Small Town Photojournalism

A Photo Blog by Matthew Jonas

Wednesday Web Links 3/16/11

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Here are your Wednesday Web Links for 3/16/11.

  • I have been collecting web links to photos and video about the Japan earthquake and tsunami all week. Check out my previous post about it here. The Guardian Newspaper’s Dan Chung has put together a video titled Aftermath – the Japanese Tsunami that is worth checking out. Aljazeera’s Matt Alard has been reporting with Steve Chao from Natori, Japan in videos titled Japan Earthquake, Natori 14th April (although I think he means March) and Japan Earthquake, Natori.
  • Do you ever run into other working photojournalists who are complete jerks? Well, you are not alone. The Chicago Tribune’s photo blog, Assignment Chicago, has a post titled Tuesday Photo Tips: The Importance of Not Being a Jerk written by Alex Garcia that touches on a lot of issues surrounding the way some PJs work. For me there are a lot of “preaching to the choir moments” in the post. Its worth a read for seasoned and aspiring photojournalists.
  • A couple of weeks ago Lensbaby announced a new optic called the Sweet 35. From the product description “The Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm selective focus optic with a 12-blade adjustable aperture that creates a tack sharp Sweet Spot of focus surrounded by blur.” It’s everything I have ever wanted in a lens baby optic and I can’t wait to get my hands on one. Apparently everyone else agrees because they are currently on a 1-2 week backorder. Its part of the Optic Swap System and is compatible with the Composer, Muse, Control Freak and Scout.
  • And finally, the Denver Post is reporting that the Colorado Senate AG committee has OK’d a daylight savings time bill. If passed, (Warning: PDF Link) Senate Bill 22 would keep Colorado on daylight savings time year round. What does that have to do with photography? What that means is more light (YES!!) in the evening and less light in the morning. I can see it now: high school football games with decent light for at least the first half. Let’s hope this passes.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for checking out Wednesday Web Links.

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