A S C R A P B O O K O F S O L U T I O N S F O R T H E P H O T O G R A P H E R
Enhancing the enjoyment of taking pictures with news that matters, features that entertain and images that delight. Published frequently.
MIKE PASINI LAUNCHED Pasini's Photo Corners on 10 December 2012 to cover the evolving landscape of photography in his uniquely entertaining and educational way.
Topics of primary interest include the emerging mobile and cloud software industries; new photographic technologies like LED lighting; reviews of software, scanners, printers, specialty lenses and accessories; tutorials; the very occasional commentary; and news stories.
And an almost daily item is his Around The Horn pieces which link to four items (at least) of interest from other sites.
In addition, Mike regularly discusses his own work, including the gear he uses and the software he relies on as well his thought processes as he creates an image that pleases him.
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In addition, we do not engage in or conduct any business solicitation on behalf of any affiliate.
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Like any other Web site, your activity on the site is logged without your personal information. For example, we log search strings and IP addresses used in our full text search box. Logs tell us what stories are popular and help us identify problems. The information is not shared with any third party, except in our monthly wrap-up -- and that's only shared with you.
Mike Pasini . . . . . . Editor & Publisher Joyce Abbott . . . . . . Sponsorship Liaison
(Any article that does not have a byline has been written by the editor, Mike Pasini. Mike doesn't byline his own stories to save Internet ink. -- Editor)
FROM 1999 TO 2012, Mike Pasini edited Imaging Resource's Digital Photography Newsletter, helping subscribers "get the picture" with tutorials, reviews, columns for beginners and pros, real-life adventures and free personal technical help.
He also reviewed cameras, scanners, printers, accessories and software for Imaging Resource and wrote Unix utilities and software to automate text and image processing on the site. His software also maintained product databases and included a Web application to collect information about lenses.
Previously he worked as a lithographer, photojournalist, magazine art director and programmer (assembly language, Pascal, dBASE, C, Perl) before becoming a technical editor covering digital photography.
Shorter than he appears in print, he has begun publishing this publication and inexpensive ebooks on photo topics.
There's a lot more about Mike on this site's home page.
To contact him, send an email by clicking on his name.
EVERY PUBLICATION has its conventions to help readers enjoy its content. Here are ours:
- Comments -- To encourage civil discourse, we include a Feedback button at the bottom of each story that addresses an email to the editor with the headline in an email subject field. This most closely resembles the Letters to the Editor feature we most miss about print publications.... Only feedback of interest to our readers in general is published but if you prefer to comment privately, just say so and your wishes will be respected.
- That + in the Headlines -- When we publish a story, it has no comments. If comments are subsequently added to the story, we put that plus sign in the headline on the headline page. If we update the original text, we also put a plus sign there. To find out what the changes were, just hover over the plus sign and a message will pop up to tell you.... If you want to quickly know what's been updated, just use your browser's Find command to look for a plus sign.
- Feeds vs. Bookmarks -- We're happy however you decide to remind yourself to come to the site. You can simply just bookmark our home page and drop by every day or so (we've been updating daily).... Or you can subscribe to either of our feeds, which will notify you when we publish something new. Our RSS feed can be tracked by most email software, which can be configured to show either a description of the story or the story itself. Our Twitter feed publishes a link to any new story just after it has been published.
- Affiliated Links-- Photo Corners has several affiliate relationships with trusted vendors. All of them are low price leaders, so you can be sure of getting the best price for a product when you buy from them. And when you start your shopping on their site from our links, we get a small referral fee. When we mention a product, we usually include a link with our code so we are credited when you purchase the product. We do this even if we don't recommend a product.
- The Archive -- Our archive is built to function like the table of contents of a monthly magazine. At the end of the month, every story we've published is organized by category (Features, News, Editor's Notes, Reviews and Site Notes) to make it easy to catch up on anything you've missed.... Once you've read a story, you can return quickly to that month's contents in the archive just by clicking the 'archive' link at the top of the page.
- The Calendar -- The Calendar lists photography exhibitions of note around the world. Filer buttons make it as easy as a click to show just the Current, Coming or Closed exhibitions. You can also sort the list simply by clicking on the label for each column. The last time the page was updated is shown in the upper right as well.
- The Headlines -- The home page contains headlines and a brief description of each story. Occasionally an image appears with the description but most stories are illustrated. This way, you can quickly see what's new here and easily read more on any topic.... The home page contains stories from the last two months but at the bottom are links to older headline pages, one for each year. So everything remains accessible even if we don't keep it on the home page after two months.
- Stories by Category -- The home page also displays a list of recent stories sorted by category in the left column. The headline at the top of each list includes a link that takes you to a page of all the stories we've published of that type.
- The Text Search Box -- Our Text Search Box lets you look for any text in any of our stories using any of three search engines. Google is fastest, Mike's Method is the most complete (and attractive) and DuckGoGo is the least helpful at the moment. Results are reported in context, newest stories first. For tips on searching, see our Tips For Using Text Search.
- Top Stories Ticker (retired) -- The home page also displays a ticker of our top stories just above the first headline. Listing the headlines sometimes obscures the more important features on the site, so we flash them by you in the ticker. Just click on a headline to go to the full story.
The Photo Corners site was designed by Mike Pasini as a news publishing engine that could be run transparently by an individual. He has developed both the graphic design and the static content management system for the site. In his Site Tweaks columns, he describes ongoing feature developments like polls or the calendar page. To learn more about the design, see the Site Design page.