Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category

March 16th, 2014

Calumet Photographic Goes Out Of Business

“After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in the United States (our European stores will continue). It has been a joy to share our passion for photography with you all of these years. We’ll miss each other and we’ll miss all of our customers. Thank you for everything.” – Calumet


December 25th, 2013

Photo Tip Of The Day

Referring to if the top surfers are surfing spot “A” but the waves are better at spot “B” always go where the talent goes!

October 31st, 2013

Photo Quote Of The Day

“They put the cart before the horse. Forget about shows, forget about books, forget about being famous, forget about people knowing who you are. Take the first 10 or 15 years to figure out how to be a fucking photographer.” – Practical Advice for the Emerging Photographer

July 17th, 2013

The Show Has Begun, Put Your Cell Phone Away

From The 10 Most Annoying Concert Behaviors By Andy Greene

I get it. You want to show all your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you saw a cool concert. Fine. Take a photo. Take five if you want! But please, don’t take 77. You always manage to hold your camera right in my line of sight. You don’t even look like you’re enjoying the show while you’re doing this. All your attention is on the photos. And you know what? Those photos are all going to look like shit. Every single one of them. You’re too far away. You’ll probably never even look at them. Also, you see those guys right in front of the stage with the giant cameras? They’re taking great professional pictures. There’s really no need for yours.


What happened to the good ol’ days, if you brought your camera in – you get knocked out? Starts at 0:35

June 20th, 2013

Annie Leibovitz Speaks

“I think that those of us who are photographers, um you know the difference between us and everyone else is we take what we do very seriously”

We’re shooting in the dark here, but sounds like she is stating the difference between people who take pictures (camera phones) and people who are photographers.

A discussion of the role of the professional photographer in an era dominated by smartphone cameras and image-sharing sites with Annie Leibovitz

April 24th, 2013

What Do Photographers Make


Jobs Rated 2013: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best To Worst


Our annual Jobs Rated report celebrates its Silver Anniversary this year, 25 years removed from its inception in 1988.

From the outset, the Jobs Rated report has generated a lot of attention primarily because most Americans spend more time on the job than they do on anything else, and knowing how their job ranks against other jobs is compelling information. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the average employee spends more than two-thirds of his or her day at work or on work-related activities. That’s more time than we spend sleeping or raising our children.

The findings we present here are more than just curiosities. Unlike many other facets of life, the jobs we work at are choices we make; ones we can stick with or change. Therefore the “measure” of a job can tell us a lot about the quality of our lives.

2013 Jobs Rated Report
The 10 Best Jobs of 2013
The 10 Worst Jobs of 2013
2013 Jobs Rated Methodology

No two work experiences are guaranteed to be alike, and different career paths cater to unique skills and interests. Ultimately, only the individual can determine the best job for her or his abilities and passions. However, the Jobs Rated report exists as a road map for determining the career field that is right for you.

January 30th, 2013

Slides Just Do Appear

We received an email from former photo editor of Australia Surfing Life Lee Pegus. He was looking for our physical address as he was re-hired by Peter Morris (publisher) to go through thousands and thousands of slides that had been at the Morrison Media office for years. His job was simply to return them to their owner. We cannot THANK YOU enough for your efforts and doing this for us and the hundreds of other photographers out there. In the past when you submitted any photos to any publication they did not have to return any images back to the sender unless the images we’re asked to be sent to them.


November 13th, 2012

Above New York City

Remember the days when ASA 3200 was the high. This cover photo of New York was taken by Iwan Baan the day after hurricane Sandy at ASA 25,000 using the Canon 1DX, with a 24-70mm lens.

October 23rd, 2012

A Camera Men’s Dream

Samy’s Camera located at 431 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

October 11th, 2012

The Making Of Print On Demand Photography Books

When: Saturday, October 13th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: San Diego Art Institute, in Balboa Park
Cost: Free

Learn how to create stunning print-on-demand photography books from A&I Books publisher and editor Rex Weiner. From the basics of A&I’s free BookCreator software to image selection and choosing fonts, in this presentation Rex will explore the ins and outs of making outstanding photography books. Rex will discuss how to approach your own photography book, from the initial concept, to building your project in the easy-to-use page layout software, BookCreator with tips on printing, paper, and how to fund and promote your book. Rex will talk about editing how to make your book a coherent and singular product. Special emphasis will be placed on making good design choices, and how to present your photographs in the best possible way. You will walk away from this lively and informative seminar with new information (and inspiration) you can use to develop your own outstanding photography book.

Presenter: Rex Weiner Publisher/Editor-in-Chief at A&I Books ( with more than three decades in the media industry, Rex Weiner is a New York-born journalist, publisher, author and editor based in Los Angeles. Weiner’s feature articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer and writes regularly for the Jewish Daily Forward. Weiner co-authored The Woodstock Census (Viking, 1979), a widely-hailed survey of the Sixties Generation’s impact on American society. As Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of A&I Books, he pioneers print-on-demand publishing for books of fine art photography.