Curation app Flipboard rolled out new features and expert coverage to enhance the platform’s appeal to photographers and photography enthusiasts. The new #Photography destination features three editorially produced sections. A new video section features content from more than 70 handpicked YouTube creators such as Tyler Stalman, Matti Haapoja, Lizzie Peirce, Kai W and Jared Polin; an events section highlights online classes, conferences, workshops, and photo walks around the world; and in the gear section experts share specially curated product recommendations about the latest hard- and software for photographers, amateur and pro.
Similarly, the food destination on Flipboard features top creators, a video section with YouTubers such as Babish Culinary Universe, Strictly Dumpling and Brian Lagerstrom to inspire people in their kitchen, and an events section that includes cooking lessons and food festivals. Instead of a gear section there is a shop section with curated kitchen tools and cooking utensils.
The Shot is another new section in #Photography, where photographers themselves curate exclusive collections, stories that inspire their work, help with technique, illuminate an issue, or give you an inside scoop on a project they’re working on. Every Wednesday, The Shot is also delivered via email to anyone who follows the photography topic; people without a Flipboard account can also sign up for the newsletter at Flipboard’s new email sign-up center.
Photographer in Residence
Unique to photography is a new residency program. Flipboard recently welcomed its first photographer in residence, Ryan Mense, a Wisconsin-based wildlife photographer. Flipboard’s Residency Program offers a new, paid, rotating position bringing an expert in-house to provide curation, industry guidance, and community development.