photography

Wikipedia Takes America photo event for your city

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Have you visited the Wikipedia page for your hometown or the city you live in? There are likely images of local landmarks and interesting places, people, and things that are missing. To better represent your town or city, join the Wikipedia Takes America event this year! » Read more

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GIMP Magazine: motion photography and more

GIMP Magazine issue 3

If you're interested in getting started with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), an open source alternative to Photoshop, then check out the latest issue of GIMP Magazine. The visuals are stunning. You can take a deep dive into motion photography and learn about filter options.

The focus of this issue is photography and just under 90 pages. The team from GIMP Magazine has some great stuff accompanying this issue: » Read more

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Should Instagram automatically license photos under Creative Commons?

Instagram photo licenses

Instagram has undergone several big changes lately, most noteably taking away the ability to quickly view Instagram photos on Twitter. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom described this update during the LeWeb Internet conference in Paris as Instagram's evolution, and explained that the company would naturally change as it grew. » Read more

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Pinterest and copyright: Why you should keep sharing--and keep pinning

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Pinterest is a social site for image sharing around themes that launched in closed beta in March 2010. As the site proceeded through an invite system and finally registration requests, it gained a considerable following and was one of Time's "50 Best Websites of 2011." In January 2012, it drove more referral traffic to retailers than YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn combined and became the fastest site to ever break 10 million unique visitors. As its popularity increases, so have concerns about whether its users aren't just sharing their favorite things, but engaging one another in the web's largest copyright infringement platform. » Read more

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Novacut delivers distributed collaboration in HD-SLR video editing

Novacut delivers distributed collaboration in HD-SLR video editing

Most visual artists will use any camera handed to them to make their art, secure in the knowledge that it's not the camera that makes a picture, it's the camera operator. This holds true for post-production tools, as well, and most good video editors will make great art regardless of the video software given to them. » Read more

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Apertus: The open source cinema project


The idea of creating a free (as in free speech) and open cinema camera based on an Elphel 333 started in spring 2006 in the mind of a member of the DVinfo forum, who in March 2006 started a new thread called "High Definition with Elphel model 333 camera." A lot of people got involved, and the project grew and developed. » Read more

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