Happy New Year!!!

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Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!! Let’s make 2014 the best year ever!! =)

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News: Social Media & Talke Photography

Technology is great and the options for Photographers is growing! Above are a few new options to reach Talke Photography.
Google+: Possibly a FB destroyer? From what I have seen in a few weeks…yes!
500px: A new an improved Flickr. Super talented Photogs on here!! Only post your best work!
Instagr.am: If you have this app…look me up! I post my cell phone pics. Something fun a diff for me!
Enjoy social media! Of course I am still on Twitter and Facebook! Whats next for us all? Cant wait!

Talke Photography (Peter Talke) is on Google+

Talke Photography is on 500px

Talke Photography is on Instagr.am (Phone/Tablet App)

Infrared Photography Book – Title Ideas??

My writing is underway for the IR photography book.  Rough shelf date is Jan 2012.  We are thinking of a name for the title…Of course it starts as Infrared Photography then a phrase.  My rough idea was “Infrared Photography, A Creative Edge”.  Not bad, but I am open for any ideas!   Post your title in the comments below or on my Facebook page.  If we pick your choice…I will be glad to get you a free copy of the book!!!  So post your ideas away!!  (Please note: the final decision for the title may come from other sources)

NEWS: onOne Software – Perfect Photo Suite – $150.00 off!!!! (Until May15th)

Super savings from today until May 15th on Perfect Photo Suite!!!!   Save $150.00!!  I use this software with every photo I process!  Photo Tools 2.6 has a sharpen tool that to me…beats my NIK Software Sharpener hands down!  Not only do you get Photo Tools, also included in the the suite is Focal Point, Mask Pro, Perfect Resize, Photo Frame and Photo Tune!!  So many tools for such a low price!   The lowest its been to date!  Download a free trial and check it out first if nec!   Go grab a copy today…you  will be glad you did!

NEWS: Name Change for Places 2 Explore?

I have been thinking the past few days of changing the blog title from “Places 2 Explore” to “Talke Photography”.   If you are anyone you know is a photographer…a brand name is important.  My regular web site is all set.  I just need to think about this blog.  It is just an idea…and I know change is always tough at first.  The future business name will be all about Talke Photography…so it may be best.   I’d love have your feedback.   Please post in the comments below.

Oh yeah…and if you ever took a guess at pro-nouncing my last name…most everyone will say “Talk – e” …the proper way is “Tal-Key” …Tal as in talcum Power.  =)))  Thanks!  Pete

NEWS: WordPress blog version for IPads

I just finished dinner and logged onto my blog via my IPad.  I was amazed at the new look for my blog!   Sweet!   I checked both my phone and Mac..no change.  So I assume WordPress had an update today only for IPads/Tablets. Great job!!!  You can swipe and view the blog just like Flipboard.   Ah technology!  I love it!!!!  Check it out if you can!  Just read this one WordPress:

With the launch of Apple’s iPad we have seen the future of computing and it is touch. Nothing matches the visceral feel of navigating your digital world with your hands. The past four months we’ve been working closely with Onswipe to bring your iPad visitors our vision of what a blog can look like re-imagined for a touch experience.

Our iPad-optimized view is app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend: it supports touch interactions, swiping, rotation, and many other features of the iPad. Like when we launched our smartphone-optimized WP-Touch integration in 2009 (now responsible for over 150 million page views a month) this is immediately available and active on the over 18 million blogs on WordPress.com.

There are some fun options to play with too. If you browse to Appearance -> iPad in your Dashboard you can:

  • Have the theme use an image from your recent posts as a cover.
  • Upload a logo to showcase your brand or personality on the cover.
  • Upload an image to be used as a loading graphic when visitors add your site to their home screen.
  • Switch fonts.
  • Choose from 9 different skin colors, to best match the feel of your site.
  • Enable or disable the whole thing.