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Ibis Switzerland hotels offer social media pros to manage guests' Instagram accounts

Guests who would rather spend time actually enjoying their Swiss vacation can now do so while still maintaining a presence on social networks, thanks to Ibis Switzerland Hotels' new social media sitting services.

iPhone X bug lets hackers steal deleted photos

Researchers have been able to exploit an iOS vulnerability in order to access photos stored in the Photo app's Recently Deleted folder.

NASA shares the first 8K footage from space, shot aboard the International Space Station

NASA has shared the first 8K footage filmed from outer space. In addition to streaming on YouTube, you can also download the full-res footage to your computer.

Cosyspeed launches Phoneslinger line of smartphone "camera" bags

The Phoneslinger line, a modular bag system for mobile photographers, has been launched on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.

OKO is an immersive viewfinder for your smartphone camera

The OKO resembles a VR-headset but is designed for more immersive and stable shooting with you smartphone camera.

Controversial copyright ruling based on 'faulty understanding' but shouldn't set precedent

A copyright ruling against a photographer whose work was re-used has been criticized as a "very poor decision," based on "a faulty understanding of the fair use doctrine," by copyright lawyer Bert Krages.

PNY launches 512GB microSD card

The PNY 512GB Elite is one of only two microSD cards on the market to offer half a terabyte of storage capacity.

Instagram launches Mute button, tests 'all caught up' feature

Instagram has finally launched a "Mute" button, and is testing an "All Caught Up" feature that will let you know when you've seen all new post from the people you follow from the past 48 hours.

Rant: Professional car photographer on shooting behind-the-scenes videos

"...excuse me if I don’t walk around in front of [my client] shooting bloody BTS because somebody on social media wants to see it because they can’t be arsed to attend a proper controlled seminar and learn properly, they’d rather be ‘cheap’ and just try to reverse engineer BTS stuff."

The Yongnuo YN43 is a Four Thirds smartphone clip-on camera with Canon lens mount

The clip-on camera for smartphones follows a very similar concept to Sony's QX-cameras, the Olympus Air, DxO One or the Kodak PixPro models.

NiSi jumps into lens game, unveils five full-frame cinema prime lenses

Filter maker NiSi surprised everyone this week by unveiling a set of cinema primes. The new NiSi F3 cinema lenses can cover a full-frame sensor and will be available in PL, Canon EF, and Sony E mounts.

Syrp launches Magic Carpet Pro slider with 'infinitely extendable' track

Syrp has announced the Magic Carpet Pro: a slider that offers filmmakers an 'infinitely extendable' range thanks to built-in track levers that let you connect lengths of track without the use of tools.

Cheap IKEA LADDA batteries outperform expensive Eneloop Pro batteries in speedlight test

In a side-by-side speedlight test, photographer Martin Cheung found that cheap IKEA LADDA rechargeable batteries delivered noticeably faster recycle speeds compared to Panasonic's expensive Eneloop Pro batteries.

Tiffen announces foot operated gas-lift Steadicam Air monopod

Tiffen has joined the monopod market with the new Steadicam Air. The Steadicam Air is a three-section carbon fibre model that uses a gas spring and foot pedal close to the base to quickly and easily adjust the monopod's height.

This strange gadget literally shocks you into taking 'better' photos

The so-called 'Prosthetic Photographer' uses AI to continuously scan the environment for 'ideal' scenes. When it sees one, it uses electrodes to zap the photographer, forcing them to press the button and take the shot. It's an... interesting idea.

Huawei may be the first to launch a triple-camera smartphone

According to recent reports and a leaked photo from Chinese social media site Weibo, Huawei's upcoming P20 smartphone will feature a triple-camera with hybrid-zoom tech and a 40MP pixel count.

Shutterfly reveals plans to buy Lifetouch for $825 million

The acquisition should benefit both companies. Lifetouch will get access to Shutterfly's products and cloud-based management system, while Shutterfly will try to entice some of Lifetouch's 10 million or so users to purchase photo products though Shutterfly.

Video: The ultimate Godox studio flash guide

If you are confused by the massive range of flash heads produced by Godox, you're in luck. Professional photographer Robert Hall has produced a useful video that aims to explain the differences, and similarities, between them all.

DJI Mavic Air leaked ahead of announcement, looks like a Spark-Mavic hybrid

Less than 24 hours before the official announcement, the DJI Mavic Air has been revealed in a massive trove of leaked photos and specs. Find out why we're feeling very lukewarm about the folding drone announcement now that we know what's coming.

Video: Using a $50 lens on a $12,500 5K RED cinema camera

Ridiculous test incoming. What happens when you slap a $50 Yongnuo 50mm F1.8 lens onto a $12,000+ 5K RED cinema camera? One YouTuber decided to give it a shot and find out.

Godox accidentally leaks AD600 Pro strobe that boasts several key improvements

Oops... Godox managed to leak its own strobe: an update to its AD600 model that sports several improvements and a few minor downgrades.

GorillaPod unveils the Mobile Rig: A flexible tripod with two extra accessory arms

The Mobile Rig gives smartphone filmmakers the attachments they need to turn a basic iPhone video into a more professional-looking production.

Our favorite finalists from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

The finalist of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 have been announced: 40 wacky photos that are bound to put a smile on your face. Here are our favorites.

Edelkrone beefs up its slider range with new models and a better app

Edelkrone has upgraded its SliderOne with a SliderOne Pro and introduced a new generation of Wing and Wing Pro models, all while simultaneously improving the app that controls its entirely lineup.

Zoner Photo Studio X brings support for the HEIF image format to Windows

Until now, HEIF images could only be read and edited on Apple hardware. Zoner brings the format to the Windows platform.

Matthews unveils C-stand shoulder and roller bags

Hauling around C-Stands just got a whole lot less annoying thanks to these new Matthews shoulder and roller bags, which can hold two or three C-stand (respectively) plus accessories.

Godox to introduce Elinchrom mount version of AD600 TTL studio flash

According to a manual posted to the Godox website, the Chinese flash manufacturer is preparing an Elinchrom mount version of its popular Witstro AD600 TTL battery-powered studio flash head.

Positano, Italy will start charging $1,150 fee for commercial photography, $2,300 for video

In addition to banning drones entirely, the picturesque seaside city of Positano, Italy will soon begin charging photographers and videographers hefty fees to shoot commercial work.

Outex launches clear, universal underwater camera housing

Outex has launched a clear version of its popular rubberized underwater camera 'housing' on Kickstarter, hoping to raise $35K to bring this latest version to market.

This 'pancake lens' is a wireless charger for your phone

The Power Lens works with all devices supporting the Qi wireless charging standard, including the latest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models.

Flickr shuts down wall art service, moves photo book printing to Blurb

Earlier today, Flickr moved its photo book printing service over to a third party services, and stopped offering any wall art options entirely.

Aputure launches 2K watt Light Storm 300D LED light, its brightest light yet

The new Aputure Light Storm 300D is a beast of an LED light, boasting exceptional color quality and 142,000 lux and an output equivalent to a 2,000 watts tungsten.

Instagram is testing a four-photo grid, and some users are freaking out

Instagram is currently testing a major change to the app's profile layout: replacing the 3-photo across grid with a 4-photo grid... and some users are NOT taking the news well.

Leak: Profoto is preparing to release its first ever speedlight, the Profoto A1

A leaked product page and a bunch of leaked photos shows Profoto is preparing to release its first ever speedlight: the Profoto A1 Air TTL

Kodak will bring back Ektachrome film this year, start selling it in 2018

Film photography lovers have something to celebrate. It seems Kodak will be resurrecting its famous Ektachrome film this year, with full production slated for 2018.

Photographer caught using someone else's public domain photo to win awards

Consider this an example of what NOT to do. A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was discovered she submitted someone else's public domain photo as her own.

LukiLink turns your smartphone into an external HDMI display for a DSLR

A new product called LukiLink promises to be a boon for amateur video shooters. About the size of a USB dongle, it allows you to use your smartphone as an HDMI monitor for your DSLR.

Godox's smartphone app can now control all Godox wireless flash units

Affordable flash manufacturer Godox has updated its smartphone app so that it can be used to control all of its wireless X flash units, not just the A1 smartphone flash.

Edelkrone launches SurfaceONE 2-axis smart motion control system

The new Edelkrone SurfaceONE is controlled via a mobile app and allows for different types of movements and timelapse shooting.

Inspiration: All the reasons why you shouldn't be a photographer

If you've ever felt down, defeated, unmotivated, uncertain and unsure whether you should go on being a photographer, then this video is for you. In other words: this video is for all of us.

Photographer travels around the globe to photograph all her Facebook friends

Tanja Alexia Hollander has been traveling around the world since 2011 in an effort to meet and photograph all 626 of her Facebook friends in their homes.

NVIDIA Computational Zoom lets you change perspective and focal length in post

Researchers with the University of California, Santa Barbara and NVIDIA have developed a new type of 'computational zoom' tech that will let you change a photo's perspective and focal length in post.

Lawsuit ruling sends clear message: Register your photo copyrights ASAP

According to a new court ruling, if your copyright registration is still 'pending' with the US Copyright Office, you won't able to file a copyright infringement lawsuit if someone steals one of your photos.

Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works

YouTuber Chris Marquardt yanked the shutter mechanism out of a Nikon D500 so he could show you exactly what happens every time you press that shutter button.

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.

Bye bye Bowens: The 94-year-old lighting company is going into liquidation

And another one bites the dust... according to several independent reports, 94-year-old lighting company Bowens has entered liquidation.

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.

Nikon updates battery recall: Overheating batteries from 2012 still causing problems

Nikon just updated a battery recall from all the way back in 2012. According to the update, certain EN-EL15 batteries are prone to short circuiting and warping/melting your camera.

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.

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.

This hyperlapse captures Rome's bustle and beauty

Take a tour through the streets of Rome in less than three minutes.

The 'Crapinon' is a 135mm lens made from discarded parts

Freelance video producer Mathieu Stern found a new life for a discarded lens tube he found at a flea market. Read more

Photographer captures stunning Aurora Borealis time-lapse from airplane

If you're seated next to a window on a flight to Iceland, it's a good idea to keep your camera close. Landscape photographer Aryeh Nirenberg did, and as a result recorded this impressive time-lapse right from his seat. See video

The filmmakers who took a stroll on Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic are facing jail time

Three of the four Canadian filmmakers who were caught roaming onto Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic hot spring have pled not guilty to charges of foot travel in a thermal area and disorderly conduct. Read more

Found film: Keep a lookout for photographic treasures

The next time you’re in a thrift shop or antique store, keep a lookout for photographic treasures. While old cameras are always eye-catching, the images captured with those cameras are often more intriguing as Mike Ames and Derek Wong discovered. Ames came across some tins of developed Kodak Panatomic film and Wong bought a roll of developed Kodak Super XX film. They both discovered an unexpected look back at history. Learn more

Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup?

On March 18th the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Amazon covering a specific method to achieve the common photographic technique of capturing an image of a subject against a plain white background. Patent No.US 8,676,045 B1 describes a setup using multiple lights and a white backdrop which results in images that require no post-process retouching to remove shadows. Learn more

National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite

More bad news for photographers looking to use unmanned aircraft for photography - at least those hoping to use drones in Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service has issued a statement that makes it clear these devices are banned in the park under any circumstances. Learn more

American Museum of Natural History photo archive now online

The American Museum of Natural History Research Library announced it has digitized and made available online its entire collection of more than 7,000 historical photographs. This massive archive was previously difficult to access, especially for those not in proximity to New York City. According to the Museum, its goal was to create digital representatives of the original photographs that maintained their integrity. They scanned the negatives whenever possible and scanned prints only when there were no negatives. Learn more

Create your own DSLR external battery pack

Anyone shooting HD video on a DSLR knows how quickly the battery can drain. You can get AC power adapters for some cameras, but where there’s video, there’s not always an outlet. In this tutorial on DIYPhotography.com, camera hacker Chris Winter shows you how to make an external battery pack system with about nine times the runtime using a $40 battery pack, DC coupler, hot-shoe plate and some Velcro. Learn more

Open source Lux camera is a DIY project for ambitious photographers

Kevin Kadooka's Lux is an experiment in DIY camera building. With a waist-level viewfinder, it accepts 120 roll film. Rather than borrowing parts from old cameras as he's done in previous projects, Kevin's Lux camera is comprised of off-the shelf parts. All of its construction specifications are available to enterprising individuals looking to build their own. Click through to learn more

Sharp thinking: Nikon creates selectable strength low-pass filter

Nikon has patented a technology that can adjust a camera's low-pass (AA) filter based on the situation. By using an electronically controlled liquid crystal panel, the AA filter can either be turned on and off, or set to 'normal' or 'high' intensity. The first design would allow for a D800 that become a D800E at the push of a button. The second design would have a mild anti-aliasing effect for stills, and a stronger effect to reduce moiré in movies. More details on this exciting development after the link.

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