Friday, February 22, 2008

"Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" - Photographers Who Make A Difference

I just recently learned of this amazing and wonderful group of photographers. If you are looking for a way to make use of your photographic skills to help others you should visit their website.The following is excerpted from the website.

Maddux Achilles Haggard was born on Feb. 4, 2005, with a condition called myotubular myopathy that prevented him from breathing, swallowing or moving on his own. On the sixth day of his young life, his parents had to make the excruciating decision to take him off life support. But before they did, they called Littleton, Colorado photographer Sandy Puc' to take black and white portraits of them cradling their son. Puc' photographed the couple with Maddux at the hospital before he was removed from life support and after — when he was free from the tubes and the wires that had sustained him.

“That night was the worst night of my life. But when I look at the images, that’s not what I’m reminded of. I’m reminded of the beauty and blessings he brought,” Cheryl Haggard (Maddux's mom) said.Those tender photographs documenting Maddux’s eternal connection with his parents inspired Cheryl Haggard and Sandy Puc' to found a nonprofit organization that has provided thousands of families of babies who are stillborn or are at risk of dying as newborns with free professional portraits with their baby.
Sandy and Cheryl founded the organization in April 2005 and called it Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep after the children’s bedtime prayer. To date, The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation has nearly 3,000 affiliated photographers worldwide.

Check Out Parker Pfister!

Saw Parker Pfister's work at a recent Ed Pierce Seminar... wow, I love the images! To see more work click here.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Check Out The Seattle Flickr Roundup!

People showing up, setting up equipment and making photographs just because they love photography! How cool is that!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

PNY Kicks It Up A Notch!

PNY Technologies has announced several new 16GB and 32GB flash cards for cameras and video camcorders.

The 32GB SDHC card can keep up with high-definition video captured at 9 megabits per second, and the Optima Pro CompactFlash card, has a 266X transfer speed, or 40 megabits per second, using a UDMA interface.

Both cards will be available in the second quarter of 2008. The SDHC card should street price around $250 and the CompactFlash card about $400. For more info click here.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Eizo Kicks It Up A Notch!

Eizo's ColorEdge CG301W lets you see the BIG picture with the first 30" monitor for grapic arts and printing to support hardware calibration. Native resolution is 2560 X 1600 with a contrast ration of 850:1, and a color gamut that reproduces 97% of the Adobe 1998 color space! No word yet on the street price but look for something in the $3000.00 neighborhood! For more info click here.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Check Out "Another Country" by Scott Strazzante

Scott Strazzante is my newest hero! "Another Country" is such a wonderful example of what Photojournalism can be. Click here and check it out... it just doesn't get any better than this!