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Skyfire Predicts and Maps Out Where the Best Golden Hour Light Will Be a Day in Advance

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When you’re looking to get out and grab some landscape or sunset photography, getting the perfect light is usually a game of chance, but a new web app called Skyfire is looking to change that. By using a proprietary algorithm, Skyfire creates a heat map of light quality, ranked on a scale of 1 to 5, across the United States so you can find the perfect spot and plan your trip ahead of time.

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WallApp Shows You What Your Photo Would Look As Wall Art in a Room

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Want to see what one of your photos would look like as wall art in a living space? WallApp can show you. It’s a new browser-based tool that lets you see your photos in the context of a room without having to create a mockup yourself in Photoshop.
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Creepy Website Streams Feeds from 73,000 Private Security Cameras Across the Globe

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The website Insecam claims it’s providing a public service announcement of sorts… the trouble is, that announcement seems to be: change your security camera password or we’ll broadcast your bedroom or living room publicly for all to see… and make a profit doing it. Read more…

Flickr Responds to XKCD Challenge with Site that Tells You if Your Picture Has a Park or Bird in It

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It might not be the most useful website ever designed, but Flickr’s new Park or Bird microsite serves a purpose: namely, it’s the Flickr Vision team’s response to a challenge by the popular webcomic XKCD. Read more…

The Flickr iPad App Has Officially Arrived

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In its quest to continue resuscitating Flickr, Yahoo! has finally responded to popular demands and released its first official Flickr for iPad app — a release that coincides very well with Apple’s decision to make the iPad a more capable (if still embarrassing to use) camera. Read more…

Interactive and Predictive Fall Foliage Map Will Help You Find the Perfect Fall Colors

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If you’re looking to capture the perfect Fall colors this season, we’ve found a fantastic resource for you. It’s called the 2014 Fall Foliage Map, and it’s an interactive and predictive map that will help you find the perfect Fall foliage location no matter when you decide to go on your trip. Read more…

Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions of Dropbox Passwords, Dropbox Says It’s Not True

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If you use Dropbox to store and share your photos, the recent news of an alleged username and password hack probably has you worried. But according to Dropbox, it shouldn’t. Not only was Dropbox not hacked, but any usernames/passwords that might have been compromised were reset months ago due to suspicious activity. Read more…

Daily Overview: One Satellite Photo Per Day Showing the Beauty of Earth’s Surface

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Earth can be absolutely beautiful as seen from the ground. But, as wonderful as it is from our point of view, certain scenes just can’t be appreciated unless seen from a bird’s eye view.

It’s this idea that lead satellite imaging company Digital Globe to create Daily Overview, a daily blog that aims to capture the beauty of landscapes and structures as seen from overhead.

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PhotoShelter Unveils Lattice: A Pinterest-Like Curation and Discovery Platform for Pro Photographers

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Two hundred million images… PhotoShelter has amassed over 200M images from over 80,000 photographers in the almost a decade since they burst onto the scene. And today they unveil a new way for those 80,000 photographers to share those 200M+ images with fans that might not even know they exist yet.

It’s called Lattice, and maybe the simplest way we could describe it is Pinterest for Professional Photographers, Curators, and Photography Lovers. 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…