Flickr. The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix. Earlier this week, Oxford’s Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other ancient bibles, some of them quite beautiful.
Not to be outdone, the British Library came out with its own announcement on Thursday: We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. Gratisography: Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures. Public Domain Images. The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources. So, you need an image for your blog?
We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source. Safety: Government sites and many specific subject collections are extremely safe for students to use. Search Engines While these websites do not actually contribute image content themselves, they’re able to index images in a way that makes it easier to search for free content.
Category Favorite: Bing Images Bing Images Compfight Creative Commons Search Everystockphoto. How to Turn Any Image Into an Illustration in Photoshop. Tim Roda’s Hidden Father: A father draws from his past to create images with his family (PHOTOS). Tim Roda, courtesy DanielCooneyFine Art, New York The black-and-white family photos that make up Tim Roda’s series “Hidden Father” were, for the most part, taken with an old Minolta 35mm camera, the same model Roda’s father had used.
It might not seem to be an important detail, but it is significant since Roda’s work is often rooted in family history and domestic life coupled with his attraction to more traditional forms of photography, specifically the film negative. Explore Art. Fabulous photographs. Annie Leibovitz, Photographer of Icons and Iconic Photographer, Profiled on American Masters. Look At The World's Greatest Skylines Without Any Lights On.
When we envision the world’s greatest cities--from San Francisco to Sao Paulo to Paris to Tokyo--we usually picture bridges and towers and cathedrals: the built environments that have left lasting impressions on our mind’s eyes.
The Creative Process of Ansel Adams Revealed in 1958 Documentary. Today marks what would be the 111th birthday of Ansel Adams, the American photographer who captured the sublime power of the wilderness, taking iconic images of the American West, most notably in Yosemite Valley.
(See photo gallery here.) Ansel Adams Photographs. In 1941 the National Park Service commissioned noted photographer Ansel Adams to create a photo mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC.
The theme was to be nature as exemplified and protected in the U.S. National Parks. Journeys - Yosemite National Park - What Adams Saw Through His Lens - Travel. And then you’re there. Pale, curvaceous granite rocks dance in the skyline. Dozens of people stand along the edge of the pull-off, called Tunnel View, trying to capture the scene. Some snap two quick shots with disposable yellow cameras, and others set up their tripods for hours, watching the light strike Yosemite’s monoliths. Nature Photos Team. Photos & arts. Photasme. Digi Pixels. New Artsy. COOL STUFF. ART. Originality in photographs according to US Court of Appeals. What is original (and is thus protectable) and what is not in a photograph?
Questions like these have troubled copyright lawyers (and possibly courts, too) since the invention of photography itself. As this blogger learnt from The Hollywood Reporter, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has just delivered a decision addressing this Hamlet's dilemma, in little more than 6,000 words. The case is Donald A Harney v Sony Pictures Television, Inc, and A&E Television Networks, LLC, a fascinating appeal from the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts with an even more intriguing factual background. Background On a sunny spring day in 2007, freelancer Donald Harney snapped a photograph of a blonde girl in a pink coat riding piggyback on her father's shoulders while leaving a Boston church on Palm Sunday. First Circuit Strikes a Pose: Harney v Sony Pictures. Non-Photography Websites That Help Photographers. Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour.
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The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012. Dec 11, 2012 After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site. May you continue to be inspired, educated and entertained by our beautiful planet and all that inhabit it. *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. Enjoy! COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.