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20 splashy photos that reflect your creativity with water

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Last week, Mashable and guest host Jose Silva asked you to photograph water in new and creative ways.

We were happy to see so many great upside-down reflections, macro shots of falling water droplets, silhouettes against waterfalls and more.

"There were so many great photos that showcased water in new and innovative ways," Silva said. "I definitely learned a few tricks while browsing the tag."

Silva, over the last three years, has attracted more than 216,000 followers to his impressive Instagram feed. His work allows him to travel to beautiful locations, eat the most delicious food and meet other Instagrammers along the way. He is constantly blown away by the creative work he sees from fellow photographers. Read more...

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Pinterest is adding verified accounts and a way to narrow your search

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Searching on Pinterest is about to get another boost

The social network is rolling out tweaks to its platform across all devices starting Tuesday to help users find exactly what they're looking for, and to do so much faster.

The improvements are small, but they add up to significant changes in how to browse the platform. Pinterest is not only used for projects like remodeling a home or planning a wedding, but also for shopping, making it a huge opportunity for ecommerce sites. So the company is verifying high-profile pinners Read more...

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Make water your subject for our photo challenge

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For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, play with the properties of water

The different forms that water can take are incredibly vast, making it one of the most interesting subjects to photograph. You've got your long exposure waterfall still, your atmospheric underwater shot, the classic puddle pic and more

Photographer Jose Silva will be our guest host.

"Water is everywhere around us, and if you pay attention there will undoubtedly be an interesting angle to focus on," he said. "If you’re near a large body of water, you can focus on the movement, whether it’s capturing the flow of it or freezing the motion to show detail. When it’s raining, you can focus on the water drops and use them to create depth." Read more...

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Pinterest gets serious about making money, rolls out video ads

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Pinterest on Tuesday announced video ads for the social network called Cinematic Pins.

Cinematic Pins work similarly to Pinterest’s current ad products, Promoted Pins, in that they’re formatted to blend in with other items in your home feed — except for the fact they're motion-based. Gap, L’Oreal, Target, Unilever, Visa, Walgreens and Wendy’s are among the first crop of paid advertisers

Pinterest is taking a slightly different approach to video ads compared to companies like Facebook. Whereas Facebook’s video ads usually start automatically (without sound) when they appear on a device’s screen and stop when you’ve scrolled past, a video in a Cinematic Pin moves in relation to how quickly a user scrolls through. Read more...

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Pinterest Unveils Its First Video-Like Ad And New Ad Pricing Models

pinterest cinematic pin Advertisers are going to have a lot more to work with on Pinterest starting today. Pinterest is rolling out several new tools and pricing options for advertisers today. Perhaps the biggest of them is Pinterest’s take on a new video-like Promoted Pin — but, not in the way you might expect. it’s an animated Promoted Pin that the company is calling a Cinematic Pin, and it… Read More