Contact: Anne Jenner | Special Collections | 206-685-2856 | firstname.lastname@example.org
From July 26 – August 31, the Seattle PI is teaming up with UW Libraries,Grryo, and the mobile app timera to bring a time travel photography event to our city. Timera is a photo app for your mobile device like no other. It allows you to mix together old and new photos in the same place.
All taken and edited on the mobile phone, these pictures give an insight to the history that exists all around us. You can even step into history and put yourself in the photo!
The best timeras (re-photographs) tagged with #SeattleThenAndNow will be featured in the Seattle PI
Meet Up Event
Grryo, the collective of mobile photographers, will host a free event in Pioneer Square. This is a fun way to meet people and explore the city’s history with your camera phone. Community Photowalk on August 2 at 5PM
UW Libraries Special Collections has uploaded over 150 historic Seattle photos to the timera database from the thousands of photographs in the online Digital Collections.
Sponsors invite you to put together some amazing timeras from Seattle and the surrounding area. We will be monitoring the submitted content and featuring your best photos.
Good luck and happy time travelling!
How to Participate
To enter, all you need to do is download the free app by visiting timera.com and choosing the link. Timera is available for Android on Google Play and for iPhone on iTunes.
Once you have the app running, select the map from the initial screen.
Then select photos in competition.
After finding an old photo near you, you can select the photo from the map and when you click create timera, you look through the old photo to take a new picture. The old photo can be resized, or moved to get a perfect alignment using normal gestures.
You are then presented with an edit screen from which you can drag a time tunnel around the screen, change softness and transparency as well as a number of other effects. To get a better idea of the functions you can watch this video.
After clicking NEXT, you will be asked if you want this timera entered in the competition. Pressing “yes” will assign the hashtag #SeattleThenAndNow. (You can also type additional hashtags.)
(source: UW Libraries News & Announcements)