Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

Spoiler Alert: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie yet.


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“You should see the sun shining on the Ganges. It’s amazing…” says George Clooney in the movie ‘Gravity,’ as his character floats through the cold vastness of space, cool as only a very George Clooney-ish character can be when facing insurmountable odds and indescribable beauty all at the same time.

But while Sandra Bullock’s character had more important things to worry about just that second, chances are anyone reading this doesn’t. And so, ahead of the Oscars where ‘Gravity’ is bound to take home at least a few of the golden statuettes, NASA has released a beautiful photo series to remind us what the view really looks like from space. Read more…

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

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Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses.

That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura Williams did with her viral self-portrait series ‘Invisible.’ Read more…

Accidentally Awesome: Fireworks Mishap Results in Amazing New Year’s Photo

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Sometimes a great photograph takes months of planning and patience to capture. Other times, you simply have to be in the right place at the right time, with your camera in tow and enough expertise to properly frame and capture an amazing moment. The photo above falls into the second category. Read more…

Flickr Unveils New Embed Feature, Brace Yourself for Photographer Outrage

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Yesterday night, Yahoo! took yet another step forward in the Flickr renaissance, although we doubt all photographers will see it this way. In a bid to make the service more share-friendly, Yahoo! has introduced new, cleaner embedding capability to the photo sharing site. Read more…

The British Library Adds One Million Public Domain Images to Flickr

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Rejoice, all ye illustrators and designers, at least if your work involves antiquarian subjects. The British Library has just posted more than a million copyright-free images to its Flickr photostream, and the pickings are choice if you need to illustrate anything from phrenology to 17th century geological theories. Read more…

Exposure: A New Web Service for Creating Beautiful Photo Narratives

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The key to creating a good photo-based service is to fill a need that isn’t being filled by any other app or website — a task increasingly difficult as more and more players enter the market. Still, once in a while someone stumbles on an idea that is just the right mix of concepts to create a service really worth your while, and Exposure seems to be just that. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Yahoo! Introduces New Flickr Photo Books Service, Keeps Flickr Renaissance Going

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Just in time for the Holidays, Yahoo! is introducing a new service for printing custom photo books through Flickr, touting automatic features and a “clean, stunning design” that the company hopes will encourage Flickr users to take advantage of the new feature instead of going elsewhere for their photo book needs. Read more…

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of us are still blown away when someone actually finds the guts to do just that.

And, well, if they capture a time-lapse so gorgeous it gets National Geographic‘s attention in the process, all the better for us photography blog types. Read more…

19-Year-Old’s Flickr Photo Leads to Maroon 5 Album Cover and Big Time Photo Career

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You can worry all you want about photos being stolen via Flickr, but maybe someone will like your photo enough to buy it… and put it on the cover of a platinum-selling rock album… and boost you overnight from the fuzzy border of hobbyist/professional to a high-profile career as a portrait and fashion photographer. Read more…

NYC Mayoral Candidate in Hot Water After Campaign Ad Used Swiped Flickr Shots

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New York Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota may be running as a law and order guy, but apparently the “law” part doesn’t cover intellectual property.

Turns out nine of the images used in a recent Lhota campaign ad — an ad meant to illustrate what a mess the Big Apple used to be – were taken without permission from Flickr users, several of whom are not too happy about it. Read more…