Public Speaking Engagements

On Friday, April 21, I head off to Tampa where I will be giving two presentations, “Web Publishing Tips” and “Video and Audio for the Web,” at the annual convention of the Florida Scholastic Press Association. I have a soft spot in my heart for the FSPA because I attended the convention twice (’80 and ’81) as a high school journalist. The presentations are not open to the public, but the slides will be online afterward.

On Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m., I will give a presentation on “How to select and use a digital camera” at the Melrose library. All are welcome to come and bring cameras or problem photos and get free advice on usage or improvements. I have given this sort of presentation before and have always been well-received. The first time I did this, I sold a photo. This presentation is free and open to the public.

slickr is, well, slick

slickr I installed the slickr screen saver on my office computer on Friday. I’m writing about it here instead of there because this is where I write about photography. It’s strange to write about it here though because it’s a Windows-only offering and I’m writing at home on a Mac. What slickr does, when activated, is show a slide show of photos from Flickr. It’s highly configurable, letting you show photos by tag or set if you’d like. The example shows a couple of photos from my tubing adventure last summer with Dana. I find it cool that it shows a different photo on each screen. This is not recommended unless you have some sort of always-on, fast Internet connection.