It’s time for our weekly break from the gear for a few minutes so we can enjoy another round of reader photos from the Photography Bay Flickr Group.
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A couple interesting photography notes from the Inauguration today:
Additionally, Stephen Shankland over at Cnet has shows off satellite images of the Capitol Building and the crowd of onlookers.
I know there is a ton of other photography-related snippets in and around the Inauguration (man, I hate typing that word – it’s hard), but I found these two particularly noteworthy. It’s always interesting for me to see how photography help makes the world go round.
Have you seen anything else related to photography that sticks out from the crowd?
Were you at the Inauguration? Care to share some links to your photos in the comments, or put’em up in the forum?
While at Photokina, Microsoft’s Kostas Mallios took a moment to discuss the company’s efforts to help photographers solve problems. According to Mallios, Microsoft has been focusing on providing applications that help pros and advanced amateurs, such as Expression Media 2 (a professional asset management tool that comes bundled with Capture One).
The Metadata Working Group is dedicated to the preservation and seamless interoperability of digital media metadata and to interoperability and availability to all applications, devices, and services. When we started looking into some of the leading technology problems that digital photographers faced, we realized we needed to address the interoperability issues that still exist with metadata. For example, you may use metadata tags to rate your photos in Expression Media but if you use different applications, devices or services to process or share photos, that information may not be preserved. We knew we couldn’t solve the problem alone, so about a year ago Microsoft assembled leaders in the industry, including Adobe, Apple, Canon and Nikon to form a group with broad expertise. I’m pleased to say that Sony also recently joined us and that the group, led by Chairman Josh Weisberg of Microsoft, has already delivered its first metadata specifications.