Follow me on Google Buzz here. And, if you are a Photographer, come add a sample photo to this Buzz Thread – so that people can follow you too if they like what they see! For the first photo I released on Buzz, I decided to add a brand new unpublished work of boats at sunset at the Portofino Hotel.
Here is why Google Buzz is great for photography and conversation and friends:
- The photos go Full Screen and can be viewed in their proper glory
- I get to see people’s photos as soon as they go up and scroll through them in a nice lightbox
- It’s very simple and built right into the GMail interface
- Conversations are real-time and it has all the “fun” of a chat room without the pressure
What do you think about Google Buzz?
Book Giveaway on Abudzeedo!
The editors over at Abduzeedo (who, by the way, attended my talk at the Google HQ) launched a book contest to give away a free copy of “A World in HDR“. Even before I mentioned it, there are already over 300 entries, so pop over there and leave a quick comment to enter. Easy and fast!
Daily Photo – So Many Wonderful Things at Hearst, So Little Time
Hearst Castle is indeed one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s just a trafficless hour north of LA, but it seems a world apart. It worked out as a perfect stopping-point for my little road trip from Hans Zimmer to Google!
I grabbed a lot of photos of this pool. And I mean a lot. I had great trouble in choosing the “best”, and there are many winners that I will be sure to include in coming weeks, months, and years!
I wonder if WF Hearst ever had one of those crazy house parties with rap video girls dancing and grinding all around the edges of the pool? I can’t imagine college girls doing jello shots and big floatees that have beer-holders. This is all just a tad too classy for that…