I was interested in the mechanics of Flickr's Interestingness and Explore and how photographers can leverage these tools for growth, so I decided to do some research. I spoke with Flickr Product Manager Cynthia Johanson, I scoured the interwebs for information and found Kevin Dooley's insightful set of essays, and I interviewed one of the best wildlife photographers in the world, Hennie van Heerdan. The result is an article that I compiled for MIT Entrepreneurship Review; follow the link to check it out: Sparking a Photography Career. I would be thrilled to know your feedback!
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This shot is an aperture stack... the cable was shot at f/6.3, the background was shot at f/2.2, and the two were manually blended. I previously called it a focus stack, but, strictly speaking, that would entail different focus distances. I focused on the same point and adjusted the aperture to maintain the bokeh along with the highly defined subject.