Feb 07

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Glenn RugaGlenn Ruga, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Activist & Founder, SocialDocumentary.net joins Host Scott Sheppard to explain his background and passion for using photography to promote global awareness of issues. Finding a lack of a centralized location where people could go
to find this type of work, Glenn decided to create a website which allows photographers to showcase their image journals and provide a platform where students, researchers, or reporters can go to see these photos.

Glenn explains that photographers often participate in these critical issues either while on assignment or simply because they are passionate about the cause and topic as seen in this photograph by, Daro Sulakuri. Glenn discusses the types of exhibitions included on SocialDocumentary.net many of which are short collections done by both amateur and professional photographers. Although many social documentary photographers have and maintain their own websites, Glenn encourages them to post a few images of their story with description and links to help increase awareness of their work and their chosen issues.

Glenn and Scott also discuss some tips on how to begin creating a photo-documentary journal and details on how to submit images to the site, submitting exhibits are free but there is a small annual fee to maintain your story. Glenn emphasizes it’s important to build a relationship with their subjects and consider the background and overall story behind the images they want to capture demonstrated in this image by Deb Marcano.

To find out more, or submit your own work visit: http://socialdocumentary.net/ Glenn also runs a design firm dedicated to helping non-profit organizations, visit: http://www.vizcom.com/

The McNamara Report on Inside Digital Photo with Michael J. McNamara
This week’s topic: Panasonic dives in deep with its latest cameras

On January 27, 2009 Panasonic invited a horde of Who’s Who journalists from the US and Europe to Miami to show off its newest compact cameras. The weather was great and the beach was hot, but some of us wound up tossing our cameras into the ocean…Find out what drove us to that extreme in this segment of the McNamara Report.

Listen in on the McNamara Report segment or get more photo insights and analysis on a variety of topics from Mike McNamara at: http://www.mcnamarareport.com.

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Jan 31

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Derrick StoryDerrick Story, Writer, Teacher, Photographer, and Host of The Digital Story Podcast joins Scott Sheppard for some insight, tips, and discussion about geotagging your photos. Derrick has done extensive testing on geo-tagging and shares ideas on how you can add this key metadata to your images even if your camera does not have this feature built-in.

jobo gpsDerrick explains how you can use an accessory such as JOBO photoGPS - if you don’t shoot Nikon - which mounts onto your camera’s hot-shoe and capture the geo-data of each picture by the click of your camera. Once you capture the data you can take advantage of location specific features built into applications such as iPhoto ‘09 or Ubermind’s Maperture plug-in for Aperture to map your photos by location.

iphotogeotagDerrick also notes that many people do not realize that using their iPhone to take photos automatically includes geo-data, and recommends Mac users check out Houdah’s HoudahGeo utility to pin photos to locations.

For compact cameras you can use Eye-Fi’s Explore Wi-Fi enabled SD memory cards to record location information upon capture and easily share those photos online while you are on-the-go.

For more articles from Derrick on geo-tagging visit: http://www.thedigitalstory.com or find him on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/derrick_story

The McNamara Report on Inside Digital Photo with Michael J. McNamara
This week’s topic: Pico Boo! What were they thinking?

Palm-sized “Pico” projectors with battery-powered LED lights are the latest tech rage, and allow you to show movies or pictures just about anywhere. But can you use them to impress potential clients? Don’t even try! Find out why and learn about better alternatives in this segment of the McNamara Report.

Listen in on the McNamara Report segment or get more photo insights and analysis on a variety of topics from Mike McNamara at: http://www.mcnamarareport.com.

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