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All posts tagged "photography"

  • 5 amazing examples of iPhoneography

    If you've been anywhere near Instagram, you've probably seen the hashtag. Android may be dominating the smartphone market, but when it comes to mobile photography, there's no denying the iPhone has had a major impact. Apple knows it -- it claims more photos are taken everyday with an iPhone than any other camera, and Flickr stats show that the various generations of the device take spots one, two and three in the rankings of most popular cameras used by its members. So when you hashtag #iPhoneography, you're joining a pretty massive community. So what exactly is that community uploading?...

  • Pinstagram is one of the most awesome mashups ever

    Have you ever wished that you Instagram feed looked a little more like Pinterest? Well wish no longer. Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo, decided to combine two of the web’s hottest properties as a joke one weekend. Pinstagram is fairly simple: it’s your Instagram feed rendered in the same waterfall, style feed as Pinterest. The site also incorporates features from both services too. You can, for instance, like and comment on photos...

  • Social media, iPhones and the death of photojournalism [Infographic]

    Aah, citizen journalism and social media... the trends that have professional photojournalists clutching their Nikons in fear. Well, kinda. The power of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to spread news, share photos, and videos of events and organise protest actions (most notably during the Arab Spring) is well documented. Technological convergence has resulted in a device which can tweet, share, film videos, capture images and sound, send messages and communicate news...

  • Instagram envy: 4 similar photo apps for BlackBerry users

    With over 50-million users, Instagram is the photography app of choice for many photographers with an iPhone and a love of vintage-inspired pics. Instagram recently announced that their retro photography app will be available for Android devices soon, but it seems that BlackBerry users are neglected yet again. If you're sick of seeing the instagr.am links on Twitter and don’t have the inclination (or financial ability) to switch smartphones, here are some similar (and free) apps directly from BlackBerry App World. Photo Studio: Rating on BlackBerry App World: 4.5 stars. Photo Studio offers more than just...

  • Flickr set for major design upgrade next week

    Photo sharing website Flickr is scheduled to receive a much-needed makeover according to senior project manager Markus Spiering. In an interview with BetaBeat, Spiering revealed the new user interface would minimize the excessive white space and information currently found on the site – gravitating towards the grid-like photo layouts found on sites like Pinterest and 500px. The update, which is scheduled for 28 February, will hopefully give Flickr the boost it needs...

  • Artificial limitations: How will copyright hold up to 3D printing?

    As content moved into the digital realm, copyright found itself facing tremendous new challenges. Digital content may require resources to create, but it requires nearly nothing to be replicated. Slowly but surely, our media lost all limitations with regards to distribution. First the written word fell to word processors, photocopiers and printers. Photography followed suit. With CD/DVD writers and broadband connections, audio and video are going the same way. All these media have become practically free to transfer and spread. This was a mixed blessing for the content creators; as distribution costs dropped, so too did the value of their...

  • How to use Flickr to grow your brand – Part 2

    In last week’s article, I gave a background to using Flickr, Yahoo!'s photography-sharing site, as a place to increase exposure for your brand and business online. Once you’ve set up your Flickr profile and begun uploading photos to your account, you're ready to begin extracting real value from the site. The best way to do this is to add value to the Flickr community, rather than just seeing Flickr as a traffic driver...

  • How to use Flickr to grow your brand

    Besides the usual social media suspects like Facebook and Twitter, there are many other tools worth considering when it comes to promoting your business online. One of these is Flickr, the Yahoo!-owned photography sharing site. When used correctly, Flickr is an extremely effective way of engaging with your target market -- provided they use the site, and provided your business lends itself to having photographs uploaded and shared with the Flickr community. Before starting with Flickr, it's a good idea to know a bit more about the tool and how it's best used, so that you can see whether there's...