Annie Leibowitz on the future of photography

Leibowitz notes that, as things move faster, we long for the stills. In beautiful and awful moments, we remember the remarkable images. There will always be room for great photographers who can capture those images. We might add that, as technology progresses, great photography becomes less about having a technological edge than having an “eye.” Equipment like Lytro can focus after the fact and cameras are capturing streams of images everywhere. The great photographers may eventually be those with a talent for picking the most remarkable images from the stream like a miner panning for gold.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2013/jun/18/annie-leibovitz-photography-cannes-lions-video?utm_source=feedly

dotPhoto Public Search Box Works Again

dotPhoto search is online as of June 17, 2003 with a Google search that quickly searches through public albums. (Private albums will not appear in the search.)

After logging into your dotPhoto account, use the search box in the bar near the top of the page.

Add quotation marks to search for a specific string of words such as “bmw charity ride”.

Searching within a specific group of albums has not yet been updated, but the public search is an improvement and can find specific names if you use quotes. For instance, “John Sweet”.

To find professional photos, you can also use the search on http://www.dotphotopro.com

FTP uploads work again

Many dotPhoto members — especially newspapers and professional photographers — asked us to fix the FTP upload function, which has been unusable since earlier this year. FTP is working again.  It is a very easy way to get your photos into your dotPhoto account.  Here’s now:

First, you’ll need to an FTP client application on your computer (you may already have one; if not, see below).  In your FTP client, just set the hostname to ftp.dotphoto.com.  The username and password will be the same as you use on dotPhoto.

You can use just about any FTP package.  If you don’t already have one, we recommend the following:

After you have uploaded your files to dotPhoto, you’ll see a new album in your account called “FTP.”  You can rename it as desired, by clicking on the Organize button on the left and then choosing Album Settings.