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 s01e14

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.

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 thetimes.co.uk 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 thetimes.co.uk and to The Times iPad edition with Shootiltive.

With Shootitlive, The Times iPad readers and thetimes.co.uk 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