August 19
Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition

This two-part video series takes a deep dive into the world of dynamic symmetry and geometric composition, using iconic photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's brilliant photographs as a guide.

Photo of the week: Drone portraits bring healing and awareness after wildfire

Award-winning photographer Jeremy Cowart tells the moving story behind this drone photograph, captured in the aftermath of the devastating wildfire in Gatlinburg, TN in 2016.

Happy World Photo Day: Photos from the staff of DPReview

Happy 2017 World Photo Day! We asked everyone on staff at DPReview to share one photo that they took within the last year that makes them jazzed on photography. Here's what we chose.

August 18
Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

$11,000 Leica Noctilux lens shattered, or: Why you never check camera gear when flying

If you've heard it once, you've probably heard it a thousand times: never check in your camera gear when flying. This shattered $11,000 lens is what can happen when you do.

New Google research thwarts automatic watermark removal

A team of Google researchers have found that slightly warping watermarks when embedding them into images can help prevent automatic removal.

Cheap purchases that will help improve your photography

You don't have to empty your savings account to take your photography to the next level. These cheap buys cost about $50 or less, and come with outsized benefits for your photography.

August 17
Video: Four top-notch portrait photographers shoot the same model

Joey L, Dani Diamond, Brandon Woelfel and Jessica Kobeissi go head-to-head in an episode of "4 photographers shoot the same model."

Picktorial's new X-Pack lets you add Fuji's film simulation profiles to X-Trans raw files

The company behind popular photo editor Picktorial 3 just released the X-Pack: a preset package that allows you to add Fuji's in-camera film simulation profiles to your RAF files in post.

Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan

Photoshop. GoPro. Every once in a while a product emerges that defines a category. And sometimes, it vanishes just as quickly as it arrived on the scene. This week's Throwback Thursday remembers the Flip, the pocket camcorder everyone had – until they didn't.

New Nokia 8 smartphone features 13MP dual-cam with Zeiss optics

The Nokia 8's dual-cam combines the image data from a 13MP RGB sensor and a 13 monochrome chip for better detail, improved dynamic range and lower noise levels.

August 16
B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case

The company behind retail giant B&H Photo has agreed to pay out $3.2 million in monetary relief and back wages to settle a discrimination and harassment case from 2016.

Godox A1 smartphone flash trigger officially released, costs $70

After a popular Facebook teaser and some studio portrait samples, Godox has finally officially released the Godox A1 smartphone flash and flash trigger. Cheap, versatile and innovative, color us intrigued.

Canon beats Nikon to get EISA’s Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running

Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association’s Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category.

Barack Obama photo and quote becomes most popular tweet of all time

A photograph and quote tweeted out by former president Barack Obama has officially become the most popular tweet of all time, receiving over 1.3 million retweets and 3.4 million likes.

This iconic still life photo was shot at f/240... for 6 hours!

Edward Weston was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and in this episode of Advancing Your Photography we learn the extreme technique he used to capture one of his most famous still life photos.

Venus Optics' long-awaited Laowa 15mm F2 for Sony FE is finally available

Venus Optics has announced the price and delivery date of the second lens to join its Zero-D line up: the 15mm F2 for Sony’s E mount. A lens they've dubbed, "the world's fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame."

Cinnac is a Tinder-style photo rating app that helps you discover your best photos

Cinnac is a new social network for photographers that will help you separate your good photos from your great ones through a Tinder-like community-based rating system.

Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery

The Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM is an understated jewel of a lens, and one that we've enjoyed on a variety of cameras since its release almost five years ago. Its relatively small size and image stabilization make it a versatile tool for a variety of photography - check out our sample gallery.

August 15
How to shoot classic beauty product photography on a budget

You don't need a fancy studio or tons of gear to capture the kind of classic product photography you see in magazines. In this video, Dustin Dolby shows you how to do it with just a couple of speedlights and some know-how.

FrontRow is a life-logging camera in the shape of a necklace pendant

The life-logging camera is trying to make a comeback. Say hello to FrontRow, a live-streaming enabled life-logging camera from Ubiquiti that hangs on a necklace like a pendant.

Super fast, tiny Samsung T5 portable SSD hits 540MB/s, can handle raw 4K video

Samsung just revealed a blazing-fast new Solid State Drive capable of data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s.

DJI releases offline mode to calm fears over privacy and security

DJI has developed a 'Local Data Mode' that lets pilots fly without being connected to the Internet. The mode should calm recent fears over data privacy and security when flying DJI drones.

Macphun unveils Aurora HDR 2018: Will come to Mac and PC with new tools and UI

After 1.7 million downloads on Apple computers since the launch in November 2015, Aurora HDR will be available for Windows PCs for the first time with the 2018 release.

Oprema Jena seeks to resurrect the legendary Zeiss Biotar 75mm F1.5

The company behind the new Meyer Optik Goerlitz lens manufacturing business has formed a new brand to bring back the Biotar 75mm F1.5 that was made by Carl Zeiss Jena in the 1940s and 50s.

New Qualcomm Spectra system brings 3D depth sensing to Android devices

The updated Qualcomm Spectra system is a dual-camera setup that is capable of sensing depth and motion in real time.

How to shoot the solar eclipse: a list of resources for photographers

A sizable swath of the United States will be treated to a total eclipse of the heart – er, sun – in just under a week. Here are a few excellent guides to help you photograph this rare occasion.

August 14
f11 Magazine is suspending publication due to financial troubles

f11 Magazine—an ad-supported, free magazine for 'photographers and aficionados' that focused on photos rather than gear—is suspending publication due to financial troubles.

A forgotten solution: Why this strange 1975 zoom lens is so sharp

The Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm F2.8 is unlike any zoom lens you've probably ever seen. Instead of a helicoid, it uses a gearbox, and because of this it's still one of the sharpest zoom lenses out there.

Sony 'trade up' program gets you $500 plus trade-in value towards a new a9

If you're looking to switch to Sony, the company's new limited-time "α trade up" promotion can snag you up to $500 + trade-in value towards a brand new a9, a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II when you hand over your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Google's Camera app has been unofficially ported to other Android phones

The Google Camera app exclusive to the company's own Pixel phone has been unofficially ported to other Android devices. If you're willing to take the risk of installing, you can now use features like HDR+ on the Galaxy S8, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more.

Video: Meet the 'camera whisperer' who fixes cameras nobody else can

49-year-old David Hilos is known by the Singapore photography community as the 'camera whisperer.' When a service center says a camera is beyond repair, Hilos can usually coax it back to life.

Synology launches 'budget-friendly' 4-bay NAS that can handle up to 40TB of storage

Data storage manufacturer Synology has added a new, lower-cost NAS to its DiskStation j line that has a maximum capacity of 40TB, and which is aimed at home users and photography enthusiasts.

Smartphones killed the compact and now they're coming for entry-level ILCs

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here it is: the $500 interchangeable lens camera is about to go the way of the $200 compact.

Sony Kumamoto sensor factory earthquake: first public footage

On April 16, 2016 disaster struck in Kumamoto in the form of an unprecedented 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Here is the public's first look at Sony's sensor factory during the quake, the resulting damage and the efforts to restore operations.

August 13
Island paradise: A travel photographer's guide to Tahiti

Last August, travel photographer and Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore escaped to the island of Tahiti for a month of cool adventures and amazing photography.

Nikon KeyMission 360 records itself getting chewed on by a tiger

Curious just how tough Nikon's KeyMission 360 action camera really is? This one got chewed on by a tiger for several minutes and recorded the whole thing.

Canon EOS 80D to EOS 6D Mark II: in the light of the review, should I upgrade?

The EOS 6D Mark II is essentially a full frame version of the EOS 80D. However, we weren't exactly bowled-over by it, when we reviewed it. Does that mean it's not worth the cost of upgrading? Let us walk you through the differences.

August 12
Worth the Weight: Ultralight backpacking photography with the Olympus PEN-F

Hiker and amateur photographer Ben Bauermeister talks about his experience taking an Olympus PEN-F on an ultralight backpacking trip. When every ounce counts, adding 2.8lbs to your pack is a serious decision.

Photo of the week: Shooting portraits of the Himba people in Namibia

Sean Tucker tells the story behind these two portraits of the Himba people he captured for a personal project in Namibia.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review

Xiaomi's newest phablet boasts a monster battery and a sleek metal uni-body that's not typical of its mid-range class. It packs a decent camera too, but is let down by a flawed video mode and worse-than-average low light image quality.

August 11
Video: How to edit photos in Lightroom with a PlayStation controller

If you want to speed up your Lightroom workflow, one of the best tools you can buy might be a wireless PlayStation controller. Photographer Ben Stewart shows you why in this neat video tutorial.

Photographer Bill Frakes loses university position after sexual harassment report

Renowned photographer Bill Frakes has been let go as a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln after a sexual harassment complaint filed against him was judged by the university to be credible.

NASA Curiosity Rover captures rare photographs of clouds on Mars

On July 17th, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover pointed its Navcam up at the sky to capture a rare sight: wispy, cirrus-like clouds floating across the Martian horizon.

DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

Compared to the standard Phantom 3, the SE model offers a vision positioning system, 4K video and an improved video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.

Five useful photo apps for travelers

Photographers take great care in choosing the right gear for a trip. Why not make sure your iPhone is well equipped for photography too? These apps offer features a bit more advanced than the stock camera app.

August 10
Shooting modern motorsports photography with a Kodak Brownie No. 2

Photographer and writer Murilee Martin recently photographed a racing event using an... unusual choice for a camera. A 91-year-old Kodak Brownie No. 2.

Sigma warns of aberration bug affecting some of its lenses on Canon DSLRs

If you use Sigma lenses and you own the Canon 6D Mark II, 77D, Rebel SL2 or the Rebel T7i, listen up. Your Sigma lenses might malfunction if you have "Lens aberration correction" turned on.

NPPA to raise dues for the first time in 11 years, because defending truth ain't cheap

Starting January 1st, 2018, the NPPA will raise its membership dues for the first time in 11 years. You have until the end of the year to re-up or join at the current rates.

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices: too unreliable

Consumer Reports has removed its coveted 'Recommended' label from Microsoft's Surface devices after a survey of over 90,000 Surface owners showed 25% ran into reliability issues like freezing and touchscreen issues.

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