Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Recently launched online photo service LightRocket is leveraging its extensive industry connections to promote relationships between its members and thousands of professional picture buyers around the world. LightRocket takes no commission or service fees on sales generated via its platform, ensuring 100% of picture licensing fees go directly to the photographer. The company says it plans to deepen this aspect of its service in 2014 with the addition of new functionality designed to further facilitate and promote connections between photographers and picture buyers. The platform's premium annual subscription package is currently available for $49. New users may try out the system free for 30 days.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Easyspace has reported a surge in interest for photography-related extensions among the new ICANN generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). In fact, the most popular group of new domains so far is extensions which reference the art of photography such as .photos, .photography and .camera as well as .gallery. These new gTLDs will ultimately sit alongside existing domains, such as .com. It is free to register interest in one of the new gTLDs with Easyspace while they are in the initial Sunrise phase which allows trademark holders to protect their brands. The Sunrise phase for Dot Camera, Dot Photography and Dot Gallery ends on 31st January. They then move into Landrush on 5th February before becoming available to the general public in General Availability on 12th February.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Experience Seminars are launching an online version of their EOS Training Academy. "We are significantly expanding our training programme to include online training consisting eventually of a library of well over 200 video tutorials designed specifically for Canon EOS photographers," the company says. The programme will officially launch on 1st January with over 30 tutorials and these will build up rapidly throughout 2014 with the full programme being available by the middle of 2015. The annual subscription costs £149. A 60-day trial is available for £25.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Instagramers Gallery - billed as the world's largest online photo gallery that also has two physical locations in Miami and Madrid - has announced the Instagramers Photo Prize featuring a grand prize of $100,000. Open to all Instagram users worldwide registered with InstagramersGallery.com, the Instagramers Photo Prize also offers daily prizes worth $1000 every day from now until 30 April 2014. The overall winner will be chosen from the daily Photo of the Day finalists.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Hahnemühle FineArt have launched a new corporate design including a revamped logo and a redesigned website. "The goal of the development: to create an up-to-date range of information and modern easy-to-use dialogue platforms," the company said in a statement. "The new website is charged with emotions, technically up to date and open for dialogue with the users." To visit the new Hahnemühle website, follow the link below.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Manfrotto today introduced the redesigned website of the Manfrotto School of Xcellence (MSoX), its dedicated online educational platform. New additions include a Picture of the Day feature, a section called Five Golden Rules where MSoX photographers draw up their own, personal ‘golden rules’ regarding photography or videography, plus Interviews, News and Events. In addition, the Manfrotto School of Xcellence will continue providing reportages through this platform, as well as announcing upcoming webinars, tutorials and workshops given by the most important personalities in the global photography industry.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Manfrotto has launched an exclusive mini site for shopping during the Christmas season. The Manfrotto Christmas Shop offers a range of ideas for Christmas gifts, both big and small, for photography professionals and enthusiasts alike. The site also features a section of advice and tips for photographers hoping to capture this year’s Christmas festivities with their cameras.With the opening of this mini site, Manfrotto has also launched an exclusive Christmas promotion. All Manfrotto UK products will come with free shipping during the Christmas period – this offer ends 31st December.
Monday, November 4, 2013
The Photographic Museum of Humanity (PMH) today launched its tenth curated online exhibition. Entitled Home, the exhibition features the work of outstanding photographers of PMH's online community such as Sara Lewkowicz, Ilona Szwarc, Emer Gillespie and Alvaro Deprit, among others. You can view the exhibited images in five galleries until 1 December 2013 at the website below.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Via its official blog, SmugMug has announced that it has teamed up with Apple to provide full integration with Aperture. "You can now connect and sync your SmugMug account with your account in Aperture and easily browse, upload, download and organize all from one app," the company says. "Aperture will sync down all of your SmugMug images even if they didn’t previously exist in your Aperture library. Best of all, images shared from Aperture stay synced, so if you share an image to SmugMug and then make further edits to it in Aperture, those edits will sync up to SmugMug without having to re-Share (upload) the image."
Monday, October 14, 2013
Yahoo is previewing a new Flickr photo page to some of its customers. Changes versus the current layout include a bigger photo, a redesigned sidebar (marked with an A in the image above), more intuitive controls (B), relocated and rearranged comments (C), optional extra information on the photo (D), and a couple of new navigation tools (E & F). The changes are being rolled out gradually, with the company saying that "if you haven't seen a button allowing you to opt-into the new experience yet, stay tuned."
Monday, October 7, 2013
The Photographic Museum of Humanity (PMH) today launched its ninth online exhibition, entitled 'Working Class.' The five galleries host the works of recognised photographers of the PMH online community like Bryan Schutmaat, Nick Ballon, Christian Rodriguez and Tatyana Palyga among others.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tether Tools has announced Better When You Tether, a three-month behind-the-scenes blog series showing how professional photographers capture the perfect shot. From commercial location shoots to premier classroom environments, each photographer dissects a shoot and shares their insight on improving their own work. All posts will be featured on the Tether Tools blog at the website below.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
At long last, Facebook has announced the addition of a shared photo albums feature, which enables multiple users to contribute images to the same album. This will come especially handy for vacation and event themed photo collections. The creator of the album can invite and remove contributors, and set the privacy level (Contributors Only, Friends of Contributors or Public). Contributors can add and tag photos, edit the album and add other contributors; but they may only edit or delete the photos they've uploaded. The owner of the album can delete any contributor's photos. When a contributor is removed, they'll be able to delete the photos they've added to the shared album from their activity log.
Website: Facebook | Shared Albums
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Canon Digital Learning Centre Blog now features regularly updated educational information, tips for imaging enthusiasts and news on Canon products. Recent topics include field reports from Canon Live Learning events, protecting camera gear from summer elements, dissecting an EOS C500 Steadicam rig, and a little-known LP-E6 battery management trick.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Posterista is a new UK service that allows users to make poster-sized prints from images stored on their social media accounts. Poster sizes vary from 30x40cm to 70x100cm, with each poster showing 55-160 indvidual images arranged in a grid pattern. Pricing starts at £15 for a simple poster and £62 for a framed one. Until the end of the month, you can receive a 15% discount by entering the promotional code EARLYBIRD at the checkout.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
RotaryView has launched the first free online marketplace for 360° images today. The database contains thousands of commercial 360° shots, along with RotaryView's 360° mobile app and prosumer technologies – giving small-to-medium sized businesses a set of free and low-cost tools to achieve the professional look for online product sales. “We’ve been in the commercial 360° image space for over fifteen years and decided the whole system needed a reboot to catch on with the masses,” said RotaryView CEO and co-founder Gev Rotem. “With RotaryView, you don’t need professional equipment; we make it simple and affordable. We’ve even built up a community of 360° images populated by photographers, retailers, resellers and big name brands – all around the idea of sharing 360° photography to help everyone sell more products.”
Monday, August 5, 2013
Triggertrap has launched a new website where users can view, upload and share timelapse videos shot all around the world. The new platform, called Primelapse, was born from the first annual Triggertrap Hackathon held in May 2013. “For our inaugural Triggertrap Hackathon, we envisioned a day where we put aside our day-to-day routines and concentrate on individual Triggertrap-themed projects that would stretch our imaginations and maybe germinate into the next generation of Triggertrap awesomeness,” said CEO Haje Jan Kamps. “We had lots of cool things happen, but the first one we’re ready to launch to the world is Primelapse.com."
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
SmugMug unveiled a completely new version of its service today. What the company envisioned was a site with a fresh, modern look and feel. A site that offers gorgeous designs, right out of the box, with an easy way for all users to create their own unique style. Every SmugMug site includes responsive design, so it adapts to any viewing screen from smartphones to large monitors. In addition, the all-new site Organizer makes it easy to manage thousands of files by dragging images into galleries, galleries into folders, and folders into folders, up to five levels deep. Membership starts at $5/month, with a a free 14-day trial period available to every new customer.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sigma Poland has launched a teaser campaign. The tagline is Obal system razem z Sigma - nadchodzi wyzwolenie, which translates loosely as "Turn the system on its head with Sigma - liberation is coming." The URL of the campaign website is also telling: rewolucja.sigma-foto.pl - evidently Sigma is preparing for something big and possibly revolutionary. We shall see in 2 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes...
Update: The wait is over.
Scoopshot is taking on the multi billion-dollar photo industry with a new service for crowdsourcing on-demand photography in minutes, backed by top-selling stock photographer Yuri Arcurs. The company will use the funding to accelerate its international growth with a focus on the UK, US and German markets. “Buyers are tired of wading through page after page of stale and over-used photography, before having to compromise," says Scoopshot CEO, Niko Ruokosuo. "For the first time, they can request exactly what they want and receive it within minutes and without spending a fortune. The birth of on-demand photography will be as much of a game changer for the photo industry as iTunes for the Music industry." To set a task, visit the website below.