Photography Bay has had a Flickr group for about a year or so now. We’ve featured readers’ photos from the group during contests; however, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply show off some of your photos that you’ve shared in the Photography Bay Flickr pool.
I’ve chosen these just because they jumped out at me and I had to stop somewhere. We’ve got nearly 500 members and many of you contribute to the pool on a regular basis. We’re now at over 2100 images, which I find very inspiring.
In addition to Kirstein’s photo above, there’s 20 more coming up. [Read more…]
PhotoScatter is a pretty cool looking iPhone App that lets you share your iPhone photos on a variety of photo sharing sites instantly. You can upload to Facebook, Flickr, Shutterfly, Photobucket, Picasa and Twitter with just a few taps on the screen, as you can see in the above video.
You can check it out closer at PhotoScatter.com. They’ve also lowered the price to $0.99 for a short time.
There are a lot of photo apps for the iPhone. Some are better than others. Tiny Pictures says they’ve got the best thing for mobile Flickr users. With the new Radar service, you can follow your Flickr contacts and engage in conversation through Flickr photo comments.
Get more details in the following press release.
SAN FRANCISCO ? March 11, 2009 ? Tiny Pictures, Inc. today launched Flickr integration for Radar (http://radar.net)—the leading service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures, videos and conversations between friends. The integration allows users to follow Flickr photos as they’re shared and stay on top of conversations around photostreams, directly from the Radar mobile applications, mobile site and desktop site.
“We have a long-standing affinity with the Flickr team and the massive photo community they’ve built, and we’re very excited to be able to offer the Radar mobile experience to Flickr users as well,” said John Poisson (http://radar.net/people/fugu), Founder and CEO of Tiny Pictures. [Read more…]
Flickr has made it easier for photographers to geotag images uploaded to the photo-sharing site. If you take a look at your photos on Flickr, there is a new option in the Additional Information section, labeled “Add to your map.”
Click on that link and you can mark where your photo was taken on a map, direct from Yahoo! Maps. Not my first choice on mapping options, but considering Yahoo! owns both, it isn’t a surprise. It looks like there is an element of feedback from the photos folks tag on Flickr and Yahoo! Maps. According to the Flickr blog:
As the odds are you know more about your local neighborhoods than we
do, when you edit a location on the pop-up map you can also see other
nearby options and choose one. Over time if everyone continuously tells
us we’ve got somewhere wrong, we can feed it back into the system and
update it for everyone else.
As we’ve reported, Flickr has announced a new partnership with Getty Images, the well-known seller of stock imagery that will allow photographers with Flickr accounts to make some money. Getty can now browse images hosted on the site and contact Flickr members directly about sharing their images in Getty’s new Flickr-branded collection.
Photographers will be paid for the use of their images, on the sliding scale that Getty Images uses for all photograph licensing. Photographers will be expected to sign a contract allowing for the use of images once Getty has selected their work. There is no way to notify Getty that you want your Flickr photos considered, however. According to a CNET article, you’ll just have to wait to be contacted.
While the title sounds a little scary on its own, it merely serves as a platform for Getty to “invite” handpicked Flickr members to sell their images through Getty Images. See the following press release for more details.
Getty Images and Flickr Announce Exclusive Partnership to Offer New Collection of Creative Imagery
New Flickr Collection on gettyimages.com to Provide Customers Even More Authentic, Diverse and Regionally Relevant Imagery
SEATTLE & SAN FRANCISCO – Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, and FlickrTM, a division of Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) and one of the world’s largest photo sharing communities, today announce a collaboration that unites the authenticity of images from the Flickr community with Getty Images’ imagery collections, photographic expertise and unrivalled experience in licensing digital media. [Read more…]
Shawn King just let me know that the next monthly TimeShoot is scheduled for July 9 at 6 a.m. ET.
To learn more about TimeShooting and how you can participate, see this post.
Flickr has just stepped up the standards for online
photo media sharing with the launch of video for its pro members (mind you that’s only $25 per year). While anyone can view or share via embedding (like the one to your left) videos, only pro members can upload them. My initial impression is that the quality of the player and the content looks great and works well. Video on Flickr will be available in eight languages including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and traditional Chinese. [Read more…]
This is a solid collection of resources from Traffikd. Everything from plugins and extensions to uploading and search tools to playing sodoku with Flickr pictures of hamsters.