Posts Tagged ‘free’

Shooting Free Portraits on the Streets of SF for Twelve Hours Straight

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On Saturday, April 11, 2015, I stood on Valencia Street in San Francisco for 12 hours and offered free portraits to anyone that passed by. I’ll share a little about what the experience was like.
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Ted Forbes Answers the Question ‘Should I Work for Free?’

Ted Forbes of the popular YouTube channel The Art of Photography just posted a short 8-minute video in which he discusses the oft-debated question: “Should I work for free?”

“I can tell you that in my 20 year career I’ve run across this offer of work for ‘exposure’ more times than I’d have liked to. I’ve got some fairly strong opinions on this as well,” he says. “You will have to make up your own mind as to what you want to do with your career but hopefully this video will give you a few pointers that might help.”

I Hardly Know Her: A Free Flickr Viewer with Minimal Distractions

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Want a cleaner way to show someone your Flickr photographs? Check out the website I Hardly Know Her (IHKH). It’s a free web app that repackages any public Flickr photostream into a super minimalist layout that puts all the focus on your photos.
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My Last Word on the ‘Working for Free’ Debate

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Please allow me to introduce myself: I’m Pat Pope and I’m addicted to reading negative comments and abuse hurled at me on the Internet. For the sake of my own sanity, this is me going cold turkey.

Last week I made the mistake of writing one of those open letters you hear about. I wrote it in response to a request from Garbage’s management company that they’d like my permission to use a photo that I took and I own in a book they intend to publish and sell for money. But they’d like to not pay me.
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Photographer Trades Open Letters with the Band Garbage Over Free Photo Request

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The photography and music worlds are at odds in a dispute between a music photographer and a popular band. Photographer Pat Pope was miffed by a request from the band to include his photos in an upcoming book without any payment, while the band Garbage argues that they’ve already paid Pope for his work, and that they were simply giving him a chance to have his work represented in the publication.
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Instagram Announces Layout, an App for Combining Multiple Photos Into a Single Image

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Today Instagram unveiled its new Layout. No, it’s not a redesign of the company’s website or app, but rather a new official app for easily combining multiple photos into single images that can quickly be shared.
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SpaceX is Now Publishing Its Photos Into the Public Domain Thanks to a Tweet

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NASA is a government agency, so the photographs it creates are released to the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. Now that private companies such as SpaceX are getting involved in space exploration and collaborating with NASA, the copyright of mission photos becomes a little more murky.

All that cleared up in a big way this past weekend: SpaceX is following NASA’s lead and will now be releasing photos to the public domain.
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Download a Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

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Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin or as a standalone tool. Inside are customizable filters and hundreds of presets that allow you to quickly apply custom looks to your photos.
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The Cincinnati Public Library Lets You Use DSLRs and Studio Equipment for Free

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As books are easier to buy and borrow in digital forms, public libraries are evolving and experimenting with new ways to stay relevant. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has one awesome idea for how to do so: the main branch of the library in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, features a makerspace that provides free access to tools for creative people — equipment that includes DSLRs and photo studio gear.
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Darkroom: A New iOS Photo Editor with DIY Filters, Curves, and Infinite History

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Darkroom is a new photo editor for iPhones that just launched today. The app offers a number of powerful features for editing photos on iOS, including do-it-yourself photo filters, a curves tool, and an infinite history with all your edits.
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