By John, 28 December, 2012

A week ago I went to a Down and Above concert, and I took a ton of photos, which I am still editing because I'm slow at editing. I think it was a fairly successful concert shot, but it was probably a bit unusual from a photographic gear standpoint, so I figured I'd talk about that.

Ian Allison from Down and Above

By John, 20 October, 2012

Look at your walls. If you are like I was, your walls are fairly bare, because when you think of putting something up on them, you feel like, well, what if you make a mistake?

Listen. Don't worry about making a mistake. If you see something you like, buy it, and put it on your wall. You will be a much happier person.

By John, 26 May, 2012

Ballerina slicing a watermelon

Getty Images completely redesigned their watermark, and the new design is amazing. It gives credit to the photographer, in the image itself, and it has a link where you can find out more about the image at any time.

Now, compare this to the old Getty Images watermark:

By John, 22 April, 2012

Instagram for Android is out, and I've got it.

I didn't think I would, but I like the square cropping. I've always found square cropping to be hard, its not easy to strike a balance between compositional solidity and fluidity. There is no horizontal space to traverse so its hard to set up tension. Mindlessly putting everything in the rule of thirds spot creates an effect that is simultaneously cramped and boring.