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Dominique James Photography

Dear, dear friends! Thank you, and a very warm welcome, to all new subscribers to my photography email newsletter. I truly appreciate your support.

You can expect the upcoming newsletter very soon. I hope you’ll like the pictures that I’m very excited to be sharing with you all.

To those who haven’t subscribed yet to my personally handcrafted newsletter, you can still sign up at http://eepurl.com/QBGCv. It won’t take a minute. Also, please feel free to ask others who might be interested to subscribe as well.

And, to make sure you see both new and previously unpublished photo collections, please visit my photography website at www.dominiquejames.com.

As always, I’d love to hear from you; email me at dominiquejames@mac.com.

Again, to both new and current subscribers, thank you! You guys are awesome!

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An invitation …

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Dominique James Photography

Hello! I am pleased to invite you to subscribe to my photography email newsletter.

It’s a brief, no-fuss personally handcrafted newsletter that you’ll get once or twice a month. It features one picture and one very short paragraph.

Please sign up at http://eepurl.com/QBGCv if you aren’t subscribed already. It won’t take a minute—you’ll then receive a confirmation, and you’re done. Also, please feel free to ask others who might be interested to subscribe as well. Rest assured that I take privacy of subscribers very seriously, and there’s always an option to unsubscribe any time.

This photography email newsletter is my way of reaching out to you. I’m excited to be able to share new and previously unpublished pictures from my personal and professional body of photographic works that’s going to be showcased on my photography website at www.dominiquejames.com. I hope you are excited as I am with my growing and evolving collection of fine art, editorial and commercial photographs.

As always, I welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me at dominiquejames@mac.com. I read and reply to all. Thanks!

Homeless, no more …

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For a longest time, my pictures online can be seen here, there and everywhere, but in fact, nowhere. I can point you a link here, there and everywhere, but where to really look can get really very confusing, really very fast.

The way it’s been going on, and the way I’ve been carrying on, you can say that I’ve been squatting online in too many places for far too long.

Of course, I’ve always wanted to have one of those incredibly beautiful, professional-looking online photography websites that many famous photographers have, where you can go and see all of my pictures. And believe me, it’s not because for the lack of trying. I tried it this way and that way, and then another way. But it just didn’t happen quite like I wanted it to.

I’ve known all along since early 2008, when I was living in New York City, that there is this one perfectly elegant way for me to do it.

The very first time (and the only time) I attended a group meeting of a small, special-interest photo club in New York that I was thinking of joining in the fall of 2008, Allen Murabayashi happened to be the guest speaker. He gave a talk about the best way for a professional photographer to establish an online presence. Yes, he was pitching PhotoShelter, of which he is the co-founder and chairman, but everything he said made very apparent sense to me. His talk definitely resonated with me, and I must have decided more than a hundred times thereafter that I’m going to go with PhotoShelter. Of course, it helped that Allen was so good-looking in his freshly-pressed white shirt when he delivered his talk.

I don’t know how many of the dozen or so people listening to Allen that afternoon signed up with PhotoShelter’s service, but I did sign up, and I did try their 14-day free offer. However, I didn’t follow through. Somehow, I was skeptical and hesitant, and I resisted the idea for as long as I can. I was always coming up with excuses, which was (thinking about it now), unnecessary and senseless. But all those times, through several photo projects and a number of photo industry events where PhotoShelter was represented, from New York to Atlanta, I never stopped thinking and considering an online presence with PhotoShelter.

In fact, I went on to constantly compare PhotoShelter with the many other online offerings of doing the same thing; and the more I did, the more I was convinced that going with PhotoShelter was not only the right way, but it was the best way. Always, and in comparison, all the other services fell short.

And so, about 5 years down the road, fast-forward to today, I told myself, enough of putting up pictures here, there and everywhere, but instead put everything together already in one, single place—a certain place online where you can see all of my pictures all at once, both new and old.

That place online, my place, on PhotoShelter, is now up. You can see it at www.dominiquejames.com.

With PhotoShelter’s Beam, each and every photograph in my portfolio is beautifully exhibited. But other than just providing an “exquisite wrapper” for my pictures online, PhotoShelter is doing many behind-the-scenes heavy-lifting that makes it easy and practical for an independent professional photographer such as myself to have a really amazing online presence. What’s more is that I can now focus and concentrate on being a photographer. And, more importantly, viewers now have a beautiful experience looking at my pictures, and directly from within my website, an easy, convenient and safe way of ordering photo prints and licensing the images for personal, editorial and commercial use.

Yup, my online squatting days are over.  I’m proud of my new online home. With PhotoShelter, my pictures are homeless no more.

Cool Digital Photo Gadget Bargains

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Dave Johnson, TechHive:

Looking to do more with your digital camera? No matter what kind of camera you have—an iPhone, a point-and-shoot, or a digital SLR—you can find a multitude of inexpensive gadgets and accessories designed to help you take better photos, shoot more effectively, and generally have more fun taking pictures. Here are some cool camera accessories that you might want to check out.

Memoto photographs your entire life, then sorts it too

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Mark Wilson, Fast Co.Design:

I’m hooked on Instagram. It’s lame to say that, to admit you actually adore some mass-market social media service. But I love to see snapshots of my friends’ lives–candids and composed photos alike. So the question becomes, would I be interested in seeing and sharing even more … much, much more? Memoto is a wearable lifecam that’s banking on us all answering “yes.” Recently featured on Kickstarter, the Memoto is like a Microsoft Sensecam for the post-iPod era. It’s a mere 1.4-inch square that clips to your shirt to automatically take photos all day every day. It exudes smart industrial design. When you want to take photos, you clip it on. When you want privacy, you just take it off or stick it in your pocket. And despite being uber tiny, the Memoto manages to convey its purpose as a mini cam that’s aimed at who you’re talking to.

Future Tech 2013: Cameras

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The hottest DSLRs and interchangeable-lens cameras you can buy now

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Jackie Dove, TechHive:

You want a camera with imaging power—something that offers a reasonably sized sensor, an advanced processor, a megapixel count that lets you do more than upload to Facebook and Twitter, a flexible instrument that lets you swap out lenses to suit a variety of shooting situations, and something with perhaps a bit of heft for better stability and ease of use.What you’re looking for is either a DSLR or one of the many compact interchangeable-lens cameras that have grown in popularity over the last couple of years. These are not pocketable point-and-shoot or smartphone analogs. These are sophisticated photographic devices that help you produce the images you envision. We’ve looked at a number of these cameras this year, and offer up our favorites here.

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December 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

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