April 23
NVIDIA's content-aware fill uses deep learning to produce incredible results

NVIDIA's Content-Aware Fill competitor is getting better and better. A new demo from shows how the latest version can fill in entire chunks of a person's face, or pieces of an image that are missing, with incredibly realistic results.

This hacked Polaroid camera prints your photos onto thermal paper

This hacked Polaroid Sonar Autofocus 5000 puts a digital spin on instant photography, but not in the way you're used to seeing. It's one of the most ambitious and well-executed DIY camera projects we've seen.

Demo: How to edit professional beauty images with GIMP on Linux

Open source photo editor GIMP is a popular (and free) Photoshop alternative, but can it really be used on a professional edit? In this video, photographer Shane Milton shows you that it most certainly can.

DxO Labs begins bankruptcy process in France, says customers 'will not be affected'

DxO Labs has filed the initial proceedings to start the bankruptcy process in France. The company is currently under "judicial administration," which allows it some time to restructure and find a buyer before the liquidation process occurs.

Sony a7 III Review
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The Sony a7 III sets a new benchmark for full-frame cameras thanks to its compelling combination of value and capability. It's at home shooting everything from sports to portraits, and is one of the most impressive all-around cameras we've seen in a long while. Find out all the details in our full review.

SmugMug snaps up Flickr, promises 'the future is bright'

SmugMug has acquired struggling photography site Flickr for an undisclosed sum, with CEO Don MacAskill promising to give the neglected photo sharing service "the resources that it deserves."

April 22
Video: Understanding the science of camera sensors

YouTube channel Filmmaker IQ has put together a very interesting, technically detailed, and scientifically accurate description of exactly how various image sensors (and photographic film) work. One of the best overview videos we've seen.

April 21
Shooting Greenland in Winter: Part 1 - Uummannaq Whiteout

In Part 1 of his series on photographing Greenland in winter, landscape photographer Erez Marom shares the freezing details of his arrival on the town of Uummannaq where the temperature was -25°C. Still, he went out shooting.

April 20
Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph's APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm F2.7 is Meyer Optik's latest Kickstarter lens revival, and it promises "natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture" ... whatever that means.

Meike announces full frame 85mm F1.8, its first autofocus lens

Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRs that will feature autofocus. This will be the company’s first AF lens.

These are the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photo Organization has finally revealed the overall winners for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, including the coveted Photographer of the Year, Open Photographer of the Year, Youth Photographer of the Year, and Student Photographer of the Year winners.

Venus Optics reveals four new Laowa lenses for Sony FE, Fuji GFX, and more

Venus Optics has unveiled four new lenses that will ship later this year: a wide-angle zoom for Sony FE, a circular fisheye for Micro Four Thirds, a wide-angle lens for the medium format Fujifilm GFX, and a 2x Ultra Macro for multiple full-frame mounts.

The 5-in-1 'One Backpack' wants to be your do-it-all bag

The One Backpack is a 5-in-1 modular backpack that can be used as a camera bag, work & gym pack, suit carry backpack, travel pack or tech-backpack.

Sample gallery: Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

This highly-specialized lens is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photography. Check out these first sample images for a taste of what it's capable of.

April 19
The Photo Studio AR app lets you 'simulate' a photo shoot with 3D models

The Android and iOS app from Surpuba AR lets you place animated 3D models in real-world environment using augmented reality technology. You can alter poses and location, insert lighting equipment, and more... right from your phone or tablet.

Canon unveils compact, rechargeable IVY Mini Photo Printer

Canon is jumping into the portable printing game with the new IVY Mini Photo Printer: a rechargeable battery-powered printer for creating 2x3 prints and stickers of your smartphone snaps on-the-go.

GoPro will now accept almost any digital camera for trade-in, even 'destroyed'

The program first launched last year, but only as a temporary promotion limited to previous-generation GoPro cameras exchanged for discounts on current-generation models. This time around, GoPro is accepting nearly any digital camera in any condition.

Rylo update adds 180° mode, bluetooth capture and motion blur timelapse effect

One of the most usable 360° cameras on the market is getting even better. With its latest update, Rylo adds a 180° mode, bluetooth remote capture, and a cinematic motion blur effect for your timelapse shots.

Capture One update adds new styles workflow, updated camera support

Phase One has released the first major update to its Capture One Pro 11 photo editing program. The update adds support for 8 new cameras and 16 new lenses, and includes several new features and functional improvements that speed up workflow.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery

We recently got our hands on Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the dual camera, variable aperture Galaxy S9+, and took it to mostly sunny Southern California for a long weekend.

Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first

It's spring, and that means wedding season is upon us! If you're one of the many photographers planning wedding shoots this year, this is a great time to think about including aerial photography in your plans.

April 18
Sony fixes a7 lll 'blinking pixels' video issue with firmware 1.01 update

The first firmware update for the Sony a7 III addresses an issue in video mode wherein "blinking pixels" would show up along the base of footage recorded with certain settings.

The FlyJacket soft exoskeleton turns your body into a drone controller

Researchers with Switzerland's EPFL have developed a soft exoskeleton that enables its wearer to control a drone using their upper body. The human-robot interface is said to offer "natural and intuitive control of drones."

Rumor debunked: Canon and Profoto will both attend Photokina 2018

Photokina has released an official list of confirmed exhibitors for the 2018 expo, quieting rumors that major brands like Canon and Profoto might follow in Elinchrom's lead and skip this year's show.

Sony 'striping': here's the fix

For owners of Sony's a7R III, a9 and the new a7 III, there's now an easy fix for the rare but dreaded 'striping' in backlit shots with lots of flare. Click through to learn more.

The new JPEG XS image format was built for streaming 4K and VR content

The team behind the ubiquitous JPEG format has unveiled an all new image format designed to quickly and efficiently stream content across wired and wireless networks alike. Surprisingly, it actually uses less compression than traditional JPEG.

April 17
You can own the world's first single shot 8×10 digital camera for $106,000

The large-format digital LargeSense LS911 is the "world's first 8x10 digital single shot camera for sale." The camera features a 12-megapixel 9x11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor, which translates into massive 75 micron pixels.

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens will ship June 1st, costs $950

Pricing and availability have been announced for Tokina's high-end Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount. If you're curious about this lens, you'll be able to pick up your own starting in June for $950 USD.

PETA monkey selfie lawsuit lives on, judge rejects attempted settlement

It's the copyright lawsuit that refuses to die. In September 2017, PETA finally settled its monkey selfie lawsuit with photographer David Slater, but the request to dismiss the case has since been rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Video: How to find the best natural light for portraits

As part of his ongoing ‘Good Light’ YouTube series, London-based photographer Sean Tucker has created a simple tutorial on how to find good natural light for portraits.

Photos of violence and escape win 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for photography

The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, with the photography awards going to photojournalist Ryan Kelly for image of a car plowing into protesters in Virginia, and the entire Reuters photo staff for a series on Rohinga refugees fleeing persecution.

Budget wide: Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE sample gallery

When it was announced in 2016, the Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE was among the first full-frame autofocus lenses for Sony's a7-series mirrorless cameras. We wanted to see how this affordable wideangle prime performs on Sony's latest a7R III.

April 16
Adobe has quietly added support for Sony's .ARQ Pixel Shift files to Lightroom

ARQ files shot using the Pixel Shift mode in the Sony a7R lll—and processed using Sony's own Imaging Edge software—can now be opened and edited in Lightroom Classic CC after the latest update.

Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown

If you look at the cameras used to shoot the winning photos in the prestigious World Press Photo 2018 competition, you'll see that DSLRs dominated over mirrorless, and Nikon dominated over everyone.

MindShift Gear releases 18L version of its popular BackLight daypack

The MindShift Gear BackLight 18L daypack joins the 26L and 36L versions, providing users the same heavy-duty build and convenient rear-panel access in a more portable form factor.

Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about

You think you know everything there is to know about Lightroom? Think again. Photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor thinks he can still teach you a thing or two.

Luminar Jupiter update brings new Raw conversion engine and big performance boost

Skylum Software has released the latest update to its image processing software Luminar. The update improves speed across Windows and MacOS, and brings new features including automatic image distortion correction and a new Raw conversion engine.

Best Cameras for Parents Buying Guide recommendations updated

With the Canon EOS M50 review wrapped up, we've revisited our Best Cameras for Parents Buying Guide – and have some new recommendations in the category.

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony's first dual camera smartphone, can shoot ISO 51200!

The Xperia XZ2 Premium's dual-camera system is designed for low-light performance. It's also the first phone capable of recording 4K HDR footage.

April 15
Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750

For a few years now we've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi professionals needing the most reliable camera for the money. But it might finally be time to change that recommendation...

April 14
Don't buy the phone with the 'best camera,' buy the phone you like as a phone

Just because a phone has the current 'best camera' doesn't mean it'll be the best for you. The differences between the top 3 smartphones are slim at this point – you won't notice camera shortcomings as much as you'll notice that you hate your operating system.

April 13
Composite timelapse combines Death Valley's night sky with New York City's streets

Timelapse filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic created this surreal composite timelapse that combines the pristine skies over Death Valley and The Grand Canyon with the bustling streets of New York City.

Report: Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro

Details on the potential buy-out are sparse at this point, but a report claims the deal could be worth as much as $1 billion. GoPro has been struggling lately, so no surprise the company's stock price spiked 8.8 percent on this news.

The RedRock DigiBoom is a gimbal-stabilized camera boom

DigiBoom can be used with a wide range of cameras, but Redrock Micro recommends the Blackmagic Video Assist and Micro Studio Camera 4K recorder and camera for best performance.

Harrowing image from Venezuela named 2018 World Press Photo of the Year (NSFW)

A harrowing image from a violent clash with police during a protest in Venezuela has been awarded 2018 World Press Photo of the Year.

Silly (but fun) comparison: $7000 DSLR kit vs $35 smartphone zoom lens

NYC-based filmmaker Casey Neistat recently compared a $35 clip-on smartphone lens with a $7,000 DSLR and superzoom lens. Not surprisingly, the smartphone lens doesn't look great – but Neistat points out it actually sort of works.

April 12
Fujifilm X-T20 firmware update improves subject tracking, enhances touchscreen functionality

A previously-announced firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T20 is now available for download. The most notable improvement is that AF tracking algorithms have been refined, with the company claiming that it can track a moving subject twice as fast.

Tiny micro-camera sensor is self-powered by light

University of Michigan engineers Euisik Yoon and Sung-Yun Park have developed a nearly microscopic image sensor that doesn't require an external source of power.

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why you're not as good a photographer as you think you are

London-based photographer and YouTuber Jamie Windsor explains how a phenomenon known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect can hinder your growth as a photographer.

Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium format lens announced

The longest telephoto lens in Fujifilm's medium format lineup has arrived with the introduction of the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR. The lens features image stabilization, a linear AF motor and a weather-sealed body. It will be available in late May for $3299.

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