Posts Tagged ‘Flickr’

Flickr Announces Geofences: Privacy for Geotagged Photos

Flickr has just announced a new privacy feature for geotagged photos, called Geofences. Over 300 million photos and videos have been geotagged by Flickr members so far, and the engineers wanted to make managing privacy of these geotagged shots easier for the community. Instances in which you might want to conceal your photo’s location include: shots taken at home or at the private residence of someone else whose exact location you don’t feel comfortable broadcasting to the world at large. According to one Flickr engineer, who helped develop the new feature, “Geofences are special locations that deserve their own geo privacy settings. Simply draw a circle on a map, choose a geo privacy setting for that area, and you’re done. Existing photos in that location are updated with your new setting, and any time you geotag a photo in that area, it gets that setting too.” This saves the photographer the hassle of tweaking default geo settings every time she uploads media taken in a location she has deemed private.

Read all about Geofences, from the inception of the idea to the technical details on the Code: Flickr Developer Blog.

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Photographers: Locals vs. Tourists

Have you seen these maps on Flickr, made by Eric Fischer, which show the density of tourist-taken photos in given cities as compared to those shot by locals? Pretty amazing. Blue pictures are by locals, red are by tourists and yellow might be either. The map above is of New York, but he’s done Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and many more. Go see them all.

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Hell in Haiti

Billtacular on Flickr

 

Because we are being barraged with mages of Haiti I was not going to add to it here. But I have to. On Flickr I found Billtacular’s image of Haiti from last summer, assembled into a collage. And he is using this in a unique way to raise money for relief efforts. See his offer below and challenge below.

“Please check out my Haiti photos: www.flickr.com/photos/billysbirds/sets/72157606614861223/ For every 10 Flickr comments in that set (either on an individual photo or on the set itself) I will donate $1 to relief efforts (up to $20).

“We visited Haiti last summer and the people there are truly suffering. It was an eye-opening and culturally shocking experience. The recent earthquake only puts more pressure on this country and it’s people to survive.

“I know $20 isn’t going to rebuild schools and hospitals, but if enough people donate a small amount, it will add up. I know that’s cliche, but it’s true and I don’t think a clever spin needs to be put on it.

“I encourage everyone to share this and RT if you’re on Twitter: twitter.com/Billtacular

“If you have photos or anything else from Haiti, I would suggest using a similar idea to help raise money and awareness (or come up with your own ideas)!

Thanks everyone for reading and commenting.”

The Red Cross has raised over a million dollars through a text message campaign. What could Flickr and other photo sites contribute?

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- Holiday Lights Edition

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photo © ellie (Flickr creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- Gizmodo is displaying the winners and all of the 107 Dazzling Christmas Lights entrants from their latest shooting challenge.

- An amateur photographer in the UK was questioned by police under anti-terror laws for taking “too many” pictures of Christmas lights.

- The New York Institute of Photography is sharing tips on how to take great photos of holiday lights.

- Bokeh effect Holiday lights photos abound on Flickr this year. Check them out for inspiration!

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 11/11

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photo © Tech. Sgt. Roy Santana, via The U.S. Army (Flickr creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- In honor of Veterans Day (or Remembrance or Armistice Day to some of you outside the U.S.), I have selected the above photo from The U.S. Army’s Flickr photostream, by Tech. Sgt. Roy Santana. It depicts U.S. Army Lt. Col, David Sigmund, greeting a young boy after passing out soccer balls to local children during exercise Flintlock 2007 in Bamako, Mali, Sept. 4, 2007. This photo offers a not often considered perspective of the breadth of work that our military men and women do as a means to foster relationships of peace, security and cooperation around the world.

- Thank Tank Photo has announced a new heavy duty shoulder camera bag. The Urban Disguise 70 Pro is designed for the photographer carrying two regular or pro size D-SLRs with lenses attached to each camera body – or even a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached to any camera body.

- Barbara Bordnick, the renown New York photographer whom, DP had the privilege of interviewing for the Spring 2009 issue, has a new calendar out called Floragraphics, which showcases more of her celebrated floral photographs.

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