Last year, 150K photographers participated in the so-called "only free & fair photo contest" in the world, The Photo Contest by Shoot & Share. Don't miss your chance to participate this year.
Yongnuo has unveiled a new Canon-mount lens. This time, they're offering an alternative to Canon's ultra-wide angle 14mm F2.8L II, and while you can be sure the quality will fall short of Canon's version, the Yongnuo is likely to be a whole lot more affordable.
Dec 29, 2017 at 14:47
The Mobile Rig gives smartphone filmmakers the attachments they need to turn a basic iPhone video into a more professional-looking production.
mobileDec 28, 2017 at 22:46
In a letter posted on its website, Apple apologized to its customers for reducing performance on older iPhone models and announced that it would offer a $50 discount on battery replacement for affected phones.
mobileDec 28, 2017 at 17:31
Last week, Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones as their batteries aged. This has sparked a flurry of lawsuits all over the world, alleging everything from deception to breach-of-contract.
Dec 28, 2017 at 16:51
Instagram is rolling out its "recommended posts" to everybody now, and users who have already seen the new feature are taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
Dec 28, 2017 at 16:24
Lensrentals most-rented gear of 2017 contains a few interesting surprises. Among them: Sony has out-rented Nikon for the first time ever, and a Sony battery somehow took the #6 spot overall.
Dec 27, 2017 at 18:56
Open source Lightroom alternative Darktable has finally made its way onto Windows, giving PC users yet another option if they're looking to ditch their Creative Cloud subscription.
Dec 27, 2017 at 17:36
Just three days after returning to Earth, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik hopped on a video chat with Jared Polin, who asked him all about what it's like taking pictures in space. The resulting interview is fascinating from the first question to the last.
Dec 27, 2017 at 16:16
In 2018, Tamron is debuting a 'VIP Club' for owners of at least four registered Tamron lenses. There are Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, each offering progressively nicer perks for loyal Tamron users.
Dec 26, 2017 at 20:54
In a final stroke of good fortune, Calgary police were able to recover the last bit of stolen kit from The Camera Store robbery a couple of weeks ago. The rare limited edition Leica M-P has officially made its way back to the store.
Dec 26, 2017 at 20:14
Is the Sony RX0—not even marketed as an action camera—the 'GoPro Killer' that so many people think it is? Kaiman Wong put it to the test in a side-by-side comparison against the GoPro Hero6 so you can make up your own mind.
Dec 26, 2017 at 19:14
Two months after acquiring the Nik Collection from Google, DxO has announced that a brand new version is already in the works for 2018
Dec 26, 2017 at 18:38
Google's NIMA (Neural Image Assessment) model ranks photos on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of technical and aesthetic quality. In testing, its rankings closely match scores assigned by human judges.
Dec 26, 2017 at 18:00
When SpaceX's Falcon 9 took to the skies like a UFO last Friday, photographer Jesse Watson was ready to capture the incredible sight in timelapse. His footage of the launch is far and away the most beautiful we've seen so far.
mobileDec 26, 2017 at 16:40
Is your old iPhone 6 or 6s camera slowing way down? Try replacing the battery. It turns out Apple will cut your phone's CPU performance in half once the battery reaches a certain age, to prevent internal damage and unexpected shut downs.
Dec 26, 2017 at 12:00
If you're the proud owner of your first camera, congratulations! Now the fun starts. We've got some ideas to help you get started and get the most out of your new gift.
SponsoredDec 25, 2017 at 09:01
Filmmaker Philip Edsel has been working with the Sony Cyber-shot RX0 for a while, and his new piece, PARALLAX, was shot entirely using RX0 cameras. We spoke to him recently about the process of making the film.
Ahh, April: the beginning of Spring. The sun starts to come out after a long winter, flowers are blooming and bears come out of hibernation. April was a pretty busy month in the camera industry, including some real blockbuster announcements.
Dec 22, 2017 at 21:04
TetherTools mistakenly used a photographer's image without permission – and demonstrated the right way to handle the situation by acting preemptively.
Dec 22, 2017 at 18:49
Despite stressing that it doesn't have any "liability or obligation" resulting from its assets acquisition, Panono's new owners say that it feels it has "a moral obligation to compensate the project's early supporters."
Dec 22, 2017 at 12:00
A wealthy Houston neighborhood has given in to pressure and will once again allow photo shoots in the area – just not on their sidewalks.
Dec 21, 2017 at 19:55
The seller of this military-grade version of the Leica M4 says it's in good, working condition and is asking about $25,000 for it.
Dec 21, 2017 at 18:38
Imatag is a new service that adds an invisible and indelible watermark to your images, all without any degrading effect on image quality.
In February, Nikon fans got the equivalent of a break-up text when the company announced it wouldn't continue development of the DL series. Take a look back with us at this and other highlights as we continue our 2017 month-by-month recap.
sample galleryDec 21, 2017 at 13:00
If you're on a budget and want a Sony FE 35mm F1.4 lens with autofocus, this new Rokinon lens may do the trick – though it's not without some compromises.
Dec 21, 2017 at 01:38
For the past few weeks we've been running polls to find out what you, our readers think was the best gear of 2017. Several of the polls are close, but one is still too close to call, with only six hours left to vote. Vote now to break the tie!
Dec 20, 2017 at 20:33
Scrambling for some last-minute gifts for the photography lover in your life? This COOPH video will show you how to make 10 simple and creative DIY gifts that won't take up too much time or money.
Dec 20, 2017 at 19:08
In September, a sheriff's deputy shot photojournalist Andrew Grimm when he mistook his camera for a firearm. Now, Grimm is suing that deputy, the Clark County Board of County Commissioners, and the City of New Carlisle, Ohio.
Dec 20, 2017 at 18:38
It took 20 years of policy and hard work by Idaho residents, businesses, and officials, but the Central Idaho Dark-Sky Reserve is finally a reality. It is the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the US, joining 11 others around the globe.
Dec 20, 2017 at 16:51
In less than 48 hours from the high-profile camera shop break-in, two suspects have been taken into custody and $18,000 worth of stolen gear has been recovered.
Dec 20, 2017 at 16:12
A German court has ruled that book publisher Steidl must pay photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald $77,000 for losing his print portfolio. Lawrence valued each lost photograph at $1,200.
lens newsDec 20, 2017 at 15:23
Hasselblad has announced an adapter that will allow owners of its XPan film camera to mount their lenses on the digital medium format X1D. The new adapter’s launch coincides with yesterday’s X1D firmware update, which introduced an XPan crop mode to the viewfinder and rear LCD.
Landscape photography isn't as simple as just showing up in front of a beautiful view and taking a couple of pictures. Landscape shooters have a unique set of needs and requirements for their gear, and we've selected some of our favorites in this buying guide.
Dec 19, 2017 at 21:40
The Federal Aviation Administration has officially designated seven Department of Energy nuclear facilities as drone no-fly zones, which seems like a pretty darn good idea.
Dec 19, 2017 at 18:37
MasterClass has announced the launch of a new course from legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. This is the first time Leibovitz has offered an online course, which is priced at $90 for just the course itself or under an all-access pass for all MasterClass courses at $180/year.
lens newsDec 19, 2017 at 16:26
Cosina Japan has announced pricing and availability for the long-awaited E-mount Voigtlander Nokton classic 35mm F1.4. Sony shooters will be able to grab it starting in February 2018, for about $750 USD.
Dec 19, 2017 at 16:00
They told us it would happen last month, and today Adobe followed through. The final update to the standalone version of Lightroom, version 6.14, has been released. It's all Creative Cloud from here on out.
camera newsDec 19, 2017 at 12:00
Hasselblad has released new firmware for its X1D mirrorless medium format camera that brings it as close to a digital X-Pan as we can sensibly hope for.
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A new patent by Samsung proposes moving the front camera and other components—such as the earpiece and proximity and ambient light sensors—below the screen.
Photographer Shane Balkowitsch tells the story of how (and why) he built "the first natural light wet plate studio constructed in the entire country in over 100 years."
HTC's newest handset, the HTC U11 Eyes, improves on the standard U11 by slapping a dual camera on the front for 'portrait mode' selfies with real-time bokeh simulation.
Photographer Christopher Payne captures the 'colorful world of craft and complexity' you'll find in the General Pencil Company's factory in Jersey City... and almost nowhere else.
The next Samsung flagship smartphone—which might be the first smartphone with a variable aperture lens—is not being announced or even teased at CES, as previously thought. Instead, Samsung confirmed that the phone would arrive in February.
"What bothers me more than the fact that these photographers missed the play of the game, is the amount of 'bashing' that they are being subject to on many social media platforms [...] as an industry, WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT!"
"Gerda Taro didn’t just help invent one of the world’s most famous photographers. Briefly, she was him [...] This is a story about two identities so intertwined that it’s hard to keep them apart."
With Snapdragon 630 chipset and 1080p displays, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are mid-range devices. And yet they offer very similar camera technology to Sony's flagship models.
After trying Canon's 'holy grail' 200mm F1.8L, Lensrentals' Zach Sutton is giving another ultra-rare lens a go: Canon's super-fast 50mm F1.0L, first introduced in 1989. Find out if Zach thinks this lens is really usable, or more of a collector's item.
Stockland Martel represented some of the biggest names in the photo industry, including: Walter Iooss, Art Streiber, Lauren Greenfield, Nadav Kander and many more.
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Photographer Mark Holtzman explains how he captured this incredible photograph of a B-2 stealth bomber flying over the Rose Bowl. Holtzman shot the photo from his own Cessna, which he was flying above the bomber and the football game.
The ban includes images that show an ape or monkey in costume or otherwise dressed up, demonstrating unnatural behaviors like dancing, interacting with humans in a way that isn't natural for the animal, and more.
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The platform makes it super easy to create then-and-now photos by automatically aligning your before-and-after images for you. And once you're done creating your own 'rephoto', you can explore other photographers' creations as well.
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Chris Burkard sat down for an exclusive interview with Resource Travel to discuss his new film Under an Arctic Sky. Find out about the hardships and dangers that went into making this epic film.
Egyptian photographer Hadeer Mahmoud's photos capture "moments of longing and loss," telling the stories of three young women whose partners were arrested in the wake of the Arab Spring.
"On the morning of December 23rd, I received an email from 500px saying that they had made a mistake. While I had made two sales, it totaled $27, not $2,700."
Reuters photojournalist Zohra Bensemra has been named 2017 Photographer of the Year for her work covering everything from the drought in Somalia, to the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
PDN spoke with Smithsonian Magazine's chief photo editor Quentin Nardi—an 18-year publishing veteran—about how she finds and assigns photographers around the world to cover the science, technology, art and culture stories Smithsonian writes about.
"Texas, like many states, has a banned book list totaling about 10,000. What’s surprising is that whilst books by Adolf Hitler and the Klu Klux Klan leader do not make the list, a surprising number of photography books do."
"I ended up with two minutes to shoot the group of 11 egos, six of whom were palpably unhelpful," says celebrity photographer Jesse Dittmar, "while a peanut gallery of 40 PR reps, individual hair, make-up, and stylists were trying to get their say."
Photographer Nasim Mansurov ran the new Microsoft Surface Book 2 and the newest 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro side-by-side for a month. Read on to find out how the two machines compared in real-world use.
This is what happens when Madison Avenue tries to romanticize photography, using iconic and social media savvy photographers to sell you everything from shoes, to credit cards, to SUVs.
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Tech lover Albert Lee was one of the first to pre-order the intriguing 16-camera module Light L16. Two months in, here's what he has to say about using this not-so-little computational camera.
People have waiting a long time for the Canon 85mm F1.4L IS lens, but how does it compare to Canon's 85mm F1.2L and Sigma's 85mm F1.4 Art? Phillip Pettit of Lensrentals took all three lenses for a spin to find out.
The folks at Kolari Vision—an infrared camera conversion company based in New Jersey—recently tore down a brand new Sony a7RIII, giving everybody a peek at the camera's much-improved weather sealing.
Photography portfolio site PhotoShelter is adding their voice to the growing group of online companies that are speaking out in favor of net neutrality, and against the FCC's upcoming vote to kill it.
The Direct app would replace the current Inbox on the Instagram app, doing for Instagram what the Facebook Messenger app did for Facebook on mobile.
Photographer Alik Griffin tested "all the best XQD and SD (UHS-II) memory cards for the Nikon D850" to see which ones performed best with the new powerhouse DSLR.
"Imagine finding a truck full of brand new 35mm film processing machines. That’s what happened two weeks ago, though the reality of what we found has taken a few days of research and a lot of Googling to understand..."
"[It seems] Phase One has no plans to support the GFX 50S or any other medium format camera on the market to protect its own medium format system. For this reason alone, Capture One could never replace Lightroom as post-processing software for many photographers out there."
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