One in four Romanians have over 10,000 photos stored exclusively on social media, smartphones and camera accounts, and almost 87 percent have lost contents with sentimental value at least once because of a malfunctioning digital device where they kept their memories. These are just two of the conclusions of the Epson Romania survey conducted at the national level on Romanians’ relationship with the photographs they take. “Today we’re producing the largest volume of images in history. According to a Keypoint Intelligence estimate, in 2017, 1.2 trillion photos were taken globally. With this study, we wanted to find out how things are going at the national level, and our conclusions show that digital and print are compatible. Now is the best time for paper photography, because it gives people the opportunity to be selective and easily materialize the memories they do not want to forget,” says Simona Decuseara, sales & marketing manager at Epson Romania and … [Read more...] about Study: Most Romanians keep their photos in digital storage media, but many still print out their favorites
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Family snapshots can capture moments of fun, love and togetherness which last a lifetime. From chasing the dog around the garden to playing games with grandad, from family Sunday roasts around the table to relaxing with a takeaway in front of the TV on a Saturday night. Now families across the country are being invited to share their photographs – recent and old – to create the UK’s biggest family photo album and celebrate the importance of family life. Throughout October, families across the UK are expected to contribute their snapshots. However serious, however silly. The project is being run by Amnesty International UK who says that these moments – the first day of school, a childhood holiday, time spent together across the generations or a candid moment of love – are the kind which refugees living in the UK, separated from their closest relatives by restrictive family reunion rules, miss every day. Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty UK, said: “The … [Read more...] about Help create the UK’s biggest family photo album
GALLERY: One Summer's Day - your pictures An amateur photographer from Northern Ireland has won a UK-wide competition to find the best depiction of the perfect summer’s day. Naomi McCloskey of Kilrea in Co Londonderry rose to our summertime challenge - called One Summer’s Day - of capturing a scene that sums up what summer is all about.Readers were invited to send in images taken only on one particular day – Saturday, July 21 - that capture the perfect moments of the season. They contributed hundreds of images of fabulous scenery, family days out, children having fun and everything that captures the glory of this one day in time.Naomi’s picture of her little daughter Jacie playing on beautiful Downhill Beach clinched the NI level of the competition - organised by Johnston Press, publishers of the News Letter, the Derry Journal and a series of weekly titles. She was recently presented with her prize of a £100 gift card to spend at competition sponsors, … [Read more...] about Which photo sums up summer of 2018 best?
If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length, low-quality cellphone selfies that will fail to capture the magic of your visit. Or you could hire someone like Dana J. Ardell, a Budapest-based professional photographer who knows photo spots you'll never find in a guidebook and who can deliver stunning pictures – with your whole travel party in the shots. Ardell is a photographer with Flytographer, one of a growing number of online services that help travelers find and hire a photographer to take pictures of them during a vacation. "People who believe memories are the best souvenir" are among those who will find value in photo services, said Flytographer founder and CEO Nicole Smith. Still, the cost could run a few hundred dollars, so be smart about whom you hire. Here's what to know about hiring a pro to take pictures on your next vacation or bucket-list trip. WHY HIRE A VACATION PHOTOGRAPHER? … [Read more...] about How to get better vacation photos, no selfie stick required
PUBLISHED: 15:39 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:39 18 July 2018 david kindred Ipswich Dock and New Cut from Stoke Bridge in the 1880s Picture: DAVID KINDRED Dave Kindred Photographs of familiar locations, as they were in the past, fascinate most people, writes David Kindred. This photo was taken at the junction of Black Horse Lane and Elm Street, Ipswich Picture: DAVID KINDRED One of the first to publish volumes of photographs of Ipswich was professional photographer William Vick. He produced three volumes of photographic prints of the town in the 1890s titled “Ipswich Past and Present”. William Vick had a studio at the junction of Clarkson Street and London Road, which he took over from William Cobb about 1870. A directory for 1873 lists nine photographers working in Ipswich with many more around the county. They were kept busy by the Victorian fashion to have a formal portrait taken. To move out of the studio with heavy cumbersome equipment, and the need to make … [Read more...] about Days Gone By: See rare photos of Ipswich in the 1800s