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Yesterday - This was Photocase Day 2014

It’s crazy, how fast Photocase Day arrived and how it went by almost like in the blink of an eye. Well, as the saying goes: Time flies when you are having fun and we definitely had a great day. Thanks to everyone who came! We hope, you enjoyed yourself...

24. Jul 2014 - Irina’s Travels Part II

Last year in winter, we did an interview with our photographer Irina about her journey towards east, through Russia, up to Alaska. At that point, she had already traveled Poland, Slovakia, the Ukraine and Romania. All by herself, she was equipped with...

11. Jul 2014 - La Chaman????Photocase Day #7 in Berlin

Summer time is Photocase Day time! Like the past 6 years, you, our dear photographers, are invited to Berlin for a laid-back meet-up. We are already very much looking forward to “La Chaman????” this year. For those who don’t know how...

3. Jul 2014 - Mama oooooooooooh – Photography with the Lensbaby

This is a guest article by our photographer ginger. and the kick-off post of our new blog category “Photo hacks end effects”. If you have any cool tricks or tips too, that you would like to share with the Photocase community, or if you feel like...

3. Jul 2014 - Photocase photographer’s portrait: katdoubleve

When we browse through our photos, we always stumble upon gorgeous pics. Recently, the wonderfully natural photos by our photographer katdoubleve especially caught our attention. So we thought it was high time for an interview with her and here it...

3. Jun 2014 - New Photocase Login and Registration

As some of you may have already noticed, we launched an update last weekend and with that, our new login and registration process went live. Here’s a small roundup of what’s new: New Login You can now login with your email address + password (previously,...

14. May 2014 - The world’s (and Photocase’s) most photographed places

Where in the world do people snap the most pics? Google’s heatmap, that has been all over the internet in the last months, addresses this exact question. Maybe you’ve already seen it, but if not, now is the time, because the map is definitely worth...

24. Apr 2014 - Lytro Illum – the 2nd generation of light-field cameras

It’s been more than 2½ years since we wrote about Lytro’s light-field camera here on our blog. We called it “the camera for lazy people” because it let’s you snap photos first and focus later. Quite a technical sensation...

15. Apr 2014 - Waiting with Walter White and koordinate

“Worauf warten?” by koordinate – To the photo In this episode of our feature “Photographers talk about their photos”, we’d like to spotlight one of our new photographers: Philip Scholz alias koordinate. When we came across...

28. Feb 2014 - How to shoot awesome food photos: 6 great tips by Gortincoiel

We have a weakness for good food. And great photos. And great photos of good food. That’s perfectly obvious. But how do you capture culinary hightlights in beautiful photographs? How can you whet the viewer’s appetite? We asked our photographer...

22. Jan 2014 - Traveling across South America with 50Centimos

50Centimos jumping into new adventures To travel the world with a camera – this is the dream of many photographers. 50Centimos turned this dream into reality. In this interview, he tells us more. Hi 50Centimos, tell us a little bit about yourself! Who...

15. Jan 2014 - Photocase photo on the German stamp of condolence 2013

German special issue stamp “Trauermarke 2013? Last week, we received a very special specimen: a stamp. More precisely a small card from the German Federal Ministry of Finance presenting us with the stamp of condolence for 2013 (in German “Trauermarke”)...

Year 2013

18. Dec 2013 - Into the (Canadian) Wild: Watching Northern Lights with PiLens

A photo by PiLens We thought we should maybe start off this post with a little advance warning. So here it comes: Caution, the following photos might cause extreme wanderlust (to go to Canada). We are already infected. In our latest edition of our monthly...

4. Dec 2013 - Some Christmas Gift Ideas from Photocase

It’s the same thing every year, on the morning of December 24th, you run through the department stores without a plan on the hunt for those last few Christmas presents and it’s just pure stress. Why not do it differently this year? There’s...

2. Dec 2013 - The winner of the Photocase jubilee contest

It’s a wrap! The Photocase jubilee contest is over. Thanks for your your congratulations and photos! The theme was “12.” Like every time we do a contest, it was really hard to choose just one favorite from so many great photos but we were...

28. Nov 2013 - Photocase is turning 12?! Time for a photo contest!

A photo by jaeschko What can we say. Another year already in the books and suddenly we’re 12. As we sat around the lunch table eating Frank’s delicious vegetable soup, we started talking about the upcoming birthday and the big question was “how...

25. Nov 2013 - Guest post: Natural and lovely children’s portraits

A photo by riskiers – To the photo Our photographer Jessica, better known by her Photocase username riskiers, wrote an article about her children’s portraits for the German photography blog kwerfeldein (link to the original blog post). We are very...

31. Oct 2013 - Halloween Special: Show them pointy teeth with flo-flash

Our photographer flo-flash has become quite famous here on Photocase for his funny cardboard cartoon photos. Now that it’s Halloween, his boxy friends are showing their scary teeth. In this blog post, he tells us more. A photo by flo-flash When Photocase...

17. Sep 2013 - Visualization of transience with superkong

In today’s issue of our monthly feature “photographers talk about their photos”, we look at a topic, that seems to have almost disappeared in the contemporary society we life in: dying. Our photographer Andre Mayr, on Photocase better known...

28. Aug 2013 - New Photocase layout versions with and without watermarks

In February, we started a little poll on the topic of layout versions to learn more about what our photographers and photo buyers would like to see and to improve in the future. The feedback we got was pretty clear: our old layout versions needed some, *cough*...

19. Aug 2013 - La Chamansix – the contest photos, part IV: The glorious winners

Time for the grand finale! We’ve put on our tuxedoes and evening dresses. Get your hands ready for some serious clapping because here we go: … the Photocase cup goes to: group number 2 for their brilliant photo story “Dornenvögeln”...

16. Aug 2013 - La Chamansix – the contest photos, part III: Who took 2nd place?

Drum roll, please! The winners of 2nd place in our photo challenge this year are … : Group number 1, who gave themselves the nickname “collective with dog”. Congrats! Here’s their story in 6 photos. 2nd place (group 1) Team members:...

14. Aug 2013 - La Chamansix – the contest photos, part I

Let’s get started with a review of our La Chamansix photo contest. We kick off with the 3 groups that didn’t win, but still won a place in our hearts. Here are the photos and stories of group 3, 4 and 5. Group 3 Team members: no_i.d., suschaa,...

13. Aug 2013 - The La Chamansix photo contest 2013

It wouldn’t be a Photocase Day without a proper photo contest. After riding the analogue wave for the last few years (Polaroid cameras, Lomo La Sardina cameras, disposable cameras), we decided to run a digital contest this year. Another novelty at La...

9. Aug 2013 - This was Photocase Day 2013

This was La Chamansix. We can’t believe it’s already over. We’re back to everyday life, back to the office, where the fan keeps turning and we gaze longingly at the pics Kai shot. What a great day! The Naked Lunch turned out to be an awesome...

26. Jul 2013 - In the woods with Seleneos

For this month’s edition of our monthly feature “Photographers talk about their photos”, our photographer Seleneos took us to the woods. Here comes the fairy tale the story behind her mystical photo. A photo by Seleneos There once was this...

9. Jul 2013 - Multi-upload now open for everyone

The time has come. As of now, all photographers can use our fancy new multi-upload tool and upload multiple photos at once. New users can submit up to 10 photos per day, established photographers even more: if you have at least 10 photos published on Photocase,...

5. Jul 2013 - Photocase Day 2013 – La Chamansix

We can’t believe it’s almost a year has gone by since our last Photocase Day. Seems like only yesterday that we were running around the Ping Pong table taking Polaroids like there was no tomorrow (see the results today, here). This year’s...

27. Jun 2013 - Portraits and self portraits of Normen Gadiel

Our photographer Normen Gadiel has quite some beautiful, atmospheric portraits in his portfolio. In our monthly feature “Photographers talk about their photos” he tells about us what drives him and his way of working. A photo by Normen Gadiel Photocase...

4. Jun 2013 - Recap: Photocase Hack Day Berlin

Once again we were proud prize sponsors at this year’s Photo Hack Day Berlin. More than 120 developers and designers took part in the 24 hour hackathon based on and around images, with a total of 41 hacks submitted. For best all-round photo hack...

3. Jun 2013 - The eagle has landed: Photocase Lightdeck

Our new photo-rating tool – Lightdeck – went online a little more than a week ago. Since then, our community has already cast 1,2 million votes. We’re impressed! Thanks to everyone who has taken part! Here’s a quick Q&A-style round-up...

29. May 2013 - Photo Hack Day Berlin #3

This weekend is Photo Hack Day again in Berlin and we are proud prize sponsors. For the best all-round photo hack we are giving away the beautiful Fujifilm X10. It’s looking dreamy in the photo below. Kaboom! Our friends from Eyeem are hosting the...

2. May 2013 - Rock climbing with gregepperson

This month, we asked our Californian photographer, rock climber and mountain biker gregepperson to tell us more about one of his photos for our feature “Photographers talk about their photos.” Here’s the story behind his photo...

29. Apr 2013 - How to use Photocase photos in your Newsletter

A newsletter without pictures is like a door without a handle. Have you ever wondered if you can use Photocase photos in email campaigns? If yes, then it’s your luck day because that’s the topic of today’s new feature “Handbook for...

25. Apr 2013 - Email from Hong Kong

We received this worrisome email from Kai. The shock of a 3D bug is going to take us some time to digest. More news from Hong Kong soon. OMG, a bug! - a photo by Kai

23. Apr 2013 - The big 5: Photo songs

We’re into lists at the moment. Recently, we shared with you what we use, read or watch at the moment in our team profile post. This week, we got inspired by the German radio show Sanft und Sorgfältig with Jan Böhmermann und Olli Schulz and...

10. Apr 2013 - Photocase team profile: What we use read or watch

Every day, someone at the office praises a new app, TV show, website or book. I find it always very interesting to hear, what the others use, read or watch. That’s why I asked around and today I would like to share that list with you! Feel free to add...

28. Mar 2013 - Photographers talk about their photo (Easter edition): 3 wishes by pencake

No Easter without eggs. Our photographer pencake has been dropping egg after egg in our photo browser lately. We started to wonder if she might be a bird breeder. Turns out she’s not, but in this blogpost she tells us all about the photo and where all...

18. Feb 2013 - Photographers talk about their photos: Under the headphones of Katrin Bpunkt

A photo by Katrin Bpunkt Music. What other medium can influence our mood or thoughts so easily, or let us dream in the middle of the day? When listening to music over headphones, music can draw us into the melodies, harmonies and tones and make us forget about...

16. Jan 2013 - Interview: Irina’s Travels

“Sometimes, you have to take one step back, in order to move forward”, writes our photographer Irina in the account of the first part of her travels through Eastern Europe, Russia and North- & Central Asia last year. After a short break, she...

15. Jan 2013 - Photographers talk about their photos: The glimpse into the underground

Our photographer nivoa is fairly new here at Photocase and already made a great start! We asked her to if she’d be into telling us a little more about one of her photos and that’s how we gained the following insight into her photo The glimpse...

Year 2012

28. Nov 2012 - Photocase turns 11 today

Happy birthday to us! Thanks to you! The filmmakers want to declare that no cupcakes were harmed during the production of this film. But now that filming is over…

20. Nov 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: Flying fish by Fräulein.Nina

In our monthly feature “Photographers talk about their photos” our photographer Fräulein.Nina tells us how fish and flying gets together on a photo. A photo by Fräulein.Nina It was a thursday in August, filled with magical hours. It was...

15. Nov 2012 - The new multi-upload tool

We are proud to introduce to you our shiny new upload tool that includes a new feature that has been eagerly awaited by many of you: the multi-upload. Read all about how it works and what else is new in this latest blog post. New layout & more info We...

18. Oct 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: Endless space with joeran

What an amazing shot! I’m pretty sure this comes close to what an astronaut must feel when they look down from their spaceship to the tiny little earth below. In this blogpost, our photographer joeran tells us the story behind his breathtaking photo...

1. Oct 2012 - New feature: Go shopping with your Photocase income

Photographers! You can now buy download credits, single photos or photo prints with your Photocase income! This is how it works: Just put a download credit package, the photo or photo print of your choice in your shopping basket and proceed to checkout. There...

25. Sep 2012 - Photo Hack Day Berlin #2

We spent last weekend at Photo Hack Day Berlin, Europe’s premier hackathon based on and around images where photographers, designers and software developers meet to team up and develop new and innovative photo projects and apps. We didn’t hack...

14. Sep 2012 - New feature: Download all layout versions of all photos within a lightbox

We just completed a little, but very handy new feature for all lightboxes. If you are still unclear on what a lightbox is, here’s a short explanation. A lightbox is a folder where you can save photos for later. Let’s say you are looking for photos...

5. Sep 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: Colorful with no more lookism

Sometimes, looking at certain photos instantly raises your happiness level, just like with this photo that our photographer Tim aka no more lookism made during the Dresden edition of the Holi Festival. It’s a big outdoor party where...

14. Aug 2012 - La Chamancinco – The contest photos

One thing is for sure. Every Photocase Day needs a proper photo contest. Following the very first Photocase Day in history (which took place in 2008), this year’s contest was all about Polaroids and this is how it went: There were 9 teams and we equipped...

8. Aug 2012 - Bye Bye FCM

Our Free Credit Monday Man now has more time to take care of his cat. Starting next Monday there will be new offers and campaigns on our start page. Photo: designritter The time has come, our Free Credit Monday (FCM) Man is retiring. Last Monday he gave out...

27. Jul 2012 - We say “La Chamancinco”, you say…

Amigos! Only one week left till Photocase Day 2012, La Chamancinco! To get you in the mood, here’s a little sneak preview on what’s going to happen during the photo contest: If you aren’t quite sure yet, how to actually pronounce “La...

26. Jul 2012 - At the “STARKlub” with sïanaïs and froodmat

Bäm! And here comes a new episode of our monthly feature “Photographers talk about their photos”. This time, it’s getting colorful, loud, awesome and a little crazy with sïanaïs and froodmat talking about their photo series...

12. Jul 2012 - Photocase Day 2012 – La Chamancinco, Baby!

Hola! After the great time we had at last year’s Photocase Day and 10 year anniversary party, we are now really looking forward to this years meetup. It’s the 5th year in the history of Photocase Day, which means we have another jubilee here. Yay!...

14. Jun 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: travel bug by quiloo

Because summer seems to be making us wait a little longer this year, we chose a photo to warm you up a little. In our monthly feature “Photographers talk about their photos” quiloo tells us the story behind his photo “travel bug.” For...

29. May 2012 - Zooom! New Enlarged View

Like we learned from Sherlock, it’s sometimes better to take out your magnifying glass and have a closer look at things. As for Photocase photos, we just made that a lot easier and a lot more fun. In order to see better, you don’t have to rub your...

10. May 2012 - Sharing is caring. New share Options!

Sharing is not only caring but also fun! Guess, what.. We just made sharing from Photocase a lot easier. You want more clicks, more comments and more of everything? Just tell the world! You can now spread the word to your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ account...

9. May 2012 - Capt’n, engine room here. We got some shiny new stuff

Hello world, this is the Photocase engine room. We’ve set up a new page for you to see what we are currently working on, what’s new and stuff we already fixed. It’s called Photocase Trackr and will help you to stay informed about all updates,...

3. May 2012 - Say Hi to Our New Start Page

Yay, We’ve got a new start page! It was about time to retire the old one. There are quite a few new things, so we thought it would be best to explain everything in more detail here in this post. More Photos On our new start page we have the possibility...

3. May 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: DOUBLE TROUBLE from nicolasberlin and phoenixie

Two scoops of ice cream are better than one, a double shot of espresso keeps you awake longer than a single and sometimes seeing double can be good for your eyes. Our photographers nicolasberlin from Berlin and phoenixie from Switzerland teamed up for an awesome...

30. Mar 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: 2 “Hidden Tracks” from time. and particula

In our monthly feature “Photographers talk about their photos” we ask photographers to tell us the story behind one of their photos. This month, we asked time. and particula to tell us a little bit more about one photo that is really...

28. Feb 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: “Boy on a bed” by Wanda Depperschmidt

Wanda Depperschmidt joined Photocase in May 2010 and since the beginning of this year, she published one photo after the other that knocked our shoes off (believe it or not but that literally happened with prokop’s shoes, but that’s another story)...

26. Jan 2012 - Photographers talk about their photos: The fish by Safa

Wow, what a catch! This photo definitely caught our attention last week, so we asked Safa to tell us a little more about his photo and the two guys that are apparently very much looking forward to a delicious fish meal. So here’s the story behind it...

3. Jan 2012 - Happy new year and a look back at 2011

Happy 2012, everybody! Hope you had a lovely new years eve. We thought a nice (and slightly delayed) beginning to the New Year would be a little photographical review of 2011. We’ve collected the 12 Photocase photos that you found the most interesting.*...

Year 2011

30. Nov 2011 - Win The new Artisans Book

Screw mass production, praise the handmade. Although we ourselves have only two left hands and all thumbs, we adore handcraft and like browsing through all those blogs with gorgeous photos of sweet handmade products. Last September now, a book came out on...

28. Nov 2011 - Happy Birthday to… us

Ten years from today Photocase was born and Frank and Kai drank beer in the hospital. Since then Photocase theethed, got involved into an pubertal fight and woke up with a headache after several night’s. Today there are more than 226,000 photos on Photocase...

28. Oct 2011 - Photographers talk about their photos: The path to light from maspi

Apart from the shivering coldness at the moment, we must admit that fall was pretty kind to us this year. At least in September, we could still hang out outside in the sun in our shorts. Plus, as you can see in the large number of awesome fall photos we got...

11. Oct 2011 - Funny photos of scared people

Dudebun told me that he once visited Niagara Falls about 10 years ago with his girlfriend at the time, and she really wanted to go into one of these haunted houses (of which there are many) but Dudebun, having watched Thriller at a young age, is a huge scaredy...

1. Sep 2011 - Thanks India

GoodwinDan has been at Photocase since 2009 and has386 photos online. Last weekend, when browsing through some photos we came across Beim Durchstöbern am vergangenen Wochenende ist uns sein Foto “Thanks, India“. Daniel said in the comments...

29. Aug 2011 - A Photocase Day in Berlin. The video

Our good friend Nico shot an awesome video from our Photocase Day in Berlin 2 weeks ago. Check it out! 10Y Photocase ! La Chamanvier Berlin from NicoD on Vimeo.

25. Aug 2011 - Yes it’s true, we had a grand engagement.

These here photographs have been all over the internets of late, so you’ve probably already done seen ‘em, but if ya ain’t, then behold the purtiest/weirdenest engagement photos I ever done seen. © Amanda Rynda

27. Jul 2011 - Lytro – the camera for lazy people

I may have already posted this, and if I did you’ll have to excuse me BUT, this is great enough to post twice. From what I gather it’s a new kind of camera tech. According to their marketing mumbo-jumbo, the Lytro Light Field Camera captures “light...

25. Jul 2011 - 10 Years Photocase Party and La Chamanvier

A photo by linsenmonster. 2011 is our 10th anniversary that’s why we decided to throw a big party on Friday, August 19th in the gorgeous Kim Bar on Brunnenstraße in Berlin (close to Rosenthaler Platz). We continue celebrating on Saturday, August...

21. Jul 2011 - Cinemagraphs

Check it out! They’re moving! But they’re photos! Meet me at the bar - From Me To You - Cinemagraph And look! There’s more! Busy day in Manhattan... Cinemagraph

14. Jul 2011 - Handwerte – Cydonna’s photo thesis on exceptional artisanry in Thuringia

Handwerte (2011). Anna's thesis for the Bauhaus-Uni Weimar. Our very own cydonna turned in her thesis to the der Bauhaus-Uni Weimar. Congrats Anna! It’s a photographic thesis on exceptional artisanry in the German state of Thuringia. Enjoy the photos!...

29. Jun 2011 - The Dot from Kogeto – World’s Smallest Panoramic Video Camera

Product lust: it is all consuming. But first I have to get an iPhone. The Dot - Photo © Kogeto Website

8. Jun 2011 - Photocase on Amazon S3

A photo by cydonna. This past weekend we made the big (and I’m talking many, many terabytes big) move to our new home on Amazon S3 servers. This means that we’ll be faster and more reliable than ever, and of course space, space and more space!...

24. May 2011 - Bright and beautiful

May gave us some pretty great lightshows. Sunday in particular, thanks to a sudden and epic thunderstorm that rolled through Berlin. Rain and sunshine and of course, that ever wonderful wonder of light: the rainbow (occasionally even seen a double rainbow.)...

18. May 2011 - This is a photograph

This photo is all over the internet today, I saw it first this morning on imgur, then later on kottke.org. When I first looked at it I thought it was a painting along the lines of Ted Harrison until I saw the caption saying it was a photo. I had to take many...

28. Apr 2011 -

Recently, .marqs created a great series of multiple exposure photos and published them on Photocase. We liked them so much we thought we’d ask him to explain his technique a little. A photo by .marqs (Translated from the German) I’ve made it a...

23. Apr 2011 - Daillly and Save the Children

Our friends at Daillly are running a charity deal with Save the Children this week where 100% of the proceeds go to Save the Children. Users who donate will get a special badge on their Daillly profiles (as if you even needed a reason). Check it out and donate!...

29. Mar 2011 -

Nora Heinisch has only been at Photocase a short time but already has a great collection of photos online, photos that tell stories. We asked her to if she’d be into telling us a little more about her photos. She said yes. A photo by nora heinisch “7uhr30”...

23. Mar 2011 - Photocase on the Kindle

Having never actually seen a Kindle in real-life until last week when a friend of mine produced one from his oversized coat pocket, I am now pretty convinced that it’s awesome and I want one. It’s small and light and real easy to read, and apparently...

21. Mar 2011 - Daillly and Photocase.com

We’ve decided to team up with Daillly, a new site that is kinda like a whole bunch of my favorite sites all rolled up in one, so we can promote their great new service (and ours of course) to a bunch of new people. We like Daillly because it’s...

18. Mar 2011 - Short Downtime Saturday Night

Saturday night we have to go offline for about 2 hours in order to move some things around on our server. The outage will take place between 9pm and 11pm CET (4pm to 6pm New York time).

4. Mar 2011 - Server Massage

Just a quick note to let you all know that we’ll be offline for about an hour on Saturday March 5th at 9pm CET (that’s 8pm in the UK, 3pm in New York, and noon in Vancouver). The servers have been working so hard that we decided to book them an...

24. Feb 2011 - Hundreds of tourist photos combined to make a super tourist photo

Found this today, called Photo Opportunities via @robinhegarty. A great idea executed by Corinne Vionnet, a photographer from somewhere (Switzerworld?) Although it doesn’t matter where she’s from, it’s a pretty great gallery of photos of...

23. Feb 2011 - Blurred

Is it a watercolour? Is it a photo? Manun recently published a series of wonderfully blurry landscape photos on Photocase. We asked her to explain a little how she created such striking photos and she agreed, describing how she was overcome by the beauty of...

22. Feb 2011 - 200,000 photos!

February was a big month for us, not only did we make a big step forward in making our photos more “findable” by search engines, but we also passed the 200,000 photos mark. Congrats to chris-up who had the 200,000th photo. We sent him a sweet-ass...

22. Feb 2011 - The Update Roundup

After giving the update a little time to settle in, we thought now would be a good time to introduce it to everyone. Besides a few cosmetic changes, the majority of the work was done behind the scenes. Get your very own Photocase Address: As of now you can...

1. Feb 2011 - Job posting!

If you or someone you know is: - German (or can, like, speak it real good) and - an ASP.NET developer, then check our our new job posting, Wir suchen einen ASP.Net Entwickler

28. Jan 2011 - Update re-scheduled for Sunday Jan. 30th at 3pm CET

See here for more details: Photocase downtime Sunday afternoon ANOTHER UPDATE: Man, this is the update that just won’t update. We encountered a DNS problem last night so we were unable to complete the update as planned. Update now re-rescheduled for...

21. Jan 2011 - UPDATE: Little downtime Sunday night

UPDATE 2: This weekend, it’s happening. Sunday January 30th at 3pm CET, we’re shutting off for a while so we can run the update. Latest we’ll be back is Monday morning. UPDATE: on the err, update. A little problem with the planned update,...

Year 2010

30. Nov 2010 - How do you add a NSFW filter to a website with 200,000 photos?

Alternate title: Won’t somebody please think of the children? Since 2001, Photocase has been a German company primarily visited by German or other European customers. The land of FKK ( FreiKörperKultur, or Free Body Culture) keeps a very open mind...

26. Nov 2010 - The Wanderlust Pinwide – Pinhole on your digicam

Pinwide Example Gallery © Copyright 2010 Wanderlust Cameras. Wanderlust Cameras has announced their new product, the Pinwide, a pinhole “lens” for your digital 4/3’s camera which allows you to take “pinhole snapshot(s)” something...

25. Nov 2010 - We have a newsletter sign-up page

Until recently, you had to be registered at Photocase in order to get our awesome newsletter. Now you can use our Newsletter sign-up page to get all the great photos and deals that we include in every newsletter. Simply enter your email address and we’ll...

23. Nov 2010 - Sprocket Rocket by Lomography – Yes, I’m a little behind

Unveiled at the end of October, the Sprocket Rocket is my new favorite camera if only for the name which reminds me of my favorite skis of all time, the Salomon Pocket Rockets (that I destroyed over a season in Whistler BC, but that’s a story for another...

18. Nov 2010 - Nan Goldin at the Berlinische Galerie

If you’re in Berlin, you should go to the Nan Goldin Exhibition on now at the Berlinische Galerie. If you already like these kind of atmospheric, personal, low-fi, expository portrait photos that have invaded ffffound, flickr and tumblr you already like...

8. Nov 2010 - Chess Boxing – Checkmate in the 5th round

Last week our favorite Berlin city guide email service Sugar High had an article about the upcoming International German Chess Boxing Championship being held in Berlin at the Festsaal Kreuzberg. We all thought, “Oh man, we gotta go see that live.”...

5. Nov 2010 - NY Times article – Boring stock photos are boring

Found this little beauty via a bunch of Twitter retweets this morning. According to a study undertaken by Jakob Nielsen and published in the NYTimes, people “ignore generic photos online,” and “when users know that a picture of a person is...

25. Oct 2010 - Photocase Free Credit Monday Changes

The new Monday start page. Say hi to the Free Credit Monday Man, and get 2 free credits. It’s Monday, and some of you have already noticed that we instituted a little change to Free Credit Monday in the hopes that we could connect a little more with...

12. Oct 2010 - Interview: “One around-the-world-ticket please.”

Hello world. Fabsn's goin' on a trip. One of our photographers fabsn is touring the world as a “Design Journeyman.” We interviewed him (here in German) to find out more about what it means to be a design journeyman, what a design journeyman is...

12. Oct 2010 - Book Cover Contest Winner

The Photocase Library Selection has grown over the last few days. Thanks to everyone who took part in our little book cover contest. We didn’t expect such a great turnout! We went over the submissions here and came to a consensus. I can safely say it...

7. Oct 2010 - Book Cover Contest

In honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the biggest book fair in the world (and it’s happening right now in Frankfurt!), we’ve decided to launch a little Book Cover Design contest. First, for a little inspiration, we present the Photocase Library...

28. Sep 2010 - 100 year old lens on 1 year old camera

I found this link today via Wired’s Gadget Lab. A photographer/cinematographer got his hands on a 102 year old lens and then had a friend rig it up so it’d fit on his Canon 5d mkII. The photos are pretty great, kinda old-fashiony-looking but not...

8. Sep 2010 - 1.4 Million Euros

photo by tobeys / photocase.com We heard this morning via Andy Goetze’s great (but lately not-so-regularly-updated Stockphototalk blog) that iStock had posted changes to their royalty rates yesterday evening Germany time. The really short version (as...

7. Sep 2010 - La Chamantrois – Photocase Day 2010

Another great day. Because last year’s location was so nice we decided to make it twice. Twice in the Babette Bar on Karl Marx Allee 36. A few less people than last year, but that just meant a few more seats, we could talk in quieter voices and more...

25. Aug 2010 - Photocase Day – There will be tacos

But only if more people sign up! Seriously, we’re really keen to see as many people as possible come out for Le Fabuleux Chamantrois. More people means more awesome photos from the photo contest, more questions that you may not have thought of during...

19. Aug 2010 - French Supremacy

The French are so much more sophisticated and well-mannered than the rest of the world, and not just because of their berets and baguettes and head-butts. Here’s a great example, when this double rainbow appeared over Amboise, in the Loire region of...

18. Aug 2010 - New York to Tegel in pictures

In keeping with our weekly air travel posts, here’s a great blog entry in the New York Times by Christoph Niemann where he illustrates high and low points from his plane ride from New York to Berlin (via Heathrow). © Christoph Niemann via kottke

12. Aug 2010 - Europe in colour – photos

A fella named Michael Shaugnessy scanned a whole bunch of awesome vintage colour photos of Europe (marked as being from the Institute for Color Photography, Carl Weller, Berlin/Verlagsanstalt für Farbenfotographie, 1906) and put them in this snazzy little...

10. Aug 2010 - We’re in PC World Magazine!

Ok, via the Bundlehunt promotion, but we get semi-top billing in the article because our photo collections are the most expensive (and therefore the best). But we’re there all the same. How exciting! Click here to read the article.

5. Aug 2010 - New Check Box in your preferences, and Instant Buy Note

Instant Buy Note Since our last shop update, buyers can now purchase single photos without credits, without registration, and we like to say “without hassle.” In the interest of making sure no one overlooks or forgets that we have this option,...

4. Aug 2010 - La Chamantrois – Photocase Day in Berlin, September 4th

La Chamantrois 2010 So, here’s how it looks. On September 4th, we’re inviting everyone to Berlin for some talking, some laughing and some relaxing. Food and drinks will also be involved. Here’re some of the details: Where Bar Babette, Karl-Marx-Allee...

4. Aug 2010 - Entertaining 404 page introduces me to website I will never join

This 404 page for blippy.com was highly entertaining, so much so that I went to their homepage because I was all “what does it mean?” and holy crap they want me to give them my credit card number so they can track all my credit card purchases and...

31. Jul 2010 - More great photos – Super long exposures

Alternate title: It’s so nice out, why am I inside. The iPhone Photo Blog has an amazing article about the longest exposure photos ever made. And we’re not talking piddly little hour long star photos, nor are we talking about days here, but years...

31. Jul 2010 - Contraband – Great photos of seized airport items

The NY Times has a great feature in their Magazine section called Contraband. These images are from a set of 1,075 photographs — shot over five days last year for the book and exhibition, ‘‘Contraband’’ — of items detained...

26. Jul 2010 - End of History – The strongest beer in the world, By Brew Dog

This came at me from about 15 different directions over the weekend, so I don’t know who to credit, except perhaps Brew Dog themselves for making it in the first place. “It” of course being the End of History, the strongest beer in the world...

21. Jul 2010 - Photocase Instant Buy

Now that the World Cup is over and Germany didn’t win, we can all get back to real-life. Somehow, we found time to install a major update in the middle of June, but we didn’t make a big deal about it on the English site at the time. Now we’re...

20. Jul 2010 - Photocase Downtime – Cut the red wire, no no wait…

Tub_am / Photocase.com We’re currently working some behind the scenes magic, but we had to turn off the server so we don’t get electrocuted. Don’t worry, we just need a couple hours to make the magic happen and as soon as we pick up all the...

11. Jun 2010 - Photocase World Cup round-up and T-Shirts

So, in case you haven’t heard, the World Cup starts today in South Africa with Mexico and South Africa playing the first game at 16:00 Central European Time. Here’re a few things we wanna mention. 1. This is the best World Cup Calendar/Schedule...

11. Jun 2010 - Amazing photos from Kevin Cooley

I love these “Light’s Edge” photos by Kevin Cooley. In an interview with F Stop Magazine he describes buying old (70’s and 80’s era) military flares from Eastern Europe. Check out his site here

10. Jun 2010 - Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks…

Not just for winning the Stanley Cup again after a 50 year drought, and not just for beating Chris Pronger but also for finishing off the Flyers in 6 games so that playoff hockey wouldn’t interfere with the World Cup. Which starts tomorrow btw. If you...

3. Jun 2010 - How much of Berlin would the BP Oil Spill cover?

Oh, just the part between Hannover and Western Poland. www.ifitwasmyhome.com

2. Jun 2010 - New Printer Technology

I wouldn’t recommend using it to print your vacation photos, but it would certainly do a good job on birthday cards.

27. May 2010 - Awesome Photocase Photos – 1

Isn’t this photo by cheersbabes awesome? Yes, yes it is. Go get it.

17. May 2010 - Can I get a Gink invite?

Via The Daily What

11. May 2010 - Tempelhof Airport Park

This weekend the Tempelhof Airport was opened to the public, and I have to admit I was grinning like a fool for the first half hour… It’s hard to describe the feeling of riding down a runway on your bicycle… I don’t want to oversell...

7. May 2010 - Friday Randomness – Poor Pisa

And this is why the tower leans the way it does, the poor thing is so embarrassed that it’s desperately trying to get out of the frame of all these ridiculous photos. Found at pw0nd.com, NSFCE (Not Safe For Continued Employment,  because you will...

7. May 2010 - Photocase Photos in the Wild – v 2

This beauty Photocase photo by spudnique is on the cover of this month’s ExBerliner, the English language magazine here in Berlin.

4. May 2010 - Great Ads – Seen in the Berlin Hauptbahnhof

The ad isn’t all that exciting, but I thought the slogan under Baden-Württemberg was great. “Wir können alles. Außer Hochdeutsch.” Roughly translated it means, “We can do everything. Except High German,” obviously...

27. Apr 2010 - Stages of a Photographer

I saw this over on kottke.org and thought it was pretty funny and of course mostly true. Stages of a Photographer Via kottke.org

26. Apr 2010 - asdfasdf – Design Tips from Photocase

Proofread your design! This little beauty has been on our website for months now, and all of our Spanish users were too polite to let us know. Move you mouse, Spanish!

16. Apr 2010 - Let’s NOT Create a Two-Tier Pricing System for Stock Photography

ohneski / photocase.com There’s an article by Jim Pickerell called “Let’s Create a Two-Tier Pricing System for Stock Photography” that’s been making the Twitter rounds the past few days. In it, Mr Pickerell suggests that for Stock...

15. Apr 2010 - Vote for me

Here’s something that everyone’s been talking about and I can’t help myself, I have to mention it too. The BBC reports that in Northern Ireland the DUP party bought a photo of a pretty young lady (who may not even be Irish) to use in their...

13. Apr 2010 - Quality vs Quantity: Photocase and Westvleteren

This morning, (just as I did last Wednesday) I woke up at 8:30 and instead of going to work, I set my computer up on the kitchen table, poured a bowl of cereal and got prepared to spend the next two hours dialing and redialing the same number. Last Wednesday...

6. Apr 2010 - Midnight Update

view7 / photocase.com Just so y’all are forewarned, our servers are going under the knife tonight for a couple of hours. We’re going offline starting at Midnight Central European Time (think Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam) and by 2am they’ll be...

26. Mar 2010 - Friday Randomness – Creme Egg Cupcakes

For those of you who aren’t from Canada/UK/USA, I’ll have to give you a little background. A Cadbury Creme Egg is a glorious chocolate treat from Cadbury that comes out in the aforementioned countries only around Easter. It’s chocolate on...

25. Mar 2010 - Photoshop’s new Content Aware Fill

After the first photo demonstration I was like “Cool!” then after the second one I was like “Awesome!” and then after the third one I was like “bullshit.” This new devilry could really come in handy when building Photocase...

24. Mar 2010 - Photocase Photos in the Wild – 1st Edition

This is the first article in our new series “Photocase photos in the wild.” Anytime I see a Photocase photo in the wild, I’ll post it here. Last night I was strolling towards Mein Haus am See ( translation, “My house at the lake”),...

21. Mar 2010 - The boxcars all are empty, and the sun shines every day…

Maybe it’s because I rode the train from Leipzig back to Berlin on Thursday and I always get a little sentimental about the train, and I wish I’d ride the train more, but these photos on flickr by SW?MPY make me want to quit my job and start hopping...

10. Mar 2010 - The making of the Photocase splash page

You’ve all seen it, and you may think there’s nothing to it; that we just pick a few photos, plunk them on the page and voilà: New Splash Page. Well, it’s a little more complicated than that (although not much more complicated really)...

9. Mar 2010 - The Noktor HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 – I want to go to there.

The Noktor Hyper Prime. Making hearts beat faster since 2010. This is the Noktor Hyper Prime 50mm. lens is not only attractive, it’s also super super fast. Actually, f/0.95 is so fast my dad would take one look at this and swear (which he almost never...

8. Mar 2010 - Photocase adds awesome new photo preview function

This is the awesome new Photocase photo browser page. This’ll be our last installment before our next update (which will be coming soon, you heard it here first!), and this post outlines the changes we’ve made to the photo browser page. Some people...

4. Mar 2010 - Photocase adds new Sort Function to search results

Photocase Sort Function In keeping with our awesome update round-up, today we’re going to talk about the glorious new sort function. You want to see your search results sorted by date, relevance or interestingness? Now you can. And it’s awesome...

4. Mar 2010 - Zipshot Tripod deploys fast but how hard is it to break-down once you’re done?

So this is the Zipshot Tripod, and the first thing I thought of when I saw this video was “so where’s the video where it shows the guy taking this thing apart?” but it’s there, you just gotta watch to the end. And I guess it didn’t...

Year 2009

5. Aug 2009 - Now Pay by Credit Card and Direct Debit without leaving Photocase

Getting photos just got faster and easier. If you're running low on credits, now you can buy more by credit card or direct debit without having to leave Photocase! Simply head to our Shop (or during the download process) choose your preferred payment method,...

29. Jun 2009 - August 29th - A Photocase day in Berlin: La Chamandeux

Our poll found that the most of you would be happy with an August 29th event. So that's the day we'd like to invite you to Berlin. You will find all the information and registration information here.

22. May 2009 - A Photocase day in Berlin: La Chamandeux

La Chamandeux is coming up in August. Let us know if you're interested and what date you prefer here.

25. Apr 2009 -

During a little update one of our servers decided to take a little break, and it took a little longer to get back up again. Hope you were able to enjoy the weather.

22. Apr 2009 - Search Optimization

We've often heard that while we've got great photos, searching and finding them can occasionally be a weak point. The search results are sometimes imprecise and there are occasionally photos that appear in the results don't fit the entered search terms at...

19. Apr 2009 - Update two-fer.

The new update has a little something for everyone, whether you're looking for photos or a photographer. The Search Our search box was always a little tucked away on the left side of the page. After a number of intensive usability tests, conducted by the...

20. Jan 2009 - Photocase Statistics

We have good news for Photographers: you can retire your notepads and your calculators, because statistics for your photos and User Profile have been online as of early this morning. Information such as monthly hits, referrers, search terms and visitor location...

4. Jan 2009 - Photocase Growth Spurt

There comes a time in the life of every website when they outgrow their servers. We imagine this happens at Google once a week, at Flickr every few days and at YouTube they probably have a guy whose job it is to just sit at the nearby electronics shop and...

Year 2008

30. Nov 2008 - More

For the past 7 years, Photocase has been the place that photographers and designers came when they wanted to take part in something different, something new. When it came to style and imagination, we always offered more. With our latest update, we are going...

11. Sep 2008 - Mikrokultur + Photocase = Popkomm

Photocase and Berlin Booking Agency Mikrokultur want you to be our date for the dance. Mikrokultur is putting on a festival night at Admiralspalast (Berlin) right in the middle of Popkomm week. Trust us, you're going to want to be there. The bands playing...

4. Aug 2008 - Every update has an update...

...therefore, we just finished a little update that updates the last update and will make a few little problems nothing more than an unpleasant memory. :) "Notify me if someone comments on my photos," located in the settings, works again. The various...

8. Jul 2008 - Language Update - The morning after

We picked up our servers from the local language school this morning and they couldn't stop babbling to us in all their new languages. We're so proud, even if we can't understand everything they say anymore. Now that we've all drank our prosecco and posed...

1. Jul 2008 - UPDATE- Server Outage

We'll be shutting Photocase off at 22:00 on Monday July 7th and taking the servers to the Berlitz Language School for a crash course in English, French and Spanish. By the next morning they will be fluent in 4 languages and you will be able to interact with,...

20. Jun 2008 - La Chamandu - Photocase Day

Ladies and Gentlemen, The poll results are in, and you've chosen August 30th as the date for the first annual Photocase Day. So send your kids to the neighbours, water your plants and hop on a bus, train, bike whatever...just get to Berlin. All the information...

18. Jun 2008 - Werbekongreß 2008 and Photocase

Last week, the 2008 Werbekongreß took place in Berlin, focusing on an internationalization plan for a small German photo-community. In effect, the Werbekongreß a three-day workshop designed to give university students an opportunity to gain experience...

3. Jun 2008 - UPDATE: Fotorally is over.

The contest is over. You have voted for your stars. Congratulations to Juttaschnecke, kallejipp and john krempl! All winners.

22. May 2008 - Photocase Day - A quick question

We're planning an event for the summer called Photocase Day, and would like to know which date would suit you the best. This way to the poll...

28. Mar 2008 - Something to look forward to.

After a long break in communication, we’re back again with a little bit of detail on what we’ve been working on so far this year. The last update was a while ago, and the rule is: the longer the time between updates, the bigger the update! The...

Year 2007

12. Dec 2007 - Sweet Georgia Brown!

As of about 8 o'clock this evening, the Photocase photometer went over 100,000. We're happy, we're thankful, we're optimistic and we wish it was summertime so that we could have a big BBQ make everybody lunch, and fish cold drinks out of bottomless coolers...

29. Nov 2007 - Photocase Advent Calendar

Stocky Claus is attacking the peaceful village of Awesome! He doesn't like all their creative, exciting photos and is wrecking the village in a boring and predictable way. You must help the villagers of Awesome to save their photos from his angry stomping...

3. Oct 2007 - Together again

First of all, we hope you had a great German Unity Day, without which we here at Photocase would still be bopping around Dresden with a Praktika dangling from our necks wondering what bananas taste like. If you were anywhere outside Germany, we hope you had...

16. Jul 2007 - Updates are the new black

The changes in this round do more to captivate the eye and the mind by way of a subtle timelessness and discreet yet playful nod at the larger notion of existence. These changes find themselves fitting harmoniously into an already beautiful line, and show...

27. May 2007 - After the update is before the update...

And here we are again. A few entries from our to-do list are gone, and we hope they don't come back. At first glance, the update doesn't look like much but the BBCode and the photo editing script were pretty tricky. We hope that these little updates will make...

15. May 2007 - The poll booths are open.

Occasionally it's necessary to ask a few quick questions to obtain from you users some quick answers. We want to hear from you whether you think we're on the right track and which aspects of the site we can make improve upon. We would be really happy if you...

6. Apr 2007 - Easter Update

-Notifications are back -Favorite photos in your User Profile are now arranged by how many "I like it"'s they have -RSS subscriptions get a valid feed -EXIF data -Links in the Categories overview work properly -The "Go to page X" function...

2. Apr 2007 - On the subject of disruptions

Our planned move to the new server was interrupted by a small but particularly tenacious hardware problem. For safety's sake, the move has been postponed for a few days . Everything is running fine again, albeit on the old server. We'll keep you posted.

6. Mar 2007 - Reinforcements have arrived.

New photo editors provide light at the end of the photo confirmation tunnel. Please address fan mail to cydonna, neguan, madochab, froodmat and dragon30. Prokop's first job was programming binary load lifters (very similar to vaporators in most respects) and...

Year 2006

13. Dec 2006 - Adjustment to User Profiles

We are still having performance problems with the site. Our stats show that user profiles with a high number of comments are particularly greedy when it comes to consumption of system resources. We have therefore decided to limit the comments on your profile...

7. Dec 2006 - Aufklärung 01

Kurz vornweg: Wir schrauben nach ganz stark an der Behebung aller Fehler. Nach dem schlechten Einstieg von Gestern mussten wir heute Nacht noch eine grundlegende Komponente tauschen. Jetzt ist zwar die Performance schon besser, aber es haben sich durch diese...

6. Dec 2006 - Service Interruptions

Throughout the course of the day, you may experience temporary service interruptions while using Photocase. We ask for your understanding.

5. Dec 2006 - The Update

We're back...and it only took one day longer than we expected. There are a few obvious changes, and a few that that aren't so obvious. Terms of Use The first thing you should know is that we updated our Terms of Use. You will have to read them over thoroughly...

28. Nov 2006 - Update on the way

Photocase will be offline for maintenance from Friday December 1st to Monday December 4th. Thanks for your understanding. Photocase – Department Beta+

22. Sep 2006 - Links in comments and forum posts

We would ask that you please refrain from posting links to commercial websites in your comments or forum posts. Any posting containing this kind of information will be deleted without warning. If you wish to send any samples of your work to anyone--including...

23. May 2006 - Photo Keywords

Today's lesson is on keywords and the keywords you give your photos. Lets say you upload a photo where you can see a beautiful meadow, a bright blue sky and a ball bouncing from playfully from left to right. If you used the keywords "ball, meadow, sky,"...

22. May 2006 - Summer, Meadow, German Sausage

Summer is back and what better way to celebrate than by sitting in the park and grilling some sausages. Anybody who wants to flatten the grass with us is more than welcome. We'll be there June 3th at 4pm behind the climbing wall at the "Volkspark"...

8. Feb 2006 - Defekte Fotos

Das Problem von versehentlich überschriebenen Fotos beim Upload neuer Fotos ist behoben. Es werden keine Dateien mehr gelöscht. Wer eine kaputte oder fehlende Datei unter seinen Fotos hat, schickt uns bitte den Link zu dem Foto + die original Datei...

4. Feb 2006 - Finalization Trouble

Couple users had some trouble to finalize their photos, this should be solved.

20. Jan 2006 - A new update is on the way.

We are currently preparing a fresh update for Photocase. Besides providing new features, the update will also fix some bugs and perfomance issues, and the colour search tool will finally be included. Because of our coming update, we will temporarily stop fixing...

Year 2005

28. Nov 2005 - Email trouble this morning

Unfortunately we had a couple email problems this morning. That means that everybody who registered this time, got no email to activate his account. Please request your activation code again. http://www.photocase.com/requestactivation.asp The same happened...

28. Nov 2005 - Whats new after update

stuff which is fixed: - double avatars in your buddy list - delete and edit of posting of other users - broken links at the user contact page - news search - short story search - public lightboxes without a thumbnail new stuff added - photocase subscription,...

25. Nov 2005 - Update ahead

From saturday afternoon until monday morning we will be updating Photocase. Please take note that the site will be offline during this time.

15. Nov 2005 - Photocase gone with the wind

there was a short outage due to a configuration problem. sorry for that. problem fixed. have fun.

20. Oct 2005 - Couple things fixed

- broken redirects - automatic login via cookie - page jump photobrowser - the search - notifications

18. Oct 2005 - The Upload is working again.

We are bored... No photos in here.

16. Oct 2005 - Contest Reminder

Our sweet little Contest is running still one day. So hurry up. http://www.photocase.com/contest.asp

12. Oct 2005 - Bug fixing

These bugs are fixed: - multiple downloads in your Lightbox - wrong photo id's in your confirmation email - all data and buddies are shown correctly on your profile page - insert your email address to get your lost password - the thumbs are shown correctly...

11. Oct 2005 - Time out

at 6 pm today. We'll be back tomorrow morning.

7. Oct 2005 - Shop - New Business Hours

Our shop is open for business.

5. Oct 2005 - Maintenance

Between 8pm and 12pm Photocase will be offline for maintenance.

5. Oct 2005 - Lets go. Third Round for Photocase and its done.

Ok almost. Photocase is bigger, faster and filled with more features. Unfortunately not all features were ready to go when the site went back online. So we are calling this version „beta“. Don't panic. We are working day and night to get Photocase...