Best live published photos of 2011

As another year comes to a close we take a look back at the best live published photos of 2011. This year there have been some truly stunning images captured around the world and we’ve rounded up our favorites among the millions of photos which has swoshed through the Shootitlive system for it’s first publication hot of the photographers cameras.

2011-11-27 Rumble of the kings, Photo: Gustav Mårtensson / Aftonbladet

The Lithuanian fighter Marius Zaromskis shocked the crowed when he knocked his opponent Bruno Carvalho to the ground with a spectacular cartweel kick.

2011-11-09 Photo: Rene Schütze / Ekstrabladet

Fierce fire consumes buildings in Løgstør, Denmark

2011-11-09 London student protest, Photo: David Bebber / The Times

Thousands of students march down London Wall as they demonstrate about tuition fees.

2011-07-24 Norweigan Massacre, Photo: Andreas Hillergren / Aftonbladet

People were overcome by emotion at the end of a memorial service at the Oslo Cathedral, which was attended by Norwegian citizens and the royal family.

2011-07-17 FIFA World Cup, Photo: Kicki Nilsson / NA

Japan became the first Asian team to win a FIFA World Cup when they won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 tie after extra time.

2011-06-30 London on strike, Photo: Richard Pole / The Times

Up to a million workers across the UK was on strike in defense of their pensions. Riot police arrested dozens of protesters as violence broke out during pension reform protests.

2011-06-16 Royal Ascot, Photo: Richard Pole / The Times

300 years of horses, hats and high society. This years UK's annual Royal Ascot race was no exception.

2011-06-11 Sweden Rock, Photo:Cladio Berscani / Scanpix

Ozzy Osbourne headlined the Sweden Rock Festival and sprayed foam into the audience.

2011-05-04, Aurora Sky Station

The Abisko National Park is probably one of the best places in the world to find northern lights because of the cloud free sky and it's high latitude.

2011-04-29 The Royal Wedding, Photo: Marc Aspland / The Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, flanked by bridesmaids, watch the Royal Air Force flypast over Buckingham Palace.

2011-04-14 Danish Royal Christening, Photo: Jens Dresling / Politiken

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary with their children, during the Christening Ceremony service in Copenhagen.

2011-03-12 Mellodifestivalen, Photo: Magnus Sandberg / Aftonbladet

Danny Saucedo didn´t reach the whole way to Eurovision Song Contest in Germany. This didn´t seem to affect his mood as he was seen cracking a bottle of champagne at the after party.

2011-03-02 Ski WC, Photo: Eirik Helland Urke / Dagbladet

Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey took Canada's first World Championship gold in men's cross country. Alex Harvey sprinted down Ola Vigen Hattestad and silenced the home crowd at the finish line.

How the royal wedding was shot

Canon writes about how The Times used Shootitlive to create a live photo feed during the Royal Wedding. It’s published on Canon Professional Network (CPN) which is the world-wide website for Canon pro photographers to discover all of the latest news, technical articles, and advice for using Canon professional imaging equipment.

The CPN writer Mark Alexander spoke to The Times picture editor Paul Sanders to find out how they covered the biggest pre-planned news event of the year. Click below to checkout how the photographic coverage of the Royal Wedding was planned and exactly how it was shot.

“We got this new piece of software that enabled us to transmit the picture straight to a live gallery on the website, bypassing the picture desk completely and publishing the images within 30 seconds of them being taken”

Paul Sanders, Picture Editor, The Times

Check out the entire article here, Shootitlive is featured on page 3.

Picture of the week s01e10

The British Monarchy may seem reserved but they do know how to properly celebrate. Last Friday Prince William and Kate Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) made their vows to each other during their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Looking through the +200 photos that The Times live published to their site and to their iPad app I have to admit that we’re still gripped with wedding fever here at Shootitlive HQ. The pic of the week, from The Times snapper Marc Aspland, really captured the moment and the beauty of Kate Middleton (Yeah, her sister Pippa is quite good looking as well).

20110429 Photo: Marc Aspland / The Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, flanked by bridesmaids, watch the Royal Air Force flypast over Buckingham Palace.

Royal live photo feed

During the wedding day a team of ten photographers live puplished pictures via Shootitlive to and The Times Ipad edition and as the royal wedding day unfolded they created a colourful and vibrant live photo feed, from the arrival of David Beckham and fellow guests, through Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanging vows, to the royal couple driving off in an Aston Martin.

Check out the live photo feed here and please read The Times picture editor Pauls Sanders awesome article about live publishing here.

Entering UK market by signing The Times

We are extremely proud to announce that The Times have started to live publish video and photos to and to The Times iPad edition with Shootiltive.

With Shootitlive, The Times iPad readers and visitors will be seeing pictures live on the site, seconds after they are taken. During the Royal Wedding a team of ten photographers live published photos throughout the day.

“Not only was Friday a historic day for Prince William and Catherine Middleton, it also marks another historic day in terms of photography at The Times. This is ground-breaking technology and hasn’t been used by any other British newspaper. I know this is going to be the future of web shooting.”

Paul Sanders, Picture Editor The Times

“We are very pleased to have signed The Times as our first UK customer. The Times has led the way when it comes to cutting-edge photographic technique and by working with Shootitlive they will be continue in doing so. This also marks our first iPad app integration, which was made without any customization.”

Martin Levy, Founder and CEO Shootitlive AB

The Times is the original “Times” newspaper and have been published in the United Kingdom since 1785. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of News International

Please read full press release here

Royal Wedding Statistics

Shoot It Live delivered the live photo feed to The Swedish Royal Court

Shoot It Live delivered the live photo feed to The Swedish Royal Court

Shoot It Live hit a record in use during the Royal Wedding
Over 25 sites was using Shoot It Live to display live photo feeds, and most sites displayed the player on the landing page, which of course generates a lot of traffic. Our cooperation with Scanpix was a success and we hope to offer similar services in the future.

And in regards to traffic – it was huge!
We have since last Friday pushed out over 60 TB data. That’s 60.000 GigaByte data, consisting of small jpeg images with an average size of 30 KiloBytes each. At the same time we had over 1.7 billion requests (1,704,897,046 HTTP Requests)

In addition to all the photo feeds from the Royal wedding, both Aftonbladet, Politiken and Ekstra Bladet were using Shoot It Live from the World Cup in South Africa.

Videoplaza ads
Aftonbladet also ran ads in the Shoot It Live player for the first time. Since April Shoot It Live supports Videoplaza Monetizer and can show ads as preroll, mideroll or overlay. And because it’s Videoplaza, it’s smart, beautiful and outstanding. I do not know whether or not Aftonbladet or Videoplaza want to go out with statistics on ads served, but I know it was a huge amount.

Among the +25 sites that used Shoot It Live during the weekend there were sites in Germany, Finland, France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
See some links and screen shots below.

The Royal Wedding coverage

Live photos from the royal wedding

Newspapers has been preparing for the royal wedding on June 19th for quite some time
Many newspapers are concerned about how they should have enough time to produce and publish materials. And when it comes to quickly publish photos during the day, many wonder if the 3G network will crash. Some have experimented with 4G dongles and netbooks to quickly send photos and other attempts to gain access to business buildings and apartments with solid Internet connections close of the wedding events. But hey, now there is a solution!

Through an exclusive partnership with Shoot It Live Scanpix now offers a live photo feed to international and Swedish customer sites. Scanpix will have about 40 photographers on location, access to fixed Internet connections in several locations, and unique access to a number of places. As soon as the photographers send a photo it will automatically be pushed out to all sites that bought the live photo feed from Scanpix.

Swedish newspapers
Contact Jonas Jonsson at Scanpix via or +468-738 38 00

International newspapers
Contact Ehran Güner at Scanpix via or +468-738 38 00

Scanpix press release here or read it below.


Live photos from the Royal Wedding

Scanpix offers Swedish and international sites a live photo feed directly from the Royal Wedding June 19

Through an exclusive partnership with Shoot It Live Scanpix now offers a live photo feed to international and Swedish customer sites. The photos will automatically and continuously become viewable at customers’ sites during the wedding day.

Scanpix who is the official picture agency at the royal wedding will be covereing the wedding with more than 40 photographers and have unique access to take pictures during the ceremony in the church, the procession route, and subsequent dinner arrangements.

“There is great demand for minute-by-minutes reports with photos, along with Shoot It Live, we can now offer a unique service without in any way change our or our customers way of work” says Scanpix CEO Anna Fornek Bergstrom.

Shoot It Live is used daily by Scandinavia’s largest newspapers in their online publications.

“Many newspapers are concerned about how they should have enough time to produce and publish material from the royal wedding. Scanpix can now offer live photos directly to newspapers’ sites and we are very pleased that they chose Shoot It Live to make this possible,” says Shoot It Live CEO Martin Levy.

Scanpix offer the live photo feed from the wedding to Swedish and international sites with up to two million visitors per week. The newspapers embed the player on their site to show the live photo feed. After the wedding photos will remain on the customer site as an image gallery for one week.

For more information, contact:
Lina Hedenström, Marketing manager Scanpix
4670-303 38 92

Martin Levy, CEO Shoot It Live
4673-150 00 22