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This is the story behind that tragic, viral photo of a seahorse holding a Q-tip

This simple photograph of a seahorse and Q-tip has taken the internet by storm. We spoke to photographer Justin Hofman about how it was captured, and what it means to him.

Photographing Jennifer Lawrence: A photographer's dream come true

Photographer Clay Cook tells the story of his most ambitious photographic dream and career goal coming true: photographing A-list actress Jennifer Lawrence.

iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8
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Here's a side-by-side spec comparison of two flagship devices with particular attention to the things that really matter – at least to people who prioritize photography features.

21 spectacular photos from Saturn: A photographic ode to Cassini

Earlier today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, ending a 20 year long mission. Here are 21 of our favorite photographs captured by this incredible machine and its makers.

DIY: How I built my own super macro rig for less than $250

Trying out super macro photography can be a really expensive endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, photographer Micael Widell built his own homebrew rig for less than $250.

Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is here, and it's all about speed and autofocus. We got our hands on the camera in New York City today so you can take a look at what's new.

Sony: 'Our company has a vision which is more important than profit alone'

Recently, DPReview was invited to Japan to visit both the Sony headquarters in Tokyo and Sony’s image sensor factory in Kumamoto. The trip was an opportunity to gain some insight into both the philosophy and the technology that underpins the company.

This simple web tool helps you find the lenses you like best

If you're looking for a simple, kind of silly way to pick your next lens purchase, the What the Lens web tool is a fun way to determine what glass you like best.

Throwback Thursday: Alpha A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR

Turning ten years old this week is the A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR after fully taking over Konica Minolta's camera business. With plenty of Minolta DNA, it debuted in September 2007 to take on the likes of Canon's 40D and Nikon's D300.

Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm has just taken the wraps off a brand new camera: the X-E3. They kindly loaned us a prototype for a few days, and we've given it the hands-on treatment.

ShareGrid publishes the 'Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test'

What do you get when you mix 42 anamorphic lenses with a volunteer crew of professional filmmakers? The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test. You don't need to be a filmmaker to appreciate these tests, and as we discover, anamorphics are for still photographers too.

Capturing the same sunset, 2 years apart

An interesting example of how time, taste, and technique can lead to two photos of the exact same location that look totally different from one another.

Behind the scenes: Mountain bike self-portrait under the Milky Way

As his time in New Zealand winds down, photographer Sarnim Dean wanted to capture something special: a mountain biking self-portrait under the Milky Way. Here's how he did it.

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D gallery and user impressions

This lens, for Sony E-mount cameras, strikes a unique balance of small size, wide field of view (110 degrees) and fast aperture. Even more impressive is its promise of almost zero distortion.

Photographer transforms disabled kids into Justice League heroes for touching photo project

Photographer Josh Rossi recently embarked on an incredibly touching portrait project: turn a group of disabled and sick children into the Justice League superheroes, and surprise them with the results.

Photo of the week: Hyena at Night

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas tells the story behind this night portrait of a lone hyena in front of a backdrop of stars in a remote National Park in the west of Zambia.

These drink coasters look like a camera lens when stacked

Here's a silly-but-kind-of-awesome little product for the photo nerds among us (read: everyone reading this). Drink coasters that, when you stack them together, look like a camera lens.

Raw bit depth is about dynamic range, not the number of colors you get to capture

Raw bit depth is often discussed as if it improves image quality and that more is better, but that's not really the case. And it doesn't have much to do with colors or gradation. Here's why 12-bit is enough most of the time.

Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is superficially quite similar to its predecessor, but despite inheriting many of the same features, the feature set has been tweaked to make the new camera easier – and more fun – to use.

Ricoh Theta V hands-on
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Ricoh's new Theta V brings a host of new features to the candybar-shaped 360 camera, from improved performance to live 4K video streaming. Take a tour of the 'V' in our hands-on slideshow.

Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-P1

With today's introduction of the OM-D E-M10 III, we thought it would be nice to jump back in time to 2009, when Olympus announced the PEN E-PL1, its first mirrorless camera.

Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850?

The D850 was just announced, and by all accounts it's shaping up to be a very impressive DSLR. But should you upgrade your current camera? In this article, we've broken down the D850's main selling points compared to several popular models.

Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got

Now that the D850 is official, we're revisiting our list of guesses as to what new features the camera would offer. Here's what we guessed right, and what we got wrong.

Exclusive: Nikon D850 high res samples and pro shooting experience

Nikon is giving DPReview an exclusive look at some high-resolution D850 photo samples captured by professional sports photographer Andrew Hancock, who has spent the last two week shooting with the new camera.

Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700

With the release of the Nikon D850, we got to thinking all the way back to 2008, when the company released its first 'compact' full-frame DSLR, the popular and highly capable D700.

Hands on: Nikon D850
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The Nikon D850 is here, and it is quite the specimen. Built for speed, resolution and 4K video capture, it appears to be a DSLR powerhouse. Take a closer look at Nikon's newest addition.

First look video: Nikon D850

Take a quick tour of Nikon's new D850 in our 'First Look' video and find out what makes this new pro-level DSLR so exciting. Hint: a lot of things.

How the viral 'climber eclipse' photos were shot

Photographers Andrew Studer and Ted Hesser captured some of the most iconic images of this week's eclipse, showing a climber standing in the middle of the glowing corona. This is the story behind those images.

This eclipse photo shows the crazy dynamic range of today's image sensors

Yet another reason to always shoot Raw. These two shots are actually the same photo, photographer Dan Plucinski simply pulled up the shadows in post.

Intro to drones part 2: How to choose your first drone

Not sure how to choose your first drone? In this article, the second of a 3-part series, we discuss what factors you should consider when deciding what drone is right for you.

These incredibly intricate pinhole cameras are made from clay

Photographer and master potter Steve Irvine makes incredibly intricate, functional ceramic pinhole cameras that look like robots and monsters.

Sony a9 underwater review: Shooting great white sharks

Curious how the Sony a9 performs underwater? Our friends at Backscatter took the camera diving off the Baja California coast, to find out how it handled shooting great white sharks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S

It was by no means the first smartphone with a camera, but with an updated 8MP unit dubbed 'iSight,' the iPhone 4S took a significant step forward in the world of mobile imaging.

Voigtländer 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar: sample gallery and user impressions

The Voigtländer 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar is a manual focus lens for Sony E mount cameras. We recently got our hands on one – read on for details on our experience, along with sample images.

This video game offers an in-game photo studio for shooting exotic cars

The next version of PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport will comes with a 'Scapes' photo mode that lets you capture professional looking photographs of exotic cars, with a surprising amount of ‘photographic’ control over the way the images look.

Entry-level DSLRs compared: Canon EOS Rebel SL2 vs. Nikon D3400

How do the latest entry-level offerings from Canon and Nikon square up? We take a feature-by-feature look.

This crazy fire-and-water wedding portrait was shot in a single exposure

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter had to build a pond in his backyard and play with some serious fire to capture this wedding portrait in a single exposure. Find out how he did it.

Photo of the week: The Purple Hour

Erez Marom tells the story behind this magical snow-laden scene, captured in Myvatn, northern Iceland under the light of a full moon.

Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0

When Richard joined the beta program for Adobe's Lightroom over ten years ago, he fully admits he was just looking for easy access to a decent Raw processor. He wasn't expecting it to totally change the way he worked.

Intro to drones part 1: Drone basics

Unsure of how to get started with drone photography? In this article, the first of a three-part series, we walk you through the basics of a drone system.

Photographer finds film in 1929 Zeiss Ikon camera, here are the developed photos

When photographer Martijn van Oers stumbled across an old 1929 Zeiss Ikon in a thrift store, he had no idea there was an undeveloped film inside.

The Vertical ELPH: remembering Canon's PowerShot TX1 hybrid camera

Take one Digital ELPH (or IXUS), rotate it vertically, add a fully articulating LCD and a lens with a camcorder-like focal length, and what do you get? Why, the Canon PowerShot TX1, of course. In this week's Throwback Thursday we revisit Canon's one-of-a-kind hybrid stills/video camera.

Idaho in the spring: 9 must-shoot spots

It probably hasn't made your landscape photography bucket list just yet, but there's a good reason to visit Idaho. Here are 9 must-visit locations in this beautiful state.

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