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Depositphotos to judge the “Best Use of Photography” award

Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition in interactive media that gives global recognition to the best web sites, online video applications for mobile phones and online advertising companies. Each year, judges select entries in multiple categories, such as CD/DVD, Web Advertising, Mobile Apps, Online Film & Video and web sites to determine the winners of the competition.

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Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition in interactive media that gives global recognition to the best web sites, online video applications for mobile phones and online advertising companies. Each year, judges select entries in multiple categories, such as CD/DVD, Web Advertising, Mobile Apps, Online Film & Video and web sites to determine the winners of the competition.

Subscriptions: more possibilities, less restrictions!

Depositphotos has been working to improve its customer service since the very beginning. We want to offer our users more possibilities, and fewer restrictions! This time we have two bits of news to share with you: once understand them, you will be able to take full advantage of our site. A recent change allows our buyers to upgrade their current subscription plans by simply purchasing an additional subscription. Your new subscription will no longer block your previous subscription; instead, the daily limits of your different subscription plans will simply be combined. Both subscriptions will be automatically renewed, independently from one another, until they are canceled by users. This innovation enables our customers to download more images at cost-effective prices.

Depositphotos приглашает к сотрудничеству авторов, работающих в области Editorial изображений

Depositphotos предоставляет своим клиентам еще больше возможностей! Одно из последних нововведений – прием и продажа изображений по лицензии Editorial Use Only. Спрос на изображения этой категории настолько высок, что начинает превышать возможное предложение фотобанка. Новостные порталы, блоги, печатные издания, информационные приложения для мобильных устройств, редакторы средств массовой информации используют наши изображения для иллюстрации своих материалов. Массовых источников информации становится все больше с каждым днем, и все они хотят создавать красочный и интересный контент, который так востребован современной читательской аудиторией. Изображения для редакционного использования могут появляться только в печатных изданиях, на телевидении и в онлайн-СМИ в качестве иллюстрации актуальных событий. Подобные фотографии не доступны для коммерческого использования.

Introduction: Editorial Use Only on Depositphotos

Depositphotos offers more possibilities to its customers! One of the latest innovations is “Editorial Use Only” stock images. The demand for images from this category is so high that it begins to exceed our Stock photo agency’s on-hand supplies. “Editorial Use Only” images are intended for use by news outlets, bloggers, publishers and editors to illustrate current, newsworthy material. The growth of mass media fuels the demand for colorful and interesting content for contemporary reading audiences. The images in this category can be used only for printed material, TV and online mass media, to illustrate newsworthy events. Such images are only suitable for non-commercial use.

Happy Birthday to National Geographic Society!

Today is the 122th Birthday of the National Geographic Society, one of the largest non-profit educational and scientific institutions in the world. It has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. Its interests include geography, archeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Meet a Depositphotos Contributor: Julos

Julien Tromeur is a famous Parisian 3D artist. “I am a frog who makes frogs…seen by millions of people all around the world”,  says Julien about himself on his web-site.  He gave an exclusive interview to Depositphotos  in which he shared some secrets of his success.

The history of T.G.I.F

What can the world’s famous restaurant chain and a movie about a disco of the late 70s share in common?  The day of the week! The T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants and the “Thank God It’s Friday” movie has made the T.G.I.F expression extremely popular. T.G.I.F stands for “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” or “Thank God It’s Friday. In the middle of 1960s the T.G.I.F expression became a common expression of relief at the end of the work week and anticipation of relaxing or partying over the weekend.  It was popularized by the restaurant T.G.I. Friday’s in 1965, but only at the end of 1970s after the release of “Thank God It’s Friday” the phrase became even more popular.

Movies about photography

If you are related to photoart, surely, it would be interesting for you to watch some of these movies.  We’ll start from old movies and then we’ll go back to nowadays masterpieces. The first well-known movie about photography is “Rear window” directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In this movie the main character is a photographer who suddenly becomes a witness of a murder. Since 1954 this movie has got many awards and turned to a legendary masterpiece in cinematographic culture.

Re-read: meritocracy and crowdsourcing by Jeff Howe

In 2006, Wired Magazine published an article by the reporter Jeff Howe devoted to the new phenomenon of the influence that crowds of like-minded people have on decision-making and progress. He named this effect “crowdsourcing.” Development of present-day stock photo houses would not be possible without the rise of amateur photographers due to falling costs of photo equipment and Internet access. The groundbreaking article written five years ago helps understand other important modern trends and gives a reasonable assessment of own professional chances.