Fresh from out back ...
The Hollywood Reporter: Portraits of Stars at Sundance.
ReadWrite: Why We Need A New Word For Drones.
I was all over this what, nine months, a year ago? Catch up, media. Or not. “Drone” sells ad impressions.
Italian Ways: The Ferrania Ibis - anyone can be a photographer.
Just seeing panchromatic film indicated, lights up long-dormant synapses.
Vox: Someone successfully used a drone to breach the White House security perimeter.
Drugs over the border, visiting the President ... if you wondered why the FAA was dragging its feet, these seem to be good examples.
Drum, evening light.
ArtDaily: Iconic Rolling Stone magazine photos featured at the Reading Public Museum.
Go. See. Baron Wolman lives here in Santa Fe; his work is legendary.
Mashable/Report: Sports Illustrated lays off all staff photographers.
I imagine satff photographers have gotten as lean as they can, and yet they still can’t win against freelancers. When these transitions happen, I find consistent quality goes down.
Guardian.UK: ‘Three suns’ appear over Mongolia in rare anthelion phenomenon – video.
It’s that time of year. Cool.
Dazed: Drone carrying six pounds of meth crashes at Mexican border.
New commercial use. Not quite what anyone expected, I’m sure. Border Patrol’s going to get real good at ‘wing shots’.
The Luminous Landscape: Time For A Change.
A redesign. Clean, simple.
Lightroom Killer Tips: A Quick (but very powerful) Adjustment Brush Tip.
Lightroom Killer Tips: 7 Really Useful Lightroom Shortcuts.
And they are. Really useful.
The Monster that Devoured Santa Fe (Photos).
You have to click through to Flickr to see it large - I uploaded it at full resolution (three full-frame image panorama). Stretch your browser out as wide as you can. If you just want to see the detail, try this later shot.
Photography Criticism: Sadakichi Hartmann, “On Plagiarism and Imitation.” 
Link ‘o the day. “Heine is right, borrow as much as you like. But be certain that you master the accumulations and accreted experiences of others to such an extent that they have become your own, only that you can rear on the understructure of precedent accomplishments still higher and more imposing monuments of beauty.” Great. As you know, I’m constantly on the search for decent photographic criticism.
Winter Spirea #2.
Note: Previous was outside, natural light, higher ISO, trying to manage a camera and a black backdrop in brisk winds. This one is indoors, stalk taped to the side of a glass, no wind, gridded flash to right, black foamcore solidly propped, handheld.
Winter Spirea #1.
The Luminous Landscape: Gimbal/Monopod use with long lenses.
Of interest. You know I was unimpressed with the sharpness of the Tamron 150-600. Sigma has a new lens at the exact same mm’s, and I look forward to a rental.
Color me astonished. Most popular photo of last year’s 365 garnered almost 9,000 views.
This one. Everyone loves symmetrical sunbeams, it seems.
PhotoShelter Blog: Why Photographers Aren’t Artists.
“The successful photographer is, as Deresiewicz’s friend explained, now an entrepreneur who values having 10,000 contacts more than having Malcolm Gladwell’s mythic 10,000 hours of professional development.” That contention makes me twitch somethin’ awful. I understand the point, but don’t agree with the result. Paraphrased: “You don’t have to be good, just popular.” What do you folks think?
500px: Shot of winter in Bavaria.
Wow. Stunningly beautiful.
Screwing around with lighting. Last selfie, I scared the hell out of half the internet. Hopefully this won’t break the interwebs.
JunkCulture: Photographer Immortalizes Demonstrators with pic that Resembles a Delacroix.
Yet, the painting feels less staged. I’ve noticed that protestors of today are keenly aware they’re being chronicled; many striking poses.