FStoppers: I Posted a Photo Everyday For One Month On Instagram and This Is What Happened . “Gaining followers on social media can be an entire business in itself with numerous guidelines to optimize your chances of being noticed. One of those rules is to post steadily with constant content. So what happens when you post consistently for a month? I tried it and here are the results.” Well-documented experiment.
Emulsive: Where Are My Effing Pictures? Or, Finding An Archive System For My Film Photography. “This, to me, is one of the joys of digital photography. I can find anything with ease, using the multiple search filters available to me. A lot of this data needs no input from me since it’s recorded by the camera and transferred directly to Lightroom when I import new images. Adding my own data simply allows me to fine-tune the process of organising and searching my images further. Archiving and accessing archived digital files is a relatively simple matter – assuming that your digital archiving system involves something more sophisticated than a drawer full of old mobile phones or your Facebook posting history. So, when I started shooting with film cameras once again it was clear that organising or archiving physical negatives would require some thought. Or, rather, it should have been clear but, truth be told, I didn’t really think about it until I loaded scans from my first roll into Lightroom and realised that my Metadata panel was essentially empty. I could fill in camera, lens, and ISO information and have a stab at the correct date, but time? Shutter speed? Aperture? Not a clue.” Deep dive.
TechCrunch: Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener . “There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red eye or lens flare, and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots. That may change with research from Facebook that replaces closed eyes with open ones in a remarkably convincing manner.”
National Park Foundation: National Park Foundation Announces Pic Your Park Instagram Contest. “A new Instagram contest launched by the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, is inviting park goers – amateur and experienced – to submit pictures of themselves in national parks for the chance to win a variety of prizes. The contest, called Pic Your Park, is open now through September 28.”
MakeUseOf: Online Photos and Personal Privacy: 4 Things to Check Before You Upload. “We all love sharing photos, whether it’s a snap of your lovely breakfast or a great image of the setting sun. Perhaps you share those photos on Flickr, or maybe even Instagram, Twitter, and even Facebook. But how much information are you giving away when you share snaps online? What can malicious users (such as identity thieves) learn from your photographs and do with that information? Here’s everything you need to know about your photos and online privacy.”
PR Newswire: Envision Having the Country’s Largest Collection of Vintage Hollywood Photos and a Massive Historical Archive With More Than 4.5 Million Pieces (PRESS RELEASE). “Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC has announced the sale of the historical D. Jay Culver collection with more than 4.5 million pieces, valued at $163.2 million and offered at $15 million. Purchased in 2006 from the Culver family by its current owner, who understands the monetary value and impact of the cultural find to museums, historians, institutions and investors, but who is ready to pass his treasure trove on because of his advancing age.”
Quartz: Who are the fiery Gurkhas protecting Trump and Kim in Singapore this week?. “The story of how the Gurkhas got to Singapore in the first place goes back further in the colonial era to the Anglo-Nepal War fought between the East India Company and the Kingdom of Gorkha from 1814 to 1815. Impressed by the Gurkhas’ fighting skills, the British decided to recruit some of them, and these troops followed in the colonial empire’s footsteps as it expanded across southeast Asia. Over the years, over 200,000 Gurkha soldiers would go on to fight in both the world wars, besides serving in Malaysia, the Falkland Islands, and even Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, outside of Nepal, they’re found in a handful of countries, including the UK, India, and Singapore.” The bottom of the article links to an online archive about Gurkhas in Singapore.