Annie Leibovitz with Lavazza

Posted on November 14th 2008

Even if it is for commercial purpose, photographers can still express their talent through ads campaigns (and they are getting paid for !). This is especially true for Annie Leibovitz working on the Lavazza calendar. Her work is really original in this case. No more blabla, just see it by yourself – Lavazza Calendar 2009.

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Creating your own Photoblog with PixelPost

Posted on November 9th 2008

Yes, creating your own photo blog is possible these days and it’s not that difficult. There are multiple platforms out there which allow you to easily manage your photo blog and insert pictures with a few clicks. Today I will cover the one called PixelPost.

Most of the photo blogs listed on this site are using PixelPost. As mentioned on their website, PixelPost is an open-source, standards-compliant, multi-lingual, fully extensible photo blog application for the web. Yeah, just that! It is actually really powerful. The only requirements to run PixelPost are the following:

  • PHP 4.3 or greater (w/ GD-lib)
  • MySQL 3.23.58 or greater

Basically if you already have a hosting account and it is not supporting these feature, get a refund and go somewhere else. These 2 requirements should be the minimum features on your host.

Once you got your host, you simply need to download the PixelPost package from their home page and upload it to your hosting directory via FTP. If you have never used ftp client before, here is a nice open source FTP client I like to use: FileZilla.

Next step is to create a database on your hosting server to capture all the information that will be pulled out by the PixelPost engine. Refer to your hosting support for database creation; usually it is pretty straight forward.

Now, you are ready to configure PixelPost. Open the web browser and go to the following address:

www.example.com/(photoblog_foldername)/admin/install.php

Here you go, simply follow the steps and your first photo blog will be up and running!!

Check out the following link for more detailed information about PixelPost installation:

http://www.pixelpost.org/docs/GettingStarted/Install

Next time we will go through the customization of Wordpress to make it a real photo blog!

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Protect 7-7

Posted on October 30th 2008

This is not a photo blog, so we haven’t add it to the normal showcase section. However, this is quite an experience. It is basically a web gallery of children pictures from across all continents. This is a masterpiece in all aspect. Experience it by yourself !

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We have a lift-off

Posted on October 19th 2008

With great pleasure, we are launching Best Photo Blog. Inspired from the web showcases sites, Best Photo Blog is bringing you the best of the photo blogs/portfolios found on the web.

We love Photo Blogs and we want to share the ones holding our attention. There is so much talent out there and this talent need to be seen.

We have put in place a voting system (thank to the WP-PostRatings Wordpress plugin) where you can rate each Photo Blog you are exploring:

We will try to bring daily updates and add new Photo Blog every day. You will also find a resources section about tricks, tips, news on different photography subjects.

You can also contribute to the site by submitting a Photo Blog.

This site is still a work in progress so please be indulgent with any mistake or design issue. However, don’t hesitate to contact us if you find something not working properly or have suggestions.

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