Posts Tagged ‘website’

Seizure-Inducing Website Shares Real-Time Feed of #Selfie Tagged Instagram Photos

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While you can argue that #selfies have nothing to do with photography as an industry, it’s safe to say they’ve become a staple of a generation in which photography is as easily accessible as it’s ever been.

Even if you don’t mind selfies though, we might have come across a resource that will overwhelm even the most diehard selfie-takers. It’s called Selfeed, and it uses the hashtag “#selfie” to stream a real-time feed of the self-portraits shared on Instagram. Read more…

500px ISO: A New Visual Storytelling Blog for ‘Unique, Crazy and Beautiful’ Photos

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Earlier today, 500px officially launched 500px ISO: a story-telling blog consisting of 500px photos and original content created by a team of editors and photographers.

Striving to be “home to the best photo stories on the web,” 500px ISO wants to “surface the unique, crazy, and beautiful stories that result in the photos you see on 500px.” Read more…

New Top Level Domains for Photographers, Grab Them While They Last

As was inevitable, the more common and generic top level domains (e.g. .com, .net, and even .co) are becoming scarce as more and more domains are registered each day.

Knowing this moment in time would come, ICANN, the authority in charge of managing domain names, has been putting out more and more top level domains in hopes of opening up more options for those looking to grab their own piece of the web — and photographers are benefiting more directly than most. Read more…

InMyBag: A Website for Showing Off Your Gear and Exacerbating Your G.A.S.

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‘What’s in Your Bag’ posts are popular on major photography websites. National Geographic‘s PROOF blog even does a unique version where they focus on those things that have meaning, but aren’t necessarily gear.

But what about the rest of us? If you’re not expecting a call from Nat Geo asking you to reveal the contents of your camera bag any time soon, the website InMyBag gives you a chance to share that with the world and pique your gear envy at the same time. Read more…

Flickr Rolling Out New Google+ Style Photo Pages with a Nifty Side Panel

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Flickr’s recent attempt at a major website redesign didn’t go over very well with many of its users, so now the Yahoo-owned company is taking the feedback it received to try again. A help page on the Flickr website reveals that a new photo page is currently being rolled out across the service.
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Ricoh Accidentally Launches K-3 Webpage Early, Have a Look at What’s to Come

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, October is looking to be a big month for camera announcements. And of course, along with announcements come leaks. Case in point: the upcoming Pentax K-3 isn’t supposed to be announced for another 24 hours or so, but someone at Ricoh accidentally let the webpage go live briefly. Read more…

Man Puts Up Website and Photo Memorial of His Life Before Committing Suicide

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Some sad news has emerged from the Midwest today: The Kansas City Star is reporting that a former employee and blogger committed suicide yesterday outside a local police station. Prior to ending his own life, 60-year-old Martin Manley created his own memorial website that includes detailed information about his life, including photographs captured over the years of himself and his experiences.
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Stock Photo Service stock.xchng Down for Days, Users Left in the Dark

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There’s a slight mystery of sorts taking place in the stock photo community at this time. Stock photo service stock.xchng, reachable at sxc.hu, has been down for days now without reasonable explanation. The website is run by HAAP Media Ltd., a Getty Images subsidiary based in Hungary, and offers free-to-use images and illustrations to the masses.
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Journalist Quits Job, Becomes Coder, and Develops Simplistic Stock Photo Site

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There’s something to say about the curious nature of journalists. Some spend all of their hours researching a particular subject, others go out into the field to experience first-hand, and some others quit their job and take up coding classes.

Wait — what?

It’s true. Just ask Benji Lanyado. This once full-time Guardian writer and contributor to other publications decided to quite literally quit his day job to pursue building what he thinks is the next big thing in stock photo buying and selling. Read more…

SmugMug Launches a Major Redesign to Wage War Against Flickr and 500px

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As higher resolution photography (and photography in general) has become ubiquitous, photo sharing and storage websites have had to adjust to keep up. From increasing storage capacity and file-size limitations to launching “spectacular” redesigns that offer beautiful browsing experiences, everybody is adjusting in their own way.

The latest player in the photography sharing game to make some big changes is SmugMug, who announced and launched a major overhaul earlier today. Read more…