The Nik Collection is Now Completely Free

Nik Collection by Google is now available to everyone, for free. The Nik Collection is a set of powerful photo editing tools that includes noise reduction, HDR processing, image sharpening, black and white conversion, color correction, and many other creative effects.

The original collection’s cost was $500. After Google acquired Nik, the price was lowered to $150 and now the latest Nik Collection will be available to download at no cost. The Nik Collection channel on YouTube with a great number of video tutorials will help to start with basic filter application and enhancement techniques. Happy image processing!

NYPL – Free Public Domain Images and Other Media

Recently, the New York Public Library added high-resolution scans of more than 180,000 public domain texts, images and other media to their digital collection. This latest addition accounts for roughly one-fifth of the multimedia archived by the NYPL; all of which is accessible without any restrictions or requirements.

The Nature Conservancy’s 2012 Photo Contest

The Nature Conservancy’s 2012 Digital Photography contest is open for submissions and invites photographers to enter its 7th annual photography competition.

1923 0-series Leica sells for £1.7 million

0-series Leica camera, which was made in 1923 as test product for the 35mm film market, sold for 2.16 million euros ($2.8 million) at the WestLicht Photographica Auction in Vienna on May 12, 2012.

A Chance to Win a new Lytro Camera

Bigstock’s library reaches 10 million images and they giving away a Lytro camera to celebrate. In order to participate in the raffle you just need to download images from Bigstock’s collection.

Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera Powered by Android

January 10, 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Polaroid introduced the Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera – new point-and-shoot camera powered by Android OS.

XQD: The Latest in Memory Card Technology

Since the advent of digital photography professional photographers have been consistently pushing the limits of the memory cards available in the marketplace. The need for a card that writes at a high speed and has a large storage capacity is just as great as the need for smaller quality DSLR cameras.

The World’s Most Expensive Photograph

The work of renowned German photographer from Leipzig Andreas Gursky titled “Rhine II” sold on November 8, 2011 at Christie’s New York auction for $4.3385 million. This panoramic photo of Rhine – one of the largest rivers in Europe – is one of the six editions created ​​in 1999 by Gursky. The glass-mounted work is 73 x 143 in. (185.4 x 363.5 cm).

Imaging USA 2012

Imaging USA, the longest running photographic convention and image exhibition in the United States, will bring together thousands of professional photographers to inspire, educate, and entertain. Imaging USA will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from January 15-17, 2012.

Shutterstock Helps to Upload Video Clips

If you sell footage through Shutterstock and have accumulated a large number of files that you would like to upload for review, Shutterstock will help you with that.