National Geographic Veterans Launch Photo Tips Site
Long-time National Geographic contributors Cary Wolinsky and Bob Caputo have just launched PixBoomBa.com, a web site of photographic tips delivered in a humorous, self-deprecating style through video, illustrated text and blog formats.
The goal of the site is “to make both technical and aesthetic elements of good photography accessible to anyone interested in making better images, no matter their skill level, equipment, or budget,” the two photographers explain in their press kit.
“PixBoomBa is a family business with Italian/Jewish roots,” Wolinsky tells PDN. “It is never just the two of us. We have an insanely dedicated team of freelancers and volunteers working around the clock.”
The demo version of the site was geared primarily to beginner/intermediate level photographers, with a tutorial on white balance, basic portraiture, and depth of field. The videos are intended to be as entertaining as they are informative. Wolinsky and Caputo ham it up in one video about how not to photograph strangers (a corresponding “Actual Info” article provides the useful tips).
To support the site, Wolinsky says he and Caputo will run advertising by the artisans and institutions that support PixBoomBa. They are also looking for partners interested in licensing PixBoomBa content.