Category: Photography

Protecting your creative work on the web is the Holy Grail and EXIF may be your Indiana Jones

It’s Design Week Portland so it only stands to reason that design and creative work would be top of mind. But you know what’s always top of mind for creatives? Unauthorized use.

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Still liking Instagram for iPhone photography? Portland’s Gramfeed will make you fall in love all over again

Decent Web access to Instagram photos. The experience has been pretty much constrained to one-off pics or the stream on your iPhone. Until now. Meet Gramfeed.

While Portland lost its unique tie to the iPhone photo app Instagram when they opened a San Francisco office, there is no love lost on the app around here. People around these parts continue to snap, filter, and share photos with Intagram to the tune of thousands of local photos are uploaded daily. There’s even a Portland Instagram Group.

But you know what there’s not? Decent Web access to Instagram photos. The experience has been pretty much constrained to one-off pics or the stream on your iPhone. Until now. Meet Gramfeed. Read More

Rose City ‘Til I Die: Portland Timbers’ Flickr photostream crowdsources PDX’s love of soccer

Now, those images of true Portland Timbers’ fans are available on the Timbers’ Flickr photostream.

[HTML2]Portland is a town of many loves. There are the obvious ones. The coffee. The beer. The food. The books. And the technology. But some folks outside the town might not be as well phrased in one of the most well-loved sports in the city: soccer. Or to be more specific: The Portland Timbers.

When billboards of “Timbers fans” began popping up all over town, there were any number of “I could do that” claims from locals. Well, the Timbers heard those claims too. And they took the opportunity to ask their fans to do just that. Now, those images of true Portland Timbers’ fans are available on the Timbers’ Flickr photostream. Read More

Got some questions about your pics? Monday might be a good day to Learn Photography Tips

What if you want to get better at your photography, but you just need a little guidance? Thanks to Learn Photography Tips, a new site from local tech and photo geek, Aaron Hockley.

It’s no secret that the world of tech geekery and the world of photo geekery are inextricably intertwined. From small simple apps like Instagram to full-fledged DSLR rigs, the tech set likes its photos. But that doesn’t mean we’re experts by any means.

What if you want to get better at your photography, but you just need a little guidance? What if you could get expert answers to some of those questions that have been bugging you? Well, now you can. Thanks to Learn Photography Tips, a new site from local tech and photo geek, Aaron Hockley. Read More

Love Instagram for iPhone photography? Well, here’s another reason to love it, Portland

You know Instagram, that wickedly popular photography app for the iPhone? Yeah, well they’ve got a Portland connection too. Meet Josh Riedel, community manager for Instagram.

[HTML3]Now for as much as I love the Portland startup scene and all of our homegrown goodness, I have to admit that I take a certain pleasure in the random Portland connections to other popular Web stuff. Like the fact that the creator of LiveJournal went to high school in Aloha. Or that ReadWriteWeb employs a good chunk of Portlanders. Or that the community manager for Vimeo lives here.

Well, here’s another one to add to the list. You know Instagram, that wickedly popular photo app for the iPhone? Yeah, well they’ve got a Portland connection too. Read More

Turn any iOS 4 iPhone into a photo booth with Photomaton. Maybe get your Foursquare Photogenic badge, too.

Anyone who carries an iPhone carries a fairly powerful camera with them. But sometimes, you need something a little more to motivate you to use that camera.

Sometimes, it’s something complex and artsy like Hipstamatic. But sometimes, it’s something simple and awesome like Photomaton, the newest iPhone app from Portland’s own Brandon Sneed. Read More

PRTLND: Simply a beautiful way to find Portland Web developers, designers, illustrators, and photographers

Most of the time, the simple things get to me. Like really get to me. And today was no different.

Today, I was introduced to the latest project from local Web designer Chris Kalani, an incredibly simple and beautiful site that seems to have pared finding Portland Web developers, designers, illustrators, and photographers down to just the bare essentials. And the only difficult thing about using it, is spelling it. Introducing PRTLND. Read More

Social Photo Talk looks to help frame social media for photographers

The social Web could provide a number of valuable interactions. Aaron Hockley was smart enough to realize this. And now he’s looking to help his photographer peers with Social Photo Talk.

You likely spend a ton of time interacting on the social Web. Using Twitter. Updating Facebook. Uploading to Flickr. Posting code to Github. Sharing presentations on Slideshare. Writing blog posts. Leaving content here and there that inspires others to comment and respond.

But, unfortunately, the vast majority of people don’t engage in—or even understand—this type of behavior.

That’s a shame. Because for many folks, the social Web could provide a number of valuable interactions. Aaron Hockley was smart enough to realize this. And now he’s looking to help his photographer peers with Social Photo Talk. Read More

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