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Video: Relaxing shutter sounds from 18 cameras is ASMR for photographers

Photographer Sails Chong has access to a very diverse collection of cameras. He's recorded their sounds in a new, hypnotic video.

Days Inn offers a $10,000 payday and free travel within the U.S. to a talented photographer

Days Inn by Wyndham has brought back its 'Sunternship' program for 2021. This August, a selected photographer will be paid $10,000 and have their travel expenses covered during a customizable two-week trip within the United States.

How an artist pretended to be a European socialite to capture photos of luxurious NYC apartments

A recent article in Architectural Digest shares how Hungarian artist Andi Shmied used a bit of social engineering to capture photographs of some of New York City’s most opulent pieces of real estate.

Photography-themed playing cards take a gamble on Kickstarter

The Dutch Card House Company launches a set of neat playing cards with a fun photography theme.

Shutterstock’s $74M TurboSquid acquisition could change the landscape of stock photography

The purchase expands Shutterstock's offerings, positioning it as a marketplace for customers who are embracing computer-generated 2D images over traditional stock photography.

SkyPixel announces 6th annual drone photo and video contest

SkyPixel has announced their 6th annual drone photography and videography competition.

Photographer captures the highest resolution snowflake photos in the world

Nathan Myhrvold designed a custom camera built around a 100MP medium format image sensor to capture beautiful, detailed microscopic images of snowflakes. You've seen snow, but perhaps not quite like this.

DPReview TV: The episode in which we encourage you to play with fire

We realize it's not the conventional wisdom, but you should probably go play with fire. Why? Because, from fire comes art. Tell your mom we said it's OK.

Slideshow: Winners of the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards

Winners and special mentions were recently announced for the 1st annual Aerial Photography Awards. we've rounded them up into a gallery for you to peruse.

DPReview TV: The quality of light, and how different types of lights affect your photos

Having light is critical for photography, but what about the quality of light? Our resident mad scientist, Don Komarechka, explains how different light sources can impact your photos.

Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

The 56th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition recently announced its winners.

DPReview TV: Ultraviolet light – see the world through the eyes of insects

Think you know what the world looks like? Think again! DPReview TV host and mad scientist Don Komarechka shows us what the world looks like when seen through ultraviolet light.

Video: The history of cameras in space and how iconic space photos were captured

Cameras have been in space since 1961 and have captured many iconic images over the past 60 years. Scott Manley has published an informative and fascinating new video discussing the history of cameras in space.

Lime One is a compact, easy to use light meter you attach to your camera's shoe mount

German mechatronics engineer Johannes Heberlein has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his Lime One compact light meter. The light meter, designed for use with analog cameras, promises simple operation and real-time metering capabilities.

Slideshow: Winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards from Siena Awards

The international competition dedicated to aerial photography, hosted by Siena Awards, recently announced their 2020 winners. We've rounded them up into a gallery.

Curated film subscription service launched by Analogue Wonderland

The new film subscription service aims to expand user's experience of different emulsions and give new and returning photographers a taste of what's available

Video: What it's like to photograph hockey games inside the NHL 'bubble'

The National Hockey League has shared a six-minute video showing how photographers and editors are working together to photograph two games a night inside the NHL bubble.

Interview: Photographer Cath Simard talks about developing your own personal style

Cath Simard makes a living shooting for major brands and teaching others her techniques at workshops around the globe. Here is her story and how she developed her own distinctive style of photography.

Photo competitions you can enter right now

Got a competitive streak? Bookmark this page for a list of open photo competitions, updated throughout the year.

Video: Photographer Martin Henson shows the versatility of pinhole cameras from his backyard

Photographer Martin Henson takes to his backyard to showcase his pinhole camera workflow and demonstrate some of the interesting ways photographers can use a pinhole camera.

Dreamstime increases royalties for stock photo contributors in response to COVID-19's economic impact

Photographers, like many professionals, have been impacted by COVID-19. To help photographers during these troubled times, stock photo agency Dreamstime has announced a temporary increase in their royalties structure.

The one that got away: the gear we sold – and now regret letting go of

Misery loves company, so we're sharing stories of cameras and lenses we sold and now regret letting go of – and inviting you to do the same.

Slideshow: The winner and finalists from the 2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year contest

Winners and finalists were recently selected for GDT's Nature Photographer of the Year, 2020, competition.

Stay creative in lockdown with these fun photo projects

Just because we can't get out and about like we normally would doesn’t mean we have to stop taking pictures. There’s still plenty you can do, provided you're prepared to use some imagination. Here are a few ideas to keep you shooting until normal life resumes.

A beginner's guide to lighting tools – with stay-at-home-friendly DIY versions

Running out of isolation projects? Here's how you can use common household supplies and tools to craft your own DIY studio lighting solutions.

DPReview TV: Create beautiful abstract photos with polarized crystals (DIY project)

Tiny crystals on a glass slide may look unimpressive to the naked eye, but with a macro lens and some polarizing filters they become magical. We show you how to make your own.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: reader responses

As we've been sharing stories of the gear that made the biggest difference to our photography, DPR readers have been responding with theirs. Here are some of our favorite responses so far.

Nine things working photographers can do for their business during isolation

Like so many, self-employed photographer Suzi Pratt found herself at home with lots of time to kill. Here are the steps she recommends for those in the same position, both to fill time during isolation and to prepare for what's next.

DPReview TV: Fun with bokeh

Photographers throw the word 'bokeh' around a lot, but what exactly is it? Our resident mad scientist, Don Komarechka, takes us on a ride through a bokeh-rific world of creative possibilities.

Shooting photos with anamorphic lenses is a fun way to get out of a creative rut

Anamorphic lenses aren't typically used for still photography, so we decided to try it out using accessory lenses from Moondog Labs and Moment. As one of our editors discovered, it can be a fun, creative challenge.

The gear that changed my (photographic) life: Nikon's 35mm F2 AF-D

It was a humble 35mm F2 lens that helped DPR Reviews Editor Carey Rose become a better photographer.

DPReview TV: We re-created bad product photography

Like many photographers stuck at home due to the coronavirus, Chris and Jordan need a creative outlet. Let's see what happens when they try to re-create bad product photography from a kids' toy.

Frozen soap bubbles create scenes from a fantasy world

In a recent episode of DPReview TV, new host Don Komarechka introduced us to the magical world of frozen soap bubbles. Take a look at some of the fantastical images he captured – and give the video a watch if you missed it the first time around.

Photos: SkyPixel 5th anniversary aerial imagery contest winners

Stuck inside? Feast your eyes on some spectacular images from the great outdoors. Winning images feature subjects ranging from active volcanoes to dramatic views of manmade structures, all captured from the air.

DPReview TV: New show premiere! Host Don Komarechka combines photography and simple science projects

We're adding a new show to the DPReview TV lineup! Host Don Komarechka will share simple science projects that can be replicated at home to create stunning images. Sit back, relax and watch a mad scientist at work.

Slideshow: Sony World Photography announces 2020 National Awards Winners

Winners across 63 countries were recently announced for Sony World Photography's National Awards 2020. Here are some of the winning images.

Let's talk about Dorothea Lange

You know her famous 'Migrant Mother', but do you really know Dorothea Lange? In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating one of the most influential photographers of all time.

DPReview TV: Shoot Pentax 110 lenses on Micro Four Thirds!
Between 1978 and 1985 Pentax sold the Pentax Auto 110, a miniature SLR system built around Kodak's small-format 110 film cartridges. The 110 system is no longer with us, but its lenses are a perfect match for Micro Four Thirds. We discover the joy of using vintage Pentax 110 lenses on a modern digital camera.
Adobe releases February update for its suite of photography-centric applications

The updates add features and functionality to Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for macOS, Windows, iOS, iPadOS, Android and ChromeOS.

The importance of emotion in landscape photography

Have you ever looked at a photo and imagined yourself in that location? Has that image triggered an emotion? Emotion and art go hand in hand, but how important is it in landscape photography?

Lomography launches its LomoChrome Purple in 110 format cartridges

The ISO 100-400 film 'forces you to think outside the box, turning blues to greens, greens to purples and yellows to pinks, all while maintaining those rich red tones,' according to Lomography.

Florian Ledoux's arctic photos illustrate the effects of climate change

Award-winning French photographer Florian Ledoux has captured photos of the arctic from both a drone's perspective and the ground.

DPReview TV: The most important Pentax cameras of all time

Pentax week continues! In this video, Chris takes us for a ride on the wayback machine to look at the most important Pentax cameras in history.

The year in photos: Jordan Drake and the art of crying

You've seen it in photos and videos – DPReview TV host Jordan Drake curled up in a ball on the ground. What's the backstory behind these photos? We look back at a year of Jordan coming to grips with his inner demons.

This designer end table also functions as a Lightbox for product photography

For those times when your latest lunch needs the best light possible without having to whip out the whole studio setup.

Update: Photographer knocked unconscious after hard collision on the sideline of a football game

A University of Georgia student photographer was knocked unconscious on the sideline after a wide receiver collided with her after going out of bounds.

Photographer David Burnett with his large-format, wooden camera was the real hero of today's impeachment hearings

Today saw the opening of the public phase of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. But even before the questions had started, something else caught our eye.

These are the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019 semi-finalists

With close to 60,000 images submitted from around the globe, Red Bull Illume is the world's largest adventure and action sports imagery contest. Here are a few semi-finalist highlights.

Landscape photography with a drone: disadvantages and limitations part 2

For all of their advantages, drones have another key weakness: they're quite easy to lose. Here are some common pitfalls that might bring your drone to an untimely end – and how you can avoid them.

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