I wish a happy Easter to everyone! I hope the holiday goes well for everyone (including the bunny!) and that you are already done with decorating your eggs. If not, here are some traditional ideas in this post from Hungary.
The server running my blog appeared to have had some sort of malfunction in recent days. Thankfully the technical error was overcome. Unfortunately at the moment the server is running a bit slower than usual – but at least it’s working and is still faster than the defunct controller was allowing to be. Credit and thanks are due to the specialists who were able to solve the problem quickly even without the right parts at hand.
One of the most challenging protocol assignments for photographers recently has been photographing the Papal Conclave to select the new pope and in particular the first Urbi et Orbi mass of the new Pope Francis. Below is a little bit of background on how the first images of the new pope were taken!
While others are clumsy with the newly introduced panorama feature of the iPhone that Getty Images photojournalist Daniel Berehulak shows, how to use the right way.
A Danish news TV programme recently used a screenshot from a computer game as a Syrian backdrop for their report on the conflict. The rather embarrassing mistake forced the TV2 broadcaster to issue an apology afterwards.
How about this for a practical accessory to protect your personal rights. Protests and political gatherings are becoming common again in Hungary and attendees might be interested if they don’t want to appear in the media. At protests and other public events however it could be problematic as law forbids to hide your face. But it definitely should be a mandatory part of the Hungarian police uniform.
Sometimes people sitting or standing in the background can dramatically change a photo…
Another problem has been discovered with the newest generation of the GoPro action cameras. They fry the 64 GB MicroSD cards, not only erasing all material contained on them but also rendering the cards totally useless. Better brand cards do get replaced in warranty but that’s more consolation, not solution.