Take great photos in your spare time? Consider this your invitation to be a part of it – send in your images and join our growing community of real-life image makers across the globe. Right now, we're featuring Japanese IT architect Hidehiko Sakashita, whose photography philosophy is simple and straight to the point: "Don't think. Just shoot what you feel!" Want to be featured? Join our Flickr collection. It's simple.
Wondering what goes on behind the lens? We're opening the doors and sharing the stories behind our pictures. In our latest Shoot the shoot video, we interview our own William Bon, the art director behind our recent "Colours" shoot with Biwa Studio. 4,000 frames shot, 3 gallons of paint used, and 1 week of retouching. See how magic is made.
We rounded up some folks doing amazing stuff in digital, then picked their brains to find out what made them tick. Looking for some inspiration? Check out our interview with Florian Schmitt of Hi-ReS! and see how he explores his love for improvisation, finding new ways to create memorable work by bridging the divide between digital and the real world.
We're proud to partner with Compassionate Eye, an innovative nonprofit organization founded by photographer Robert Kent. Kent and his colleagues enlist the talents of photographers and other creative professionals to help those in need, funneling the royalties earned from the licensing of CEF images on our site into education, healthcare and economic opportunities in developing nations.
On April 20, 2011, our friend and colleague Chris Hondros was killed while on assignment in Misurata, Libya. A hero gone too soon, Chris' legacy is recognized in The Chris Hondros Fund, which has been established by his fiancée and which will support and advance the work of photojournalists who espouse his legacy and vision.
Get ready. Mishmash 2012 is on its way. Start thinking about how to mess with our high res video, stills and music to make your own short story, video art, music video, ad or mini-documentary. The contest opens January 16, 2012 – please come back and register then to get access to our hi-res un-watermarked content. Meantime, if you'd like some inspiration...
Sometimes it's hard to find the right image. You can picture it in your mind, but you can't seem to find it. We get it – and we've come up with a bunch of tools to make searching easier – so you can find your shot, fast.
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Images used in this email: 1 – 120928692, Hidehiko Sakashita/Flickr 2 – Screenshot, Biwa Studio, It Takes More campaign video 3 – Screenshot, Florian Schmitt, Digital Talent Spotlight video 4 – 110078911, Compassionate Eye Foundation/Stone 5 – Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros stands in front of a burning building while on assignment in Misrata, Libya. Hondros was killed on April 20, 2011 by a rocket-propelled grenade in the city, April 18, 2011. 112767295, Katie Orlinsky