture seems like a time-saver – but my most recent prints from them were so bad they refunded my money.

    It had been a while since I’d had any of my pictures printed (save for a few enlargements for presents), and having had no problems with Apple’s online service in the past (admittedly for just a handful of prints), I sent 400 or so photos to them for the treatment.

    And got back hundreds that were way too yellow and way too dark.

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    December 29th, 2007

    Photography goals for 2008

    RisingIt’s the season for New Year’s Resolutions of course, and there’s no doubt that having goals can help direct your work for the year, and keep you focused when you lose a little motivation.Setting goals is valuable, but publicising them even more so – there’s more commitment involved in making your goals public.So here are my photography goals for the year (in no particular order):

    Read a photography book a month

    There’s so much I don’t know about the photography world, so I’ll be trying to plug some of the gaps with my reading this year. Some books will be aimed at improving my technique, but I’ll also read some history and criticism books, to get me some much-needed context. (more…)

    Posted on 12/29/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: Personal, Tips/Tutorials | read on
    December 27th, 2007

    What Angelina Gave Brad for his Birthday

    According to State of the Art, it was a one-off super-pimped Littman 45 Single:

    a unique 4×5 rangefinder built on the chassis of a Polaroid 110 that has been completely reengineered to permit both focusing and parallax-corrected viewing through a single window. Translation? It’s sort of a Leica on steroids

    Sweet, if a little over-egged with an exterior described as ‘a sort of retro-futuristic homage to the early 20th-century skyscraper’. There’s no word on how much it cost, but apparently Brad Pitt’s a serious amateur photographer. About the only thing I have in common with him.

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