Social Media/Web

500px’s New Splash Tool Finds Images Through Rough Sketches

Posted by on Thursday August 18, 2016 | Media, Social Media/Web

We’ve seen a flurry of technological innovation centered around image search, particularly in the form of artificial intelligence algorithms that can automatically tag images to make them more discoverable. After all, it’s no good to have a massive collection of digital assets if no one can find what they’re looking for. Now 500px is getting... More

VSCO Opens Free Photo Studio in New York City

Posted by on Thursday August 11, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Many social apps talk about the virtues of virtual communities, but VSCO is trying to forge its communal bonds through physical real estate–and free stuff. The company is opening up a photo studio inside its New York City office that it will let photographers use free of charge. Photographers will have to fill out an... More

Swipe Right: FStop Pairs Up Photographers and Models

Posted by on Wednesday July 13, 2016 | Business, Social Media/Web

  For photographers and models just starting out in the business, building a portfolio by soliciting help online can quickly get… creepy. Craigslist aside, services like Model Mayhem or even direct messaging on Instagram can help forge connections but a new site called FStop is looking to streamline the process still further with a Tinder-style approach.... More

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

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

Photo Storytelling App Storehouse Is Closing

Posted by on Monday June 13, 2016 | Social Media/Web

The visual storytelling app Storehouse will be closing down on July 15, 2016. The app sought to differentiate itself from the legions of photo-sharing apps by focusing on storytelling–allowing users to craft coherent narratives using images, text, video and audio. In a statement released by company founder and CEO Mark Kawano, Storehouse was “unable to... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday June 10, 2016 | Social Media/Web

“If I could always read I should never feel the want of company.” ― George Gordon Byron **** Remembering David Gilkey – NPR The Surprising Fate of Film – PDN Fashion Photographers Return to Film – Business of Fashion Axl Rose Doesn’t Want You to See His Fat Face – Fortune Confessions of a Stock... More

Time to CONNECT in NYC | June 8/9

Posted by on Friday June 3, 2016 | Social Media/Web

(Sponsored) This Wednesday and Thursday at New York City’s Grace Building on Bryant Park, Le Book presents CONNECTIONS, featuring some of the world’s most important brand, advertising agency and media creatives in attendance—Apple to Tiffany; Akqa to Ogilvy; Conde Nast to Vice—and creative agencies/production companies presenting the highest level of image-makers, content creators and creative solutions. Don’t miss this opportunity to view the... More