Spotted on the National Museums Scotland site:
The National Museums Scotland is looking for a photographer for a 6 month post. The organisation operates four museum sites in Scotland.
This fixed term, 6 month post will provide high quality and creative object images for publication, web, research and display in relation to/support of Phase 3 of the National Museums Masterplan project; the decant of galleries from Chambers street and the programme of consolidation of storage at the National Museums Collection Centre.
The PhotoArchiveNews.com team are over at our Press Photo History Project today.
Getty Images Archive are now representing the work of German-American portrait and documentary photographer Evelyn Hofer (b.1922 d.2009).
They say: ‘Described as the most famous unknown photographer in America, Hofer has recently enjoyed a major revival of interest. Her pioneering early colour work, which aimed to transcend documentary photography, took its characteristic and evocative style from the precision and pace at which she worked with larger format cameras. With a career spanning half a century her noted works run the gamut from portraits to painterly still lifes to finely considered landscape work.’
View and license Evelyn Hofer images
• The work of Evelyn Hofer as the latest addition to the Getty Images Masters Collection
Eyevine are now representing images and reportage features from independent photo collective Nar Photos in the UK photo market. Nar are based in Istanbul, Turkey, established in 2003 by photographers for whom documentary photography is a visual tool of “understanding and expressing” the world.
Shutterstock are continuing their charge in the commercial stock media arena reporting ‘Revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $83.7 million, a 41% increase from $59.6 million in the third quarter of 2013′.
– Third quarter revenue increased 41% from prior year to $83.7 million
– Adjusted EBITDA increased 36% to $17.3 million
– Quarterly paid downloads increased 23% to 31.2 million
– Revenue per download increased 13% to $2.65
– Image collection grew 44%; currently exceeds 44 million images and 2.1 million video clips
“In the third quarter, we achieved strong growth due to our continued focus on providing an intuitive and efficient marketplace for businesses and creative professionals,” said Founder and CEO Jon Oringer.
….and the targets for 4Q ? – here’s the Company’s current financial and operating expectations:
Revenue of $90 – $92 million
Adjusted EBITDA of $19.5 – $21.5 million
Non-cash equity-based compensation expense of approximately $7 million
An effective tax rate of approximately 40%
Capital expenditures of approximately $3 million
Getty Images has announced the UK launch of its first consumer app, Getty Images Stream, enabling users to access, curate and share its vast catalogue of content …easily and legally shareable and embeddable via mobile devices
“Our new, free Stream app delivers Getty Images’ stunning news, sport and entertainment photography straight to your iPhone and iPad, giving you a front row seat to the latest events around the globe,” Getty Images Chief Technology Officer Steve Heck said. “Imagery is the world’s most spoken language. People love our award-winning pictures and Stream makes it easier than ever to view – and share – the world through the lens of Getty Images photographers.”
The API from the archives allows customers to:
• Streaming: Easy-to-navigate curated photo streams across different categories – latest, news, sport, entertainment and archival.
• Search: Explore millions of stunning editorial images through customised streams.
• Slideshow: Play slideshows of any stream or search results on Apple devices using Apple AirPlay, including Apple TV.
• Embed and share: Share an image directly to Facebook and Twitter simply by tapping the ‘share’ icon. To embed in a blog, tap the ‘copy’ icon and paste the embed code into a blog or webpage.
Available for iPhone and iPad on iOS 8
Shutterstock have launched Sequence to enable anyone to easily mock up a video by matching video and music from the Shutterstock collection, with footage and audio of their own.
They say: Sequence is a lightweight, easy-to-use video editing tool which lives entirely within your Chrome browser window. With Sequence, anyone can quickly search through over two million Shutterstock videos and audio tracks, dragging and dropping the files to build a video with ease. Once the video takes shape, it’s remarkably easy to save and share what you’ve created with friends and colleagues.
In addition to working with Shutterstock’s videos and music tracks, Sequence allows users to upload video and audio files of their own – by simply dragging and dropping them into the timeline from their desktop.
Available in Chrome now, the plan is to roll the tool out to additional browsers later this year.
Give it a go here Let PAN know what you think here: firstname.lastname@example.org
DAM systems provider Capture have release a new version of their web-based media research tool – Capture Desk.
They say: dramatically speeds up the media research workflow, as well as providing valuable project and secure rights management tools. Benefits include the following:
• Collaborate over projects in real-time; record rights and usages; make selections; generate orders and permissions letters.
• Simple to use; nothing to install.
• Cross-browser ‘right click’ plug-in that allows low res images and accompanying metadata to flow in from other web sites
• Responsive design – will work on tablets, mobiles as well as computers.
• Multiple image upload from desktop
• Drag-and-drop functionality
On the upgrade Abbie Enock, CEO, Capture says: “We have really listened to our users, and this major release will be part of a rolling program of upgrades to realise the full potential of Capture Desk, and meet all the needs of our clients,”
There are five packages – Free, Bronze at £99, Silver at £129, Gold at £159 and Platinum for custom requirements for large organisations with many researchers.
Refreshing approach to the photo library calendar here ↑ from the Mary Evans Picture Library. Their ‘Amazing’ 2015 calendar features vibrant illustrations chosen from their archive of small-format pulp fiction magazine published 1920’s and 1950’s and originally acquired for the library by co-founder Hilary Evans. Titles such as Amazing Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories and Fantastic Adventures all feature…
↑ Layout and design by Tom Gillmor, Head of Content / Content Manager at the library – give him a ring to secure your copy: +44 (0)20 83180034