As a way to spread some love this holiday season, Flickr has given us all a nice Christmas gift: three months free of Flickr Pro. Just navigate over to this page to claim the free upgrade (or extend your paying subscription by three months at no cost). Pretty kind of them! As a side note, this may be a master plan to pick up some disgruntled Instagram users while the controversy continues to brew. Either way, try it out if you’re curious, I still think Flickr is a fantastic service for many reasons.
Sometimes if opportunity doesn’t come knocking you just have to build the door yourself, or in Judson Collier‘s case an epic website as an intern proposal letter. The website/fancy letter was written to famed photographer Jeremy Cowart. I was blown away at the sheer creativity, not to mention ballsy approach to asking someone for a job. Judson goes into great detail on why he would like to intern, his strengths and why he believes he would be great at the job, including making a mean cup of coffee. [more]
Google’s predictive text can be a funny thing, especially with some of the suggestions it gives you. It seems to be partly based upon what other people may search for in relation to the specific keywords that you enter. I decided to see what would come up if we entered a few phrases regarding photographers such as ‘Why do photographers…’. The results were hilarious and kind of sad! [more]
Earlier I posted about Instagram’s new terms of service. Instagram has now released a statement concerning their new terms of service that was under the scrutiny… of the entire internet. Following in the footsteps of sites like Twitpic it seems that Instagram either got ahead of themselves or didn’t think that users would catch on to its confusing and/or misleading jargon on its TOS update announcement. In a statement entitled, ‘Thank You, and we’re listening…‘ on their blog, Instagram clears up some of the perplexing language on the new terms of service. [more]
For one of the most epic trailer sequences of the year, youtuber Genrocks compiled over 100 films into one sequence. Although the movies range into every genre, the sequence flows amazingly well from one scene to the next. For a list of all the movies and music used in the compilation, click here.
Ever have a filter get stuck on the front of your lens? I personally have not, but I can imagine how irritating it can be. Travel photographer (and friend of mine) Craig Pulsifer posted the method he was instructed to use by Canon Professional Services to his blog. His warning: this is not for the faint of heart. [more]
Created by David Breashears this past spring, this gigapixel image shows some incredible detail of the Everest and Khumbu areas. If you look in the lower center, you can see the sprawl of Everest base camp, with the Khumbu Glacier icefall curving from just above the basecamp up towards the mountains. Apart from being visually stunning, images like these could prove useful for expedition planning, given their immense detail. Via GlacierWorks.
As a part of a recent TED series, ‘Be Fearless‘, Cameron Russell, who has been a professional model and walked for some of the biggest names in fashion, advises young women everywhere not to look at modeling as a viable career path. In such bold claims, she gives a look into the fashion industry from the viewpoint of a model. [more]
I love being a photographer. I also love showing the world my love of photography by wearing clothing that boldly states my profession. I’ve seen several t-shirt designs that have interested me, but none that catered to the old film cameras that I was brought up with. I was introduced to a new t-shirt brand a few weeks ago and my search was abruptly ended. Dodge & Burn, which hails out of New York City, develops designs based on historic cameras of yesteryear. I caught up with company founder, Ted Rybakowski, for a quick chat. [more]
The path to success changes based on who you ask. There is no one path that gets you where you want to be. As creatives, we keep defining that path daily. Chase Jarvis recently talked at the PSFK seminar and he spoke about the new models of creativity. He argues that the traditional system is broken and most people who have ‘made it’ have done so through a-typical methods. [more]
Just a few weeks ago I announced that the Fstoppers Forum was re-opened and was available to our readers. We are now looking for someone who can help us run the forum and is well versed in all things vBulletin. We’re looking for someone who has experience working daily with the forum software as an active administrator on other websites and can help with the technical side of the software. [more]
Joey L. has done a lot of traveling over the last seven years on commercial assignments and collected bits of wisdom along the way for other traveling photographers he shared on his blog. While reading through it I immediately picked up some useful tips that I plan on implementing on my upcoming trip to Honduras. [more]
We’ve featured several creative uses of projection mapping here on Fstoppers before, used for both commercial photo shoots or just visual appeal. There is something captivating about incorporating dynamic imagery into a set. Formative is a company that adapts projection mapping set ups for any auditorium. Regardless of who the speaker is, this would make any conference or event quite engaging.
If you’re a fan of the immortal and time-traveling Doctor Who, then this VFX breakdown might just be for you. The Mill, who works on the visual effects of BBC’s Doctor Who, have been with the show since its re-imagining in 2005. Sit back and watch as they explain how they create their episode opening sequences, seamlessly incorporate map paintings with computer graphics and creature creation in this two part video series. [more]
The people over ar Prime Focus World who are responsible for the special effects and/or 3D conversion of films like ‘Total Recall’, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’ and ‘Tron’, have made four videos in which Jon Thum, visual effect supervisor, sits and explains the filming process and post for the slow-motion sequences for the movie, ‘Dredd 3D’. [more]