Latest Posts on Websites

 

Pope Francis is Getting Ready to Take to Instagram

popeinstagram

Having already racked up more than 3 million followers on Twitter, Pope Francis is ready to spread some photographic love soon with a full-on Instagram presence, according to Vatican sources. Read more…

PicSurge: Upload and Share Large Image Galleries Quickly and Easily

picsurge2

Australian wedding photographer Mark Tolson often finds himself needing to share huge image galleries with friends and clients, but the current options out there didn’t suit him. So, he created his own. Read more…

external Dropbox Now Lets You Back Up Your iPhoto Library with One Click —Dropbox Blog

iphotoimport

Dropbox features that first appeared back in July in Beta form have officially made it onto the company’s newest update to the desktop app. Users can now automatically save and share screenshots, as well as import entire iPhoto libraries with just one click.

 
Visit this link → · Shared on Oct 02, 2013 · ↬ Via · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Faces of Facebook Image Shows All 1.2B+ FB Profile Pics Arranged Chronologically

facesoffacebook1

Here’s an interesting project that captures, in one fell swoop, just how many of us are connected through the social life suck network known as Facebook. Called Faces of Facebook, it’s a website/webapp that compiles all 1.2 Billion+ Facebook users’ profile pics into a single static-like image, in which each picture is a different colored pixel. Read more…

Magnum Photos Trying Paid Fan Club to Court Copyright Infringers

4402099182_36e5a288fb_z

Prestigious agency Magnum Photos says it is about to roll out a paid membership system in hopes of turning illegal downloaders into paying customers. The move comes a little more than a year after the agency did away with watermarks on its main site, reasoning that they did little to discourage determined downloaders. Read more…

external Why Instagram Should Turn Twitter Cards Back On —Hunter Walk

YouTube never disabled embeds on Twitter or Facebook, letting visitors to those products watch a YouTube video without ever coming to our site. YouTube worked with Apple to make our app a default experience on iOS, even leaving it effectively non-monetized until last year. Why?… Because we knew that our community was OURS only so long as we served THEIR needs.

Instagram photos ceased being viewable on Twitter last December due to a strategic decision by Facebook management, which Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said was “their prerogative…” What Instagram gave up, in my mind, was owning the word “photo” on Twitter… These days “photo” for me on Twitter could mean their own native hosting, or FrontBack, or imgur, or any number of other destination links.

 
Visit this link → · Shared on Sep 30, 2013 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Remote Wildlife Camera Snags Amazing Shots of Eagle Taking Down Deer

EagleDeer1

Before today, if you were to ask me who would win in a fight, an eagle or a deer, I would probably have bet on the deer given the obvious size advantage. But recently released shots from a wildlife camera set up in a remote corner of Siberia show how wrong I would be. Read more…

Google+ Unveils Improved RAW-to-JPEG Conversion, Supports Over 70 Cameras

rawjpgheader

It’s hardly news that Google+ is doing its damnedest to secure itself as the social network of choice for the photographic community. And the network’s ability to handle full-size RAW uploads, in addition to the easy-to-manage system and powerful new in-browser editing tools, in many ways already makes it a shoo-in for that title.

But get ready, because Google isn’t done yet. Another update has been pushed Google+’s way, and this time it concerns your RAW photos. Or, more specifically, how good they look when they’re automatically converted to JPEGs for viewing. Read more…

Getty Critics: Poking Fun at Flawed Stock Photography

gettycritics

Art directors Andrew MacPhee and Bart Batchelor are intimately familiar with Getty Images’ massive stock photo library. Over the course of their careers, they’ve had to dig through tens of thousands of photos to find ones that would do for whatever campaign they were working on.

But for every “right one” they found, there were hundreds of “wrong ones.” And for every hundred “wrong ones” there were at least one or two that were downright hilariously absurd. It seemed only right that these ridiculous stock photos be shared with the world: thus was born Getty Critics. Read more…

PROOF: An Inspirational Photo Blog from National Geographic

If you feel like you’ve been lacking for inspiration lately, you’re about to strike the photographic gold mine. In celebration of their 125th anniversary, National Geographic is launching PROOF, a photography blog all their own that is already full of great content — and it’s only been running for 2 days. Read more…