I was interested in the mechanics of Flickr's Interestingness and Explore and how photographers can leverage these tools for growth, so I decided to do some research. I spoke with Flickr Product Manager
Cynthia Johanson, I scoured the interwebs for information and found Kevin Dooley's insightful set of essays, and I interviewed one of the best wildlife photographers in the world, Hennie van Heerdan. The result is an article that I compiled for MIT Entrepreneurship Review; follow the link to check it out: Sparking a Photography Career. I would be thrilled to know your feedback!
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I was experimenting with a gizmo that triggers the shutter when an object passes through a photogate. After countless fails at getting it to fire quickly enough to capture the paper ball in flight, I decided the locked and loaded shot would be kinda cool. Hope you like it!
Hit L to see on black!
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I went out to shoot the rowers at the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, but I found these geese to be more interesting :)
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This shot took a lot of work :) Mainly because it required a rope swing, which took 3 years and 3 iterations to get to its current state.
This photo is compiled of 4 images, 3 bracketed frames of the scene that were merged into HDR and an action shot of Chris and the rope.
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My previous uploads seem to have lost their vibrance. Anyone notice the same? *Edit* Turns out that the Google Chrome browser is the culprit. All's good in Firefox.
This shot is telling of Saigon... motorbikes everywhere!
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