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The Flickr-Getty deal is no more. What now?

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

A communication sent to all photographers who have licensed their photos using the Flickr-Getty partnership has leaked, detailing that the agreement between the image sharing site and the stock house has reached its term and will not be renewed. For five years, editors from Getty have been able to trawl Flickr looking for photos that […]

Vine knows it when it sees it and chooses to ban porn

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Porn: some people love it; some people are digusted by it, but we all know it when we see it, right? It’s this ‘we know it when we see it’ approach that Vine is adopting with its new policy covering sexually explicit content on its social netowrk. Vine reckons that explicit sexual content isn’t a […]

University of Cambridge seeks cash to buy Captain Scott’s Antarctic negatives

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

When Captain Scott ventured to the Antarctic on his ill-fated polar expedition in 1911, it wasn’t just about racing Roald Amundsen to the South Pole. He was accompanied by a strong scientific team, and Herbert Ponting, the official expedition photographer. Ponting’s images of the expedition are well-known, but he also tutored Captain Scott in the […]

Reflecta’s smartphone scanner

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Reflecta has just announced a new Smartphone Scanner that allows you to easily (and fairly cheaply) digitise your prints and negatives to your smartphone for easy sharing. I quite like the sound of this. Capable of digitising 35mm negatives as well as 6 by 4? and 5 by 3? prints, the Smartphone Scanner holds your […]

EyeEm and Getty Images team up to licence mobile photos

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

You might be thinking that EyeEm, a mobile photo-sharing app, and Getty Images, the international stock agency, have been in the news enough this week. On Sunday EyeEm announced that it is establishing EyeEm Market, a means for its members to sell their mobile photos and today Getty Images unveiled its new embed feature that […]

It’s World Book Day so we’re giving away books to celebrate!

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In celebration of the marvellous World Book Day our lovely publishers the Ilex Press has offered up some free books for Photocritic readers. It even includes a pre-publication copy of my newest book Social Photography which isn’t yet available in the shops. How rather awesome! To enter our little giveaway, we want you to do […]

Getty takes a huge leap and makes millions of images free to embed for non-commercial use

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Overnight, Getty Images has announced some big news for small users of images: a large selection of its image library will opened up for free use in non-commerical contexts. Photos will be made available using an embed code that credits the photographer and links back to Getty. Following from Getty’s metadata deal with Pinterest in […]

New products from Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Manufacturer of highly respected camera bags Think Tank Photo and its sister company MindShift Gear have just released four new products between them. Think Tank Photo has announced the Modular Pixel Pocket Rocket, a wallet to store your CF and SD cards, and the App House 10, a shoulder bag for tablets. I’m more drawn […]

Bargain buy: 3-day sale on Pentax lenses

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Adorama is running a three day sale on Pentax lenses, offering up to $800 off of the DA 560mm F/5.6 ED HD AW super telephoto lens or $100 off of the slightly more managable SMCP-DA 40mm ƒ/2.8 ED HD Limited Edition pancake lens. There are tens of lenses to choose from: zoom, prime, pancake, super […]

The art of scientific photography at the Cambridge Science Festival

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

The Cambridge Science Festival opens on Monday and as part of its incredibly diverse and packed programme, it has teamed up with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and Dr Stefanie Reichelt, a scientist at the University of Cambridge’s Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, to focus on the science of photography and the promotion of scientific […]

Bargain buy: Cashback on Canon kit

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Canon is offering cash rebates on purchases of its products in both the UK and Republic of Ireland and in the USA. They are, however, different offers open to different people, so please read carefully. In the UK and Republic Ireland: £150 cashback on a 5D Mark III; £100 rebate on a 7D; and £50 […]

Photo-sharing app EyeEm launches EyeEm Market – a sales platform for mobile images

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Before Instagram hit the app store with its mission to square crop all of our photos and apply one of a dizzying array of filters, there was a Berlin-based start-up called EyeEm that was offering mobile photographers the opportunity to share their images and get to know each other. Instagram might’ve grabbed the headlines and […]

Bargain buy: Impossible Instant Lab for iPhone 4/4S, 5/5S

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Adorama is currently selling Impossible Instant Labs for iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S for $199.99. They usually cost $299.99. If you’ve not bumped into the Impossible Project’s Instant Labs before now, they allow you to make polaroid-like photos from your iPhone. Instead of spraying ink onto paper, they use a photochemical process to produce an image. […]

St Jude be praised! The Canon EOS M won an award!

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

It seems scarcely believeable but the much-derided Canon EOS M has managed to bag itself an award. I can hear you muttering and imagine you scratching your heads quizzically: just what was deemed award-worthy about the mirror-less camera with criminally slow auto-focusing speeds and risibly bad balance, and by whom? It would seem that the […]

Time-lapses aren’t just for videos

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

If you were under the impression that time-lapse sequences are the preserve of condensing the observation of periods of slow change into something that can be watched in a few minutes, photographer Mike Bons might encourage you to think again. He used the time-lapse technique to capture the precise moment that he proposed marriage to […]

More editing power for Google+ on Android

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

Google has introduced some Snapseed-like editing tools to its Android version of Google+ today, as well as what it calls ‘non-destructive editing in the cloud’ and new ways to view your images. The updates to the editing tools themselves are fairly basic: crop, rotate, one-touch filters, and enhancements that are familiar to Snapseed users, for […]

Juxtaposition: London past and present in pictures

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

I’m a big fan of the Museum of London. It panders to my penchant for Romans, hosts very interesting exhibitions, and has a great app to guide you around the city itself: Streetmuseum. To mark the launch of version 2.0 of Streetmuseum, the museum has released 16 gorgeous, ghostly images of the city, merging past […]

MWC review, with a photographic bent

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

All the big announcements have been made, now it’s a case of rounding up and winding down from the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona this year. There have been a few new smartphone announcements and some interesting apps have come to the fore that might interest photographers. Here’s a swift review. Samsung Galaxy S5 […]

Ember looks to light up iPhone photos

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

In December last year we featured a Kickstarter project called Lightstrap, which aimed to bring better lighting to smartphone photos. About a week into the campaign, Brick and Pixel, the team behind Lightstrap, pulled the plug on it citing that a better offer had come along. While quite a few people were disappointed by this […]

Canon’s rumoured withdrawal from the compact market is no great loss

5 months agoArts / Photography : Photocritic

It is only a rumour, but there are suggestions that Canon will soon cease production of lower-end, sub-$200 point-and-shoot cameras. Given the steady erosion of compact camera sales and their inability to compete against the convenience and ubiquity of the smartphone, it’s hardly surprising. It’s also a step taken already by Olympus by Fujifilm. And […]

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