Reader Photos Roundup: November 18, 2018

We’re back again with another installment of our roundup of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.

Reader Photos Roundup: November 25, 2018

We’re back again with another installment of our roundup of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.

Flickr is Hiring a Monetization & Partnership Product Manager

Earlier this year, Smugmug acquired Flickr. As a customer/member of both services, I feel pretty good about the pairing. However, I think we all expected that some things had to change for Flickr to be viable going forward. Earlier this month, Flickr announced it was drastically reducing the amount of storage available for free users, dropping free storage from 1TB down to 1000 photos.

Reader Photos Roundup: December 9, 2018

We’re back again with another installment of our roundup of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.

Dear Apple: Make the Mac Pro “Pro” Again

When the reinvented Mac Pro was unveiled, the jokes came immediately, along with a mixed reaction among pro users. There was plenty of skepticism (akin to the Final Cut Pro X announcement), which largely proved to be justified after the new Mac Pro landed on users’ desks.

Long Live Disc Media: The Case for a Digital Media Platform Standard

I want to stop using CDs and DVDs but the lack of a standardized digital media platform is keeping disc-based content delivery around. While the 40-and-under crowd could probably live without discs, we have two generations of people ahead of us that just won’t get there. Of course, that means we’ll probably be burning discs for the next 15-20 years and keeping a should-be-legacy format alive.

Reader Photos Roundup: December 16, 2018

We’re back again with another installment of our roundup of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.

Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens Announced at CES

Nikon announced a cool new wide-angle lens for its Z-series mirrorless cameras at CES yesterday. The Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens is the widest full frame lens that features a flat front element, which means you can easily attach screw-in filters.

Kodak’s Scanning Solutions for Film Negatives and Slides at CES 2019

Kodak Booth at CES 2019As digital imaging continues to mature as a market, we’re still sorting out the back and forth of analog media. Portable printing is becoming a big deal and several companies, including Kodak, are offering some impressive ZINK printers, which I’ll touch on in a different post.

SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD Offers Blazing-Fast Speeds

At CES 2019, SanDisk introduced a new Extreme PRO Portable SSD with a significant kick to its transfer speeds. The prior Extreme (no “pro” attached) models have been popular external drives among the photography crowd thanks to the relative affordability (particularly when on sale) and the speeds we get out of the SSD drive.