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18 Jun

2015 SWPA Winners Announced

In News by gcampbell / June 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

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© Jaime Massieu, Spain, Winner, Open, Split Second, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

We are delighted to announce the Open and Youth winners, alongside the inaugural Mobile Phone winner, of the world’s biggest photography competition, the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

Drawn from 177 different countries across the world and covering a huge range of subjects, the winning photographers were chosen from over 96,000 entries to this year’s Sony World Photography Awards.

The youngest winning photographer is Stephanie Anjo from the United Kingdom who is just 14 years old and the winners are geographically spread from Mexico to Malaysia.

The Open and Youth competition winners were chosen by an expert panel led by Sam Barzilay, Creative Director of United Photo Industries. The Mobile Phone winner was selected following a public vote on the WPO website.

All the winning images will be exhibited at Somerset House, London from 24th April – 10th May and will be published in the 2015 edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

A selection of the winning and shortlisted images are on sale via our official 2015 SWPA printing partner theprintspace.


© Hector Muñoz Huerta, Mexico, Winner, Open, Arts & Culture, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards


18 Jun

This Attachment Makes Your Phone’s Pictures Way Better | TIME

In News by gcampbell / June 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

This Attachment Makes Your Phone’s Pictures Way Better

“It’s possible to shoot crystal-clear images under moonlight”

Digital imaging company DxO unveiled a new camera on Thursday that plugs into the charging port of an iPhone and captures photos with a crispness and resolution that few smartphones can match.

At 20 megapixels, the DxO ONE packs more than twice the punch of the iPhone 6’s iSight camera. The pocket-sized dongle spans roughly the width of an iPhone and weighs only 3.8 ounces, and excels at capturing images under low light conditions, the company says.

“It’s possible to shoot crystal-clear images under moonlight, which is incredible for a camera this small,” said DxO CEO Jerome Meniere in a statement.

Of course, all of those pint-sized innovations come at a hefty price. The dongle will go on sale this September for $600, which may limit its appeal to hardcore photo enthusiasts with a penchant for moonshots.

Gorgeous, Dreamlike Photos of Snowflakes Shot on an iPhone
The following photos were shot on Greg Miller's iPhone: Snowflake I
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Greg Miller
29 May

Love this Stock Photo Resource

In News,Stock Photography by gcampbell / May 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Death to the Stock Photo

Where we come from

About a year ago we noticed an less-than-awesome industry pattern: too many extraordinary brands, bloggers, and creatives struggled to find images that fit their vibe + tribe.

Turns out, the solution lay on our laptops. We had files upon files of our own photos gathering dust. We figured: why not spread ‘em around?

So we started sending image packs directly to friends, writers, artists, freelancers, and businesses via email.

The goal? To help more brands create rich digital experiences that elevated their visual aesthetic… without shelling out wads of cash, or their sanity. And the response. was. massive.

As our members list grew, so did our vision. We built some digital digs. A 5-city road-trip happened. We began to include stories with our image packs, so our users would know they came from the heart. We kicked off a premium membership option with total access to 400 photos and counting.

And there is so, so much more to come.

Where we’re going

We love helping creatives live their passion, and do more great work. Now, we’re walking that talk on a bigger, more sustainable scale.

Starting in August 2014, part of our premium membership profits will funnel straight into funding for creative projects around the world. So far, we’ve sent photographers all over the US and Canada to take new shots for our image packs, and handed other talented folks the cash to craft their dream projects in their home cities – with more greatness on the way.

Know someone who’s perfect for our funding project? Want help getting things moving on your next big idea?

Drop us a line. We’ll see what we can do.