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January 29, 2013
On its earnings call today, Yahoo reported that its Flickr product has enjoyed a resurgence in the mobile space, with iOS usage spiking a full 25% in terms of uploads and photos viewed, measured on a daily basis, since the company revamped its app for Apple's mobile devices.
Not quite what the headline promised - which suggested that the app was resposible for a 25% growth of the site - but this is still interesting news. Flickr has had an app for years - but get the app right, and you can see genuine growth. Can they keep building on it? I hope so. Flickr's fine-grained privacy controls and robust searching are a far more interesting photo medium than Instagram. They just need to keep making it easier to use without losing the sophistication.
November 22, 2012
Seeing through another’s eyes is one of the perennial wonders of photography. Between the frames of an image, we are invited to consider a constructed reality offered by the photographer; what they chose to include, exclude and deem worthy of record or consideration. For those very same reasons, the art of curation often shares the same point of interest: the chance to explore someone else’s vision.
November 10, 2012
I asked him if it was embarrassing as a pro to be carrying an iPhone when most of his colleagues are into Nikon and Canon gear. "People don't think twice about it," Lowy told me. "It's a fast little camera and I do like that on a tough assignment." At times though, he says, "pros will push me aside" assuming he is a tourist or amateur.
It's a nice counter to the gear fetishism that seems to be rampant at the moment - and maybe always has been.
July 2, 2012
April 9, 2012
February 20, 2012
September 16, 2011
- Early internationalisation
- A small team, able to be nimble
- Single platform from the beginning - no reason you need to be on two platforms from day one.
- Minimum viable product at each step
- Invested in community very early
August 9, 2011
August 8, 2011
Playing with my iPhone over the weekend, I decided to shoot the same scene with three different High Dynamic Range methods. One is the iPhone 4's in-built HDR, and the other with HDR apps.
This is the iPhone default:
Quite naturalistic. Nice shot.
This is Pro HDR:
More dramatic and vivid, I'd say. A little unreal for my tastes, though.
This is, I think, my favourite. It's more moody and dramatic, and the HDR is a little less obvious than in the previous pic.
Cameras that are also computers. So many possibilities.
April 19, 2011
August 6, 2010
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has hit out at the Metropolitan Police after photographer Carmen Valino said she was stopped from doing her job despite identifying herself as a journalist to police officers in Hackney on Saturday. Valino said she was photographing the crime scene from outside a police cordon. 'A police sergeant approached Valino telling her that she was disrupting a police investigation and to hand over her camera,' reported the London Photographers' Branch of the NUJ.