Just a Photographer: If you can not get funding from a financial investor for this kind of service then it seems to me that its a bad idea to support such site as a kickstarter.
Especially after reading their disclaimer and my job as a project manager my advise would be to stay away from this project unless you want to loose money on it. It seems to me that the wrong people with the wrong experience are trying to get this site launched.
"Risks and challenges
This is a complex software project with unforeseen development challenges inevitably to take place. The biggest risk with a project like this is delivering it on time.
Our major challenge will be connecting with the third-party services and vendors. We have the least experience in this..."
I would charge $12,000 to write the business and functional requirements for the site.
Stuff designed by developers usually looks and works like it.
They may have experienced some integration pains and, granted, it's not a very high hurdle, but any SSO stuff is going to take 3x longer than anticipated if you can get it to work at all. I'm guessing aggregator because why would anybody have APIs they could use? I don't really get it.
So...install WP. 10 mins. Federated IDs or making some sort of screen scrape populate this thing...5 years.
Also Defrozen would get you more Google mis-types with Frozen 2 on greenlight.
Pretty sure anybody with kids has some of these because after blowing thousands of bubbles you at some point tried to make the bubbles bigger then you see the cool reflections and then you start pointing the camera at the bubbles instead of the kids. Bubbles are uncooperative subjects, but the results are pretty cool.
Peter Hayward: I just wish Nikon would fix how 'tabs' work in their dialog boxes in Capture NX. Reported previously over last three years or so. No feedback. Not yet done. So simple to fix. Pity.
Did they fix the only save full blown JPEG or thumbnail preview with the NEF after you edit it? Love the results, just don't love processing my 15MB file into 25MB if I want to level it.
Would love to see him do a retrospective on lens cap photos.
I imagine he could capture the subtle nuance in the depths of black one can achieve with the different brands over the decades.
CameraLabTester: I'm gonna pop some pixels...
I got $50 in my pocket...
I see what you did there. Like.
Dear internet people with concerns over the excluded countries.
Please search for "Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)." There are other countries on the sanctions list than the ones excluded here, but it's probably an issue of not being able to send the winner the prize money if they live in one of those countries due to federal law.
I'd say it's preferable to know you're not elgible up front than to win and get the "Thanks for the great photo, but sorry we're not allowed to give you the prize because of where you live." email.
That would REALLY stoke the "this is just a grab for free images for commercial use" conspiracy.