Archive for June 2016

Plugin Lets You Upload Images to Instagram from Lightroom

Posted by on Tuesday June 21, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Instagram’s genesis as a mobile app has meant that basic desktop functionality, like image uploading, is often lacking and falls to third parties to develop. While there are many third party desktop uploaders, a new Lightroom plugin integrates Instagram publishing deeper into many photographic workflows. Dubbed simply LR/Instagram, the free plugin lets you add Instagram to... More

LOOK3: Doug DuBois on Creating Images “Based on a True Story”

Posted by on Monday June 20, 2016 | Fine Art

Over the course of five summers, Doug DuBois photographed teenagers living in public housing in a small Irish city of Cobh, depicting scenes of the kids drinking, carousing and coping with the boredom and restlessness that characterizes the period between childhood and adulthood. Photos from the project, published in his book My Last Day at... More

Woods Wheatcroft on the Great Outdoors

Posted by on Monday June 20, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The work of photographer Woods Wheatcroft is imbued with light, energy and play. In fact, those are the names of three portfolios on his website that present his work. Wheatcroft shoots travel, lifestyle and stock photography that is true to his West Coast upbringing: laid back, cheery and sunlit. His work has attracted outdoor clients... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2016 | Media

“My early and invincible love of reading–I would not exchange for the treasures of India.” ― Edward Gibbon **** The Photographer Turning Forensics into Portraiture – The Guardian On Ethics and Respect in Street Photography – Nicholas Goodden When It Comes to Creativity, More Is More – Creative Review Photoshop Is Photography – The Phoblographer What... More

Ricoh Is Buying EyeFi Cloud

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2016 | Camera

Ricoh is scooping up Eyefi’s Cloud service and associated apps. Here’s an email that was distributed to Eyefi Cloud users announcing the move: We are pleased to announce that Ricoh Innovations Corporation (RIC) and Eye-Fi Inc have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Eyefi Cloud, and associated apps, by Ricoh. RIC is a member... More

Study: Instagram Interactions Are Plunging

Posted by on Friday June 17, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Interactions on Instagram–the numbers of likes and comments on photos and videos–have taken a massive hit this year, according to a new study released by research firm Quintly. Surveying over 13,000 Instagram profiles of varying sizes, Quintly found overall interaction rates have dropped 27 percent since last year for image posts and and 39 percent... More

Don’t Miss Another Travel Photo Opportunity! (Sponsored)

Posted by on Thursday June 16, 2016 | Photo Gear

(Sponsored by Borrowlenses) Interested in shooting high quality images and footage without the effort of lugging around a heavy DSLR? We suggest treating yourself to a mirrorless Sony A7 rental from BorrowLenses.com to see what all the hype is about. Sony completely changed the scene with this powerful and portable camera. Here are a few... More

The Lives of Photography’s Early Pioneers

Posted by on Wednesday June 15, 2016 | Video

To paraphrase Henry Longfellow, the lives of historic figures “all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.” The task of bringing those footprints back to life for a modern audience has fallen to animator Drew Christie, who was recently commissioned by the San Francisco... More

Getty Files Copyright Suit over Stolen Photo Scheme on Facebook

Posted by on Tuesday June 14, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Getty Images has filed copyright infringement and other claims against an Ohio man who allegedly downloaded as many as 3,400 high resolution images from Getty’s servers without authorization, and then sold them illegally to unidentified buyers through a private Facebook group. Getty says in its claim against Walter A. Kowalczuk, filed June 8 in US... More