A man, his cameras, and the glaciers…

Now available on Netflix is the story of a nature photographer who wanted to record the receding glaciers. It’s partly a technological tale, too, because he thought, when he started in 2008, that he would be able to buy time-lapse cameras off the shelf that would gather photos over several years. For anyone who has ever tried to implement a big project, Chasing Ice is heartbreaking on two levels: the first is when the team returns to find that the equipment didn’t work as expected. I won’t spoil too much of the movie, but, if you’re interested in the planet and love beautiful photos, see Chasing Ice. http://www.chasingice.com/

Share dotPhoto with your own email system.

The nice thing about your own email system is that you have already established your own groups of family, co-workers, and other organizations. Now it’s easy to share your dotPhoto albums and pictures through your own email system. Here’s how: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/solution/categories/93155/folders/152747/articles/106274-how-can-i-share-dotphoto-albums-and-photos-with-my-own-email-

Share your dotPhoto albums on Facebook!

Facebook is a great place to share, but dotPhoto is an easy way to organize, print and backup your photos. Now we’ve made it easy to upload your photos to dotPhoto and share them to Facebook. Just click into any dotPhoto album and use the Facebook share icon in the upper right. Here’s a step-by-step FAQ: http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/106273-how-can-i-share-my-dotphoto-photos-to-facebook-

Free shipping on orders over $25

dotPhoto now provides free shipping on orders over $25, which is a lower “free ship” point than most of our competitors who require a $30 purchase. We’ve also lowered prices on First Class, 2-Day and Overnight shipping by the entire amount of economy shipping, so your shipping costs are lower across the board. For complete info, see http://dotphoto.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/104135-how-does-dotphoto-free-shipping-work-

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