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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.

New gear and impressions: Peak Design's 'Leash' shoulder and 'Cuff' wrist strap

Peak Design has re-worked its Leash and Cuff straps, which use the company's brilliant Anchor Link system. While they both inspire confidence and make switching out straps a cinch, we think the Leash could still use some refinement.

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.

Pursuit: A spectacular storm-chasing time-lapse made from 90,000 photos

Storm chaser and award-winning photographer Mike Oblinski just released his latest time-lapse, and it is absolutely stunning.

Behind the shot: A mother grizzly and her cub go salmon fishing

Wildlife and nature photographer Peter Mather tells the story behind this exceptional shot of a mama grizzly and her cub searching for salmon in Yukon, Canada.

Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850

Nikon's D850 development announcement is extremely light on details, so we assembled a wish list of upgrades and features we'd love to see.

This Nat Geo cover was shot with a 10-year-old DSLR and an iPhone flashlight

Photographer Alessandro Barteletti shares the story behind his National Geographic Italia cover, shot with a 10-year-old DSLR and an iPhone flashlight.

Video: Professional fashion model hits 30 poses in just 15 seconds

Fashion catalog photographers in China have some next-level models to work with. In this video, you see one model hitting 30 poses in 15 seconds as the photographer snaps away.

Behind the scenes at Canon's new Burbank Technology and Support Center

On July 12, Canon opened its newest Technology and Support Center, designed to serve the motion picture industry, in Burbank, CA. DPReview got a sneak peak and takes you behind the scenes.

Ten expert tips for successful macro photography

In this article, expert macro photographer Thomas Shahan shares advice for successful closeup photography of bugs, insects and small animals.

Photo of the week: Torment
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Erez Marom tells the story behind this ominous photo of the sand 'reaching up' towards the mountains at Skagsanden beach in Norway. He calls this photo 'Torment.'

Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience

DPReview staffer Carey Rose has taken the Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 along for everything from a city-side boat ride to a bachelor party across the mountains. Find out how the little Leica fared.

How to photograph the August eclipse, and why you probably shouldn’t try

Astronomy expert and photographer Dr. Tyler Nordgren thinks you should "see your first eclipse, photograph your second." But if you do plan on taking photos this August, here are a few tips from someone who's been there.

Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH

The Canon IXUS 50 (known as the SD400 Digital ELPH in North America) was one of a string of high-performing, pocketable PowerShots of the mid-2000s. In this week's throwback Thursday, Barney casts his mind back to 2005.

Canon 6D Mark II dynamic range falls behind modern APS-C cameras

A close look at the EOS 6D II's Raw files suggest its dynamic range has taken a significant step backwards compared with the company's recent DSLRs. We look at how much difference this might make for your photos.

Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II?

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a better camera than its predecessor, but how much better? Should you buy one?

Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens

Could Sigma's new 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens become the new standard for shooting the night sky? Our resident astrophotographer, José Francisco Salgado, took it on assignment and tells us what he discovered.

Sample gallery: Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens

The Sigma 14mm F1.8 is a fast, wide lens that holds particular appeal for astrophotographers. We sent it to Badlands National Park in South Dakota to get some dark sky photos.

Panorama selfie goes horribly wrong, leads to viral photo

Need a little comic relief today? How about nightmare fuel? This panorama selfie gone-wrong will provide a little bit of both.

The Leica TL2 is a good, slightly silly, but great-looking camera

The TL2 is Leica's latest mirrorless camera, and brings several refinements over its stylish predecessors. In this article, we'll explain what you need to know.

Photographer duo captures incredibly creative architecture portraits

Artistic duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis travel the world capturing creative photos of each other interacting with beautiful, odd and otherwise interesting architecture.

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is less fun than it should be

Fujifilm's square format instant film makes its debut with the Instax Square SQ10, an instant 'hybrid' that sounds good on paper, but is let down by its poor quality digital camera.

How to hack a Bronica ETRS to shoot Fuji Instax Mini film

Photographer Brock Saddler has managed to hack his Bronica ETRS to shoot Fujifilm Instax film. Here's how he did it.

Photo of the week: Spires of the Arctic Night

Erez Marom tells the story behind this gorgeous sunrise photo of a spiky iceberg, captured in the waters of Greenland's Disko Bay.

Haunting photos from inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia

Two and a half years after the cruise ship Costa Concordia sank, taking 32 lives with it, photographer Jonathan Danko Kielkowski snuck onto the recently raised wreckage to photograph what remained.

Photo of the week: The Shining

Photographer Erez Marom shares the story behind his photograph 'The Shining,' an incredibly fortunate shot taken during a brief cloud break at sunset in Patagonia.

The Olympus TG-5 is the best rugged compact you can buy right now

It's not perfect, but the TG5 can go where most smartphones and traditional cameras can't. Throw in Raw capture, 4K and 20 fps bursts and you've got yourself a winner.

Olympus TG-5 gallery updated with Raw samples

The Olympus TG-5 is one of our favorite cameras for hiking and days on the beach. And with the recent addition of preliminary Raw support, we've taken the opportunity to add some Raw conversions to our gallery of sample images.

You mean they made cameras, too? A tribute to the Samsung NX10

Samsung may have exited the camera industry in 2016, but it achieved a lot. And it all started with the APS-C format NX10, the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday.

2-bit astrophotography: Using a Game Boy Camera to shoot the moon and Jupiter

Astronomy and Instrumentation student Alexander Pietrow wanted to see if you could capture some astrophotography with his 2-bit Game Boy Camera. Turns out, you can!

Domke F-803 and F-5XB review

No laptop sleeves, water bottle holders or endless customizability options here. Domke's classic shoulder bags are basic, but they'll stand up to years of use.

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