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↑ This just in from celebrity photo agency FameFlynet a montage selection of the agency’s best published images in 2013 as chosen by their UK picture editor.
The Grosby Group, a photo agency specialising in the hispanic market in the USA and in Latin America, has launched a YouTube show channel featuring the latest celebrity images from their partner agencies. Watch the latest instalment above.
UK based stock photo library fotoLibra have launched an update to their website.
Managing Director Gwyn Headley explains: “Well — fotoLibra has a new website! This is Version 6.0, It’s evolutionary rather than revolutionary, so old fotoLibra hands won’t be fazed by unfamiliar procedures — but explore a little further and you’ll find a wealth of new and useful features for both buyers and sellers.
For instance, you no longer have to sign in to check the price of an image.
It’s a ‘responsive’ site, which means it works equally well on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
It’s bigger, brighter and faster, using the latest HTML5 features, which means you’ll need to upgrade your browser to appreciate them fully. You can navigate through the site using left and right arrow keys. There’s a new drag and drop image uploader with thumbnail generation. Search results default to larger thumbnails.”
• Note: fotoLibra 6.0 won’t work on the no longer supported web browser Internet Explorer 7, and works (but looks slightly odd) on IE8. Please upgrade to IE11, or try using Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Opera.
They say: Hi Will, Please find attached our Christmas jumper shot from most of the staff who participated today! Unfortunately not everyone could be in the shot (I think only 1 or 2 were missing)
We are wearing these to raise money for Christmas Jumper day Save the Children
Martin, is that the office clock on your jumper?!
The British Library have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.
They say: These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.
Full and further details here
The Rights Clearance dept at London art gallery Tate have contacted the Press Photo History Project looking for contact details for the estate of photographer Sam Lambert.
They say: “Dear Will,
I’m working on the Transforming Tate Britain: Archive & Access project, a major initiative aiming to digitise, and make available online, the archives of 52 artists in our collection”…
…Full request and contact details on our PressPhotoHistory.com site
Jon Yau bought the domain name stockphoto.com via auction site Flippa for $250,000 and launched the site in September. Flippa has now run a guest post by Jon where he explains his plans for the site.
….’This is crazy. $250,000 for a domain name? It’s been fun (and a little unnerving) reading the discussions on some of the web marketing forums, but the jury is still out. The website only launched in September and we need more time and analytics data. We’ve been cashflow-positive each month of our existence but I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself’….
Q. What are we going to sell?
A. Stock photos, of course. It might be a little silly to sell anything else. We’re going to sell what our competitors sell.
Read the full post here Flippa.com
Erin Madigan White at the AP communications dept reports on the AP’s THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE blog: ‘Calling his work “indispensable for news outlets the world over,” TIME magazine today named Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen the best wire photographer of 2013.’
Muheisen, who is based in Islamabad, has captured images of both daily life and of conflict in countries throughout the region. He’s won numerous awards throughout his career and was part of the team that earned the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography documenting the civil war in Syria…
Read the full article here THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE