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Oct 5, 2018 at 15:50
Photographer Guy Sie has customized a set of 3D-printed hotshoe covers with numbers so you'll never forget what speed film you have in your camera.
Oct 1, 2018 at 18:45
More than $200,000 in camera gear was stolen from Ffordes camera shop located in northern Scotland. Ffordes is asking anyone with information to come forward in an effort to retrieve the stolen equipment.
Sep 24, 2018 at 20:16
The 'I'm Back' is now available for a range of old film-SLRs, such as Nikon's F-Series, the Olympus OM10 or the Canon AE-1.
Sep 7, 2018 at 10:00
The new Flickr galleries come with a redesigned user interface and a number of new tools to "facilitate your creativity."
Aug 27, 2018 at 15:43
Samyang, also known as Rokinon in select markets, has announced a 85mm F1.8 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras. It's set for a September 2018 release date at an MSRP of $399.
Aug 16, 2018 at 14:00
Scottish whisky producer Macallen has teamed up with photographic cooperative Magnum Photos to create a single malt whisky in collaboration with Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth.
Aug 8, 2018 at 17:15
At max speed, the Epson FastFoto FF-680W can scan a photo every second at 300dpi.
Jul 18, 2018 at 16:21
Leica Camera AG is now an investor in Light, the makers of the innovative L16 camera. According to the company, the funding will allow Light to 'expand the reach of its imaging platform beyond consumer photography'
videoJun 20, 2018 at 16:13
Researchers at NVIDIA have used artificial intelligence to train a system that's capable of turning standard 30fps video into 240fps slow-mo video with minimal loss in quality.
May 21, 2018 at 18:49
You know that feeling when you're already all suited up and out on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, and only then do you realize you forgot to put the SD card in your GoPro? No? Us either... but one astronaut on the ISS sure does.
mobileMay 11, 2018 at 13:47
The 8x10 app lets you monetize your Instagram account by selling fine art prints of your photography directly through the photo sharing app. The app handles all the fulfillment and shipping details for you, taking a cut of your profit to cover the costs.
Apr 27, 2018 at 19:15
After asking nicely that her stolen photos be taken down, concert photographer Adrienne Row-Smith received a nasty response from the offending record label, who called her request (among other things) rude and pathetic.
Apr 23, 2018 at 22:47
NVIDIA's Content-Aware Fill competitor is getting better and better. A new demo from shows how the latest version can fill in entire chunks of a person's face, or pieces of an image that are missing, with incredibly realistic results.
Apr 19, 2018 at 18:46
The Android and iOS app from Surpuba AR lets you place animated 3D models in real-world environment using augmented reality technology. You can alter poses and location, insert lighting equipment, and more... right from your phone or tablet.
Apr 16, 2018 at 18:39
If you look at the cameras used to shoot the winning photos in the prestigious World Press Photo 2018 competition, you'll see that DSLRs dominated over mirrorless, and Nikon dominated over everyone.
mobileApr 13, 2018 at 13:00
NYC-based filmmaker Casey Neistat recently compared a $35 clip-on smartphone lens with a $7,000 DSLR and superzoom lens. Not surprisingly, the smartphone lens doesn't look great – but Neistat points out it actually sort of works.
Apr 6, 2018 at 22:18
49 years after it was taken, this photo of a 50-70 meter tall lava 'bubble' captured during a 5-year-long eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is spreading across the internet like wildfire thanks to a #ThrowbackThursday tweet by the US Geological Survey.
Apr 3, 2018 at 20:00
The MIOPS Splash kit doesn't just control your flash and/or camera, it also lets you dial in the timing and size of your water drop. It basically takes all of the guess-work and trial-and-error out of water drop photography.
Mar 23, 2018 at 18:09
In a ‘the world’s gone crazy’ role-reversal Sheeba magazine's submission guidelines specifyl that photographers lucky enough to have an image selected for the cover will have to pay $860 for the privilege of having it used.
Mar 20, 2018 at 20:33
The new ExaDrive offers a three times higher capacity than the previous largest SSD, a 30TB model by Samsung.
Mar 16, 2018 at 19:09
In the job posting, the Times' describes this role as "one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism." If you're looking for a high profile job in photojournalism, you could do a lot worse than being Photo Director at The Gray Lady.
Mar 16, 2018 at 15:40
Photographer Wendy Teal tells the heart-breaking story of a wedding she shot at a hospital on just 24-hours notice. The mother of the bride had been given one week to live, and Wendy responded to the couple's desperate social media plea for someone to capture their special day.
Mar 2, 2018 at 20:51
"The residue is a sort of dried, cake-y, powdered material stuck to the lens. I’m guessing that the solid exhaust mixed with the water from the pad’s water suppression system, and that resulting substance adhered to the lens."
Mar 2, 2018 at 16:05
On-demand photo licensing service ImageBrief is shutting down after six years of trying to compete in the same industry as giants like Getty and Shutterstock. The news was announced in an email to users sent out earlier this week.
Feb 28, 2018 at 20:14
When DJI and SkyPixel unveiled the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Aerial Photography Contest earlier this month, they accidentally gave 1st place in the Landscape category to a photo that wasn't taken from the air... or in 2017.
Feb 19, 2018 at 19:38
A blockchain crypto-art rose based on a digital photograph by Kevin Abosch was just sold for the equivalent of $1,000,000 USD in cryptocurrency to 10 equal investors. If that last sentence made absolutely no sense to you, read on.
Feb 12, 2018 at 22:55
The US Navy has officially eliminated its two remaining combat camera units "as an overall cost savings measure." The services these so-called COMCAM units provided will be taken over by the Navy Public Affairs Support Element command.
Feb 10, 2018 at 15:00
Photographer Sean King passed away during a tour group excursion on February 1st, when heavy rains over the lava flow resulted in noxious steam that made it difficult to see and breathe.
Feb 7, 2018 at 14:48
A drone pilot has enraged the general public and drone enthusiasts alike after posting a video that shows him flying directly above a commercial airliner that was taking off from Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport.
Feb 6, 2018 at 15:01
At the age of 16, Carsten Schertzer was sleeping in public parks and on friends' couches, pursuing his dream of being a skateboarding photographer. Now, he's an award-winning wedding shooter.
Feb 2, 2018 at 15:43
The Grand Prize went to Arctic and wildlife photographer Florian Ledoux for his top-down photograph of a polar bear, captured with a Phantom 4 Pro drone.
Feb 1, 2018 at 17:18
Photojournalist Jack Kurtz captured a once, maybe twice-in-a-lifetime wedding portrait while on assignment in the Philippines covering the Mayon volcano erupting. This is the story behind that photograph.
mobileJan 31, 2018 at 17:11
The director of movies such as Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and Ocean’s Eleven was impressed by the smartphone's 4K resolution, and general movie performance.
Jan 24, 2018 at 19:33
Photolemur's "Market Map of the Digital Photo Industry" includes all sorts of brands, manufacturers, publications and other organizations that are involved in the industry in some shape or form.
Jan 21, 2018 at 18:35
Either ridiculous or brilliant... there is no middle ground for the so-called Chairpod. This chair-tripod hybrid developed by Japanese tripod manufacturer Velbon is set to be released sometime this month.
Jan 18, 2018 at 21:17
Photographer Shane Balkowitsch tells the story of how (and why) he built "the first natural light wet plate studio constructed in the entire country in over 100 years."
Jan 4, 2018 at 21:42
Stockland Martel represented some of the biggest names in the photo industry, including: Walter Iooss, Art Streiber, Lauren Greenfield, Nadav Kander and many more.
Jan 4, 2018 at 19:13
The ban includes images that show an ape or monkey in costume or otherwise dressed up, demonstrating unnatural behaviors like dancing, interacting with humans in a way that isn't natural for the animal, and more.
Dec 27, 2017 at 18:56
Open source Lightroom alternative Darktable has finally made its way onto Windows, giving PC users yet another option if they're looking to ditch their Creative Cloud subscription.
Dec 26, 2017 at 18:51
"On the morning of December 23rd, I received an email from 500px saying that they had made a mistake. While I had made two sales, it totaled $27, not $2,700."
Dec 20, 2017 at 16:51
In less than 48 hours from the high-profile camera shop break-in, two suspects have been taken into custody and $18,000 worth of stolen gear has been recovered.
Dec 15, 2017 at 21:30
Disney is attempting to buy most of 21st Century Fox in a deal worth a reported $52.4 billion. In the process, Disney will take over Fox's controlling 73% stake in National Geographic.
Dec 14, 2017 at 17:42
26-year-old Chinese rooftopper Wu Yongning fell to his death from atop the 62-story Huayuan Hua Centre skyscraper when a photo stunt for an unnamed sponsor went horribly wrong.
Dec 8, 2017 at 19:41
The public art installation featured blurred portraits, ostensibly captured by the artist under that same underpass... except they weren't. They were actually portraits of comedians, pulled from the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival program.
Dec 6, 2017 at 16:00
AI-powered photo editing is advancing a lot faster than anybody expected. Watch as this NVIDIA AI transforms night into day, rain into sunshine, and a summer's day into a bleak winter landscape.
Dec 4, 2017 at 17:52
"Imagine finding a truck full of brand new 35mm film processing machines. That’s what happened two weeks ago, though the reality of what we found has taken a few days of research and a lot of Googling to understand..."
camera newsNov 28, 2017 at 20:25
Despite mockery from much of the photo community, the Yashica Y35 digiFilm camera managed to raise a staggering $1.28 million USD in funding online—money that helped earn backers a spec bump in the camera's image sensor and lens.
Nov 28, 2017 at 19:19
This has to be one of the strangest image theft stories we've seen. It seems Netflix stole tech enthusiast Gough Lui's photos of a VHS tape and used them to create the design of the Stranger Things box set.
mobileNov 27, 2017 at 22:03
Moment just unveiled a pair of counterweights that let you use the company's add-on smartphone lenses while also using the DJI Osmo Mobile gimbal stabilizer, making it the first smartphone gimbal to supports add-on lenses.
Nov 24, 2017 at 18:18
TIME Magazine has named the Sony a7R III one of its top 10 gadgets of 2017. It was the only camera that made the illustrious list this year, receiving high praise from TIME, who dubbed it "one of the best mirrorless cameras ever made."
Nov 14, 2017 at 15:35
A small explosion that sounded like a gunshot caused a panic and 24 flight cancellations at Orlando International Airport last Friday. As it turns out, it was a camera battery that exploded inside a traveler's bag.
Nov 13, 2017 at 19:00
Hong Kong production company Visual Suspect got creative with their latest time-lapse by flying a drone in massive circles around the gorgeous landscapes of Folegandros Island, Greece.
Nov 7, 2017 at 19:31
Olympus has launched a little augmented reality system, complete with camera, that you attache to a pair of glasses. For now, it's only for industrial use, but the potential for consumer applications is definitely there.
mobileOct 30, 2017 at 19:22
A developer at Google has discovered that any iOS app could secretly use the iPhone camera to record images and video in the background once it's been given permission to access the camera.
Oct 20, 2017 at 19:10
After conducting a series of safety tests, the FAA is recommending that all airlines ban cameras and other electronics with Lithium Ion batteries from checked baggage. The agency believe the risk of a catastrophic fire and explosion is too great.
Oct 19, 2017 at 15:36
Once connected to a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, Pholio automatically searches through the device storage and backs up all images and videos—complete with auto-tagging and intelligent search capabilities.
Oct 11, 2017 at 20:16
Windowed is a free app that lets you upload photos to Instagram straight from your Mac or PC—no tablet, smartphone, or complicated workaround required.
Oct 9, 2017 at 20:35
This simple app can turn your Android or iOS device into a separate panel that you can use to control Lightroom on your computer without ever touching a mouse or keyboard.
Oct 6, 2017 at 14:12
The so-called Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (or CASE) would establish a copyright small-claims panel that would make it easier for photographers and other creatives to pursue small infringement cases.
Oct 2, 2017 at 14:09
Apple has reportedly acquired a computer vision startup that can analyze the 'aesthetics' of your photos, telling you if the colors are 'dull' or your background is 'annoying' among many other things.
camera newsSep 29, 2017 at 18:08
Great news for film photography fans: Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter has announced that he's developing a 'premium compact' film camera of his own.
videoSep 27, 2017 at 18:36
Filmmaker Matteo Bertoli recently put the iPhone 8 Plus through its paces on a cinematic 4K shoot in Los Angeles, and the resulting footage really impressed him.
Sep 18, 2017 at 21:10
Correct these four common composition mistakes and your photos will be more balanced, tell a better story, and lead your viewer's eye where you want it to go.
Sep 14, 2017 at 17:05
Photography enthusiast Michael Sechler recently shot a Hurricane Irma photo that went viral and was used by media all over the world… so why didn't he make dime for his work?
Sep 13, 2017 at 19:16
If you need insane, mind-blowing, holy crap power out of your PC, check out HP's new Z8 workstation. This beast can handle up to 56 processing cores, 3TB of RAM and 48TB of hard drive space.
Sep 11, 2017 at 16:16
Taking pictures in a hurricane can be extremely dangerous. If you're not prepared and careful, you could end up like the guy in this video.
Sep 7, 2017 at 14:57
Hear ye, hear ye. By official decree of Governor Roy Cooper of the great state of North Carolina, October 2017 has hereby been designated 'Photography Month.'
Sep 6, 2017 at 19:06
You may have seen Eduardo Martins' brilliant war photography in some of the biggest publications from around the world. There's just one problem... he doesn't exist.
Sep 5, 2017 at 15:00
Photographer JunHo Oh captured this spectacular 4K close-up of the total solar eclipse during totality from Warm Springs, OR using a Panasonic GX85, 2160mm f/12 telescope, and robotic mount.
Sep 1, 2017 at 16:23
The ill-fated Lily Drone has been resurrected by a company called Mota Group, and re-released with better looks, additional features and a new name: Lily Next-Gen.
Aug 20, 2017 at 16:00
Photographer Rick Wenner recently captured an odd event called the Race of the Gentlemen with a rather odd camera: The Phase One XF IQ3 Achromatic, the world's only 101MP black-and-white digital back.
Aug 18, 2017 at 15:58
If you've heard it once, you've probably heard it a thousand times: never check in your camera gear when flying. This shattered $11,000 lens is what can happen when you do.
Aug 16, 2017 at 13:44
Cinnac is a new social network for photographers that will help you separate your good photos from your great ones through a Tinder-like community-based rating system.
Aug 14, 2017 at 16:46
49-year-old David Hilos is known by the Singapore photography community as the 'camera whisperer.' When a service center says a camera is beyond repair, Hilos can usually coax it back to life.
Aug 11, 2017 at 18:12
If you want to speed up your Lightroom workflow, one of the best tools you can buy might be a wireless PlayStation controller. Photographer Ben Stewart shows you why in this neat video tutorial.
Aug 9, 2017 at 14:39
Registering your photos with the US Copyright Office can be a huge pain... or it used to be. A new service offered by the website Binded lets you do it in one click without charging any additional fees!
Aug 7, 2017 at 19:07
Godox just released a set of studio portraits captured with an iPhone 7 Plus and the company's upcoming Godox A1 smartphone flash and flash trigger. Intrigued?
Aug 1, 2017 at 16:29
A group of photographers are working together to take gigapixel photography to the next level under a collective called VAST. They seek to create "exceptionally
Jul 26, 2017 at 21:15
Photographers who fly frequently in the US may want to finally invest in that TSA Pre-check status: in standard security lines, cameras and all other electronics larger than a smartphone will need to be placed in a separate bin for screening.
Jul 25, 2017 at 14:58
Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts has put together this 33-video Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop—a godsend for anybody who wants to learn Photoshop from scratch.
Jul 24, 2017 at 15:44
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.
Jul 19, 2017 at 18:47
The Bonfoton Camera Obscura Room Lens can turn any room into a camera obscura, projecting the view from your window onto the walls of your room.
Jul 17, 2017 at 19:12
"There is a lot of nonsense going on in the workshop world, and it needs to stop."
Jul 17, 2017 at 14:50
And another one bites the dust... according to several independent reports, 94-year-old lighting company Bowens has entered liquidation.
Jul 13, 2017 at 19:27
VSCO has teamed up with sunglasses maker Oakley, creating three free filters that mimic Oakley's lens technology on the VSCO smartphone app.
Jul 13, 2017 at 16:04
A dispute between a successful photographer and a small brand over photo use on Instagram quickly turned ugly, revealing just how insulting these conversations can get.
Jul 9, 2017 at 14:00
Photography veteran Charlie Howse shares nuggets of wisdom and insight from decades of teaching and practicing photography. His subject: What makes a great photograph.
Jul 7, 2017 at 18:40
The popular program Pixel Peeper launched with the ability to show you what Lightroom edits were applied to an image. Now it can reveal presets too.
videoJul 6, 2017 at 17:10
Have you ever seen a shutter fail in real time? Now you can. In this video, ContinueCrushingTech shoot a 7D Mark II continuously until the shutter finally gave up and died.
Jul 5, 2017 at 20:09
Conflict photographer Kainoa Little couldn't find any agencies to buy his photos of the Iraqi offensive against ISIS in Mosul, but he felt he had a duty to tell these stories all the same. So he's sharing his images for free.
Jul 3, 2017 at 20:34
Photographer Ion Paciu was sick of workshop students commenting on how great his gear was... so he got rid of it. He swapped his 5D Mark III for a lowly SL1 and couple of kit lenses.
Jul 3, 2017 at 16:44
Photobucket recently started charging $400/year for a service that used to be free, breaking billions of images across the web in one fell swoop. Users are NOT happy.
Jun 30, 2017 at 23:00
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.
videoJun 30, 2017 at 18:52
YouTuber Marques Brownlee reveals the truth behind those ultra-cinematic, gorgeous looking 'Shot on iPhone' ads that seem too good to be true.
Jun 26, 2017 at 20:08
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.
videoJun 20, 2017 at 19:02
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.
Jun 15, 2017 at 18:12
Verizon is planning to combine AOL, Yahoo and a few of its other subsidiaries into a new ad platform called Oath.
Jun 15, 2017 at 15:00
The Paralenz camera can record 8MP stills or 4K video footage and also acts as a dive computer.
Jun 13, 2017 at 20:04
Let's hope that Thibaud Poirier remembered to turn off the autofocus 'beep' on his camera first.
videoJun 6, 2017 at 22:48
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.
Jun 6, 2017 at 19:13
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.
May 31, 2017 at 21:01
Photographer Tyler Shields' image of Kathy Griffin holding a Trump mask made to look like a decapitated head has not gone over altogether well.
videoMay 31, 2017 at 13:17
Photographer Stan Chang has turned the images captured during a 3-year journey through 30 European countries into a stunning time-lapse, showing the old continent's beauty.
May 29, 2017 at 18:20
Europeana Photography is a new online image archive that includes more than 2 million historical photographs from European collections in 34 countries, covering the first 100 years of photography.
May 22, 2017 at 17:29
An upcoming firmware update from DJI will cripple its drones unless they are 'activated' on the company's website. Live streaming will be turned off and flight radius/altitude will be limited.
May 22, 2017 at 13:38
If you are not planning to fly your drone commercially you are not required to register it with the FAA anymore. This decision was handed down by a federal court in Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2017 at 07:01
And it came with a Elmar 50mm F2.8 lens attached.
May 15, 2017 at 13:30
Worried about having to check your bag of photo gear on your next flight? Maybe it's time to start watching the overhead bins as well.
mobileMay 12, 2017 at 17:48
Developer Abe Fettig is launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to get his FilmLab negtaive scanning app ready for official distribution in the app stores. Read more
May 10, 2017 at 21:57
It's over ten years since Adobe's Lightroom emerged from beta, and it's evolved a lot since then. The company's 'Coffee break' series of videos introduces features you might not know. For a minute of your time, these tips can help speed your workflow. Read more
May 10, 2017 at 17:51
Well, this is embarrassing.
May 8, 2017 at 20:22
Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg took over 1000 photos at Assateague Island in Maryland, and created a 4K time-lapse video with an amazing view of the Milky Way.
May 3, 2017 at 22:28
A woman featured in his series 'In the Shadows of Kolkata' bears an uncanny resemblance to a subject in a 1978 Mary Ellen Mark photo.
May 3, 2017 at 17:05
Submerging your gear underwater is a good way to ensure it's ruined. Here's the story of one photographer who learned the hard/expensive way the importance of being aware of one's surroundings.
May 1, 2017 at 19:09
Columbia Journalism Review recently surveyed a group of photojournalists on their favorite publications to work with based on several criteria, including arguably the biggest one – what they pay. Read more
Apr 12, 2017 at 22:58
One more time for everyone in the back: Don't take photos on train tracks. Read more
Apr 12, 2017 at 17:59
Accessory-maker Edelkrone claims its new SliderPLUS X & Motion Kit is the 'world’s smartest and most portable 4-Axis motion control system.' Read more
mobileMar 22, 2017 at 18:03
Business accounts will soon be able to add a booking option to their Instagram profile, allowing potential customers to schedule appointments directly through the app. Read more
mobileMar 16, 2017 at 18:26
PhotoPills is a very popular photo planning app among iPhone and iPad users. Now an Android version with all the same features as its iOS cousin has been launched. Read more
Mar 15, 2017 at 08:30
An abandoned van found on Death Valley National Park's protected salt flats has been towed away, but tracks remain – and may be there for years. Read more
Feb 28, 2017 at 08:01
Godox's Witstro AD200 speedlight is seriously small, offers wireless support with Godox's 2.4G X system and 200Ws output. Read more
videoFeb 22, 2017 at 09:30
Or, a visual history of the rise of photography's widespread adoption in 55 seconds flat. Read more
mobileFeb 1, 2017 at 19:11
A group of photographers captured life around them on the night of November 5th, 2016 with the iPhone 7. The results are now shown off in a a new Apple ad campaign. Read more
Feb 1, 2017 at 09:00
A Ukrainian startup is looking to fund mass production of Jollylook, a camera made mostly of cardboard and paper that accepts Fujifilm Instax mini cartridges. Read more
Jan 17, 2017 at 20:37
The Mirage Trio is an a7-series replica camera that can charge three devices at once, and even offers a functional E-mount for no particular reason. Read more
mobileDec 21, 2016 at 18:28
The Kamerar ZOOM attachment lens kit includes a fisheye/tele and a macro combo for the dual-camera on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. Read more
Nov 25, 2016 at 19:10
The Chronos 1.4 Kickstarter project aims to offer a professional level high-speed video specification at a fraction of the cost of comparable systems. Read more
Nov 12, 2016 at 10:00
We defy you not to watch a 60,000 PSI jet of water slice a Canon SLR film camera in half, revealing the camera's internal components. See video
mobileNov 9, 2016 at 19:11
If you don't own a smartphone with dual-camera but still want to shoot portrait images with 'fake bokeh,' the Patch app for iOS might be worth a closer look. Read more
mobileNov 7, 2016 at 18:43
Filmborn looks like an interesting app for those who like the look of film and want to learn more about analog processing. Read more
videoNov 3, 2016 at 08:00
Mount a Canon EOS 5D Mark III to a heavy duty, custom-built drone and you can capture some incredible footage. See video
Oct 10, 2016 at 21:35
Google's camera product manager Issac Reynolds has posted the first gallery from the company's upcoming Pixel smartphone, which the company claims is the best on the market. Read more
Sep 30, 2016 at 19:09
An AI-powered tool demonstrated by UC Berkeley and Adobe could make image transformation and creation dead simple. Read more
Sep 26, 2016 at 18:20
Manually captioning images may soon be a thing of the past as Google's artificial intelligence gets smarter. Read more
Sep 12, 2016 at 18:57
3D modeler Amos Dudley has created a 35mm film camera using only 3D-printed parts, including a hand-and-machine polished resin lens. Read more
mobileAug 4, 2016 at 18:42
An image of a Hasselblad-branded detachable camera module for the Lenovo Moto Z and Z Force smartphones has surfaced on Weibo. Read more
videoAug 2, 2016 at 16:27
Sony's SGNL YouTube channel tears down the $2200 24-70mm F2.8 GM so you don't have to. See video
camera newsJul 22, 2016 at 18:01
A Tokyo-based startup has successfully crowdfunded a campaign to put into production a glasses-mounted camera designed to take a photo when the wearer winks or blinks. Read more
Jul 21, 2016 at 18:03
The Walkera Voyager 4 consumer-level drone comes with a 16x zoom lens in its camera and can be controlled across large distances using its 4G connectivity feature.
Jul 19, 2016 at 15:28
A new timelapse from video production company Visual Suspect turns Hong Kong's skyline on its head. Read more
mobileJun 30, 2016 at 22:41
Apple has been awarded a patent for a system that allows for the camera on an iPhone to be disabled remotely via an infrared signal. The technology could be implemented in concert venues, classified areas or any other location where photography is not allowed. Read more
Jun 28, 2016 at 18:55
Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project has acquired 66 packages of undeveloped film from the 1950s, totaling an estimated 1,200 rolls. And he needs your help. Read more
Jun 21, 2016 at 16:56
A new plugin for Lightroom allows you to add hashtags and captions to your images and post directly to Instagram, without the need for any third-party tools or image transfer to a mobile device. Read more
mobileJun 17, 2016 at 18:07
Avast Photo Space allows you to store up to 7 times more images on your iPhone by reducing the resolution of your files and storing the original versions in the cloud. It also offers an integrated camera app for a better user experience. Read more
Jun 9, 2016 at 16:39
Getty has announced the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group - a new business division 'dedicated to the creation and global distribution' of VR content. Read more
Nov 18, 2015 at 18:55
In an email to freelance photojournalists this week, Reuters has confirmed a change in its photo submission policy requesting that photographers submit JPEGs rather than edited Raw files to the news agency. The message also states that original JPEGs with 'minimal processing' are acceptable, for example, level corrections and cropping. Read more
Nov 9, 2015 at 20:40
Students at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences have created a new semi-automatic tagging website called akiwi in cooperation with Fotolia and Pixolution. Users simply upload an image, which is compared to a library of more than 22 million photos, and keywords are suggested based on similar images and input from the user. Read more
Aug 27, 2015 at 17:14
Edelkrone has introduced its QuickReleaseONE, a device the company says is the first universal quick release on the market. The QuickReleaseONE screws into the tripod mount on the bottom of a camera, and attaches to the 1/4"-20 screw on any tripod plate. Read more
Jul 29, 2015 at 19:08
LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more
Jul 17, 2015 at 18:53
UPDATED A group of industrial design students in South Africa has introduced SOOC Studio, a portable photography studio with integrated LED lighting sold in limited regions by their company WhiteBison. SOOC Studio folds into a compact shape with a handle and shoulder strap easy for carrying. When unfolded, it transforms into a white photography studio with integrated 6000K LED strips. Read more
Promote Systems has introduced its new Meta35 dongle and software, which together allow certain compatible film cameras to be connected to a laptop for metadata transfer. Supported film cameras include the Canon EOS 1V, Nikon F5, F6, F100, N90 and N90s, and the Minolta Maxxum 7 and 9. Read more
Jun 5, 2015 at 19:49
An Oslo musician and photographer has created a photo stitched together using 400 images, showing an entire orchestra with every instrument played by the same person. Violinist Alexander Light created the 200MP picture by shooting percussionist Heming ValebjØrg in every seat on a stage while he played the appropriate instrument for that position. Read more
Despite the service's recent major update, Flickr doesn't yet offer a way for users to search content based on camera settings. Shutterdial, a website from photographer Tianhe Yang, fills that void by using the Flickr API to offer photo searches based on four criteria: subject, focal length, shutter speed and aperture. Read more
Apr 29, 2015 at 21:29
Ansix Engineering has taken to Kickstarter with its LensPacks, a rear lens cap backed with Velcro that can be attached to the inside of a camera bag. It's designed to speed up lens changes - when a lens swap is necessary, the photographer can twist the current lens into the fixed lens cap, then twist a different lens off of another cap. Read more
Apr 6, 2015 at 21:27
Colorado, U.S. state legislatures have introduced a new bill that, if signed into law, will prevent law enforcement officers from interfering with citizens who are photographing or recording police activity. It is House Bill 15-1290, and it comes at a time when Texas has proposed its own bill on the topic, but with a draconian slant: it penalizes citizens that film or photograph police actions within 25 feet of the incident. Read more
Mar 25, 2015 at 20:23
The University of Texas has initiated a new crowdfunding campaign that, if successful, will result in macro photos of insects being released into the public domain. The funding for the project will be used to support the students learning to use the imaging system, to improve the photography hardware, and to help pay for the Web hosting. Read more
Lytro has announced the launch of Lytro Studio in Tokyo. The studio is open to the public so that anyone can visit to learn about light field imaging and the technology behind it. This includes training on how to use Lytro's platform and software, as well as demonstrations of how its cameras and related technology work. Read more
Feb 26, 2015 at 23:29
The United Kingdom is hoping to retain an album containing photographs by Oscar Rejlander, and as such it has instituted a temporary export ban on the relic. The ban will prevent the album from being sold to a foreigner and leaving the country (for now), and will possibly provide enough time to study the collection and its origins. Read more
Feb 10, 2015 at 19:19
Serif has launched Affinity Photo software, an alternative to Adobe Photoshop for Mac users. The company touches on a couple different notable selling points: its software is considerably cheaper than Photoshop, but no less robust, and comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker. Additionally, because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match. Read more
Jan 14, 2015 at 23:15
Gary Fong has launched a new online instructional service, giving photographers a way to become proficient with select camera models in a unique way. Rather than providing a rote list of video tutorials, users are presented with a virtual version of a camera model that is fully interactive: buttons can be pressed, switches can be toggled, and menus can be explored. Read more
Nov 8, 2014 at 15:00
Supersense, a Vienna-based retailer of high-end goods designed to appeal to the five senses, has targeted analog fans with its new 66/6, a limited edition pinhole camera compatible with Polaroid's Instant film. Read more
Oct 18, 2014 at 09:00
Sony's NEX and Alpha range of E and FE-mount cameras have a lot going for them, but some users have reported a 'wiggle' in the lensmount, especially when heavier lenses, or third-party optics via adapters are used. Fotodiox thinks it has the answer with its new 'Tough E-Mount' - literally a replacement lensmount for E and FE-mount cameras. With a single metal ring replacing the two (one metal, one plastic) originally attached to the camera, the Tough E-Mount should (according to the manufacturer) eliminate any movement between camera and lens. Click through for more details
Oct 17, 2014 at 17:41
Delkin has introduced a new trio of rugged SD cards suitable for photographers who shoot in harsh environments, reducing the odds of losing photographs because of card damage. Delkin's new 'Black' SD cards are designed to handle extreme temperatures, as well as exposure to dust, water, and crushing forces. Read more
Jul 26, 2014 at 07:37
British photographer Kris Boorman summited Mount Fuji in 2012 and took a photograph from the top, showing the shadow cast by the giant mountain at sunrise. The image has since been used as a background for the Bing search engine and last year won a competition held by Gettty Images. A couple of days ago he posted the photo at low resolution on Reddit, and within a few hours it had garnered more than 6000 upvotes. Although this might sound like good news, Boorman quickly came to regret posting the picture. Click through to learn why.
Jul 11, 2014 at 16:41
Adobe's latest Lightroom update has made it possible for subscribers to continue accessing their images and edits, as well as some limited functions of Lightroom once a license for it has ended. Key functions, including the ability to use the Develop module, do go away once the subscription is out of date, but users retain the ability to view, organize and export images. Read more
Jun 10, 2014 at 07:30
Adobe’s Lightroom 5 is a powerful program, but that power comes at the expense of a learning curve that some find pretty steep. In this excellent video shot at B&H, Photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. walks photographers through the functions and features of Lightroom’s Develop module in an hour-long hands-on tutorial as he covers just about every panel and slider in the Develop module. Learn more
May 21, 2014 at 07:00
The website Lenstag bills itself as a tool for helping photographers find lost or stolen gear, but now it’s branching out to help people find images used without permission, too. Lenstag maintains a database of a user’s lens, camera body and accessory serial numbers and then trawls the web looking for photos posted with those registration numbers in the EXIF data of a photo. Learn more
May 19, 2014 at 07:00
Even longtime Photoshop and Lightroom users sometimes forget the myriad of keyboard shortcuts used to trigger the program’s powerful features. Now web developer Waldo Bronchart has made a web application called 'Application Shortcut Manager' to help you remember. It's an interactive website that displays all the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop, Lightroom and Blender. Learn more
May 12, 2014 at 07:00
Known for his conservation projects such as Freedom to Roam, a photographic project designed to encourage the creation of wildlife corridors, photographer Florian Schulz offers some tips and advice for shooting landscapes and wildlife in this six minute video. Learn more
Apr 21, 2014 at 17:09
Photographer, producer and Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic, Pamela Chen first picked up a camera at around 9 months old. Although she was pointing the camera the wrong way, as children often do, the photo that Chen shares with us in this video is a sweet remembrance. During the video, which is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, Chen tells the story of how capturing one blurry photograph when she was a college student changed the course of her life. See video
A Hasselblad camera claimed to have been used by U.S. astronauts on the moon sold on at auction in Vienna for nearly $1 million, despite questions as to the veracity of its travels. WestLicht Photographica Auction in Austria reported the camera, a Hasselblad Electronic Data Camera, sold for €550,000 (€660,000 with the buyer’s premium which is about $910,400) and was won by Japanese businessman Terukazu Fujisawa. Learn more
Ever wonder who looks after at all the old photographs in National Geographic's archive? Well, now you can meet that man. His name is Bill Bonner and they call him 'The Archivist'. For 31 years he's worked mostly by himself in the basement of National Geographic’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and has handled hundreds of thousands of photographs. In total, Bonner is responsible for about eight million images in the vintage collection. See the video
Feb 8, 2014 at 02:10
Photo-sharing site 500px has launched 'Prime' a licensing service that it is describing as 'the world's most intelligent marketplace' with fees that start at $250. Interestingly, the company is also claiming that the photographer will get 30% of every fee for a licensed image, no matter 'how it is bought, who buys it, or under what license'. Click through for more details.
Jan 24, 2014 at 06:00
Fujifilm has filed a patent for an image sensor that uses a novel layout, with green and clear rectangular pixels which are larger in area than their neighboring blue and red pixels. The idea behind it is apparently to reduce luminance noise at the expense of color noise, on the grounds that the human eye is less sensitive to the latter. Learn more
camera newsJan 23, 2014 at 20:12
Last week, Fujifilm teased a new, apparently high-end X-series camera. Inevitably this has lead to a flurry of new rumors, much speculation about the camera's specification, and now a slew of product photographs courtesy of Japanese site digicame-info.com, apparently showing an 'X-T1'. At this point, we're not sure whether Fujifilm will have anything new to announce when the camera finally gets officially launched. Click through for a taste of what's (probably) coming up.
camera newsJan 14, 2014 at 00:41
One of the stands we didn't get a chance to visit at CES 2014 was that of Sakar International. Its Vivicam IU680 (as seen by digitalcamera.jp) at first looks like a competitor to Sony's QX models and JK Imaging's Kodak Smart Lenses. However, a closer look reveals that the lens module is interchangeable. We say lens module, rather than lens because it appears to be the same 10-30mm lens/sensor combination shown by Sakar at last year's CES under the Polaroid brand.
Oct 30, 2013 at 08:00
Crossword puzzles, sudoku, and listening to classical music won't keep your mind as sharp as you once thought. New research found people who only participated in passive activities such as playing games got little memory benefit. However, learning photography showed significant gains in memory. Read more
Sep 30, 2013 at 17:51
Modern lenses tend to be large and expensive, with multiple glass elements combining to minimise optical aberrations. But what if we could just use a cheap single-element lens, and remove those aberrations computationally instead? This is the question scientists at the University of British Columbia are asking, and they've come up with a way of improving images from a simple single element lens that gives pretty impressive results. Click through to read more.
camera newsAug 25, 2013 at 08:00
Fujifilm has updated its venerable line of Instax instant film cameras with the new 'Neo Classic' Mini 90, which takes its styling cues from recent X-series digital cameras like the X100S and X-E1. As well as an updated (or rather backdated) design, the Mini 90 includes a lithium-ion battery and features several shooting modes including a macro focus mode, double exposure and bulb - where the shutter can be held open for very long exposures or creative effects. Click through for more details and a link to Fujifilm's (Japanese) Mini 90 microsite.
Aug 18, 2013 at 12:00
Printing in 3D is in the news a lot lately, but applications are usually limited to industrial prototypes. A company called Captured Dimensions has a different use for this technology. They've rigged 60 DSLRs in a 360-degree array to capture 3D portraits. The likeness is then printed using a substance containing gypsum powder, resulting in a 3D sculpture of 1/12 to 1/5 scale. Ready for your 3D closeup? Click through for more details (including how much it'll set you back).
Nokia's new Lumia 1020 smartphone packs some impressive features, most notably a 41MP imaging sensor capable of high-resolution stills and video. A new Nokia advert goes deep (literally) into this aspect of the phone's hardware with a virtual look inside the imaging pipeline of the 1020, showing the entire process of image capture from the shutter opening and light coming through the lens to the creation of a digital image. The result is pretty stunning. Click through to see for yourself.
Aug 6, 2013 at 00:26
Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick pushed the boundaries of moviemaking in many ways, and was responsible for some of the most enduring visuals in cinema. When he made Barry Lyndon in 1975, Kubrick shot with two ultra-rare Carl Zeiss primes, originally created for NASA. Using the 50mm and 35mm f/0.7 lenses, Kubrick was able to film some scenes purely by candlelight. Now, Germany-based company P+S Technik has announced that they've modified a PS-Cam X35 HD camera to be able to accept Kubrick's primes, and the whole package is available to rent. Click through for more details.
Aug 2, 2013 at 00:00
If you haven't seen the 600,000 pixel, 360 degree Tokyo panorama that's flying around the internet, clear your schedule for the next hour and take a look. It's a work from photographer Jeffrey Martin, who previously documented London in a similar fashion. With a lot of storage and processing power, Martin captured the photo with a Canon 7D, 400mm F5.6L lens and a robotic assistant. Click through and check it out.
Jul 23, 2013 at 20:36
Last Friday, while orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft turned its camera lens on earth from almost a billion miles away. NASA has released the images, which show not only Saturn and its rings, but also the Earth in the (very far) distance. The original 'raw' images taken by the spacecraft are grayscale, but astronomy enthusiast Valerie Klavans has converted some of them and added color. The results look pretty spectacular. Check them out after the link.
video newsJul 17, 2013 at 19:36
The folks at Magic Lantern are no stranger to adding new features to Canon DSLRs, courtesy of their EOS Camera Tool software. Their latest creation, Dual ISO, increases the dynamic range of the 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by four stops, bringing the total dynamic range to 14EV. This allows you to pull detail out of the shadows with a lot less noise than with the 'stock' firmware. Click through for more details.
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