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June 30
3 things that will bug photographers about the Polaroid movie trailer

An upcoming horror flick follows a group of teenagers terrorized by a Polaroid camera. The recently released trailer is bothersome on a few levels, especially if you're a photographer.

Rolling shutter explained with simple side-by-side examples

One of the simplest visual explanations of rolling shutter that we've seen. If you're still confused about what rolling shutter and the 'rolling shutter effect' are, watch this.

Lee launches new set of high-end ProGlass IRND filters for stills shooters

Lee Filters is bringing its highly regarded ProGlass IRND cinematography filters to stills photographers. These exceptionally neutral filters come with IR and UV filtration, which should mean less time correcting color in post-production, and more time shooting.

CineStill 50D Film in 120 format goes up for pre-order

CineStill has launched its 50D film in 120 format, currently offering it for pre-order with an anticipated August 2017 shipping date.

Video: Those 'Shot on iPhone' ads are not what they seem

YouTuber Marques Brownlee reveals the truth behind those ultra-cinematic, gorgeous looking 'Shot on iPhone' ads that seem too good to be true.

Meeting John Kovacs, a Hasselblad icon

Sid Ceaser tells the touching, inspirational story of how he met the late, great John Kovacs: one of the greatest Hasselblad technicians who ever lived.

Tips from a pro: photographing fireworks with John Cornicello

New to shooting fireworks? Seattle-based photographer John Cornicello has a few tips for you. He presented a class on this for creativeLIVE some time ago, and with the Fourth of July holiday coming up now's the perfect time to revisit it.

Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow

We tried out Lensbaby's new Velvet 85 soft focus portrait lens by not photographing many portraits with it. And we're still pretty happy about it.

Latest Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 lens improves AF speeds, image stabilization

Tamron has announced the next generation of its 24-70mm F2.8 lens. The 'G2' version sports a new Micro-Processing Unit for faster and more accurate focusing, and the image stabilization system can now reduce shake by up to five stops.

June 29
Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction?

Recently Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo reported some rather visible banding with the Sony a9 in 2% of images shot at a soccer match. We dig into the issue and its cause, and just how relevant it may be to your real-world shooting.

Craigslist ad wants wedding photographer to also shoot the... uh... consummation

There are some pretty personal genres of photography out there, but this Craigslist ad takes things to a whole new level. This couple wants a wedding photographer who will stick around and shoot the wedding night... consummation, too.

The iPhone turns 10 years old today: What has it meant to you?

The iPhone was a turning point for digital photography—simultaneously revolutionizing the industry and bringing much of it to its knees. Today, the iconic device turns 10 years old.

Think Tank teams up with SKB for hard cases, launches MindShift 'PhotoCross' sling bags

A new sling bag from MindShift gear appeals to outdoorsy photographers, and Think Tank's new hard case line looks a lot like Pelican's.

Instagram's new AI-powered comment filter tackles trolls and spam

Instagram has just rolled out a new AI-based comment filter that uses deep learning to identify and scrub nasty comments from your photos.

Billingham announces luggage set and mid-sized Hadley One with more padding

The Hadley One is suitable for a DSLR and a couple of lenses, or a good collection of mirrorless kit, and can accommodate a laptop in a dedicated stitched-in pouch.

Leica M10 firmware update adds support for more SD cards

Firmware 1.7.4.0 for the Leica M10 is available now, adding support for a wider range of SD cards.

Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets

In this weeks' Throwback Thursday article, Simon raises a toast to the Sony Digital Mavica FD71 - a little camera which used really big memory cards.

Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II

It's been half a decade since Canon first debuted the original 6D and finally its successor is here. So what does five years of innovation look like?

The same but different: Canon EOS 6D Mark II shooting experience

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II brings more resolution, better autofocus and faster continuous shooting to Canon's entry-level full-frame camera. And we've had the opportunity to shoot with one.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II pre-production sample gallery

The Canon 6D Mark II will ship to consumers in August, but we've been able to do some shooting with a pre-production unit well in advance.

Meet the EOS 6D Mark II - Canon's entry-level full-frame DSLR

Rumors have been swirling around for a while, and Canon has just unveiled the long-awaited successor to the popular and long-serving EOS 6D. Read all about it in our hands-on preview.

Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D

Canon's latest entry-level DSLR is here. The new Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D) is the belated successor to 2013's Rebel SL1, billed at the time as the smallest and lightest DSLR on the market.

Canon introduces highly anticipated EOS 6D Mark II full-frame DSLR

Nearly five years after the announcement of the EOS 6D, Canon has finally replaced it with the EOS 6D Mark II. The Mark II features an all-new 26.2MP Dual Pixel AF full-frame sensor, 6.5 fps burst shooting, a fully articulating touchscreen, 1080/60p video and much more.

Canon unveils ultra-compact EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D

Canon has announced the EOS Rebel SL2 (also known as the EOS 200D), which replaces the aging SL1. This ultra-compact DSLR features a 24MP sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, Dual Pixel AF system and a 3" fully articulating touchscreen LCD.

June 28
Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw

When one of his friends got a filter stuck on his $1,700 Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L, former MythBuster Adam Savage removed it using an unlikely, terrifying tool: a band saw.

Magnum photographers capture New York City at golden hour

The New Yorker asked Magnum's famed photographers, in town for the agency's 70th anniversary, to go out and capture 'the fleeting beauty of New York City's golden hour.' This is what they shot.

Sony 12-24mm impresses Lensrentals with great sharpness, reasonable price

Roger Cicala is a difficult man to impress, but he's been waxing lyrical over at Lensrentals about Sony's new 12-24mm wide zoom.

Tutorial: How to photograph glassware on a white background

Glassware is one of the most challenging subjects to photograph, especially against a white background. This tutorial shows you how to do it with hardly any gear.

Handevision Iberit 90mm F2.4 lens launches for Leica M-mount

Handevision is now shipping its all-metal Iberit 90mm F2.4 short telephoto lens for Leica M-mount 35mm and full-frame cameras.

Samsung launches Isocell image sensor brand

Isocell comprises four sub-brands: Bright, Fast, Slim and Dual which are tailored to specific mobile device market demands.

Hasselblad to open first own branded retail store

The new store will be located at the Fotografiska center for contemporary photography in Stockhom, Sweden and carry the full range of Hasselblad products.

Travel photography and the journey towards a new review style

A recent vacation gave Richard a chance to think about the needs of travel photography – and how our reviews might recognize the perfect travel camera.

Analog revival rolls on: Rollei Vario Chrome slide film coming soon

Need more evidence that 2017 is the year analog begins its comeback? Well, welcome another new film stock to the world.

June 27
2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 10th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced, and they're striking.

Metabones enables 10 fps shooting with AF for Canon glass on Sony a9

If you were disappointed by reports that the Sony a9 struggles with adapted Canon glass, you might be able to take some comfort from Metabones' latest update.

Blackmagic Design slashes Video Assist prices

Blackmagic Design has dropped the prices of its Video Assist external monitor/recorders for a limited time. Prices of the SD card-based recorders will be reduced in all markets, while supplies last.

Instagram is testing 'favorites' list to make private sharing easier

Instagram has started testing a new feature called 'favorites' that enables users to share photos with only certain people. Only a small number of users have access to the feature at this time, though it may roll out to everyone in the future.

Lensbaby announces Velvet 85 F1.8 lens for 'lustrous skin tones'

Lensbaby has announced the Velvet 85 F1.8 for interchangeable lens cameras. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony E, Sony A, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Fuji X and Micro 4/3 mounts.

Lexar discontinued: Micron announces the end of Lexar memory cards

It's the end of an era. Parent company Micron has announced that they are discontinuing the Lexar retail brand. This includes 'memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives.'

In pictures: America's empty railroads

Youthful trainspotter turned adult photographer, John Sanderson has traveled across the United States, documenting the country's railroads. But you won't find any trains in his pictures.

Sony announces new 20MP 1-inch sensor for industrial applications

Sony's new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning.

Shoulderpod goes modular
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Shoulderpod has converted its offerings into a lego-like modular system by offering all individual parts of existing products separately, allowing users to build exactly the rig they need for a specific project or simply replace a damaged part.

A decade of capturing musicians behind the scenes

Photographer Felix AAA has spent the past ten years touring the world with a variety of musicians, capturing behind the scenes shots and portraits. He talks about some of his favorite images on the FujiFilm Blog.

Never before seen photos of Mount St. Helens eruption found in thrift shop camera

A roll of film discovered in an Argus C2 from an Oregon Goodwill turned out to contain some incredible images – and has been re-united with the original owner's family.

Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery

Nikon's 28mm F1.4E ED appears to roundly complete the company's updated lineup of fast, professional prime lenses. We've already seen some initial images from a Nikon ambassador, but we've worked through a gallery of our own, with a lens of our own over the past week. Take a look.

June 26
Google Pixel owners can compete to have their images shown as Chromecast backgrounds

Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens.

Italian Nikon distributor sets world record for largest human camera

Nikon's 100th birthday party continues worldwide as a distributor in Italy organized a one-of-a-kind feat: assembling the world's largest 'human camera' from over a thousand volunteers.

Ricoh cuts price of Theta SC 360 camera

Ricoh has dropped the price of its Theta SC 360 spherical camera by to $199, a reduction of roughly $50. The camera features two 12MP sensors and can record Full HD video in addition to stills.

Pete Souza talks about life as a presidential photographer

Photojournalist Pete Souza served as the presidential photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In an interview with fellow photographer Marcia Nighswander, he discusses several of his most noteworthy images.

Still going viral, after all these years: crushing Tokyo commute photos

Photographer Michael Wolf has been documenting the crowded conditions of Tokyo's subway trains since the 1990s. The photos have gone viral regularly in the years since he started the project, and he just published the final edition in the series.

OnePlus 5 updated to Oxygen 4.5.2 with camera optimizations and more

The just-launched OnePlus 5 is getting a minor update that should improve camera function.

Rare Nikon D500 'Rex Edition' still works despite run-in with German Shepherd

A Belgian camera shop is showing off an extremely rare, limited 'Rex Edition' Nikon D500. The cosmetic alterations were provided by a customer's German Shepherd Rex, who got ahold of the camera within a day of its purchase.

Adobe acquires Mettle SkyBox suite of VR plug-ins

Adobe says that many of its users have been relying on SkyBox for VR editing and it therefore made sense to make the plug-ins available to all subscribers through Creative Cloud.

The Miggö Pictar is a pricey camera grip for iPhone photographers

The Pictar grip provides a number of customizable physical controls for your iPhone camera, but at its price point we would like to see better materials and build quality.

June 25
Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

Peak Design's 'consider every detail' approach shines in the Everyday Backpack. While expensive, it's one of the best options out there for a photographer who needs to pack a lot of stuff in addition to gear.

June 24
Video: Sony a9 falls short with  Canon 300mm and 400mm lenses attached

If you're thinking of using Canon's sports glass on the Sony a9, think again. The ultra-fast camera slows way down when you attach off-brand glass.

June 23
Nat Geo photo of the day shows colorful Katowice

The Polish town of Katowice is not famed as an area of beauty, but as all photographers know, that doesn't mean that beauty can't be found if you look in the right places. Mariusz Pietranek used a drone to look down on the colorful sedimentation tanks at an ironworks.

New York Times journalist offers first-hand look at the battle for Mosul

New York Times video journalist Ben Solomon spent a harrowing three weeks accompanying Iraqi Major Sajjad al-Hour as he and his men fought to retake Mosul from I.S. forces.

Lucid VR begins sales of its LucidCam 3D VR camera

The 3D VR camera launched through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 goes on sale beginning June 26.

Photographer captures beautiful 'solstice conjunction' over Budapest

Noctilucent clouds, a crescent moon and Venus were visible in the pre-dawn sky over Budapest yesterday. Photographer György Soponyai captured NASA's astronomy picture of the day.

Flexy Paw treat holder phone clip tantalizes pets for better photos

Squirming pets won't sit still for photos? A Kickstarter campaign is looking to help.

Surfing under the northern lights

Find out how Chris Burkard shifted from editorial photography to his true passions: landscapes, conservation and, of course, surfing.

EyeEm Selects helps you find the best images in your camera roll for posting

The updated EyeEm app scans your camera roll and picks images that are composed particularly well, have the best quality, or highest chance of selling on EyeEm Market.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery

It's three years old but still a solid option for a Micro Four Thirds shooter looking for a high-quality, fast, wide-angle prime. Take a look at how we got along with it.

Tamron introduces 'ultra-telephoto' 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 zoom lens

Tamron has announced the longest all-in-one zoom lens currently available, the 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD. Designed for Canon and Nikon crop-sensor cameras, the lens will be available in July.

2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 interchangeable lens cameras: full-frame

When you're ready to step-up to full-frame from an entry-level or midrange camera, the choices can be overwhelming. Find out which models came out on top in our $1200-2000 enthusiast ILC roundup.

Playing a Super Mario Bros. level with Hololens is the best case for AR we've seen

Just a guy wearing a VR headset, smashing invisible Goombas in Central Park.

June 22
NASA orbiter snaps aerial photo of lonesome Mars Curiosity rover

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this gorgeous aerial photo of the Martian landscape. And if you look really close, you can actually see the Mars Curiosity rover in the very middle.

No, you don't need a $100 permit to take snapshots in Laguna Beach

The city of Laguna Beach, California has provided some clarification around the kinds of photography permits it offers.

Yi announces development of 180 VR camera with Google

Later this year, a VR180 camera will be Joining Yi's Halo and 360 VR cameras, which will offer stereo 3D capture, yet be as easy to use and compact as a 2D camera.

Caltech research team develops lensless camera

Caltech researchers have developed an 'optical phased array' chip that uses time delays instead of a lens to focus the incoming light.

Pricing for Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70 F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses announced, undercuts the competition

Pricing and shipping have finally been revealed for two highly anticipated lenses from Sigma, announced in February.

Getting the shot: macro photos of paint and water that look like CGI

These macro photos of clouds of paint billowing through clear water might look like high-quality CGI, but they're real photographs. And photographer Alberto Seveso told us how they were made.

Facebook testing 'profile picture guard' feature that prevents sleazy photo theft

Facebook is testing a feature that prevents people from saving, sharing, or even taking a screenshot of your profile picture.

Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought

We've reshot the Sony a9 in our studio. The short story: it's sharper! The long story... well you can read it all here.

Europeana launches 1914 - 1918 thematic collection

The collection will be officially launched during the Europeana Transcribathon Campus Berlin 2017 crowdsourcing event which will be held on 22 and 23 June at the Berlin State Library.

Light at full throttle in preparation for L16 launch

Light gives us some insight into the preparations for the launch of the pre-order shipments of its much anticipated L16 multi-lens camera.

OnePlus 5 2x tele camera uses 1.6x optical in combination with digital zoom

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed in a tweet that the second lens on the back of the OnePlus 5 uses a 1.6x optical zoom and that digital zoom is used to reach the claimed 2x zoom factor.

Hands-on with the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 cine lens

Fujifilm recently unveiled the second in its series of affordable cine lenses, the MK50-135mm T2.9. We got our hands on it for a couple days and took it for a spin.

Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8

Leica's first attempt at an M-series digital rangefinder was rough around the edges, but set a pattern for all of the cameras that came after it. In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Barney remembers the M8.

Jimmy Chin talks climbing, filmmaking and family

No stranger to extreme situations, legendary climber and filmmaker Jimmy Chin talks to Outside Magazine about his career, and the challenge of filming Alex Honnold's rope-free solo climb of El Capitain.

June 21
Meeting Owl robotic video offers 360-degree views of conferences

A company backed by Android co-founder Andy Rubin is attempting to make video conferencing less terrible.

There's no 'right way' to use Instagram as a professional

Rangefinder magazine asked five professional portrait and wedding photographers about posting on Instagram; no surprise, they got five different answers.

Video: mesmerizing stop motion film of raw wood being shaved away layer-by-layer

This captivating stop motion film was created by stripping away one layer of wood at a time. It's hard to look away.

The Photographer's Emphemeris will launch a 3D app for iOS on June 27

It will enable users to simulate the presence of the sun, moon and Milky Way and see how they interact with an area's topography.

You can now share live video replays to Instagram Stories

Since its introduction in November last year Instagram's live streaming feature has been used by millions, but videos could not be archived for watching at a later stage. A new update has now added the capability.

Out of 50,000 infringement claims, an image of a cup of tea is the most stolen

CopyTrack's study also found that the second most-stolen image is a woman wearing painted jeans. That's apparently a thing.

Professional portraits shot using a water drop for a lens

Forget expensive lenses with fancy coatings and special lens elements – photographer Robin de Puy took these portraits using just a water drop for a lens.

Adobe achieves record revenue

Adobe reports a record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion for the second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, 2017.

Zeiss launches Milvus 1.4/35 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

Zeiss says its new lens is particularly suited for portrait photography but also a good all-rounder and can be used in video applications.

The Kennel Club 2017 photo contest winners are cute as h*ck

We present to you the top photos from the Kennel Club's 2017 Dog Photographer of the Year photo contest – take a look at 10 of the award-winning puppers.

June 20
The Atlantic celebrates summer with delightful kite photos

In case you were looking for any more inspiration to go fly one.

Videre 35mm is a build-it-yourself cardboard pinhole camera

Following a couple of successful Kickstarter campaigns, Videre 35mm's creator has re-tooled the camera with sturdier components and a simpler user assembly process.

Tony Northrup wants to help you pass the FAA's drone test

The two hour long video covers everything an aspiring drone pilot needs to know.

Video: Canon lens cut in half with a 60,000 PSI water jet

This is what happens when a Canon 17-85mm F4-5.6 lens meets 60,000 PSI of water pressure. Spoiler Alert: the water jet always wins.

Find out what it's like to be an AP photographer in Washington DC

Andrew Harnik discusses the challenges – and rewarding moments – of a career making images for the Associated Press in his native DC.

Saramonic unveils VMic series of high-end shotgun microphones for DSLRs

The VMic Pro, VMic Recorder and VMic microphones are targeted at DSLR users who want to record high-quality audio.

OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery

While our full OnePlus 5 review is underway, we've put together a sample gallery with images that were taken with both the wide-angle and tele lens in a variety of lighting situations.

OnePlus 5 launches with current highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone

The OnePlus 5 main camera comes with a 1/2.8" 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and a fast F1.7 aperture. It is supported by a tele-module featuring a 2x "lossless" zoom.

Is 8K the resolution at which convergence finally matters?

In this video, Vincent Laforet explains why the RED 8K Weapon camera has mostly replaced his still cameras, and it's not all about resolution.

Kodak has a great glossary of film and video terms

Dupe, Dupe Negative is not a pop song, and Newton's Rings are not NASA's next destination. If you've ever wondered what all that film terminology means, Kodak has you covered.

Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery

Fujifilm's X-A3 is the company's only offering to use a new 24MP sensor without their trademark X-Trans color filter array. We've had it out and about with a variety of lenses to see how it compares.

Move over Nikon: Gitzo celebrates 100 years with pricey, limited-edition tripods

If you thought Nikon had the market cornered on expensive commemorative products, we've got news for you.

June 19
Pixel Peeper lets you check the Lightroom edits made to a JPEG

The simple drag-and-drop web app reveals the Lightroom edits applied to any JPEG, along with its associated EXIF data, provided that metadata is intact.

Haunting black-and-white images from Belgrade show a modern refugee crisis

Danish photographers Ulrik Hasemann and Mathias Svold spent time documenting the 75,000 refugees currently in Serbia's capitol city. Most are young men from conflict zones in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Video: insane drone footage shows Muscle Beach in the early a.m.

It takes a highly-skilled drone operator to execute a video like this in one take.

Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis

According to a report by Nikkei Ricoh is facing its biggest crisis ever and will have to cut costs in order to survive.

Air Koryo's aging airliners are beautiful, scary time-capsules

Air Koryo started flying in 1952, and much of its current fleet still dates from the 1960s. Danish commercial photographer Arthur Mebius has taken 24 flights on some of its oldest airplanes, so you don't have to.

Varjo '20/20' VR headset to offer 'human eye resolution' bionic display

While the Oculus Rift headset offers approximately 1.2MP for each eye, Varjo aims to far exceed that resolution at 70MP.

Daughter beautifully documents parents' dual struggle with cancer

Photojournalist Nancy Borowick's parents struggled through their own cancer treatments together, with humor, love and bravery keeping everything together.

Underwater macro photography in the Arctic

Alexander Semenov has been photographing invertebrates in the depths of the ocean for almost a decade, with a desire to 'boost people's interest in marine biology.' Mission accomplished.

LG launches G6+ with wireless charging and improved G6 software

The G6+ comes with similar specs as the original G6 but doubles the amount of storage and expands the feature set.

A comprehensive list of every Polaroid camera ever made

Every polaroid camera from the SX-70 to 1999's Barbie Instant Camera.

Firmware v1.1.1 for Canon 5DS and 5DSR fixes HDR mode and level display

Firmware version 1.1.1 fixes a number of user-reported bugs, including an issue in HDR mode that prevents the camera from completing a full bracket with certain settings.

Flash review: the Godox Ving V860 II is a great-value wireless solution

A budget-priced, radio controlled flashgun that doesn't feel or perform like a cheap knockoff? Believe it.

June 18
Olympus TG-5 gallery updated

Now that summer adventure season is getting underway, we've had more time with Olympus' rugged TG-5 compact in just the conditions it was built to withstand.

Photos from the edge of the earth: World Photography Organization interviews Kiliii Yuyan

Seattle-based photographer Kiliii Yuyan has spent years documenting the lives of people at the edges of the world. In an interview with the World Photography Organization, Kiliii explains what motivates him.

June 17
Through the lens of black women photographers

'Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora' is a new photographic publication that aims to include the perspectives of black women photographers.

The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography part 5: examples and comparison

In the fifth and final part of his series of articles on aerial photography, Erez Marom recaps some of his most formative experiences.

Benjamin Button captures *and edits* your family video footage

Not just a Brad Pitt movie: Benjamin Button is a wearable HD video camera geared toward families that goes the extra mile to automatically edit your footage together.

Video tutorial: how to make a double exposure in Photoshop

Whether you're new to photo editing or a Photoshop pro, this tutorial is both easy to follow and full of valuable tips.

PSA: if there's a bug inside your computer monitor, don't squish it

It's pretty rare, but live bugs can get in between your screen and display. If this happens, don't make the same mistake as the author – just let it be.

June 16
This video of Boeing's new planes has nothing to do with photography but we're posting it anyway because it's cool

We tried to find a photography angle, we really did, but honestly - we're posting this video because it's Friday afternoon, and planes are cool.

Synology launches lower cost NAS with DS1817 and DS1517

The 'value' devices are slightly scaled back alternatives to the DS1817+ and DS1517+ with lower spec processors, less RAM and less comprehensive software packages.

Photographer uses 'antique' photo technique to illustrate struggles of Native Americans

Shane Balkowitsch is using collodion wet plate photography to link the struggles between tribes and the government both now and 155 years ago.

From Vietnam to Standing Rock: How photography captures the emotion of protests

Few things bring out more passion than a protest. A new exposition by Magnum Photo displays some of the most moving images from protests at Tiananmen Square, two Democratic National Convention and in the Ukraine.

ICYMI you can print your own lens hoods for free

If you're looking for a cheap, DIY alternative to shelling out cash for a replacement lens hood, look no further than lenshoods.co.uk for tons of free PDFs.

Surreal photo shows London high-rise fire from the air

Photographer Jason Hawkes had planned on taking aerial photos for architectural firms, but on Wednesday morning he unexpectedly encountered a scene that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Stories behind the images: Magnum Photos opens its vaults

Magnum Photos is 70 years old, and it's celebrating with a series of international exhibitions. The BBC has gone behind the scenes with 15 images from the Magnum archives.

Ricoh R Development kit now shipping

The RICOH R Development Kit that was first shown to the public at Mobile World Congress this spring is now shipping and available to order for $499.

Video: a quick introduction to panning photography

This how-to video explains everything you need to know to execute the perfect pan.

Interview: Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas on why print matters

The pervasive nature of our digital world makes photos books and zines all the more powerful.

2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 interchangeable lens cameras: crop-sensor

Photographers stepping up from entry-level or midrange ILCs have a lot of choices. In this updated roundup we're taking a look at enthusiast ILCs sporting APS-C and Four Thirds sensors in the $1200-2000 range.

June 15
Watch a mirror, LED, razor and a camera make the invisible visible

YouTube channel Veritasium demonstrates a relatively simple Schlieren photography setup, and it is cool as heck.

Researchers let AI loose on 100 million Instagram photos to study style

Yellow shirts were big around the time of the 2014 World Cup, and red hats are on trend in December.

Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products

A premium camera strap will set you back $100, and a crystal Nikon Model I replica can be yours for just $1500.

Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr

Verizon is planning to combine AOL, Yahoo and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new ad platform called Oath.

Macphun introduces Luminar Neptune with Accent AI filter

The new Accent AI Filter improves images with one simple slider instead of many adjustments and controls, such as shadows, highlights, contrast, tone, saturation and exposure.

Paralenz is an underwater action cam for scuba divers

The Paralenz camera can record 8MP stills or 4K video footage and also acts as a dive computer.

Lomography unveils Lomo’Instant Panama Edition

The design of the Lomo’Instant Panama Edition has been inspired by "the lusty smell of rainforests, the rumble of tamborito drums, and the salty taste of the air as you sail through beautiful tropical islands".

Undercooked: Canon's first CMOS-based compact, PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon tried something different when it put a CMOS sensor into its PowerShot SX1 superzoom. While users got 1080p video and fast burst speeds, there was a pretty big trade-off. In this week's Throwback Thursday we travel back to 2008 to learn why Canon didn't make another CMOS-based superzoom for three years.

Video: shooting the streets of Tokyo with the X-T20

The dynamic duo at Camera Store TV went all the way to Japan to make this experiential hands-on video.

A visual history of Canon autofocus and how it works today

This short animated video produced by Canon looks back on the dawn of autofocus, and also explains how modern systems work.

June 14
Instagram added an Archive feature to help you de-clutter your profile

Suddenly there's a place for those cat photos that are too precious to delete but don't reflect well on your personal 'brand.'

New Pro Light Bumblebee family from Manfrotto targets still, video and drone users

The new collection of outdoor backpacks and messenger bags are designed to cope with extreme environments and carry loads of gear.

Report: the next iPhone will be waterproof and support wireless charging

The Chief Executive of Wistron, an iPhone supplier, told reporters that the 5.5" device coming later this year will be both waterproof and support wireless charging.

Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined

With the 24MP, 20fps full-frame mirrorless a9, Sony is clearly looking to shake up the sports and action photographer market. Read our full review to find out if we think it might succeed.

Nikon releases KeyMission 360/170 Utility version 1.0.3

Version 10.0.3 of Nikon's KeyMission Utility comes with a range of bug fixes and now supports drag and drop copying into the 360/170 Utility folder and thumbnail lists.

Technique: The 'Dolly Zoom' can add new dimension to your video

The dolly zoom was made famous by Alfred Hitchcock, and has been used in films like Jaws and Goodfellas. What is it, and how does it work?

Adobe launches Premiere Pro 11.1.2 with support for Panasonic GH5 10-bit formats

Premiere Pro 11.1.2 has become available today and in addition to important bug fixes and performance improvements comes with support for the 10-bit formats of the Panasonic GH5.

Filmmaker who lost an eye replaces it with a working camera

It sounds like science fiction, but it's for real. It can even stream video. It also raises a few questions about privacy issues.

The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20

In 1997, Philippe Kahn changed the way we share images forever when he used a Casio QV-10, flip phone and his laptop to email a photo of his newborn daughter.

June 13
First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye

Photographer Joshua Cripps was lucky enough to get hold of one of the company's new lenses recently for a shoot in southern Patagonia.

Magnum Photos announces new investors, aims to modernize business

Faced with profitability challenges, Magnum Photos is accepting outside investment for the first time in its 70-year history.

Photographer travels the world to find its most stunning libraries

Let's hope that Thibaud Poirier remembered to turn off the autofocus 'beep' on his camera first.

Silkypix adds clarity tool and compatibility with Sigma dp Quattro series

Developer Studio 8 allows owners of the dp 1, dp 2 and dp 3 Quattro cameras to process the Raw files produced by their unique Foveon sensors.

Nat Geo photographer emphasizes important role of photography in conservation

Veteran wildlife photographer Nick Nichols talks with TIME about the power of images in promoting conservation of wild animals and, more importantly, the land they thrive on.

Camtraptions launches PIR Motion Sensor

The camera trap sensor can be deployed and left in place for weeks or even months at a time. It also allows for setup and triggering of flash guns or other light sources.

North Korea may have used a spy drone equipped with a Sony SLT camera

South Korean website Naver reports that a North Korean Spy Drone that was found in South Korea in 2014 was equipped with a Sony SLT camera.

Impossible launches special edition Polaroid 600 and metallic frame color film

The special edition Polaroid 600 instant camera comes with a two-tone black and white design and is an online exclusive.

Benro launches Aero 7 compact video tripod

The Benro Aero 7 tripod supports up to 7 kg of weight and thanks to a new 2-in center column can easily be transformed into a monopod.

Insane 49-inch monitor from Samsung redefines wide-screen

This giant display has a 32:9 aspect ratio and is targeted at gamers, but could you use it for photo work? Panorama photographers rejoice!

Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over

Reliable 3D tracking, a fast burst rate, deep buffer, responsive touchscreen and impressive battery life also contributed to an excellent shooting experience.

Video: simple camera tricks in under 90 seconds

No guessing games here, this short video is straight to the point: 6 quick camera tricks in a minute and a half.

Best Buy to introduce try-before-you-buy camera rentals

A partnership with gear lender Lumoid means that the big box retailer will soon let customers spend time with products – including cameras – before purchasing.

Rumor: Sony a7 III will have a9 autofocus system, no crazy frame rates

Sony Alpha Rumors claims to have reliable information on the next evolution of the a7 series.

June 12
Turning the Black Sea blue: NASA's image of the day shows phytoplankton bloom

NASA's appropriately-named Aqua satellite is orbiting the earth at an altitude of 438 miles. And of course there's a camera onboard.

Photomatix Pro 6 launched with more color control and realistic-looking results

HDRsoft has released version 6 of its Photomatix Pro imaging application with the promise of more realistic HDR images and better control of picture characteristics.

New site aims to be the definitive resource for street photography

StreetPhotography.com hopes to educate, inspire and create a community for a new generation of Cartier-Bressons.

How water droplets came to life for a Gatorade ad

Using strobes to illuminate precisely timed falling water droplets, an animated water figure seems to run, jump and kick in a recent video produced for Gatorade.

Fujifilm earning report indicates strong sales of X-series, lenses and GFX 50S

The Fujifilm earnings report shows increased sales figures of both X-Series cameras and lenses and the GFX medium format system but an overall revenue decrease for the imaging solutions division due to currency fluctuations.

'That's me!' Guardian interviews girl in famous Bruce Davidson photo

When Bruce Davidson visited Wales in the mid 1960s, a young Cheryl Winterson was playing in the street, oblivious to the presence of the Magnum photographer.

VSCO releases photo filters for desktop editing

VSCO has announced that it is releasing its popular mobile app photo filters on desktop. 58 filters come in a pack that is compatible with Lightroom and Adobe ACR and will set you back $59.

Why would I want an external recorder/monitor?

Most digital cameras today can record high quality video directly to internal memory cards. So why would you want to add an off-camera monitor/recorder to your setup? We look at some compelling reasons.

June 11
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Nikon's newest D7500 gains a lot from the D500 and loses a few things compared to its predecessor, the D7200 - but Canon's got at least one model that looks pretty comparable. Let's see how they stack up.

June 10
4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move

Sometimes the best option is to hold your camera away from your body, hit the shutter button and pray. Photojournalist Peter Haley shares some of the situations in which he's turned to the Hail Mary – with some excellent results.

In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti

The Serengeti is on many-a photographer's bucket list, and for good reason. Resource Travel's Michael Bonocore found out that the scenery and wildlife are every bit as stunning as expected when he visited last year, and has the photos to prove it.

iOS 11 will cut photo, video size in half

Apple 's move to phase out H.264 video compression and the JPEG photo format in favor of HEVC and HEIF appears to save a full 50% in file size.

CIPA figures for April illustrate steadying of the digital camera market and continued mirrorless growth

The latest figures show that the total camera market remained mostly steady year-on-year for the month of April, and that mirrorless sales are growing against a decline in the number of DSLRs sold.

Video: tips for black-and-white processing in Lightroom

Follow this hands-on tutorial for better monochrome photos.

June 9
Bundle of joy: save over $100 with this two-lens Canon kit

Canon's offering an EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lens and 50mm F1.8 STM for a big discount, but only through July.

The story behind 'viral' New York Times photograph of Comey testimony

All of the remote cameras in the world are no substitute for some gut instinct and a good monopod.

There may be photos of coffee in new coffee table book about food photos

"Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography” is a new book that goes beyond pictures of what's on your dinner plate. Jello Disco, anyone?

'Dusty' photos on display at London gallery

From moments that changed the political landscape forever, to a crowd watching the demolition of a Kodak plant, a new exhibition explores the images captured through clouds of dust.

Google Photos now auto-suggests images for archival

The new archiving suggestions are found in the Assistant tab, where the suggested photos are pre-selected.

Tenba updates Roadie line of rolling cases

The new The Roadie Roller 18, 21, Hybrid 21 and Air Case 21 all comply with most international and U.S. domestic carry-on regulations, while the Roadie Roller 24 is suitable for non-airline use only.

Leica unveils limited edition Leica M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set”

The edition will be limited to 50 sets worldwide and includes the new brass plated Leica M Monochrom camera with a special “Laiton” finish, a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH lens and several other items.

OPPO R11 Plus comes with 2x tele dual-cam

The R11 Plus main lens is coupled with a 16MP Sony IMX398 1/2.8" sensor and a fast f/1.7 aperture. The telephoto module features a 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor with f/2.6 aperture

Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison

Fujifilm's X-A3 has a one-of-a-kind sensor when compared to the rest of their current lineup, so how could we resist putting it in front of our studio scene straightaway? Check out how it compares with its more expensive X-Trans brethren.

Beautiful, terrifying images of popsicles made from polluted water sources

These dirty water popsicles are part of a project meant to raise awareness about water contamination in urban areas.

Shootout: Pro with amateur gear vs amateur with pro gear

This video is a friendly reminder that gear is only a small part of the photographic equation. It's experience that truly matters.

2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras

While it's the pocketable 1" sensor enthusiast cameras that attract the most attention, there are quite a few long zoom models, as well. Whether you want 4K video, a lens reaching 600mm equiv or DSLR-style controls in an all-in-one package, you'll find one in our updated roundup of enthusiast long zoom cameras.

Ignite your wanderlust with these photos from all U.S. national parks

What're your goals for next year? Photographer Jonathan Irish visited and photographed all 59 national parks in 13 months. And his photographs are gorgeous.

June 8
Meyer Optik launches modern version of historic Lydith 30mm F3.5

The original lens was launched in 1964 and the forthcoming version will remain true to the basic design of five elements in five groups, but the new company will be updating a number of its features.

Nikon updates NEF Codec to version 1.31.0

The update enables Windows users to view Raw previews when using Windows Photo Gallery, Live Photo Gallery, and Photo Viewer.

GoPro shows its first 360-degree camera to the world

GoPro is using the Mountain Games in Colorado to show off its Fusion 360-degree camera. While full specs haven't been released, aside from 5.2K oversampling, Engadget did manage to get their hands on the real thing.

iFixit teardown of 21.5" iMac reveals user-replaceable RAM and CPU

For the first time in years, the 21.5" iMac has replaceable RAM and CPU – but you'll have to kiss your warranty goodbye.

Join us and the Nikon D7500 for a Facebook Live chat Friday, June 9th, 1pm EST

DPReview editors Carey Rose and Dan Bracaglia will talk about how the D7500 fared at a recent music festival and field your most burning questions – all live.

Benro launches ProAngel line of compact travel  tripods

The ProAngel tripods are compact enough to fit into most small and medium sized bags and come with a single leg locking mechanism, allowing users to open the tripod leg sections with a single twist.

FilmLab negative scanning app fully funded, changes pricing model

After screening the reader feedback on our original article, FilmLab founder Abe Fettig has decided to change the pricing model for his app to a one-off purchase.

Sony releases Alpha 7R II, 7S II, 7II, a6500 and a6300 firmware updates

Sony has released updates for a range of cameras that address stability issues, provide support for the new 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 lens and add several new functions.

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' commercial puts focus on iPhone video capabilities

After previously concentrating on still images Apple's latest commercial showcases the iPhone's video mode by combining several clips that were shot by iPhone owners.

Phase One introduces 'Styles Packs' for Capture One

Phase One will begin offering image adjustment presets bundled around themes like Cinematic, B&W and Seasonal.

Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3

In this week's Throwback Thursday article, Dale travels back in time to 2002 for a look at the Canon PowerShot G3.

June 7
'This is not Porn' website collects photos that won't get you fired

The Verge interviews the man whose 'This is Not Porn' website showcases rare celebrity photos, notably from Bond and Star Wars films. Don't worry, they're work safe.

This USB flash drive looks like a miniature Leica M10

Own an M10 for just $45.

Astronaut Tim Peake's incredible photos of Earth from the ISS

F8 and be there indeed.

Close to home: photographers reflect on taking pictures of family

When there's a Magnum photographer in the family, your photo album looks a little bit different.

Flickr gives profile pages a makeover

The new, more customizable 'About' pages start rolling out to some user accounts today.

Sandmarc launches Kickstarter for smartphone polarizer and ND-filters

GoPro accessory maker Sandmarc has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund final development and mass production of a new smartphone polarizer and a range of ND filters.

Hasselblad knocks 30% off price of the H6D-50c

The 50MP H6D-50c medium-format DSLR has been reduced from $25,995/£22,680 to $17,995/£15,900 adding up to a savings of $8000/£6780.

Long Shot 2017 is Saturday, June 10th. Will you be shooting?

One of the ways we celebrate the arrival of summer is with the Photographic Center Northwest's (PCNW) Long Shot – a global 24-hour photo shoot that is open to anyone, anywhere, with any camera (yes, including your phone). Will you be shooting with us?

Dual-cameras and image fusion make for better smartphone images

EE Times explains how dual-cameras and image fusion technology can significantly improve the image quality of smartphone cameras.

Triggertrap open-sources mobile app code

The source code of the Triggertrap iOS and Android mobile apps has been published on Github by the company founders.

Firmware update improves AF performance of Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens for Canon

Firmware version 1.01 improves AF performance of the lens and OS speed of operation when using the Sigma mount converter MC-11.

Shiftcam for iPhone 7 Plus review

If you own an iPhone 7 Plus, the Shiftcam is a very affordable and convenient way of experimenting with add-on lenses and expanding the focal range of your built-in camera.

NPR's Terry Gross talks with conservation photographer Paul Nicklen

Find out what happens when a 1,000-pound predator tries to befriend you.

June 6
Back to basics: 30 composition styles, illustrated with examples

It never hurts to brush up on the building blocks of photo composition.

Mike Olbinski releases stunning sunset time-lapse featuring unusual cloud formations

We know, we know, another day, another weather time-lapse. But you won't regret devoting a minute of your time to watching this one.

Photographer captures Miami Beach air show with Nikon 800mm and custom rig

When you want to take pictures of airplanes for hours but lack superhuman strength, you invent a sweet custom rig.

15 useful tips for more effective cropping

The proliferation of high resolution sensors means its easier to crop-in than ever, without sacrificing much. But there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

Rumor: Japan's government wants Fujifilm to buy a stake in Nikon

Take this rumor with a very big grain of salt: Japanese magazine, Sentaku, seems to be reporting that the nation's government wants Fujifilm to purchase a stake in Nikon to keep the brand Japanese-owned.

Lee Filters introduces Solar Eclipse filter and new filter wash fluid

The filter is a deep blue and cuts twenty stops of light, making brightness levels more manageable for regular cameras while shooting – you guessed it – a solar eclipse.

NanGuang releases compact LED panels and accessories for studio use

Chinese lighting and accessory manufacturer NanGuang has revealed a new compact LED light panel for studio use, as well as a wall arm and a background support kit.

Platypod Ultra compact camera support launches on Kickstarter with more features than Pro model

The Ultra model is compatible with most pro-tier tripod ball heads, though the device itself is only about the size of a smartphone.

Canon demonstrates its cameras' low light capabilities in two new videos

For the making of Canon's "See Beyond Darkness" and "See the Light" videos a range of the company's equipment was used to record images in extremely difficult light conditions.

New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning

It appears the overheating warning function of Sony's a9 camera has initially been a little bit overzealous. A new firmware version which has been released today is now fixing the issue.

Gallery: Shooting a music festival with the Nikon D7500

We took the new D7500 along to an all-day music festival to shoot sweaty musicians thrash around in challenging lighting conditions.

Opinion: 6 reasons why VR isn’t ready to succeed, and 1 reason why it will

Virtual reality has the potential to redefine the way we interact with digital imagery, but has struggled to gain traction with consumers. Why hasn't it succeeded, and what will it take to catch on?

June 5
US Customs and Border Control looks to light field imaging to help identify drivers

Windshield glare has made facial recognition of border crossers in cars tricky, but Lytro-like cameras might solve the problem.

Photos of Alex Honnold's historic El Capitan free-climb will turn your stomach

Photographer and climber Tom Evans was one of the few people who knew about the planned ascent, and his photographs of Alex's climb have us feeling dizzy.

iOS 11 brings photo updates to iPhone and iPad

Re-vamped Live Photos, more options for Portrait Mode and NFC for more than just Apple Pay are all on the way.

Affinity Photo comes to the iPad

The desktop photo editing app makes its iPad debut today.

A Seattle brick-and-mortar camera store offers hope for a challenged industry

What can other shops learn from the success of Glazer’s, an 80-year-old camera retailer located in the heart of Seattle’s most 'techie' neighborhood?

Apple updates iPad Pro display, processor and camera, launches 10.5" model

Apple's updated iPad Pro line comes with the same camera as the iPhone 7 and Apple's new ProMotion 120Hz display technology.

Confused about protective filters for your lens? Roger Cicala breaks it down

Are you puzzled about what protective filter to buy for your expensive lenses? Roger Cicala from Lensrentals tested twenty of them to see which are the best choices.

Magnum's $100 print sale is back, focuses on the theme 'closer'

The agency periodically offers a curated set of signed 6 x 6" images in a lightning-style sale. This is a great way to acquire a small piece of photographic history.

Benjamin Von Wong sheds light on child hunger

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is focusing his camera on an issue facing many children in America: food insecurity.

Apple updates iMac and MacBook lines, launches MacOS High Sierra

Apple has launched upgrades to its desktop and laptop lines as well as upgrading its computer operating system. The company has also previewed a new iMac Pro model that will become available later this year.

Photo of man casually mowing lawn with tornado on the horizon goes viral

He claims that the tornado was farther away than it seems to be in the image.

Samyang targets Sony E mount users with new 35mm F2.8 AF lens

Korean optical manufacturer Samyang has released details of its third AF lens – a full frame 35mm F2.8 lens designed for Sony E-mount cameras.

June 4
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The LG G6 is an improvement over its predecessor G5 in almost every way. Read our full review to see how its dual-cam performed in our test.

June 3
Photographer takes 100-day road trip through Trump's America

Photographer Naomi Harris spent the first 100 days of the Trump administration traveling America, interviewing and photographing the people she met, to find out how they voted – and why.

Video: Nikon D7500 first look

Nikon's new mid-range DSLR just landed in our office. Here's a quick tour of the camera's features and design.

Want your sports photos to stand out from the crowd? Use a strobe

Garrett Ellwood, a Denver-based sports photographer, has had the privilege to shoot the NBA Finals this year and got some standout images using artificial lights during the game.

So much for that idea: Swiss village lifts photography ban after story goes viral

Just days after 'banning' photography, the Swiss village of Bergüm has, not surprisingly, reversed course.

Panasonic AU-EVA1 offers EF-mount Super 35 5.7K capture to SD with Raw promised

Panasonic has announced a 5.7K Super 35 format cinema camera that sits between the GH5 and the VariCam LT 4K.

June 2
AI-guided camera assistant Arsenal blows past Kickstarter funding goals

With over $700,000 pledged already, the Kickstarter campaign has been a huge success. As a result, more camera support and a couple of new features have been added.

Amusement park photos from the past

The Seattle Times published a slideshow of images from summers past at a now-defunct local amusement park. The rides look familiar, but don't expect much in the way of seatbelts.

SkyPixel and DJI now accepting entries to 2017 Aerial Video Contest

Your best aerial footage could help you win a DJI drone and a new Nikon DSLR.

Video: How to shoot white products on a white background

Selling products online? Pro photographer David Patino shares a useful approach to this common challenge.

NASA spacecraft struck by meteoroid while photographing the Moon

A Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera survived a strike by a tiny meteoroid traveling 'faster than a speeding bullet.'

VENQUE Transformer A modular backpack has an expandable camera bag

A modular backpack known as the VENQUE Transformer A is seeking funding on Kickstarter. The bag can be transformed into a camera backpack, messenger or 'travel pro' bag.

Kelly-Shane Fuller on conceptual and themed photography

In an interview with The Phoblographer, Fuller discusses the nature of the cinematic and often 'vintage' qualities of his work.

Fujifilm's MK 50-135mm cine lens will arrive in July for $4000

Fujifilm has officially launched the MK 50-135mm first introduced in February.

Nikon launches Arcrest protection filter line

Nikon's new Arcrest filters are available in diameters of 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, and 95mm, and can survive heavy impacts while only having a minimal impact on image quality.

Joe McNally shows off his latest portable softbox

Joe McNally's partnered with Lastolite to make a collapsible, grid-able, hand-holdable softbox that puts out nice light, and he's got the photos to prove it.

'Cloud eggs' trending on Instagram, were invented over 350 years ago

Turns out, the newest hipster food fad on every hipster's favorite social media platform isn't really new - but it's still darn tasty.

Mathematician turns Juno images into stunning Jupiter flyby video

NASA's Juno probe has been sending back images of Jupiter, and mathematician Gerald Eichstaedt has turned them into a video, simulating a Jovian flyby.

Swimming with giants: Black and white whale portraiture by Jem Cresswell

In a recent interview with My Modern Met, Australian photographer Jem Cresswell describes the intricacies of his project, Giants, a series of stunning underwater portraits of humpback whales during their annual migration to Tonga.

Will the robot revolution make photographers extinct?

According to a website set up to track such things, apparently not. But models, on the other hand, should be worried...

2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200

In the $900-$1200 price range you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders and a bevy of external controls. Find out which models we like best in our updated roundup.

Sony World Photography Awards 2018 opens with new categories and grants

The $30,000 prize pot has been augmented this year with a new series of grants that aim to allow winning photographers to undertake projects during the next year.

Photos of busted objects with googly eyes

Bulgarian artist Vanyu Krastev is putting googly eyes on broken inanimate objects and the photos are delightful.

An Instagram influencer comes clean

Photographer Sara Melotti spills the beans on some of the tricks Instagrammers are using to game the system.

June 1
The GIF just turned 30
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All hail the mighty GIF – it's thirty years old and never looked better.

Walmart will use VR headsets to prep employees for Black Friday madness
Fractal: A supercell thunderstorm time-lapse years in the making

Storm chaser and photographer Chad Cowan recently released Fractal, a compilation of thunderstorm time-lapses that took him six years and 100,000 miles to complete.

Kodak's first issue of new 'limited edition' Kodachrome magazine now on sale in the US

Kodak's magazine celebrates art, culture and all things analog, and the first issue is available online for $20 a pop.

Fascinating portrait series features people who seek friendship on Craigslist
Extended Spring Roll Camera Jacket launches for mirrorless cameras

The case is compatible with the Leica M series, Leica Q, Fuji X-Pro series, and other similarly-sized cameras.

Exhibit recognizes legendary Hong Kong street photographer Fan Ho

The work of the late street photographer (and actor/director) Fan Ho is being shown at an exhibition in his native Hong Kong. Thirty images, along with the Rolleiflex that he used almost exclusively, will be on display.

Western Digital's new SSDs offer faster speeds and higher capacities

Two new SSD lines under WD's and SanDisk's brand are the first to deploy SanDisk's new 64-layer 3D NAND chips.

User launches Change.org petition to save Nik software collection

Sascha Rheker from Germany has launched a campaign on the Change.org petition site that aims to persuade Google to reverse its decision and continue to provide updates and add features to the Nik Collection.

Pinhole Pro DSLR lens is on Kickstarter

Thingify's Pinhole Pro comes with various lens mounts and is the first pinhole lens to offer a variable aperture.

New Nikon D3400 and D5600 firmware improves Snapbridge connectivity

Firmware version 1.12 for the Nikon D3400 and 1.02 for the D5600 are now available to download and install via Mac OS or Windows PC from the Nikon website.

It's a photo album... and a camera: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

Not only was 2005's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 a respectable ultra-compact camera – it also had a 500-shot photo album and large 3" touch LCD for easy photo sharing (and painting).

Here's how to create an 'Inception-style' photo with a drone and Photoshop

Using the warp tool is way easier than actually bending time and space.

'The Sofas of L.A.' celebrates the art of the humble curbside couch
Microsoft demonstrates better way to bend sensors for simpler lenses and better IQ

Microsoft has become the latest company to show its hand in the race to gain the image quality benefits of curved sensors. Its Project Vermont has developed a method for bending conventionally made silicon sensors into more uniformly-curved shapes.

DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500?

On this week's episode of The New Screen Savers from the TwiT Network, DPReview editor Carey Rose talks with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson about who really needs Sony's newest full-frame mirrorless camera.

Swiss resort town 'bans' photography so you won't feel bad that you're not there

The people of Bergün, a Swiss village close to ski resorts, have officially banned photography in an effort to curb feelings of jealousy that photos taken in the region inspire.

Video: a grayscale method for matching colors in Photoshop

Adobe Senior Creative Director Russell Brown recently posted this neat demo showing a technique for matching colors in Photoshop without touching a hue slider.