Pictory: Get Your Photo Gems Discovered

first_imgThe site’s latest project entitled “Overseas and Overwhelmed” offers a rich array of images. From a market in Marrakesh, to a youth rally in Cuba, to a spirited football match in Buenos Aires – submissions feature farflung scenes of travel and exploration. And while the pieces of the story come from a variety of voices and viewpoints, the theme of culture shock comes shining through. When we asked the Pictory founder what she’ll retain from her days at JPG, she exclaims, “I’ve included the community aspect I’m familiar with from JPG because I really enjoy being surprised by submissions. I love people and the charming and unexpected things they do, say and think.” To showcase your brilliance and take a crack at Pictory’s next theme, submit your shots at pictorymag.com. Photo Credit: Youth Group – Henry Dombey, Bright Lights, Ancient City – Matt Nuzzaco dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market When the former editor-in-chief of JPG Magazine launches a photography startup, budding photojournalists should take note. Laura Brunow Miner just launched Pictory, a site where netizens are offered a chance to contribute their best work to a weekly photo essay. The difference between being featured in Flickr’s curated galleries or filling your Tumblr blog with panoramas is that Pictory tells a larger group story. There’s only one catch – you only get one shot (literally) to make the cut. The company invites snap happy users to submit captioned social documentary pics for review in a weekly group photo essay. After receiving the submissions, the designer/editor plans on choosing between 20-40 entries to create the final product. Says Brunow Miner, “Pictory will focus more on documentary and our lives and cultures, because ultimately I think that’s more interesting. On JPG I ran a theme on urban typography that was really fun for the design geek in all of us. [But] on Pictory I’d be more likely to feature a theme on urban transportation. It would still have design appeal, but would also show how different transportation across the world effects communities.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Panicking at Protesters, Egypt Blocks Twitter, More: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgRelated Posts Mozilla and Google add “do not track” features. Google in its Chrome browser and Mozilla in its Firefox browser have laid in options to keep users from being tracked by sites they visit. Bahraini online writer released on bail, others still held. After three months in jail, Mohammad Al-Rashid has been freed on bail. Ali Abduleman and Abduljalil Al-Singace are still being held. All have been arrested for their online writing. Kuwaiti blogger released. Mohamed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem was released early after given a three month sentence in late November writing on his blog. Iranian blogger may die. Iranian authorities are neglecting the health needs of convicted blogger Hussein Rongah Melki. Iran’s already killed one blogger through rough treatment combined with neglect. It’s only a matter of time until they increase their score. British arrest five Anonymous hackers. London police took five computer users into custody for “misuse.” Photos from We are all Khaled Said Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#TWiOT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Twitter blocked in Egypt. On January 25, in response to massive protests, the Egyptian government blocked Twitter, which protesters were using to spread the word of movement around Cairo and other cities. The next day, January 26, the government sporadically blocked Facebook and Google services, among others. Later in the day, Facebook and Google seemed to be largely functional. Members of the hacking collective Anonymous simultaneously targeted several Egyptian government websites, at least one of which they managed to shut down. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Color Grading Quick Tip: Non-Absolute White and Black Points

first_imgNot every shot has an absolute white or black point. In this post we share a quick tip for color balancing your video footage!When doing the balancing and matching step of color grading, one of the corrections you have to make is to set the exposure and contrast of the shot. The white and black points of the image are important things to focus on using your waveform monitor, but it’s important to realize that not every shot has an absolute white or black point that fall on either 0 (or 7.5) IRE or 100 IRE on the waveform. The white and black points of a shot need to be decided based on the context and content of the shot. Look at these examples:Even though this shot has something that’s pure white in it (the paper) the content of the shot tell us that the paper shouldn’t hit 100 IRE on the waveform, because the paper would be blown out. The white point for this shot should probably be between 85-90 IRE – basically, the paper should look white, but not “glow.”In this shot, we have an obvious white point with the sun, but even though the sky gets darker at the edge, there’s nothing that should be deep in the shadow range, or anywhere near 0 IRE.Context is important, especially when the sun is involved. A shot with a bright lens flare may not have an absolute black, even if the shot normally would if the lens flare wasn’t there.When balancing and matching quickly, avoid just glancing at the waveform and cranking up the highlights to 100 and the blacks down to 0. Look at your shot and judge where the white and black point should really be!last_img read more