Posts Tagged ‘News’

Flickr Opens Up 50 Million Creative Commons and Licensed Images for Flickr Wall Art

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A little over a month ago, Yahoo! revealed Flickr Wall Art, a service that lets you turn your images into beautiful prints to hang… well… wherever you want them. Today, they’re kicking that service up a notch by removing that pesky need for these photos to be yours.

No, you can’t steal other people’s photos and use them, but Flickr is opening up its entire Creative Commons library and some hand-selected collections from its licensed artists for your wall-hanging pleasure. Read more…

Hasselblad Closes Down the Italian Design Center Behind Its Rebranded Sony Cameras

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It appears Hasselblad might finally be caving to the opinion that rebranded Sony cameras are not be the best way to keep the once-prestigious brand alive. Almost three years after opening the Hasselblad Design Center in Treviso, Italy — the goal of which was to create luxury versions of popular Sony cameras — the company has shut the plant down.

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A Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Cameras

German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.

The video also offers a glimpse into the exhibition in Hamburg titled, “Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica photography” that features 500 works created with Leica gear.

(via Leica Rumors)


P.S. Leica also created its own video in a brilliant ad that recreates 35 of history’s most iconic images. Be sure to check that one out.

Apple iOS 8.1 to Bring Back Camera Roll and Add iCloud Photo Library, Debuts Monday

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In case you didn’t know, there’s an Apple event going on right now, and although hardware (new iPads and such) is the focus, it began with some iOS 8.1 news that’s relevant to iPhone photographers. Read more…

Adobe Acquires Aviary, Will Push Mobile Photo Editing to New Heights

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Huge acquisition news just broke in the world of photography: the photo editing company/suite Aviary has been acquired by the imaging and design giant Adobe for an undisclosed amount. Together, they hope to make the world of mobile editing a more connected and capable place for creative professionals.
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Candid Photos of Strangers May Soon be Illegal in The Philippines, Even if They’re Just in the Background

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There’s a new law in the works in The Philippines that may soon make it illegal to photograph strangers without their permission… even if they just appear by chance in the background of your photos. According to a government official, even selfies with people appearing in the background would be a no-no. Read more…

Woman Told She Has to Buy Back Her Stolen Nikon D3200 from Pawn Shop

These days, there are a number of search engines, sites and services that can help you track down your camera if it’s ever stolen from you. Unfortunately, finding the camera is often only half the problem — you still have to get it back, and sometimes that can be pretty tricky.

A woman from Voulsia County, Florida had this problem recently: after locating her camera at a pawn shop, she found out she would have to re-buy it to get it back.
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external Should News Outlets Publish Photos of Air Crash Victims? —The Atlantic

After the crash of yet another Malaysian Airlines jet, the question is being asked: “Is it ethical for news outlets to publish graphic photos of the victims?”.

News outlets, the good ones, spend a lot of time thinking about the best way to present information as it unfolds; part of their thinking should respect the fact that images, once revealed, cannot be unseen.

The Washington Post has a similar article. The Big Picture and TIME have both gone ahead with sharing brutal images (albeit with clear warnings).

 
Jul 18, 2014 · Permalink · Comment

Reports Indicate Shutterfly is Looking for a Potential Buyer

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Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Redwood City-based photo publishing service Shutterfly is looking to sell itself off. Currently in talks with the investment bank Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer, the report explains that these are only preliminary talks and are no guarantee any transaction will go through. Read more…

Photojournalism Minus the ‘Photo': A Look Back at Newspapers Before Photography

There was a gap in time between the first newspapers and the rise of something called ‘photojournalism.” Photography was still in its infancy (or not even invented yet, in many cases) when many of the major newspapers came to be, and so the front page that would greet the informed citizen contained only words.

They’re eerie, crowded and overwhelming… and they’re a good reminder of why the words “photo” and “journalism,” when combined, create something pretty incredible. Read more…