I first heard about Vivian Maier on the This American Life special The Invisible Made Visible. Aside from all the other wonderful stories and performances on the special, was the work of a photographer I had never encountered before. If you haven’t heard the story about Vivian Maier’s photographs, I won’t ruin it here. I would urge you to download the special ($5 digitally) and watch the amazing story unfold.
So Flickr has announced that all users will be getting 1TB of free photo hosting. That is pretty sizable free storage! Add to that, they have also announced that all images will be available at full-size and the deal gets even sweeter!
I used to use flickr way back before Yahoo bought them and for the most part I really enjoyed the service. I even paid for it at one point, before I realized that I don’t like renting where I put my precious images.
This news is a game changer in terms of photo storage and hopefully realigns flickr as the serious photographers web storage option. Even their home page allows you to calculate how many photographs 1TB holds (The answer is, it is always a lot of photographs!). I was so jazzed, I quickly picked up a refurbished Cannon Rebel T3i Body (for $351.99) to replace my ailing Rebel XT now almost 10 years old.
So, my advice is dust off your Yahoo account and get snapping!
These photographs in the Atlantic of October 2012 in Afganistan are beautiful, frightening and incredibly touching.
While I feel 7-eleven’s cup endorsements meaningless, it does make me wonder if voting in the United States will ever be as easy as grabbing a cup of coffee? Can we make the process as seamless as picking a candidate and swiping your credit card?
!(photo)http://photos14.flickr.com/15965227_f4424dc1cd.jpg(Smith and 9th Street during sun showers)!:http://www.flickr.com/photos/funtimeben/15965227/