Friday link roundup: 5 things to read about this week end

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There’s immersion journalism, and then there’s what photographer Meg Roussos did. For Roussos, now 22, the adventure began her freshman year of college at Ohio University in Athens. The photographer-in-training was shooting a project when she overheard a woman saying she had to pick up her daughter at her friend’s school bus.

The Refuge

The Welch family having meaningful fun on their bus | Photo © Meg Roussos | www.theweek.com

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Clashot receives the prestigious Best agency Mobile app Award!

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So, Microstock Expo 2013, eh? In one word – amazing. Exhausting, but truly amazing. The team has made it through with flying colors, lots of old friends, lots of new friendships, countless bytes of new info and of course, the Best agency Mobile app Awards for Clashot. This level of recognition means not just being planted firmly on the mobile photography applications map. It means that the future of mobile photography is now impossible without Clashot – plain and simple. Naturally, congratulations to us all but we don’t intend to rest on our laurels for too long. The team is rolling up the sleeves and getting back to work – it is Monday, after all. Cheers!

Clashot receives the best agency Mobile app Award on Microstock Expo 2013

 

Left to right: Maria Gordienko (Depositphotos, Sales manager), Elena Flanagan-Eister (Depositphotos, CEO) and Vadim Nekhai (Depositphotos, CMO)

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Camera phone vs. DSLR: will one ever replace the other?

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Camera phones are getting smarter every day; more pixels are being stuffed into smaller packages and the question whether or not camera phones will ever replace DSLR burns more and more. Indeed, why tote around a truck load of equipment when there are some camera phone manufacturers offering truly astonishing pixel for dollar punch?

Digital camera text clouds

Digital camera text clouds | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | saidin

Well, pixels aren’t everything. The king here is image sensor and that notion alone should put your doubts to rest: the DSLR is here to stay. And even though it’s obvious that image sensors in camera phones will keep getting more sophisticated in time, they are most likely going to be unable to circumvent the laws of physics. Let us explain what we mean. Fair warning: even in laymen’s terms it’s going to get fairly technical, so bear with us for a few moments.

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