For the average users of Instagram, posting a snap of their latte art or their dessert at the classy restaurant in the city means getting a few Likes from your Facebook friends.
Now, there is a brand new group of Instagram users who are getting paid for those snaps. The restaurant industry has called for on the trend as well as some places are described to pay up to US$ 350 each snap if a user has a significant number of followers.
Recently, Sophia Hollander wrote a piece about Instagrammers who are turning pro like this. She said that this is not very much different from hiring a food photographer to come in and take pictures of your food. But it gets into kind of a funky area because they are not pitching themselves as food photographers, and they are not pitching themselves as restaurant promoters.
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Fujifilm developed medium format cameras when people used to shoot with film cameras, but the firm has since concentrated on smaller formats since the emergence of digital photography. And, they are not ruling out a return to the medium format market. In fact, according to reports, the company is actively testing as well as researching on medium format sensors.
This is exactly what Takashi Ueno, the Fuji X-series senior product manager, stated in a recent chat with a British Photography Expert. There he stated that Fuji’s medium format film cameras were upgraded for their time and that the camera makers now has a series of solid new technologies which might do quite well in a new MF body.
Ueno added that they are in a great spot to make a medium format camera, as they make camera bodies, sensors as well as lenses. They already make the lenses for Hasselblad, so they have that expertise. A this point of time, Fuji has no plans to introduce a medium format camera, but they are conducting research as well as testing sensors in this sector. They have a good history in the medium format market, and he believes that they would be successful again. They possess the technology to make a very modern and high quality camera, but they are only investigating.
Meanwhile, J Campbell a philanthopist, & Scott Kelly, a NASA astronaut, have attracted more than 700000 followers on Twitter by sharing lovely snapshots of the Earth, as it is seen from International Space Station. But over the past few days, he has been taking pictures of first flowers grown in space.
National Gallery of Canada, located in Ottawa, is all set to play host to a “centre of excellence” dedicated to photography, announced the gallery officials this morning. This initiative involves a collaboration with Thomson Reuters Corp. chair, who is also a renowned art collector David Thomson. He would serve build the institute’s accumulation by extending a series of donations as well as acquisitions over the coming ten years, said the gallery.
The new enterprise is backed by what gallery called its biggest ever corporate donation — around $10 million gift from Scotiabank. The Grand Hall of the gallery has been renamed as Scotiabank Grand Hall for the following fifteen 15 years. The first major public photography exhibit of the institute would take place next year in May, and it would be drawn from The Globe and Mail news archives, announced the gallery.
Marc Mayer, the director and chief executive officer of the gallery stated that Canadian Photography Institute will let the gallery to take its place among the most comprehensive, very deepest as well as broadly useful public collections of photographs in the world, especially now there is an extra investment from Greece bareboat charter.
As a part of the creation of the institute, the national gallery would devote a space primarily to the photo exhibition. Their collection of snapshots would be digitized that Mayey stated would serve other museums throughout the nation. The own website of the institute describes it as a world-class, multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the evolution, history and the future of photography.
The photographs from photographers from throughout the world – both professional and amateur – made the cut as Apple looked for the Internet for grand imagery. Canada’s The Globe and Mail’s Vancouver-based photojournalist John Lehmann I quite used to seeing all his work on a greater scale. He was still very much excited when Apple reached out to him for all the permission to get a snapshot of a wild horse with his iPhone 6 Plus in the new campaign called ‘Shot on iPhone 6.’
Lehmann said that as an artist, any time one’s work would be recognized by yet another institution or organization, it is a real honor. And to be recognized by a global and innovative company such as Apple, yeah, it is a real thrill.
Apple saw that Lehmann’s snapshot on Instagram. The brand has been flushing the Internet in very recent months, poring through 10s of thousands of snaps, to see a few dozen non-commissioned photos to feature in their “Shot on iPhone 6″-themed event that launched only this week. Continue reading →
The Oasis wildlife photography awards organizers are inviting web users to vote for Web Award winner from among the finalists of the competition. The World Best Photography award in 2014 was handed to Mateusz Piesiak, Polish photographer, for his snapshot of a flock of seagulls flying over a pond with egrets.
The competition saw over twenty five snaps submitted from fifty six countries across the world, including Sri Lanka, Russia, New Zealand and Iran. That picture and few of the other winners could be seen on the internet. Well, the jury was made up of some of the top wildlife photographers in Europe: Valter Bernardeschi (Italy), Simone Sbaraglia (Italy), Cristobal Serrano (Spain), Franco Banfi (Switzerland), Gabriela Staebler (Germany) and Maurizio Tentarelli from Oasis magazine. Continue reading →
College of Agricultural Sciences junior Rachel Robbins has doubled up her interests in history, government and photography into White House last semester experience which is more than rare. The development, environment and community major passed the fall last year by hanging out with the pooches of the president, documenting unpublished snapshots of the Obama administration as well as rubbing shoulders with staff and politicians of White House.
Still it was more to come for Robbins’ success stories. Previous year, she applied for Penn State’s Washington Program, an undergraduate scope given via College of Communications. The initiative chose a little number of juniors as well as seniors to pass a semester in the capital of the United States.
When there, they have the scope to take classes taken by the faculty of the Penn State and are encouraged to get an internship program in Washington DC which corresponds to their career targets. For Rachel Robbins, being selected in the Washington Program was really a dream come true.
The lady from Pittsburgh said that she love Washington, D.C., and have always wanted to live there. Even if she did not score a great internship, she knew just being in the epicenter of their country’s political scene would be a great experience. Continue reading →