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An Exhaustive List of Most Popular Free Photo Sharing Sites

Getting that few moments of fame on the Internet is a desired by most of the netizens. Be it on YouTube or any popular image sharing website, we want our videos or photos to remain at the top. Here are some of the free photo sharing websites, which have become very popular among the users recently.



With a huge user base of 51 million registered members, Flickr is undoubtedly among the top in the list. The popularity of the site is also supported by its 80 million unique visitors uploading quality photos and videos daily. To get more personal and ensure all-time availability to its mobile users, Flickr has also launched mobile app for iOS, Windows phones, and Android smartphones.



Snapfish is a photo sharing and online printing initiative by Hewlett-Packard. Registration to the site is completely free. Users can only pay per download. The site has amazing integration to the popular social media sites, like Facebook, MySpace, and Blogger. Snapfish has an excess of 90,000,000 registered users.



One important and consistent name in the list is Picasa. An initiative of Google, Picasa image organizer, image viewer, and digital image editor, the site offers amazing compatibility across different operating systems, such as Windows, Mac, and Linux with impressive photo backup feature.



Pinterest has a unique style of photo sharing offer. The site enables the users to pin-board their images. Launched in March 2010, the site has remarkable attracted 11,700,000 registered users so far. Along with free accounts, Pinterest also invites users to create business accounts and open business pages allowing them to promote their business online.



Photobucket is the default image sharing platform for Twitter. The site is a top-notched image and video hosting website and also an online community with more than 100 million registered members, uploading more than four million photos and videos daily. Photobucket offers 2GB of storage space and 10 GB of bandwidth for sharing.


Smile by Webshots

Smile by Webshots is one of the oldest entrants in this list that came into being in 1995. Operating under brand name ‘Smile’, the site is the best example of a cloud based photo and video management and sharing platform. The services are completely free of cost for the users during the transition period.


500px (Five Hundred Pixels)

500px aka Five Hundred Pixels came in to existence in 2003. In last 3 years the website grew from a mere 1000 users to 1,500,000 users. The site gives ratings to the photos in terms of ‘Pulses’ and allows all the users a fair chance to bring their uploads the main page of the site.


The list of impressive photo and video sharing sites is growing day by day. More and more new entrants are coming to market everyday with their innovative offerings. However, at the backend, every site is supported by a robust web hosting, especially speaking, image hosting set up. Website development and web hosting has reached to it ultimate height where unique and innovative style of image and video uploading sites are coming for users’ delight.

Slow Shutter Speed Photography Examples and Technique

Slow shutter speed photography is an art, a classic and easy technique of how to utilize your DSLR camera with creativity. Even though these pictures can be taken by a Digital camera if there is an option of controlling the shutter speed. However a DSLR Camera has always the option to control shutter speed.

The technique behind this type of photography is very simple. First let me tell you about a normal photo, in normal photography, once you press the button to take picture, it takes a split second and two sounds normally come in to hearing; click click, one is for shutter open, other for shutter close. These two sounds have so less time between them that you think mostly its a single sound. However if you go to a shutter mode in camera and then select shutter speed to be lets say 10 seconds, you will see these sounds will be 10 seconds apart; click 10 seconds click. The camera will capture everything happening in those 10 seconds and merge them into a single picture, that’s why you will see light trails on roads and water falls like a smoke/cloud effect.

For this type of photography your camera should be on a tripod or placed somewhere and you should take picture with either a shutter release cable/wireless or with timer, so that the camera doesn’t move when you take a picture.

This is ideal mode, when you are capturing waterfalls, roads at night, night photography and fireworks. Many people use creativity with an LED light as well. If you select shutter speed to lets say 30 seconds and move a light in a patters, like LED on sides of a Car, you will see the end result; an image of car with light stripes on its corners.


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