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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.

 
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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.

 
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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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Google ‘Hired’ a Camel to Take Its Street View Trekker Camera Through the Liwa Desert

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In Google’s ongoing effort to ‘Street View’ some of the most incredible places on Earth, the company has pushed the limits of the 360-degree genre once again.

This time, Google set out to capture a panoramic view of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates, by strapping their Street View Trekker Camera onto the back of a willing camel. Read more…

Flickr Pro Users Upset that Other Users are Now Seeing Ads in Pro Photostreams

Update: We’ve received an official response from Flickr, which you can read at the bottom.


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In the past, paying Flickr for an Ad-Free experience had a dual meaning: you wouldn’t see ads, and neither would the users who looked at your photographs. That definition, it seems, has changed, as some disgruntled Pro users are reporting that every 4th or 5th photo on their streams is now a full-size ad when viewed from a free user’s account. Read more…

Canon’s Big ‘See Impossible’ Reveal is Just a Promotional Website… and a Huge Disappointment

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As rumors swirl of exciting Canon products in the works — rumors, mind you, backed up by promises made by Canon itself — the world waited with bated breath for Canon’s cryptic ‘See Impossible’ teaser countdown to reach zero.

They took out a huge ad in the New York Times, this couldn’t possibly be another big fat teaser letdown could it? Yes… yes it could. Read more…

Some Of The Worst Photography Advice We’ve Ever Heard

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It’s a given, when you start photography you’ll be bombarded by people in the ‘know’ about how to photograph, what to photograph and when to photograph. In my time working in the imaging industry I’ve heard many of these suggestions, both from beginners and professionals.

The same goes for the majority of the contributors over at F Stop Lounge, so we put together a list of the worst advice we’ve heard over the years… Read more…