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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 | Kol Tregaskes Photography Blog | Scoop.it

"The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011: What a year! Here's to 2012 being a more quiet and less destructive year"...

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Ten Attributes of a Good Photograph | Beyond Megapixels

Ten Attributes of a Good Photograph | Beyond Megapixels | Kol Tregaskes Photography Blog | Scoop.it

"All of the attributes I’m going to discuss in this article have been discussed at one time or another in an article, or in multiple articles, on Beyond Megapixels. Aside from reminders being a good thing, we thought it would be helpful to have all of the attributes in one article in case some of our readers wanted a single reference.

 

None of the attributes I’ll list are applicable for every photo but they all are for most photos. Also keep in mind that if it’s your photo it can be however you want it to be. Still, striving to make sure your images have these attributes will help you create images that are pleasing to a much broader audience."

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Pinterest: Inspiration for Photographers

Pinterest: Inspiration for Photographers | Kol Tregaskes Photography Blog | Scoop.it

"Social networking has exploded onto the scene over the last few years and many photographers use sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to showcase their work, network with others and to promote their businesses."...

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What does Creative Commons mean for photography?

What does Creative Commons mean for photography? | Kol Tregaskes Photography Blog | Scoop.it

"As of October 2011, 200 million images bore the CC-licensed photo mark.

 

Flickr keeps tabs of which of the six CC licences its photographers are opting for and, at last glance, it was one demanding attribution for the photographer, non-commercial use and the passing on of this licence for any further use that was proving most popular.

 

For photographers, the choices are fairly simple: Do they want their images only used non-commercially to preclude their usage by organisations that could profit from them; do they want to stop any derivatives being made; and do they want to pass on their level of licensing onto any further usage of the image. All six licences ensure that the photographer gets attributed for their work."...

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Google Photos Blog: Picasa 3.9: Now with Google+ sharing and tagging

Google Photos Blog: Picasa 3.9: Now with Google+ sharing and tagging | Kol Tregaskes Photography Blog | Scoop.it

"Picasa 3.9, the latest update to the Picasa client, is ready for you to try out! This update includes Google+ sharing and tagging, new photo editing effects and lots more. To download Picasa 3.9, click here: http://picasa.google.com/.

 

Sharing on Google+
Photos are a great way to capture that special moment, and now with Picasa 3.9, you can share those memories on Google+. When you log in with a Google+ account (sign up at google.com/+), you’ll see several new features:"...

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The Mona Lisa Smile: Learning From Art To Improve Photography

The Mona Lisa Smile: Learning From Art To Improve Photography | Kol Tregaskes Photography Blog | Scoop.it

"Modern day portrait photographers have all of technology at their disposal, but there are still things to learn from the past. Specifically, there are techniques that can be of particular use when studying some of the past's most famous portraits. Namely, DaVinci's Mona Lisa has several secrets to share, as her sly smile suggests."...

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500px Only Wants Your Best Images

"Success on Flickr can bring rich rewards. Buyers use the site to source photographers with rare images and strong talent for commercial projects, magazines and even commissions. But that success isn’t easy to achieve. It’s not enough to upload great pictures and hope that someone notices. Contributors have to upload their very best images, then network to build views, comments and attention. Even the Explore page, a daily selection of the site’s best images, uses an algorithm that identifies photos that are already popular then gives them even greater attention. 500px was created to make it easier for photographers to win exposure for their images by taking on much of that promotional work for them.

 

The site was launched in 2004, the same year that Flickr went live, but has only a fraction of the more than 50 million members registered at the Yahoo-owned subsidiary. According to Evgeny Tchebotarev, one of 500px’s founders, it has “hundreds of thousands” of photographers and far fewer photos than Flickr. In fact, he notes, the total number of images submitted to 500px over the last two years equals the number of photos that are uploaded to Facebook in just a few hours."...

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