Here’s an update to this post – written to help settle the confusion caused by trolls mischaracterizing what I said. Please read my words – not what the trolls say I said – and judge for yourself. Thanks. Google is the company that started out with a simple mission – don’t be evil. I think […]

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There have literally been hundreds of tweets and emails sent to me about the Lytro technology. Light field camera technology isn’t new. This particular incarnation was developed at Stanford, but I’ve seen other incarnations. That said, it is interesting and it is attracting a great deal of attention. Not just attention – but concern. In […]

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The recent disaster in Japan has heavily impacted the camera and lens manufacturers. We now know how badly. Some lenses will be delayed by as much as seven months. Here’s the current list from Canon. The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens is expected to be available in late July for an estimated retail […]

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I just walked around 1.6 million square feet of exhibit space in Las Vegas. Making my way past 140,000 fellow gadget lovers wasn’t always easy and as you can expect I am a bit worse for wear. This show is a consumer not a professional show. It’s also electronics and not just photography, but there […]

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Every year I try to pick one photo that is worthy of attention as “Picture of the Year.” If I were smart, I wouldn’t do that – unfortunately – I am sometimes not smart. I know that no matter what photo I select, there will be those who disagree. That’s not the point. Obviously, it’s […]

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If you’re looking for an affordable (as in $0.99) holiday gift, please consider purchasing any or all of the following titles for photographers with iPhones or iPads. Avian Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avian-wallpaper/id366518593?mt=8 Wolf Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolf-wallpapers/id371439028?mt=8 Wildlife Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildlife-wallpapers/id384437109?mt=8 All photos Copyright Scott Bourne – Each application runs on both the iPhone and the iPad. Each would make […]

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NEWS RELEASE November 23, 2010 Akron, Ohio Ever wonder what would happen if there was a new resource for professional and aspiring professional photographers to get the help they need in building a quality business?  It’s coming soon as two of the photographic industry’s most recognized experts, Scott Bourne (most followed photographer on Twitter, award-winning […]

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I wrote this sitting in the airport ready to fly home from eight days in the New York City area. Between the first GoingPro Bootcamp, Photo Plus Expo and some consulting days with my wonderful east coast clients, it was a great trip. PPE was packed all three days, although most vendors told me things […]

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UPDATE: Today Apple issued an update to iPhoto (This update addresses issues that, in extremely rare cases, could result in data loss when upgrading a library from an earlier version of iPhoto. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4431) Apple’s iPhoto is one of the most popular photo editing and sorting programs in the world. After all, it’s free with every […]

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Wow. That’s all I can say about the incredible crowds at PPE. About 40,000 have pre-registered and the show floor was packed. I really enjoyed seeing more old friends today and hanging out in the Adorama booth with the super talented Tamara Lackey. I saw some cool announcements today. Some I can’t tell you about […]

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If you’re looking for an affordable, fun, easy way to own some of my wildlife photos, please consider purchasing any or all of the following titles. Avian Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avian-wallpaper/id366518593?mt=8 Wolf Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wolf-wallpapers/id371439028?mt=8 Wildlife Wallpapers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildlife-wallpapers/id384437109?mt=8 Each application runs on both the iPhone and the iPad and costs only 99 cents.

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(Also – a chance to win two free prizes) The third week of October is shaping up to be a very exciting one for emerging professional photographers in the New York metro area. The GoingPro Bootcamp is Oct 24 in Newark, just across the river from New York City. Then on Oct 28, PDN opens […]

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If you noticed my post last week on holding off on buying a new camera, you see another reason why. Nikon has announced the new D7000. It’s a $1200 DSLR with a ton of features at an attractive price. Here are the highlights _16.2 Megapixels. (CMOS sensor, DX format, 6fps) _1080p full HD video. (24fps) […]

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A week ago we announced the first ever GoingPro Bootcamp for photographers who want to turn pro, or who have already made the jump to the profession and yet need a hand. We’re excited to see such a big response right off the bat. A full one fifth (1/5) the tickets for this event sold […]

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It’s official. In October, Canon will begin shipping the G12 at around $500. It offers many upgrades that were recently introduced on the Canon S95 last August. The big news for me personally is that it’s finally shooting video at 720p/30 HD and even has an HDMI output. This makes the G12 a very affordable […]

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Not unless you just have to that is. We’re fast approaching Photokina in Germany and the Photo Plus Expo in New York City. These are two of the largest and most important photography-related trade shows on the planet. And as you may expect, major camera and lens manufacturers will be rolling out new offerings at […]

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Those who follow this site regularly know that I am a strong proponent of Copyright protection from photographers. If you’re someone who doesn’t care if people use your work without your permission, this information won’t be valuable to you. But if you do care about it, you need to know about ImageRights and their new […]

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Canon introduced us to the much-anticipated 60D this week. Of course all we have is a news release. I have no opinion about how this camera performs, since I have never used it. That won’t stop many Internet reviewers and commenters by the way – they will have already passed complete judgment on the camera […]

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In case you somehow missed it, Chase Jarvis has created an interesting idea. It’s called CreativeLive and involves live photography-related teaching that is free to view when it’s live, and available later for a fee. The live show is recorded and people can pay $79 after the course is completed if they want to own […]

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Yesterday Nikon announced the D3100 and four new lenses. The D3100 is a game changer for those who shoot video and here’s why. 1. Price – The Nikon D3100 will be available in September for $699.95, which includes AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilized lens. That’s a LOW price for a camera with these […]

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For your consideration – 15 stunning images of animals in their native habitats. These amazing images will look great on your iPad or iPhone and will work in either landscape or portrait mode. These images are specifically licensed for your enjoyment on your iPad or iPhone. Enjoy the beautiful animal images every time you unlock […]

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