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Thu Oct 02, 2014
WILLIAM EGGLESTON "I am at war with the obvious." William Eggleston on cheimread.com WILLIAM EGGLESTON Photographer on YouTube...
Thu Aug 15, 2013
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 60 SECONDS Garin Horner gives his take on the History of Photography in 60 Seconds. It's...
Fri Aug 09, 2013
THE ART OF PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY A wonderful video from PBS Off Book featuring: Matt Hoyle, matthoyle.com Bex Finch, bexfinch.com Jamie...
Fri Jul 12, 2013
VIVIAN MAIER About a week ago I had the good fortune to stumble upon a documentary on Vivian Maier (each part...
Fri Dec 21, 2012
CHRISTMAS BREAK — 2012 Photo Friday will be on Christmas vacation next week! There will be no new Challenge on Dec 28th,...
Fri Jul 27, 2012
SUMMER VACATION — 2012 We'll be enjoying a long-overdue family vacation next week, which means this week's 'Luminous' Challenge will run...
Fri Dec 16, 2011
CHRISTMAS BREAK - 2011 Well it's hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us! We'll be taking a break...
Fri Dec 17, 2010
CHRISTMAS VACATION We're taking a little Christmas break next week. Noteworthy voting for 'Gathering' will begin in two weeks time,...
Fri Jul 09, 2010
SUMMER VACATION! We're on vacation next week, which means the 'Summer Fun' challenge will run for two weeks. Noteworthy voting...
Mon Jan 18, 2010
NEW! THE SPOTLIGHT We're trying an experiment in posting our personal picks from a Twitter account we created called Photo Friday...
Fri Dec 18, 2009
CHRISTMAS VACATION We'll be on vacation next week, making 'Best of 2009' our last Challenge for the year! Noteworthy voting...
Wed Sep 02, 2009
PLANNED DOWNTIME The data center where our server is hosted will be performing planned maintenance on Friday Sept 4th and Sept...
Fri Jul 31, 2009
SUMMER VACATION! We're going to be on vacation next week. That means 'Cameraphone Shot' will run for two weeks. ...
Fri Jul 17, 2009
AN UPCOMING CHALLENGE... We don't usually do this, but we're going to leak an upcoming (won't be next week!) Challenge. We want...
Fri Dec 19, 2008
CHRISTMAS VACATION We'll be on vacation next week, making 'Best of 2008' our last Challenge for 2008! We will let...
Fri Apr 18, 2008
EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS We use Google Groups to publish our weekly email notifications, and in recent weeks, it has been extremely slow...
Fri Feb 01, 2008
FEB 1st DOWNTIME Late Thursday night, just before midnight Central Time, the datacenter that hosts the Photo Friday server, went offline....
Fri Dec 21, 2007
CHRISTMAS VACATION We're going to be on vacation next week, making this, 'Best of 2007', our last Challenge of 2007. ...
Fri Dec 22, 2006
NO REALLY, WE'RE STILL ALIVE! Last week we moved our email distribution list of subscribers to an announcement-only Google Group, and...
Fri Dec 30, 2005
OUR DECISION REGARDING LINK NAMES Two weeks ago we asked for comments regarding the proposal to restrict link names to A-Z...
Fri Dec 16, 2005
SCRIPT CHANGE, REQUEST FOR COMMENTS, AND HOLIDAY SCHEDULE UPDATE #1: Lots of you have written in about this. ...
Thu Dec 08, 2005
FLIP A SWITCH TO SHOW ONLY YOUR "REMEMBERED" LINKS The Link Viewer sports a nifty new feature. If you have "remembered"...
Wed Nov 30, 2005
HIGHLIGHTED "REMEMBERED" LINKS NOW SHOW OUTSIDE THE LINK VIEWER We're really pleased to announce a relatively simple but long overdue change. For...
Wed Oct 12, 2005
Avocado Project's "Chaos" - Chaos Challenge For me, the 'gem' test is if I keep...
Fri Sep 23, 2005
THE MAN, BURNED Good friend, coworker, devoted father, and long-time Burner, Hans Roos, has allowed us to share his gallery of...
Fri Sep 02, 2005
HURRICANE KATRINA John wrote us asking that we urge visitors and participants to donate to the organizations involved in...
Fri May 06, 2005
LINK SUBMISSION RULE CHANGE Beginning Friday July 1st, 2005: Links must take visitors direct to an image related to the Challenge...
Thu Apr 28, 2005
What does "FABULOUS" look like? The deadline for JPG Magazine's upcoming edition is May 3rd. JPG...
Sun Apr 17, 2005
A NEW SORT OF CAMERA CLUB AuspiciousDragon.net reviews Photo Friday...
Mon Mar 14, 2005
THE ENVELOPE PLEASE... Photo Friday was a finalist in the 2005 Bloggies in the "Best Meme" category. We...
Wed Mar 02, 2005
MONITOR CALIBRATION TOOL We've developed a page you can use to calibrate your monitor. Give it a try and...
Wed Feb 23, 2005
Jim Stratton's "Surf's Up" - Youth Challenge Not so long ago, we chose all the...
Tue Jan 25, 2005
2005 BLOGGIE AWARD NOMINATION Wow! Photo Friday is a finalist for a 2005 Bloggie award in the "Best Meme"...
Fri Jan 21, 2005
HELP FOR BLOGGER USERS We've noticed a lot of Blogger users have trouble submitting working links. If your link disappears,...
Mon Jan 17, 2005
World Photo Day - June 1, 2005 - "capture and record on camera, our daily lives in just...
Fri Jan 14, 2005
Derek and Heather's extraordinary premiere issue of JPG Magazine has hit the stands and...
Wed Jan 05, 2005
-MORE- GMAIL ACCOUNTS! This last batch of accounts have all been spoken for. If we get any more, we'll be...
Fri Dec 31, 2004
We're back from a week off with a brand new Challenge - our last for 2004! As we did...
Fri Dec 17, 2004
We're taking next week off! That's right, no Challenge will be posted on Friday Dec 24th. We'll be back on...
Fri Dec 10, 2004
Our participant-submitted Link Buttons are finally online! Check them out!...
Fri Dec 03, 2004
NOTE ABOUT 'REFLECTIONS' The most suggested Challenge we get is for 'Reflections'. We've already done this one, but because so...
Wed Nov 24, 2004
Just a quick update about our call last month for participant-created Photo Friday link buttons: we've received around ten so...
Fri Nov 12, 2004
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Thu Oct 21, 2004
One of our most frequently asked questions is if we have buttons or banners for people to use on their...
Mon Sep 20, 2004
CORRECTION: We re-used a portion of this announcement from the first Extra Challenge, and accidentally mentioned the need to use a...
Sun Sep 19, 2004
JPG Magazine, a print publication by husband and wife powerhouse Derek Powazek (of Fray.com) and Heather...
Fri Sep 17, 2004
Nick and I were inspired to develop Photo Friday after a chat session when, both of us bored and frankly...
Sun Sep 12, 2004
GMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE: All accounts have been taken. To those who got them - enjoy!...
Fri Sep 10, 2004
There's a get-together, organized by the Greater Toronto Area Photobloggers, on Sept 19th. Click for details....
Thu Aug 26, 2004
Photo Friday's Nick Feder, interviewed at dailysnap.com. Check out the archives for interviews with a handful of...
Mon Aug 02, 2004
UPDATE: Thanks, all, who wrote in. To clarify, you should produce your images with analog (i.e. film) methods. ...
Thu Jul 29, 2004
Introducing Photo Friday "Extra" Challenges Check your mailboxes or come back Monday when we announce the very first Photo Friday "Extra"...
Fri Jul 23, 2004
We want to wish Derek and Heather the happiest of ever after together. Individually, these two have...
Fri Jun 11, 2004
UPDATE #2: We believe we've corrected the issue. We'll be monitoring things closely this Friday, but if you don't get...
Fri Jun 04, 2004
The Bay Area Photologger's get-together is happening Sat June 12 at 3pm in San Francisco. Details here....
Fri May 21, 2004
We launched the Advertiser Portal today. Check it out! It was two-weeks delayed, but we think well worth the...
Fri May 07, 2004
Our Banner Ad software is in the final testing stage. We are working out the last bugs and...
Wed Apr 28, 2004
We're hooked! Check out: WeeklyDV - Dare we say it? It's Photo Friday for video, and we...
Mon Apr 19, 2004
We've been coding our brains out, and beginning May 8, 2004, for just $5, you'll be able to buy banner...
Sun Apr 18, 2004
The Bay Area Photologger get-together was fun! Hey, those of you who took photos, contact us...
Fri Apr 02, 2004
I want to take a moment to extend a big Thank You to our amazing donors and to Jewelboxing for...
Fri Mar 26, 2004
UPDATE: Our bad... If you find your remembered links have disappeared, please accept our apology. You will need to 'remember'...
Fri Mar 26, 2004
Announcing 'Remember this Link' We've implemented another new feature within the Link Viewer. When you visit a participant site,...
Thu Mar 18, 2004
When we included the "comment on this ad" feedback mechanism below the banner ad spot we figured people would use...
Fri Mar 12, 2004
Photo Friday has been advertising-free since the beginning. We've happily paid all costs out of pocket because - as...
Wed Feb 11, 2004
We've implemented another frequently requested site feature: a link search utility. We've included a "search" link in the header...
Fri Jan 30, 2004
It looks like email in and out of our server is not getting through right now. This means you...
Mon Jan 12, 2004
The voting period concluded last night and the Noteworthy selections for 'Best of 2003' are up. The images you...
Fri Jan 09, 2004
We're testing a potential new feature on Photo Friday this week. Between 12:01am Friday until 11:59pm Sunday (UTC -06:00)...
Tue Jan 06, 2004
If you've been online for any length of time, he needs no introduction. We make no bones about it,...
Fri Jan 02, 2004
2003 has come and gone. Submit your link in our Best of 2003 Challenge and show everyone the...
Fri Dec 05, 2003
Photo Friday will be down late tonight or very early Saturday morning for emergency hardware maintenance. The work being...
Thu Nov 27, 2003
Nerdbooks.com is a locally owned and operated store in Roseville California, not too far outside Sacramento. Their...
Mon Nov 24, 2003
Our datacenter suffered a power outage this morning, starting in the 8am CST hour, and Photo Friday was offline for...
Thu Oct 02, 2003
We've updated our 'participate' page to clarify an important point about participant links and what can cause a link...
Fri Sep 26, 2003
Our datacenter, where the Photo Friday server is hosted, suffered an outage during the middle of the day today. ...
Thu Sep 25, 2003
We're back online, and all should be working smoothly from here. Thank you for your patience!...
Thu Sep 25, 2003
Gang, a word of caution: we recently upgraded our database software, and if you visited us in the last 12...
Thu Sep 11, 2003
Hurrah! Our newest Link Viewer has gone live! We got a lot of requests for better navigation, and in this...
Sat Aug 23, 2003
Another note about the site redesign: static links to archive copies of Noteworthy and News articles have all changed. ...
Fri Aug 22, 2003
We're back from vacation and very happy to roll out the new look for Photo Friday! We're sorry for...
Thu Aug 21, 2003
Please accept our apologies that this week's Challenge will not be posted at its regular time. Expect it no...
Fri Aug 08, 2003
NEW MAILING LIST SOFTWARE We're trying out new mailing list software this week. We've got our fingers crossed that we've...
Fri Jul 25, 2003
We've updated the link viewer, and moved its link over to the side of the main page. Let...
Thu Mar 20, 2003
Hey everyone, we've updated the 'How To Participate' page. We're making link submission guidelines a bit more strict. We're...
Sun Mar 02, 2003
By popular demand, we've created an email notification form. Now you can receive the weekly challenge direct to your...