Jonathan Warren on the Climate Camp's media policy: "Their right to be on the land is equal to mine and any other member of the public. Just because they’ve put a fence up does not give them the right to restrict access or impose restrictions on access."
Pat Thornton: "I hear all this talk about videos and databases and iPhone apps and Web ninjas, when news organizations could be making a killing by just utilizing something they have done well for decades: photos. Why have we lost sight of the fact that people love photos?"
"[P]hotographer Jason Hawkes ... shot these images with a camera attached to gyro-stabilized mounts from a Eurocopter AS355, hired out at around £1150 (GBP) per hour, using Nikon gear and either a 14-24mm or a 70-200mm lens."
Reuters photographer Jim Young took the picture used to create Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama "Hope" posters.
Photo District News joins the trend of large-format photography blogs: "Our design for this wide-format blog was inspired by Boston.com's 'The Big Picture.'"
"We asked WSJ director of photography Jack Van Antwerp, "The Big Picture" editor Alan Taylor, and "Captured" editor Meghan Lynden to describe their editing processes."
The Boston Globe's brilliant photography blog collects the best pictures from the election.
Good roundup of hardware and software solutions for geotagging photos on a Mac.
"When our photographer [Ian Georgeson] began to capture the [Google Streetview] teams setting up the roof-mounted cameras, he was threatened with legal action." (HT: Shaun Milne)
Eric Thayer: "As a news photographer, we have an obligation to tell the story as we see it in front of us. Sometimes we are bound to the news value rather than an aesthetic, but such is the business of photojournalism, we are there to record a scene and to show history as it’s being made. But there are other moments. In many situations, I feel that scenes are recorded and the significance is narrowed down to a frame or two that are supposed to represent exactly what happened."
Juan Antonio Giner on using stock file images to illustrate news stories like the Madrid air crash: "It’s decoration, not journalism".
"Wikipedia articles have been added to Google Maps. ... Clicking on the 'W' tag will open an information window containing the Wikipedia article. Panoramio photos can also be turned on via the same 'More' button."
How to create a Google Map of photographs or news items in 35 minutes....
"On Thursday, [Sports Illustrated] will introduce the Vault, a free site within SI.com that contains all the words Sports Illustrated has ever published and many of the images, along with video and other material, in a searchable database."