Websites

 

How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

WPP_3

Who Pays Photographers? is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout the world.

Read more…

external Firefox Android Beta Puts Instagram Feeds Straight Into Your Browser —Engadget

Here’s yet another way to browse your Instagram feed. With a new set of APIs, app developers can create a home screen page directly through the browser.

 
Jul 29, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

This Interactive Map Shows Where You Can’t Fly Drones for Aerial Photography

dontflydroneshere

Just got your hands on a drone and can’t wait to use it to shoot aerial photographs? First, make sure you only use it where it can legally fly. If you’re not sure where to look for this info, there’s a new website designed just for you.

It’s called Don’t Fly Drones Here (DFDH), and is an interactive map that shows off limit areas of the US by shading them in with red.
Read more…

Hotel WiFi Speed Test Can Keep You Well Connected When Traveling with Your Camera

hotelwifitest

Want to make sure you can upload your travel photos quickly from your hotel room? Hotel WiFi Speed Test is a service that can help you plan ahead when you’re roaming the world with your camera.
Read more…

Lytro’s Interactive Light Field Images are Now Viewable in Full Glory on 500px

lytro500px

One of (if not the) main challenges Lytro faces as it attempts to bring light field photography into the mainstream is the fact that there aren’t a lot of places you can actually experience the ‘living’ images where they’re, to use Lytro’s vernacular, alive.

Most places just don’t support viewing of the interactive images, and while Lytro has taken some steps to remedy this in the past, the company just took what amounts to a giant leap. Read more…

Google Now Passive-Aggressively Calls Out Flash Websites & Portfolios in Search Results

flash-serp-note

Just a few years ago, Flash websites were all the rage. Now, Flash is a dying technology due to its inefficiency across the board. But, despite being less relevant than ever and incompatible amongst a plethora of devices and platforms, some photographers still insist on having a flash website to show off their work.

Thus, in an effort to ensure that the use of outdated technologies is diminished, Google is now passive-aggressively calling out Flash websites before visitors even click on the link.

Read more…

Human Clock Crowdsources Photos for Each Minute of the Day for Creative Timekeeping

humanclock1

Crowdsourcing can lead to some incredible creations. One such creation is an interesting little website called the Human Clock. It’s an online clock that’s created with photographs from people all over the world. The website asks people to write down the current time or find it in a creative manner, snap a photograph, and then send it in.
Read more…

What Flickr Looks Like On a 25-Year-Old Macintosh

427140896644

What was it like to browse Flickr back in 1989? We don’t know, because Flickr didn’t exist then. However, thanks to a clever setup from Flickr user Jeff Jackson, we get a little glimpse at what it would be like.

By tweaking a 25-year-old Macintosh SE/30, Jackson decided to browse around the web to see what websites looked like and how they functioned. He ended up giving Flickr a go and the above screenshot is what he was presented with. According to Jackson, it took a full five minutes to load just one Flickr page; just a bit slower than the second or two it takes now.

(via TUAW)


Image credits: Macintosh SE/30 on the 68k MLA Flickr Page by Jeff Jackson

external Dropbox Makes Syncing Your Large Files Faster —Engadget

Dropbox notes that it was able to accomplish this by overlapping the upload and download phase of the file synchronization, meaning it can use its servers to push the data to your device, rather than letting your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop do all the work.

 
Jul 15, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

‘Cities at Night’ as Captured by Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

ChicagoCitiesatNight

Chicago

Since 2003 astronauts have been snapping up photographs of our beautiful planet from the International Space Station. All of these photographs have been archived together into a resource called The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. It’s through the utilization of this resource, as well as a database compiled by Spanish Astrophysicists that a little project called Cities at Night exists.

Read more…