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Five landscape photography lessons I wish I had known five years ago

Landscape photography is a continuous pursuit of refinement and growth. In this article, Australian landscape photographer Mitch Green shares five important lessons he wishes he had learned years ago.

OM System OM-1: An adventurous camera and the right tool for the job

Chris Niccolls of DPReview TV has two passions: cameras and fishing. Both pursuits require the right gear, and the OM System OM-1 might just be the perfect tackle to land that adventure assignment of a lifetime.

For photographers who enjoy video games, a pair of upcoming PlayStation games look great

Photography has long played an important role in various video games. A pair of games hitting PlayStation next month utilize photography in very different ways. 35mm is a post-apocalyptic horror game in which the player freezes time with a 35mm film camera. Gran Turismo 7, on the other hand, uses advanced technology to let the player capture beautiful, realistic photos of cars at stunning locations around the world.

Legendary civil rights photographer Steve Schapiro passes away at 87

Steve Schapiro, known for his memorable Civil Rights photojournalism, died on Saturday at age 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Video: Watch how a Nat Geo wildlife photographer selects his best image from a photoshoot

While he usually photographs wild cats, wildlife photographer Steve Winter was tasked by WIRED to photograph a domestic cat in a city studio. After shooting 112 images, how does Winter select his single best image?

Slideshow: Winners of the Hasselblad Masters 2021 competition

The winners of the 80th annual Hasselblad Masters photography competition were announced today. Here's a gallery featuring the winners from each of the categories.

Sony is now the official imaging products provider for Gannett's 250 national and local outlets, including USA Today

Gannett, which owns hundreds of national and local news publications in the US, including USA Today, has announced a partnership with Sony to provide its photo and video journalists with Sony camera equipment.

Erez Marom: On Originality in Landscape Photography

In this article, landscape photographer Erez Marom explains how he thinks about the concept of originality in landscape photography, and how the creation of unique images is still possible, even in over-shot locations.

Some of the oldest American photographs were found in a workshop in New York

Henry Fitz Jr., Alexander Wolcott and John Johnson were among the first to capture daguerreotypes in the United States. Their early images are believed to be some of the oldest in American history.

Slideshow: 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners and finalists

The winners and finalists for the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, put on by the Natural History Museum, were recently announced.

Video: First-ever look at crystals forming in real-time at atomic resolution

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have observed salt crystals forming in real-time at the atomic level for the first time.

The Beginning of Photography: The Drama of 1839

The year 1839 began with the announcement that people could make permanent pictures. But it was the middle of that year before anyone (other than the few inventors) really could. And the drama involved meant that for quite a while after 1839, some people couldn't.

Slideshow: Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 winners and finalists

The South Australian Museum recently announced the winners and finalists for the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 competition.

Slideshow: Ocean Photography Awards 2021 finalists

We’ve rounded up the finalists for the 2021 Ocean Photography Awards, which were recently announced.

Roger Cicala: Imaging before photography - a history lesson (Part 1)

A decade ago I wrote some articles on the history of photography. Now I'm writing an eBook. Slowly... In the meantime, Barney and I thought we'd post the first chapter here on DPReview to see if anyone would be interested. Anyone other than me and Barney.

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.

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