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50% of All Flickr Photos Are Shot with Smartphones Now - Mostly iPhones

2 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

The rise of smartphone photography just hit another milestone: for the first time in Flickr's history, half of all photos being uploaded to the photo-sharing service were shot with a smartphone in 2017.
In addition to revealing the most popular photos of 2017 , Flickr today also shared its annual review of camera trends across its platform.
Here's the breakdown of what cameras photographers are using for the photos being uploaded to Flickr:
Smartphones hit 50% this year, up from 48% in 2016 and 39% in 2015. DSLRs had 33% share, up from 25% in 2016 and 31% in 2015.
Point-and-shoots were a...
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The Top 15 Photos on Flickr in 2017

The Top 15 Photos on Flickr in 2017

2 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

As 2017 comes to a close, Flickr has been doing some data crunching on the billions of photos uploaded during the year by photographers around the world. Today the photo-sharing service revealed the most popular pictures of the year .
The popularity calculations took into account a number of social and engagement metrics - things like view, favorite, and share counts. Basing the calculations on behind-the-scenes raw data also allows the ranking to not be a popularity contest that can be gamed as easily. Furthermore, photographers were only allowed to place once on the list .
The most...
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Fan Palm Canopy.. Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Fan Palm Canopy.. Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

FAN PALM CANOPY is now complete.. This image is on Sennelier sanded paper, and is presented unframed. Image size is 19.5" x 25.5" Prints of this image are also available... Read more ...

Fan Palm Canopy..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Fan Palm Canopy..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

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OMA's Colorful Base, Tower and Ring Scheme Wins Competition for New...

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Calatrava and Gehry Rumored to Be Designing Skyscrapers for New York's...

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Beyond The Frame | The Qi Bao Shuchang/Teahouse | Fuji X-Pro2

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