Picture of the week s01e09

Last week IFK Helsinki won their first championship in 13 years. The victory gave HIFK a 4-0 clean sweep in the final series against Espoo Blues. HIFK raced into a 3-0 win before Blues brought the scores back to 3-2. With just twenty seconds remaining HIFK scored 4-2 when Espoo had brought their goaltender off the ice.

2011-04-18 Photo: Matti Matikainen / Iltalehti

The emotions run high when it stood clear that Helsingin IFK won the SM-Liiga ice hockey championships.


CAPTURING EMOTIONS

The Iltalehti photographer Matti Matikainen really showed what live publishing is all about. He did not just give the viewers full match highlights he also gave them a unique insight into the celebrations afterwards. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, this live photo feed contained 264 pictures.

Emotions baby, emotions.

PICTURE OF THE WEEK S01E08

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter and please, let me spice it up with some Danish delight. Last Thursday the world’s most famous royal twins was named in the historic Holmen’s Church in Copenhagen. Until the very end the proud parents Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary kept the names to themselves only to reveal the well kept secret at the last moment. The new prince of Denmark is named Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and the new princess of Denmark is named Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. According to experts, this royal baptism will start a new trend of baby names in Denmark.

2011-04-14 Photo: Jens Dresling / Politiken

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

COMBINING FORCES

JP/Politikens Hus let it’s major publications use their existing resources from all titles to create the best news coverage possible. By allowing photographers, editors, and news rooms work together they where able to publish a live photo feed directly to eb.dk, jp.dk and politiken.dk using Shootitlive. This week’s “Picture of the week” photographer Jens Dresling has written a blog post about how he and his colleagues were working during the service. Check it out here.

Picture of the week S01E07

This week’s pic of the week has nothing to do with news photography but nonetheless live publishing in all it’s glory. Powered by batteries and a small wind turbine, an automated camera is placed on the roof of the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko. Every five minutes it documenting the sky over the mountain Njuolla in the Abisko National Park, giving us stunning photos of beautiful northern lights. The area is well known for it’s spectacular northern lights and if you´re interested in Aurora Borealis you’re in for a treat!

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.


The live photo feed can be viewed at auroraskystation.se and the high quality photos are free for you to download and use in any way. Creative Commons FTW:-)

In the name of science

Throughout 2011, we will collect all the pictures and put together a time-laps movie which will extend over the entire year. We do this as a scientific investigation and we will donate the film to research.

Live-published photos and videos via Shootitlive

PICTURE OF THE WEEK S01E06

The sun has finally started to look out from behind the clouds after a long and harsh winter, but it´s not only the sun that spreads heat & light. Last weekend the teenage idol Justin Bieber lit hearts on fire when he gave a concert in Herning, Denmark. According to eb.dk the 12 000 “Beliebers” (Justin Bieber fans) screamed so loud after a certain Mr. Bieber that it was impossible to hear anything at all.

2011-04-01 Photo: Claus Bonnerup / Ekstra Bladet

Ekstra Bladet spoke with several fans who had queued for hours and their message was clear: We love Bieber!

Mobility is key

You were able to follow the entire spectacle from the lens of the Ekstra Bladet photographer Claus Bonnerup. With the ability to move freely (without carry around a computer, etc) Claus was totally mobile when he produced a live photo feed including photos of the fans queued up for the concert and the concert itself.

Picture of the week s01e05

The head of Sweden’s main centre-left opposition party, Mona Sahlin, resigned after a historic low election result. This weekend at the Social Democrat congress she was honored for her contributions to the party. The newly elected party leader Håkan Juholt described her with one word: courage. Twelve minutes into the tribute speech Sahlin couldn´t hold back her tears and the farewell became very emotional.

After september’s poor election result, the worst since 1914, the Social Democrats hopes for a fresh new start.

2011-03-26 Social Democrat Congress, Photo: Suvad Mrkonjic / Expressen

The resigned party leader Mona Sahlin couldn´t hide her tears at the Social Democratic congress.

This photo was part of Expressen.se ‘s live coverage of the S-Congress. During the weekend you were able to follow the latest updates via live blogging, live TV and a Shootiltive live photo feed. The live photo feed was updated continuously by five photographers on location: Suvad Mrkonjic, Martina Huber, Cornelia Nordström, Christian Örnberg and Stefan Forsell.

Picture of the week S01E03-04

I didn´t give you a “pic of the week” last week so I´m obliged to give you another double post.
Ok, here it goes!

Sandviken Swedish Champions

Making the most of existing resources is something we strongly encourage. Gefle Dagblad and Arbetarbladet did just that by using live publishing in an innovate way. By allowing the photographer Britt Mattsson to simultaneously publish a live photo feed using Shootitlive to both GD.se and Arbetarbladet.se they saved time, money and resources. Yay!

Photo: Britt Mattsson / Gefle Dagblad / Arbetarbladet

The fans were torn appart by excitement as the final whistle blew and it stood clear that Sandviken was the Swedish Champions of 2011. While the ice was filled with cheering fans the Sandviken forward Chris Edlund only had eyes for his girlfriend.

Mellodifestivalen grand finale

Last weekend the grand finale of Mellodifestivalen took place in Globen, Stockholm. Having followed this week after week we finally could see all the celebs let go of their inhibitions. The Aftonbladet photographer Magnus Sandberg gave us a detailed live photo feed throughout the night as the champagne flow at the after party.

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.

Picture of the week S01E02

What a week this has been!
This week has really been serving us with a number of highlights and many amazing photos. To name a few we have Marit Bjørgen who made history by taking three WC gold medals in a row. Petter Northug completely humiliated Marcus Hellner by slowing down and crossing the finish line sideways. Petter really is an impressive athlete and a brilliant showman!

Our Finnish friends Iltalehti and Ilta-Sanomat, brought us the Miss Finland 2011 gala. Aftonbladet, Expressen and DN took us behind the scenes of Mellodifestivalen.

But this week’s picture is when Canada took their first ever men´s cross country gold medal.

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.

This photo was a part of Dagbladet’s Ski WC live coverage. DB.no integrated the Shootitlive json playlist to display photos (live as they were taken) in their custom-built live blog application. Using the Shootitlive API, customers can integrate the feed of photos and video clips into a custom application or a live blog application such as Coveritlive or Scribblelive.

But 99% of our customers are satisfied with using our embedded Media Player – copy & paste FTW:-)

Picture of the week

This is my first post in a series in which I each week will choose my favorite photo among all the thousands photos that has been live published via Shootitlive in the previous week. But with to many awesome photos, this first post will feature two winners instead of one.

2011-02-24 World Championship gold to Marcus Hellner, Photo: Scanpix

Marcus Hellner outclassed the international elite in the first World Cup race in sprint at the Ski World Championships in Oslo. Emil Jonsson took bronze just behind Norwegian Petter Northug who came in second place.


This photo really made my heart go boom. Sweden’s pride Marcus Hellner took gold in sprint at the Ski World Championships in Oslo. Yay!

This photo was published by Verdens Gang and their photographers will continue to live publish photos throughout the entire World Cup. Tune in to their live photo feed here.

Alexander Rybak2011-02-25 Alexander Rybak flees the scene, Photo: Magnus Liam Karlsson, Aftonbladet

Alexander Rybak became sick and had to run for the toilet during the live broadcast of the Swedish version of Dancing With The Stars. His dance partner Malin Johansson was left alone to be interviewed by the host David Hellenius.


During a live broadcast you can never be sure what might happen and this photo really proofs that. The image shows how the Norwegian pop artist Alexander Rybak felt sick and fled the scene during the Swedish version of Dancing With The Stars. You can really see his desperation as he runs off the stage.

Check out the complete Aftonbladet photo feed here.

Best live published pictures of 2010

2010’s final days have passed and pictorially this has been a truly successful year.
We hope 2010 has been as good for you as for us and that we together can make 2011 even better!
During the year tens of thousands of photos have passed through the system including pictures from the Winter Olympics in Canada, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the Royal Wedding in Sweden. These photos, moments and emotions all tells a tale of it´s own, these tales have become our darlings. Now we tried to kill them off. This is a selection of our top ten favorites.

Enjoy!

Thousands of people in Greece's capital took to the streets to protest harsh spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy. The demonstrations took a violent turn as the demonstrators outside the Greek parliament in Athens threw Molotov cocktails at riot police. Photo: Hans Arne Vedlog / Dagbladet2010-05-05 Athens Demonstrations, Photo: Hans Arne Vedlog / Dagbladet

Thousands of people in Greece's capital took to the streets to protest harsh spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy. The demonstrations took a violent turn as the demonstrators outside the Greek parliament in Athens threw Molotov cocktails at riot police.

The warehouse worker Jay Smith from Helsingborg, roars out his joy before the press call-up when it is absolutely clear that he won the Swedish Idol 2010.2010-12-10 Swedish Idol Finale, Photo: Jonas Bilberg / Aftonbladet

The warehouse worker Jay Smith from Helsingborg, roars out his joy before the press call-up when it is absolutely clear that he is the Swedish Idol of 2010.

2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Anna Olsson totally exhausted after the finish in the sprint finals. Although she fought bravely she missed the podium and crossed the finish line in fourth place. Photo: Andreas Bardell / Aftonbladet2010-02-18 Winter Olympics Vancouver, Photo: Andreas Bardell / Aftonbladet

Anna Olsson totally exhausted after the finish in the sprint finals. Although she fought bravely she missed the podium and crossed the finish line in fourth place.

A historic image of a historic moment. The 19th of Jun The Swedish Crown Prinsess Victoria merries Daniel Westling a man of the people. This year's lovebirds went straight into our hearts when they made their entrance on the sunny balcony at Lejonbacken and was greeted by a crowd which cried out for a kiss. Photo: Anders Wiklund / Scanpix2010-06-19 The Royal Wedding, Photo: Anders Wiklund / Scanpix

A historic image of a historic moment. The 19th of Jun The Swedish Crown Prinsess Victoria merried Daniel Westling a man of the people. This year's lovebirds went straight into our hearts when they made their entrance on the sunny balcony at Lejonbacken in Stockholm and was greeted by a crowd which cried out for a kiss.

Sverigedemokraterna made the emotions run high when it stood clear that they were the big winners of the Swedish election. For the first time Sweden has a xenophobic party in the parlament. The party leader Jimmie Åkesson declared that they had written political history. Photo: Lars Perhson / SvD2010-09-19 The Swedish Election, Photo: Lars Perhson / SvD

Sverigedemokraterna made the emotions run high when it stood clear that they were the big winners of the Swedish election. For the first time Sweden has a xenophobic party in the parlament and the party leader Jimmie Åkesson declared that they had written political history.

With all the nerves on edge Emma Green prepares herself mentally for the final jumo against Blanca Vlasic in high jump at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. Emma finished in second place. Photo: Gustav Mårtensson / Aftonbladet2010-08-01 European Athletics Championships, Photo: Gustav Mårtensson / Aftonbladet

With all nerves on edge Emma Green prepares herself mentally for the final jump against Blanca Vlasic in high jump at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. Emma received a silver medal for her efforts.

Denmark's pride Mikkel Kessler defeated Carl Froch after twelve regular rounds in a sparkling event in Herning, Denmark. Mikael Kessler became the new WBC champion. Photo: Claus Bonnerup / Ekstrabladet2010-04-24 WBC Title Match, Photo: Claus Bonnerup / Ekstrabladet

Denmark's pride Mikkel Kessler defeated Carl Froch after twelve regular rounds in a sparkling event in Herning, Denmark. Mikael Kessler became the new WBC champion.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in the European Championship qualifying match against San Marino who where crushed with 6-0. Photo: Andreas Bardell / Aftonbladet2010-09-07 Sweden-San Marino, Photo: Andreas Bardell / Aftonbladet

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in the European Championship qualifying match against San Marino who where totally crushed by the Swedes who spat up 6-0.

We did not know that the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, was a funny guy, but apparently he is a very good entertainer. At the Nobel Prize Dinner in Stockholm he was seen pulling a joke to the left party chair man Lars Ohly who seemed very amused. Photo: Claudio Berscani / Scanpix2010-12-10 The Nobel Prize, Photo: Claudio Berscani / Scanpix

We did not know that the Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was a funny guy, but apparently he is a very good entertainer. At the Nobel Prize Dinner in Stockholm he was seen pulling jokes to the left party chair man Lars Ohly who seemed very amused.

The year ended with a defeat for the Swedish floor ball team when they lost to Finland with 6-2 in the prestigious final in Helsinki. Photo: Tuomas Selanne / Iltasanomat2010-12-11 World Floorball Championship Final, Photo: Tuomas Selanne / Iltasanomat

The year ended in defeat for the Swedish floor ball team as they lost to Finland with 6-2 in the prestigious World Cup final in Helsinki, Finland.