“The Nine Eyes of the Google Street View”

A common plaint by photographers, evinced increasingly over the last decade, as every young girl and their grandad ‘snaps’ away on their smart phones (although there is no ‘snap,’ really, if you think about it; there’s no ‘real’ shutter mechanism and it’s an artificial construct, a vestigial remnant of an earlier time), is that everyone …


Engaging Notions: Aurora’s Groundbreaking myPhone Collection

Guest post by Jain Lemos: Aurora Photos founder José Azel takes the lead on offering camera phone stock and endures the challenges of being the first agency to engage persnickety pros. We’ve seen them, we’ve taken them and we can’t stop them from permeating the marketplace. Acquiring the Instagram photo-sharing site cost Facebook more than …


The Instagram Effect

by Ophelia Chong If  Ansel Adams was alive today, he would be using the “Inkwell” filter in Instagram, or to mix it up a bit, he would choose “Kelvin” for that gritty print frame look. But since he’s dead, he’s probably rolling in his grave, while over 30 million registered users are uploading images of …