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Last weekend I headed to the Armory Show 2009, an annual art fair where expensive works are put in a huge gallery and sold off if prospective buyers are found. Rather than shooting the art, I noticed lookers and buyers easily got tired from all the walking, so here’s a short photo essay on the various methods they took to unwound themselves.
Enter a new age, one with more striking visuals. On par with my heightened passion in photography, I’ve decided to incorporate something new in Reflec/Ted — the slideshow. Articles and worded posts will still have its place, but whenever appropriate, I will employ images to tell a story.
Here’s the inaugural one: a community concert by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, performed on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at 143 Baxter Street.
Simple 3D photo viewing is what you get from FotoViewr, an online plugin that promises you “won’t need to upload your own photos.” The set-up is quick and painless, but the speed really depends how connected you are to online photo albums Flickr and Smugmug. If you don’t already have accounts with photos uploaded, be prepared to spend more than a few minutes getting everything right.
There are several 3D ‘styles’ to choose from, and after selecting the photo set you want to showcase, your photos start ‘living’ in their new world. A really nifty feature is their full screen mode, though expect some pixelation once you hit the button.
I’ve not tried it yet, but Fotoviewr can also link to a range of other programs such as WordPress blogs and Facebook. Because it’s new and still in beta, don’t be surprised if bugs show up to ruin the show. As it stands, my 3D album isn’t showing above, but that may just be a limitation on my browser or computer. Please leave a comment if it works for you. Nevertheless, there may be other 3D photo-viewing software available, but thus far I haven’t seen one that powers up as quickly as Fotoviewr.
Want to check it out?
*update: Even though I’m using WordPress, I can’t seem to upload the Fotoviewr plug-in. It may only work for privately hosted websites that use WordPress as its managing program.