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Moving ‘Touchable Memories’ Project Makes Photos Tangible for People Without Vision

Spanish creative agency Lola recently started a moving 3D printer project titled Touchable Memories. The goal: to let those who are blind or nearly blind ‘see’ some of their most cherished photographs once more.

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external Photo Blogs Are Proliferating: How Photographers Can Make the Most of Them —PDN

PDN recently did some investigation into the state of photo blogs that feature photographers. Some of the big news companies pay quite handsomely, while other big sites offer career-boosting exposure instead of money.

The New York Times Lens blog, one of the most prestigious photo blogs, was among the first to publish slideshows of projects, and interview and write about photographers. It pays $350 per slideshow. Other sites with cache among photographers include The New Yorker Photo Booth (which pays $250), CNN Photos ($600), and TIME Lightbox ($750).

 
Oct 16, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

PhotographyBB Magazine Reopens Its Archives, Lets You Download All 54 Editions for Free

Update: It looks like the original download links are now defunct. They appear to be redirecting visitors to a deal a day website. Apologies.


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After officially ending its run last year, the PDF photography magazine PhotographyBB has reopened its archives by popular demand. Created and edited by Dave Seeram, PhotographyBB published over 50 editions over the course of its four-year existence, and now you can download every single one of them for free. Read more…

Magnum Teams Up with Downton Abbey Creators to Make a TV Drama About Magnum’s Beginnings

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Renowned photography cooperative Magnum Photos has announced that they are currently working with Carnival Films — the same group that created the hit show Downton Abbey — on a television drama series that depicts the lives and work of the photographers who started the cooperative back in 1947. Read more…

Flickr Launches Wall Art: Turn Your Photographs Into Beautiful Home Decor

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Flickr launched a new product today that aims to bring more photos out of digital screens and onto physical walls. It’s called Flickr Wall Art: users can now turn their photographs into wall-ready art pieces for home decor (or for use as gifts).
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external Will a 360-degree camera be the next GoPro? —CNBC

Paul Meeks, a senior analyst with Saturna Capital, questions how big the demand for the 360-degree camera will be. He’s skeptical that the technology will be user-friendly enough for most consumers. For example, there’s a variety of ways in which to view 360-degree footage, making the format far more robust than a single-framed shot that automatically fits nicely into a YouTube or Facebook video upload.

 
Oct 13, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Usage and Pricing of Photography in Social Media —A Photo Editor

Ever wonder what photographers out there are charging companies for social media usage?

There are some photographers who have positioned themselves to work on social media campaigns. I interviewed one photographer who has been asked to do many social media only campaigns and the fees have a huge disparity because of different client budgets. On the high end, they got around $8,000 for 6 shots in 1 day of shooting. On the low end was $650 for one image/unlimited usage.

 
Oct 13, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Amazon Will Soon Open Its First Brick and Mortar Location in New York City

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Amazon will reportedly be opening up its first brick-and-mortar location at a location in New York City in time for this holiday season, expanding from the online-only business it currently does through its website.
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HTC Desire Eye Packs the World’s Highest Resolution Selfie Camera, Weighs in at 13MP

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Front facing cameras on smartphones have traditionally been dwarfed by the camera on the back. After all, you’re supposed to take “serious” photos with the rear camera, and the front one is mainly used for things like video conferencing, right?

Well, the emergence of “selfie culture” is changing the game. As more and more people snap and share self-portraits using their front cameras, phones are evolving to meet this need. HTC’s new Desire Eye is one such phone: it features the world’s most powerful front-facing camera.
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Director Featured in Canon Ad Says He Used Sony, Tells Canon to Get ‘Its Facts Right’

Update: Canon tells us that “The ‘Director’ spot bears no relation to the individual profiled in this story,” and that it is “a completely fictional character.”


Canon’s big “See Impossible” marketing push has received quite a bit of mockery from the creative community, as people hoped for more from the hyped-up countdown than an ad campaign and a couple of inspirational videos.

There’s also a new development that hurts Canon’s efforts even more: it turns out that one of the two people featured by Canon didn’t actually shoot with Canon, and he’s calling the company out on it.
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