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.

Nobel Prize live photo feed

Nobel Prize
Photo: Leif R Jansson / SCANPIX

This Saturday the Nobel Prize ceremony takes place in Stockholm and for the first time in many years we have a Swedish prize winner. Scandinavia’s leading picture agency Scanpix will live publish photos via Shootitlive during the entire ceremony and the subsequent banquet. If you are interested in publishing the live photo feed please contact Jonas Jonsson at Scanpix.

Jonas Jonsson
Key Account Manager Dagspress
jonas.jonsson@scanpix.se
Tel + 46 8 738 38 12 Mobil + 46 73 084 10 46
Scanpix, Gjörwellsgatan 30, 112 88 Stockholm

Red Herring Top 100 Global 2011

What an awesome week!

Once again we´re being short-listed for the Red Herring Top 100 Global 2011. Making this list is no small feat. Almost a thousand companies competed for this spot. We are now one step away from the podium and a Red Herring 100 award! You’ll find the complete list of finalists here.

We´re also featured in an article at Articstarup wich is the biggest technology website reviewing and reporting on technology startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Check out the article here.

And we finished the week by winning the quick pitch competition at the Internet Discovery Day in Stockholm.

Summer of 2011 in pictures

The summer is long gone and for those of you who still suffers from Post-Vacation Syndrome I hope you´ll find this post inspirational. I’ve just browsed through the thousands of images that gone through Shootitlive this summer and it’s a mixture of heart aching, violent, emotional, and mind blowing pictures. Below you´ll find a small selection.

20110828 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Expressen

Usain Bolt fell victim to the false start rule and was disqualified from the men’s 100-meter final.

20110724 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.

Community Shield20110702 FA Community Shield, The Times

Nani was the last-minute hero for Manchester United as they recovered from a 2-0 half-time deficit to win with 2-3 over Manchester City.

20110807 Wibledon, The Times

Andy Murray defeated by Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi finals.

20110703 Wibledon, The Times

Novak Dokovic won his first Wimbledon tournament against Rafael Nadal

20110717 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.

20110701 Monaco, Aftonbladet

Prince Albert married former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock on July 1st.

20110630 London, 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.

20110616 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.

ozzy osbourne20110611 Sweden Rock, Photo:Cladio Berscani / Scanpix

Ozzy Osbourne headlined the Sweden Rock Festival

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.

Featured photographer – Jimmy Wixtröm


The award-winning photographer Jimmy Wixtröm has been working as a photojournalist since the age of 17. He started his career at the local newspaper, Karlskoga Kuriren, in Sweden. Since 2007 he has been working as a staff photographer at Scandinavia’s largest newspaper, Aftonbladet. Jimmy mainly concentrates on sports and has used Shootitlive from some of the biggest sport events in the world, including the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2011 IIHF WC in Slovakia.

What are the most challenging aspects of your job?
The sheer volume of work that I have to maintain and the pressure to maintain very high standards are really difficult parts of working for a newspaper. Deadlines are generally the most stressful part of the job.

What are the benefits with live publishing?
It’s simple and smooth. I don’t have to fuss with a computer, instead I can focus on what’s important i.e. to take good pictures at the right moment. Shootitlive makes it possible to quick and easily provide pictures for both the web and the print edition without changing my workflow or jeopardize any deadlines.

What’s your favorite live coverage moment with Shootitlive?
Well, I have a couple of them and my favorite moment is always the one I’m about to capture. But I guess I have to kill my darlings. First, is a shot of the Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he played his first match for AC Milan. The second is when Sidney Crossby waving the large Canadian flag after scoring the “Golden Goal” at the Vancouver Olympics. These photos were published seconds after they were captured.

Zlatan

Sidney Crossby

What type of equipment do you use?
I used to be a Canon snapper but I recently switched to Nikon which means a mental conflict most photographers can understand. I shoot with full frame Nikon D3 bodies, with a variety of lenses from 14mm to 600mm. To send and publish live images I’m using the Nikon WT-4 Wi-Fi transmitter together with a Cradlepoint 3G-Router (CTR-500).

How important is live publishing and minute-by-minute coverage for Aftonbladet.se?
It’s essential for our sports coverage. If Sweden plays a World Cup final the visitors expect to get the best pictures instantly. It’s my job to fill that need. With Shootitlive I have the tool to publish pictures at the same moment I captured them. It’s a major competitive advantage for me and it raises the standard of our website.

What tools of the trade does a newbie need to know?
Computers and cameras: live them, love them, know them.

How can our readers contact you in case of queries?
Well, my twitter nick is @jimmywixtrom and my website is www.wixtrom.com. I love to get honest feedback on my work!

Picture of the week s01e15

Sweden beats Finland with 5 – 0 in the Euro 2012 qualifier and the order is restored. They might beat us on ice, but on grass we rule. The striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured the win as he scored a hat-trick and assisted the left forward Emir Bajrami who chipped the ball over the goalkeeper.

The photographer Tommy Pedersen gave you all match highlights in a live photo feed at Expressen.se who covered the game with full match reports including statements from both Swedish and Finnish commentators.

Check out the full photo feed here.

2011-06-12 Photo: Tommy Pedersen / Expressen

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick and secured Swedens win agains Finland in the Euro 2012 qualifier.

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Last Saturday FC Barcelona and Mancherster United played the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. What the Barca fans got was a fantastic performance by their team. What the Manchester United fans got was a wake up call as Barcelona completed the 90 minutes with a 3-1 win over Manchester United.

20110528 Photo: Marc Aspland / The Times

Barcelona fans celebrated after their team beat Manchester United with 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London.

FC Barcelona winning the Champions League

From the lens of Marc Aspland you could follow match highlights streaming in to thetimes.co.uk from the court side of Wembley Stadium.

Check out the full Shootitlive gallery here.

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In the latest chapter of hockey’s classic Nordic rivalry, the Finnish lions demolished Sweden 6-1 in the gold medal game of the 2011 IIHF World Championship. This means that the Finns have beaten Sweden to the World Championship title in both ice hockey and floorball.

20110516 Photo: Peter Jansson / Iltasanomat

The 16-year wait for Finnish fans was finally over and the celebration was on, not only in the arena, but from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.


World Cup Celebration

The Ilta-sanomat photographer Peter Jansson published a live photo feed of the welcoming party as the Finnish national team arrived at the Helsinki airport. Except this weeks “pic of the week” we find a hot topic in the live photo feed. Among the celebrating world champions the coach Pasi Nurminen fell headlong on the World Cup trophy.

Fun? Well, at least it will be a YouTube classic.

Picture of the week s01e12

Prom night is a special evening in the life of a young person, one he/she won’t soon forget. If you’re like most teens heading to the prom, you’re probably a little concerned about the dancing element. Being able to dance during a prom night is a matter of necessity and such a skill is higly valued. This is clearly shown in this weeks “pic of the week”.

20110514 Photo: Andreas Carlsson / Bohusläningen

Tips from the coach - Remember not to let your hands slip down onto the girl's backside, particularly if it's someone you're trying to impress!

Pretty for prom

The Bohusläningen photographer Andreas Carlsson live published photos and video clips during this years first prom night in Uddevalla and as you can see the dance floor was on fire.

Check out the live photo feed here and if you need tips, facts and ideas to help you prepare for prom night you might find this site useful.