It's no surprise that over the past couple years, Flickr has had lots of ups and downs. Back in the day, Flickr was the social site to use to view and interact with photographs. But since its sale to Yahoo!, things have gone downhill. With its drastic relaunch in 2013, shutdown of the Flickr marketplace, it's CEO proclaiming there's no need for "pro" photographers and continuous tweaking interface and other features, lately Flickr seems to always have one step on the wrong side of death's door. With Yahoo!'s impending sale to Verizon, Flickr … [Read more...] about Good Riddance, Flickr
Photographer of the Day You may have noticed that the Photo of the Day has recently become the Photographer of the Day. Why? The answer is simple. Photofocus wants to shine the spotlight on the creators of the images we show daily. Without photographers there would be no photos. Photography is often called the universal language. Everyone, anywhere, understands the smile of a child at play, the joy of the couple at their wedding, the wonder of nature, the thrill of sports, the power of a portrait and the pull of the street in photographs they … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day Evolves
Category: Creative Photograph: Friends Forever!, by Saffat iptida Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article. … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Friends Forever!
Category: Creative Photograph: Spotlight / Blue Gel, by Michi Nas Originally shared on the Photofocus Facebook community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article. … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Spotlight / Blue Gel
Category: Creative Photograph: Together we Stay Strong, by Arto Leppnen Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article. … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Together we Stay Strong
The short answer is almost always no. Heres the backstory. A few weeks ago I started posting pictures on my @500px account. I looked at my stats to see which cameras were used to create the most popular photos. Now its important to note that I am posting mostly older photographs but many in the audience have never seen these images - so the cameras might be old but the pictures are new to the folks voting on them. To dispel the myth that only the latest greatest camera will do the job, I provide the following information. My pictures are … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need The Latest/Greatest Version Of Your Favorite Camera?
This week's show is a triple header. First, Melissa Niu chats with Evgeny Tchebotarev who is the co-founder of 500px about their site and future. Vanelli then catches up with professional photographer Tim Wallace and his work with automotive and boating photography. Then Rich Harrington and Chase Reynolds sit down to discuss the hottest gear shipping from Photokina. Music on the show from our new partner SongFreedom. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Evgeny Tchebotarev & 500px In 2004, … [Read more...] about The Founder of 500px , Photographer Tim Wallace, and Hot Gear | Photofocus Podcast 9/25/14
I've been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography on the Internet today is one of the main ways that I was able to learn more about digital photography and post-processing, and it just keeps getting better. So, if you're looking for some good content to add to your RSS reader (such as Feedly, my personal favorite), then here is an excellent list to get you started. By the way, these are listed in no particular order ... I love them all so much I don't think I would be … [Read more...] about My “Top 10” Favorite Photography Blogs
In my opinion, it has never been a better time to be a creative image maker. Not only are the tools for creation becoming more sophisticated and plentiful, but the opportunity to post, share and have your work noticed has never been easier. I am a huge advocate of social media of all kinds. I was an early adopter and I love it all. I embrace much of that landscape and am an active participant on many sites and platforms. Case in point. I recently joined 500px.com, which is a fantastic site full of amazing images created by immensely … [Read more...] about Never Underestimate the Power of Posting
Judging your own work - I think it's one of the hardest things to do. That's why I usually use a portfolio consultant (typically someone with a great deal of experience as a photo editor for a magazine or book publisher) to help me do my selects. But what if you don't have access to or money to pay a photo editor? The next best thing is get some advice from a few hundred of your friends. This is one of my favorite things about 500px. I started using 500px a few months ago to showcase my work. I have what they call an "awesome" account, meaning … [Read more...] about How Do You Pick Photos For Your Portfolio?