Lifelogging Camera

Did Aunt Judy send you a big fat check for the holidays? If you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, may I suggest you check out the Memoto Lifelogging Camera. At $250 it's no throwaway device, but it's a relatively small price to pay when compared to most cameras, right? Especially when you consider how unique it is. You strap the camera to your clothes and it automatically shoots a photo every 30 seconds, logging your life (get it now?) without requiring you to spend your time documenting all of your activities. I don't expect that it will take the place of a regular camera, but it's certainly got the wow factor that is sure to be the envy of fellow gadget-loving photographers.

http://uncrate.com/stuff/memoto-lifelogging-camera
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Did Aunt Judy send you a big fat check for the holidays? If you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, may I suggest you check out the Memoto Lifelogging Camera. At $250 it's no throwaway device, but it's a relatively small price to pay when compared to most…

Fun And Funky Photo Gifts

Looking for that last minute photo-related gift? Then check out the Feature Shoot blog's holiday gift guide, complete with everything from a Weegee patterned silk scarf to a chocolate bar with your photography printed right on it. (And it's still edible!) Or maybe you're in the mood for a high-class leather camera satchel, or perhaps a Moleskine custom photo book. There are lots of great, creative options in here for last minute gift giving. And who am I kidding—it's fun to shop for yourself, too! Happy holidays!

http://www.featureshoot.com/holiday-gift-guide-for-photographers
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Looking for that last minute photo-related gift? Then check out the Feature Shoot blog's holiday gift guide, complete with everything from a Weegee patterned silk scarf to a chocolate bar with your photography printed right on it. (And it's still edible!) Or maybe you're in the mood for a high-class…

A Ring Light For Your iPhone. Really.

While I'm all for the democratization of photography and the wonderful advances in technology that have made iPhones some of the most popular—and frankly, some of the best—digital cameras on the market... Isn't it all getting a little bit ridiculous? Take, for instance, this iPhone ring light. Sure, it's all in good fun, and I'm sure if I had enough time and energy the thought of making a ringlight for my phone would be sort of appealing. But really, at the point at which we have so many accessories for our iPhones to make pictures, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of the iPhone's camera, and eliminate what it is that makes the thing so great in the first place? Namely, that it's ever present in our pockets, always ready to go, which makes it invaluable. I certainly love the DIY photo blog, and I have to admit this is a fun project sure to generate plenty of comments if you were to actually put it into practice. But don't you think this post would be more fitting for April Fool's Day? 

http://www.diyphotography.net/how-to-build-a-clever-iphone-ring-light
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While I'm all for the democratization of photography and the wonderful advances in technology that have made iPhones some of the most popular—and frankly, some of the best—digital cameras on the market... Isn't it all getting a little bit ridiculous? Take, for instance, this iPhone ring light. Sure, it's all…

QuoteRobot

If you're a budding professional photographer—or, heck, even if you're well established—you may want to take a look at the QuoteRobot online proposal software. It's been around for a few years, but somehow managed to elude me until just this week. Once I read about its features—cloud-based organization of proposals and invoicing, and even synchronization with some popular accounting services—I immediately signed up for my free 30-day trial. And once I'd spent a few minutes there, I knew this was a tool I wanted to tell you about. It's a pretty impressive way to upgrade not only the look and feel of your proposals, but it serves as an excellent repository of the bids you send out, their status, and even offers opportunity for direct client interaction via the software. Pretty cool stuff for any creative business, I'd say. 

https://quoterobot.com
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If you're a budding professional photographer—or, heck, even if you're well established—you may want to take a look at the QuoteRobot online proposal software. It's been around for a few years, but somehow managed to elude me until just this week. Once I read about its features—cloud-based organization of proposals…

Vivian Maier Prints

It's been quite a year for Vivian Maier's photographic works (which you can read a bit more about at The Online Photographer blog, in case you're not caught up already) and it just keeps getting more interesting. For fans of her work, there really isn't any option for purchasing her fine photographic prints made during her life, because she simply did not make prints. Or, perhaps more artfully put, her work was simply not known. But she's become a veritable superstar now, and so from Jeffrey Goldstein's collection of Maier photographs comes this limited edition deluxe clamshell boxed book, Out of the Shadows, which comes paired with an original Maier print. At $850 this is no stocking stuffer, but it is a fairly affordable way to purchase an original print from this notable photographer.

http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2012/10/vivian-maier-out-of-the-shadows.html
http://www.vivianmaierclamshellbook.com

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It's been quite a year for Vivian Maier's photographic works (which you can read a bit more about at The Online Photographer blog, in case you're not caught up already) and it just keeps getting more interesting. For fans of her work, there really isn't any option for purchasing her…

Time's Top Photos Of 2012

The editorial staff of Time magazine has selected its top ten photographs of 2012. And while many of them are heart wrenching and troubling, they are also unquestionably important. These emotional photos include a child mourning his father in Syria, a Gaza morgue and the New Jersey coast after Hurricane Sandy. But they also include uplifting and entertaining photographs as well. All in all it's a collection of news photographs worth a look as the events depicted begin their transition from current events to documents of history.

http://lightbox.time.com/2012/12/13/time-picks-the-top-10-photos-of-2012/#1
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The editorial staff of Time magazine has selected its top ten photographs of 2012. And while many of them are heart wrenching and troubling, they are also unquestionably important. These emotional photos include a child mourning his father in Syria, a Gaza morgue and the New Jersey coast after Hurricane…
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