Camera Trap

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Camera trap = remotely activated camera that is equipped with a motion sensor or an infrared sensor, or uses a light beam as a trigger Camera trapping is a method for capturing wild animals on film when researchers are not present. HeadlinesGoogle-backed project is collecting millions of wildlife camera-trap images …

Photography Links

Photo: Yellowstone National Park, Photographing Old Faithful (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about photography? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesPiden fotógrafos mirar a Oaxaca con ojos críticos y no románticos (Photographers are asked to look at Oaxaca with critical and not romantic eyes) – NoticiasThe …

Photography

Photo: Ron Mader, Vegas Stardust Sign at Neon Museum (Some rights reserved) Photography = the practice of taking pictures (Fotografía = la práctica de tomar fotografías) Planeta.com highlights our fave photographers. We also encourage conscious travel / responsible travel ethics. That said, the objective of this page is three-fold: 1) define the terms, 2) explore …

Magic Hour

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Magic Hour = the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. Elsewhere on the Webflickr.com/groups/magichourdiscuss WikipediaGolden hour photographyMagic Hour Planeta.com

Photo Safari

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Responsible TravelYou don’t have responsible travel without responsible travel photography. Respect the privacy of others. If they don’t want their photo taken, respect their wishes. You might lose the candid shot, but if you ask beforehand, you will earn respect and might have a wonderful conversation. Photo safaris are fun, …

Flickr

Logo We have been big fans of Flickr – flickr.com – the user-generated photography website which launched in February 2004. This pioneering social web site rewards interaction and offers access to Creative Commons-licensed images. Key Linksflickr.comcookie policysubscription information (FAQ) Flickr Commons Revitalizationflickr.orgThe Flickr Commons program was launched in 2008 and has become a unique collection …

Selfie

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Selfie = Taking one’s own photo of one’s face Selfies have been around for a long time and the popularity has expanded greatly much to the consternation of introverts. Do I want to be in a photo I am taking? Perhaps we are taking a good look at ourselves to …

Westography

Screenshot: Flickr albums This week (October 2018) on Radio National: Michael Mackenzie visits Australian photographer Warren Kirk whose work is one of the highlights on Flickr. ‘Westography’ documents the fading social landscape of the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne and the western arc of country Victoria, Australia. Recommended Listening:Saving ancient suburbia one photo at …

August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the …

Flickr Faves

Poster We are looking forward to seeing how the revamped Flickr photography site – flickr.com – develops. As a long-time user / member / fan, I am looking forward to seeing how good friends and wonderful strangers adjust to the revised Flickrverse. That said, here are some of our fave accounts which document places photographed …