My Flickr photos are now public domain


I am not a photographer. Just another slob who takes the occasional photo. For centuries I have had a neglected Flickr account.  I used it to hold photos illustrating blog posts. Now I have decided to put the photos I've taken into the public domain.  What that means, to quote the Creative Commons description is … Continue reading My Flickr photos are now public domain

2 Sri Lankan bloggers worth your time


One is a photographer. The other is a poet. Each I feel has a rare mastery of her medium. Your attention to their work will be well rewarded. The photographer is Aamina Nizar. I blogged about her years ago. She sort of “went” off line for a while. She’s back with a new WordPress.com blog. … Continue reading 2 Sri Lankan bloggers worth your time

Sri Lankan wedding photography etiquette


Its Sri Lanka's end of year wedding season — a dangerous time for the family photo person (the official photographer to family and friends). Polite requests of "you'll bring your camera, no?" are invitations to enter a social minefield. However a grasp of Sri Lankan wedding photo etiquette will save you from stepping on something … Continue reading Sri Lankan wedding photography etiquette

Are you an OFFP? Contribute to the Official Friends and Family Photographers’ Union survival guide


Sri Lanka Official Friends and Family Photographers’ Union (please do no pronounce the acronym) is looking for real life contributions on how to keep your sanity intact as the official photographer to you family and friends. This comes in the wake of my previous post about becoming an official photographer to friends and family (OFFP). … Continue reading Are you an OFFP? Contribute to the Official Friends and Family Photographers’ Union survival guide

Cerno: Official photographer to UGF


A camera was thrust into my paws and I declared the official photographer by our Usual Group of Friends (UGF). It’s a trickery "job" than I anticipated. I'm already feeling the title's heft of responsibility on my shoulders. Its all my fault that I'm in this situation. I've been the one whose always up taking … Continue reading Cerno: Official photographer to UGF