While some of us use photo hosting services like Flickr just as a means to backup our photos or provide a gallery in which we can share with friends and family, there are some out there who use it for professional purposes where they can display their portfolio. Well if you’re a photographer looking to make some money from their photos, you might be interested to learn that Flickr has recently announced a new program called Curated Connections.
The idea here is to allow photographers to license out their photos to websites, photo agencies, editors, and even on Flickr or Yahoo’s own websites. In fact it seems that if you are good enough, Flickr will also try and hook you up with individual photo assignments from different clients who are looking for a specific image. Read full post →Flickr Announces New Licensing Opportunities For Photographers
Thanks to our smartphones these days being more powerful than ever, packed with different sensors and apps that can take advantage of the hardware, it is not surprising to find that apart from playing games and taking photos, our phones could be used for more “serious” purposes. A team called IanXen has launched an Indiegogo project in which they are seeking funding to help end malaria on an Indonesian island called Bangka.
How they will do this is by using an iPhone equipped with a portable microscope, a lancet pen, and blood slides. This will allow them to make diagnoses in the field without having to lug around heavy medical equipment, thus making their work a lot more efficient. Due to its portability, they are also offering to sell backers their own RAPID kit in which the backers can then start using it to test in their own countries. Read full post →Researchers Want To Use iPhones To Help Fight Malaria In Indonesia