Posts Tagged ‘billionaire’

A Fascinating Look at How GoPro Became the Best-Selling Camera in the World

The very first GoPro was sold by company founder and CEO Nick Woodman out of his van all the way back in 2004, and it took 35mm film. Fast forward 9 years and now Woodman is a billionaire whose creation is officially the best-selling camera in the entire world. Read more…

Shutterstock Stock Booming, Its Founder Becomes First Silicon Alley Billionaire

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It’s rather obvious that money is to be made in the stock photo industry. Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer is finding tremendous success with his 55 percent stake his the company. Since filing for an IPO and selling its shares publicly last October, Shutterstock’s stock value has more than tripled. In the process, Oringer has become Silicon Alley‘s first billionaire.
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World’s Largest Private Yacht Features a Laser-based Anti-Photo Shield

Earlier this month, we featured an upcoming license plate frame that uses bright flashes of light to prevent traffic enforcement photographs. In the article, we mentioned that the concept could potentially be used by the rich and famous to avoid the constant gaze of paparazzi cameras. Turns out the rich and famous are already one step ahead of us.

Eclipse, the world’s largest private yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, already features a high-tech anti-photography system that uses lasers to seek out and deny cameras.
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A Music Video for Photographers That Parodies the Song “Billionaire”

Photographer Michel “Mijonju” Jones just sent us this humorous parody music video that he made with Irwin Wong, based on the song “Billionaire” by Bruno Mars. Here’s the chorus:

Oh every time I close my eyes. I dream to quit my nine to five… yeah… Spending all my savings to buy lights, oh my. I’m gonna feel alive, when I’m a cameraman.

This is actually the second photography-related parody music video that Wong has made. A year ago we also shared his “Pay Me” song based on Justin Bieber’s “Baby”.

Billionaire “Watermarks” Satellite Photos of Persian Gulf Island

Don’t want people using photos of your private island without permission? Watermark it! Billionaire Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan had his name carved into the sand of his island in the Persian Gulf. The giant “HAMAD” is two miles long and half a mile tall, is partially filled with water from the Persian Gulf, and can be clearly seen in photographs of the region capture by satellite. Gives new meaning to the term “watermark”, eh?

(via Forbes)


Image credit: Photograph by Google Imagery, DigitalGlobe, Cnes/Spot Image, GeoEye, U.S. Geological Survey