Keith Barraclough photographs Karim Mayfield NABO Junior Welterweight Champion

Keith Barraclough was personal photographer for NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Karim Mayfield during ESPN’s Friday night fights 5.18.12.  Keith was able to get intimate before during and after shots and Mayfield retained title against Raymond Serrano in the fifth round.  You can catch a glimpse of Keith ringside too.  Here’s the link.

Have you seen the Gigapixel Tour yet?

Remember the first time you discovered Google Maps?  And then Google earth?  Those hours and hours you wasted zooming in on your old neighborhood or your friends’ houses?  If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the Gigapixel Tour.  Here’s the Cannes version that went live this month:  http://cannes.gigapixeltour.com/.  Basically, it’s a huge image of Cannes from the perspective of a tall building (and not from a satellite).  At first glance it’s merely a landscape photo.  But then you realize you can zoom in — A LOT.  So much that they’ve had to meticulously blur the faces of people across the entire image.  At 65 gigapixels, the image is, well, very large.  One gigapixel equals one billion pixels.

There are other interesting gigapixel projects out there, such as the Paris 26 Gigapixels site, but this new Cannes one is quite a feat.  The largest so far is the Budapest project — http://70gigapixel.cloudapp.net/ — but, aesthetically speaking, the Cannes one is much better.

Associated Press has a new joint venture for entertainment photography.

Entertainment and events photographer John Shearer recently started new joint venture with the Associated Press.  Called Invision, the company will represent the Associated Press in covering all planned and credentialed entertainment events and provide paid photo assignment services to entertainment clients.  For more information, go to: 
invisionagency.com.