Flickr Blog: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Creative Commons Licenses on Flickr

Flickr Blog: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Creative Commons Licenses on Flickr. “The Creative Commons licenses were added to Flickr in 2004, two years after the nonprofit Creative Commons released its first set of copyright licenses. As of September 2021, nearly two decades after their introduction, Flickr has the honor of being home to more than 500 million Creative Commons licensed works, making Flickr one of the largest repositories of openly licensed works online. Today, as part of the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Creative Commons, we’ve compiled some data related to how Flickr members use Creative Commons licenses.”

How-To Geek: What Is Compositing in Photography?

How-To Geek: What Is Compositing in Photography?. “Compositing is a photographic technique where multiple individual photographs (and sometimes digital effects as well) are combined into a single final image. It’s an incredibly popular technique in advertizing, editorial, fashion, fine art, landscape, and lots of other genres of photography. Let’s look at why.” This one is included for me. A good thorough explainer.

AP PHOTOS: 20 images that documented the enormity of 9/11 (Associated Press)

Associated Press: AP PHOTOS: 20 images that documented the enormity of 9/11. “The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were captured in countless pictures by news photographers, bystanders, first responders, security cameras, FBI agents and others. Even an astronaut on the International Space Station took some. Twenty years later, The Associated Press has curated 20 of its photographers’ frames from Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers used commercial planes as missiles and crashed into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and toppled the trade center’s 110-story twin towers.”

WSHU: Newly Digitized 9/11 Album Shows Attacks From Rarely Seen Angle

WSHU: Newly Digitized 9/11 Album Shows Attacks From Rarely Seen Angle. “Liam Enea is from Brookfield — he’s a sophomore at the University of Connecticut. He says his grandmother recently passed away. And before she died, she gave Liam’s mother a photo album of pictures taken by her sister — Liam’s great-aunt. One photo shows the south tower in mid-collapse. Liam says many show the attacks from an angle he hasn’t been able to find in any other pictures from the day. Not that many photos were taken from nearby high-rise windows, compared to photos from street level.”

Google Blog: All the ways to print your memories with Google Photos

Google Blog: All the ways to print your memories with Google Photos. “Now we’re rolling out larger photo print sizes, a new option to get your prints delivered right to your door and new canvas print sizes, so there are even more ways to print your favorite pictures. And because Google Photos helps you keep your photos organized and searchable, it’s easy to find what you want to print even if you’re looking for a shot from years ago.”

Science Alert: Google’s Incredible New Photo AI Makes ‘Zoom And Enhance’ a Real Thing

Science Alert: Google’s Incredible New Photo AI Makes ‘Zoom And Enhance’ a Real Thing. “You may well have seen sci-fi movies or television shows where the protagonist asks to zoom in on an image and enhance the results – revealing a face, or a number plate, or any other key detail – and Google’s newest artificial intelligence engines, based on what’s known as diffusion models, are able to pull off this very trick.”

The Daily Star: Library of Congress to archive local family’s WWII photos

The Daily Star: Library of Congress to archive local family’s WWII photos. “A collection of nearly a thousand wartime photographs from one local soldier are headed to the Library of Congress next month for permanent archival. Demart Carl Chamberlain, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division who jumped thrice into combat during World War II, carried with him a handheld Kodak in his deployments across Italy, France and northern Africa.”

Lifehacker: You Can Turn Your Live Photos Into Long Exposures, Loops, and Boomerangs

Lifehacker: You Can Turn Your Live Photos Into Long Exposures, Loops, and Boomerangs. “Live Photos are the little moving pictures you never knew you needed. Just like in Harry Potter, these little videos capture the essence of the moment, something that just can’t be captured in a still photo sometimes. Unlike GIFs though, they also record a snippet of sound, making them like micro-short videos of a moment. But there’s even more to Live Photos.”

Greenfield Recorder: Photographer Terri Cappucci salvages glass-plate negatives from another era

Greenfield Recorder: Photographer Terri Cappucci salvages glass-plate negatives from another era. “The images that Cappucci has so far unearthed show remarkable detail, considering how photographers in the earliest days had to labor with air-conditioner-sized cameras, long exposures and dark-room development techniques. Besides bygone farms and rustic homesteads, these black-and-white images show people in both ragged clothes and finery, who seem unaccustomed to posing for photos, unlike most of us in today’s smartphone photography age.” There is not a huge selection of photography to see yet, but the level of detail and the photographs themselves are phenomenal. It’s easy to tell that they have been cleaned and restored by someone who knows what they’re doing. Go look.

BBC: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 finalists revealed

BBC: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 finalists revealed. “A seal that appears to be giggling, a baboon that looks like it’s singing and a very angry starling – this year’s finalists show animals in comedy moments snapped by photographers from around the world. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists.”

9to5 Google: Google Photos adds ‘Best of Summer 2021’ Memory collection

9to5 Google: Google Photos adds ‘Best of Summer 2021’ Memory collection I don’t know whether to be appalled by or admire the optimism. “There isn’t any rhyme or reason to the “Best of Summer 2021” collection, save plenty of sunshine in my own case, but there are plenty of flowers and sunny days in my own Google Photos library as it stands. Good weather appears to be a catalyst, but there are plenty of flowers and greenery included too, but a recent visit to a museum is also included in my own photo-taking exploits as of late.”