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iPod News
Image by Garry -
I had the privilege with 49 other photographers (many of whom I know from Flickr.....good on ya guys) of being selected for the launch of a new iPhone/iPod Touch application which is now available for free on iTunes and Apple Store.

Link to iFolio application

The application was validated through Apple a few days ago

iFolio is an application created specifically for iPhone and
iPod Touch, which aims to provide a pleasant
and liquid portfolios of various artists (photographers,
artists, graphic illustrators, ...).

1) While viewing the portfolios of an artist, the
"Contact" button will allow you to access information
about the artist (his email, his website, ...)

2) You can keep in your favorites
favorite photographers, which will have the effect of increasing a
computer fans, by photographer, and thus influence the

3) You can, if you want a photo, contact the author using the button "Send".

4) You can sort the list of authors in 4 modes:

. TOP: by ranking (number of fans)
. NEW: Registration date (can easily identify new photographers)
. MODIF: by date updated portfolios (which will see the photographers who have made recent updates)
. CACHE: ability to re-view (no Internet connection) portfolios already imported into iFolio.

Photographers and artists who are members of iFolio can manage and modify at any time their portfolios.
Therefore to facilitate consultations with news, a list by sorting the artists according to the option "Edit".
And iFolio back regularly to see the news presented.

5) You can also search an artist by name.

So if you're a member of iFolio, you can tell your customers and prospects that you are part of your work in the application iFolio, and they can easily find you by searching on your behalf.

6) There is also a display of photos with an automatic slide show playback.

7) You can also import all files of a photographer and later without Internet connection.

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What's In My Bag
MacBook News
Image by Thomas Hawk
Earlier today when reviewing the EF 50mm f/1.2 lens, a commenter asked what I kept in my bag. I've written a lot about the different gear that I use day in and day out, but not a comprehensive "what's in my bag" post.

I'm pretty anal about my gear. It goes with me pretty much everywhere. I think as a photographer so many of the best shots happen spontaneously. I've kicked myself too many times early on for not having my camera gear with me. So now it goes with me everywhere. To work, on the weekends, in my car, I always keep my gear with me. I try to do this 100% of the time.

The actual bag that I use is a Lowepro bag. It's a really nice laptop camera combo bag called the CompuDayPack.

So, here's what's in my bag.

1 Canon EOS 5D digital SLR
1 EF 50mm f/1.2 lens
1 EF 24mm f/1.4 lens
1 EF 135mm f/2 lens
1 EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
1 Canon EF 1.4x II extender
1 8 GB SanDisk Ultra II compact flash memory card
1 4 GB Transcend compact flash memory card
1 CameraMate CF Card Reader
1 Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch (cable release)
1 Canon CG-580 battery charger
3 Canon Li-ion battery packs
1 set V-Moda Bass Freq Modaphones
1 box 100 Moo cards
1 Verizon EVDO card
1 MacBook Pro
1 incase MacBook Pro case
1 pen
1 small notepad

My favorite lens to shoot is the EF 135 f/2.

I shoot every single day and each day dump the contents of my shoot onto my MacBook Pro's hard drive. I process some of these images and then about once a week dump the folders of each day onto an external 750GB Seagate hard drive. I've got about 5.5 terabytes of storage at present. I highly recommend the 750GB external USB Seagates.

Gear at home that sometimes comes out with me, but is not included in my bag are

1 SLIK 611-800 Tripod
1 Bogen-Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod
1 Canon EOS 10D camera
1 Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens
1 Canon EF 70-200 f/4 zoom
1 Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom
1 Canon Speedlite 550EX flash
2 MacBook Pro power adapters
All the hoods for my respective lenses

All of my lenses have UV filters on them. Most recently I've been buying Hoya Ultras which are a little nicer than standard.

In terms of where to buy gear, my number one recommendation is B&H Photo. I also think Costco is a pretty good place to buy a camera body because of their very flexible return policy.

I hate buying at most camera stores here in the Bay Area. The selection is generally not very good. Maybe it's just me but I also haven't found the service terribly good at most of them. I'm not going to name names but given the store markups over what you can buy online typically it's just not worth the hassle for me.

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Dell XPS17
desktop computer
Image by Patrick Hoesly
My new Dell XPS17
i7 M740 1.73 GHz
8 gig memory
1.2 T hard drive
Nvidia GT 445M 3 Gig
blueray / DVDrw
backlighted keyboard
1600x900 screen (I know this is lower than I would like)

I received this machine a couple weeks ago and finally got all my software installed. It really is a nice computer and functions as my mobile desktop. It runs my 3D software quite well. Fast motherboard, memory and hard drive (all standard) makes the system roar. The bright crisp screen is easy on the eyes and the back-lit keyboard makes it easy to use at night.

People ask me about how hot the machine gets, and you can feel the heat if it is sitting on your lap, however the fan (blowing out to the left) seems to be adequate enough to cool down the system. I've not seen any instability issues when the machine is running flat out, so I think Dell sized the fan to handle the potential load.

The only thing I dislike about the system is the low resolution screen (1600x900) they packaged with the system. I wish I had the option to upgrade the screen to a higher resolution. This also appears to be the biggest complaint from other customers.

I would highly recommend a Dell computer to anyone based on their accidental warranty and North American tech support (though it does cost more to get that service). In the past I have found Dell to be very helpful and they have been quick to remedy any parts which have failed (which have not been many).

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