I was recently interviewed for a relatively new podcast called TWiP (This Week in Photography). The show is co-hosted by Scott Bourne and Alex Lindsay, both of whom have a long list of accomplishments. Their passion for photography comes through in every show, and their guests include pro photographers and industry professionals who truly understand photography and imaging. Most of the info covered in all the shows is in the text of the show notes, which I think is a good idea for people who like to read a recap after listening, or for those who just prefer to read the info. I also submitted links for the show notes to seven inkjet-related articles that appear on PDNonline.com and PDNGearGuide.com.
I just happened to check the poll that’s located in the center column of this site (under Polls), and as of today, 301 people have checked a box stating what the largest size printer (paper width) they own. Was it coincidence that I just happened to check it and that the number was 301 (same as the number of tips in the 301 Inkjet Tips book)? I think so. Anyway, thought I’d share the current stats. If you haven’t chosen your printer size, feel free to join the crowd. Here’s where we stand (as of 3/7/2008):
I almost missed this, but a few days still remain to enjoy this important announcement. According to the site librarysupport.net, February is Library Lovers’ Month. I love libraries. Since I can remember, they have been a source of both entertainment and education. I attended many book readings at my local library as a pre-schooler in Colonia, NJ, and throughout elementary, middle, high school and college, they were an important place to do research and learn more about the world. For more information about Library Lovers’ Month, visit librarysupport.net.
I continue to go to my local library to enjoy children’s programs and to take out books. For example, a recent book that I borrowed from my local library, The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney, is absolutely incredible. After recent trips to Disneyland/Disney’s California Adventure in California and Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) and Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, I wanted to know more about the man who founded the company. I now understand much more about Walt Disney, and how the company started, struggled and eventually prospered.
I’d also like to point you to a very impressive website called WorldCat.org. According to the site’s “About” page, “WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.” Here is a direct link on WorldCat.org to a list of libraries that have 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques in their collections. The book is currently in a number of university and public libraries across the United States, and in some cases (like the New York Public Library), the book is currently on order. Just click on the library name to see the status.
I just received the February issue of Studio Photography magazine and I’m very pleased to have contributed an article in the issue on tips for getting better black and white inkjet prints. The magazine covers a lot of interesting and important topics for professional photographers, and you can subscribe, or just view the issue (or past issues) on imaginginfo.com. There is an easy-to-navigate interactive version which I like a lot (click on the screen shot below to go directly to the interactive magazine). The article is on page 34-36 and it’s partially excerpted from my book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques.
I was recently interviewed (in text form) by Harald Johnson, an imaging consultant, head of his own marketing communications agency, and author of the following books: Mastering Digital Printing: The Photographer’s and Artist’s Guide to High-Quality Digital Output (2003), Mastering Digital Printing, Second Edition (2005), and Digital Printing Start-Up Guide (2005). In the interview, I share a bit about the thought process behind the creation of the book, as well as some of the book’s features. Harald Johnson is also the book’s Series Editor. You can find the article at this link on Harald Johnson’s site, DP&I.com (dpandi.com).
In addition, you can find the Table of Contents for the book here (Main sections and 16 chapter titles).