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August 31
Motorola Moto X4 brings a dual-cam with super-wide-angle to the mid-range segment

The Moto X4's dual-camera combines a 12MP main module with an 8MP 120-degree super-wide-angle camera, a similar concept to what we've seen on LG's recent high-end devices.

Photographers face three felonies after climbing bridge for cityscape shot

Photographers Martin J. Romero-Clark and Andrew Lillibridge face three felony charges apiece after illegally climbing the Ben Franklin Bridge to capture some cityscape shots.

DIYer creates 'Polaroid' camera that 'prints' instant animated GIFs

The Instagif Camera is a custom creation that looks just like an old Polaroid One Step, except instead of instant photos it instantly 'prints' animated GIFs.

Spekular is a modular LED lighting system you can reshape to suit your needs

The four-LED lighting system from Spiffy Gear can take multiple shapes to suit different shooting scenarios: from 'ring' light, to strip light, to LED panel.

Photonicz One is the first ever compact weather-sealed LED strobe light

Meet the Photonicz One: the world's first compact, weather-sealed LED strobe light... assuming it can get funded on Kickstarter.

DJI releases Mavic Pro Platinum with better battery life and quieter flight

DJI debuted an updated version of the Mavic Pro at IFA today. It's called the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, and it boasts 11% better battery and 60% quieter flight than the original Mavic.

The Sandisk iXpand Base is an iPhone dock that backs up your phone while it charges

The SanDisk iXpand Base combines a 15W charger with a built-in harddrive, and offers up to 250GB capacity to back up your iPhone while it charges.

SanDisk unveils world's largest microSDXC card with 400GB capacity

The new SanDisk Ultra PLUS microSDXC memory card can store up to 40 hours of video in Full HD resolution.

Why You Shouldn't Submit Your Photographs to Magazines

"While vanity magazines can provide valuable learning experiences for photographers who are set on climbing the ladder, the same skills can be learned by other means and, more often, to better effect."

Sony launches Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with 3D-scanning function

The XZ1 and XZ1 compact smartphones take over much of the flagship XZ Premium's camera specification, and will be the first devices to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo.

Sony RX0 puts a 1-inch sensor into a rugged and ultra-compact body

The new Sony RX0 is aimed at professional and enthusiast level videographers and imaging professional who work in challenging conditions.

Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is superficially quite similar to its predecessor, but despite inheriting many of the same features, the feature set has been tweaked to make the new camera easier – and more fun – to use.

Ricoh Theta V captures 360-degree 4K video

The inclusion of a Snapdragon processor allows Ricoh's latest 360-degree camera to shoot 4K video. The Theta V offers a number of other improvements too, like faster image transfer and omni-directional audio capture.

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Ricoh's new Theta V brings a host of new features to the candybar-shaped 360 camera, from improved performance to live 4K video streaming. Take a tour of the 'V' in our hands-on slideshow.

Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-P1

With today's introduction of the OM-D E-M10 III, we thought it would be nice to jump back in time to 2009, when Olympus announced the PEN E-PL1, its first mirrorless camera.

LG launches V30 with super-wide-angle lens and advanced video features

The LG V30's video mode offers manual control over shutter speeds and sound levels, cinematic effect filters and a point zoom function, among other movie-centric features.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III offers 4K video, bigger dials and beginner-friendly UI adjustments

The E-M10 Mark III is a subtle update to Olympus' entry-level OM-D body. The addition of a TruePic VIII processor brings 4K video capture, and a ergonomic changes introduce bigger dials and a curved handgrip to the still-diminutive camera.

August 30
DJI offering up to $30,000 'bounty' to anyone who finds a critical software vulnerability

DJI is offering 'bug bounties' ranging between $100 and a whopping $30,000 to anybody who can find software vulnerabilities in the company's products.

Western Digital unveils My Cloud Home wireless drives with up to 16TB of storage

WD just revealed their newest consumer-facing wireless backup drives called My Cloud Home. The drives come in capacities of up to 16TB and act just like a cloud backup system... except you own the hardware.

Film reversal: How to turn a black-and-white negative into a direct positive

Need a cool photo experiment to try this weekend? Why not try a black-and-white film reversal: transform a black-and-white negative into a direct positive transparency at home.

Syrian Photographer: 'I am not useful for my camera if I die'

Syrian photographer Hosam Katan shares his experience photographing the ongoing conflict in his home country, getting shot by a sniper, and more.

Instagram adds portrait and landscape support for multi-photo posts

The latest Instagram update now lets you share portrait, landscape, OR square format photos in their multi-photo posts. The catch: you can't mix formats.

PSA: Canon issues service notice for EF 50mm F1.4 focus issue

If you own a Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM, you'll want to check your serial number. Some lenses are experiencing a focusing issue that Canon will fix for free.

Humor: Sports reporter tries to pass off iPhone calculator as 'light meter'

This poor cricket reporter is making the rounds online after he tried to pass off his iPhone calculator as a "light meter." Too bad the light was good enough to spot his gaff...

Exclusive: Nikon answers 20 popular questions about the Nikon D850

DPReview Exclusive: Nikon Sr Product Manager Lindsay Silverman and Sr Technical Manager Steve Heiner answer 20 of the most popular user questions they've received about the new Nikon D850.

Panasonic issues promised GH5 firmware update with a host of unexpected extras

The upcoming GH5 firmware update adds a number of unexpected improvements, such as more responsive autofocus, especially in 24p video shooting.

Photo Gear News take a first look at the new Insta360 ONE

The Insta360 ONE is a new 360-degree camera that can record 4K video (3840 x 1920) at 30 frames per second and capture 24MP spherical still images. And our friends at Photo Gear News have had access to a pre-production unit.

August 29
Gitzo reveals three new 'high-class' 100th Anniversary camera bags

Manfrotto-owned Gitzo just announced a collection of three 'high-class' 100th Anniversary camera bags: The Century Traveler Backpack, Century Traveler Messenger, and Century Compact Messenger.

Challenge: Shooting portraits using just an iPhone, a flashlight, and a Big Mac box

Portrait photographer Philippe Echaroux tried to capture professional-looking portraits using just an iPhone, flashlight, and Big Mac box from McDonald's... seriously.

FOQUS Type-D 200 is a new 35mm black-and-white film from Russia

Russian company FOQUS has released its very own, 100% Russian-made 35mm black-and-white film with fine grain, strong contrast, and "pretty good tone range."

The story behind this powerful Houston flooding rescue photo

Photographer Louis DeLuca's photo of Houston SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck carrying Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son Aidan "offers a bit of hope in the middle of a tough story in the middle of a tough news year."

Lomography unveils foldable Lomo'Instant Square instant film camera

Lomography has unveiled its latest creation: the foldable, fully-analogue Lomo'Instant Square instant film camera.

Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens

Canon has announced the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM stabilized portrait prime. It's Canon's first F1.4 offering at that focal length and is expected to ship in November for $1600.

Canon launches EOS M100 with 24MP sensor and Dual Pixel AF

Canon has announced the successor to its M10 in the EOS M100, bringing a 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus to the entry-level mirrorless range for the first time. It's expected in October for $600 with 15-45mm kit lens.

Canon launches a trio of tilt-shift lenses: 50mm, 90mm and 135mm

In addition to a new portrait prime, Canon has introduced three new 1:2 macro tilt-shift lenses: the TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm F2.8L Macro and 135mm F4L Macro. The lenses include usability enhancements and advanced anti-reflective coatings.

Canon introduces Macro Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT

The MT-26EX-RT features two detachable Speedlites with a higher guide number (26m), an improved user interface and support for Canon's radio transmission system.

August 28
The 360fly 4K PRO camera can livestream 360-degree UHD video

As the name implies, the new 360fly 4K Pro can capture Ultra HD footage... but it doesn't stop there. This little single-lens 360° cam can livestream that footage, too.

Leica unveils M Monochrom Oslo Edition, limited to just 10 units

Leica just unveiled the Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 Oslo Edition. Only 10 of these ultra-limited edition versions of the monochrome-only camera are being produced, and each costs twice as much as a regular Monochrom Typ 246.

RIP Final Cut Pro 7: The video editor won't even open on macOS High Sierra

If you still use Apple's Final Cut Pro 7, you have a choice: either you don't update your Mac to macOS High Sierra, or you make the jump to Final Cut Pro X. The older version won't even launch on the new operating system.

Insta360 One camera comes with 4K resolution and 'bullet-time' effect

The Insta360 ONE can be operated standalone, using a remote control, or via a direct connection to a smartphone. A range software features allows for easy conversion of 360-degree footage into 1080p standard video.

Totality: Watch the iconic 'climber eclipse' photos happen in real time

This video takes you behind the scenes with Ted Hesser and Andrew Studer, as they plan and ultimately capture some of the most iconic images of last week's total solar eclipse.

Humor: Photographer switches camera systems, instantly becomes master

"Cleveland, OH – A local shooter recently switched from Canon to Sony and was pleased to discover that he awoke the next morning as a master photographer..."

Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery

The Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 VR provides a healthy 4.5 stops of stabilization and a focal range that covers portraits and beyond. Take a look at how we've gotten along with it in the past couple of weeks.

August 27
Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850?

The D850 was just announced, and by all accounts it's shaping up to be a very impressive DSLR. But should you upgrade your current camera? In this article, we've broken down the D850's main selling points compared to several popular models.

There's no right way to be a photographer, and no right way to shoot (or not shoot) an eclipse

DPR staffers enjoy photography in different ways, so it's no surprise that we took different approaches to photographing the eclipse. For us, it was a welcome reminder to enjoy photography how each of us enjoys it best.

August 26
Photo story of the week: An epic dancer shoot in an inverted room

Photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco tells the story behind his epic Inverted Room dancer photoshoot: from building the set, to capturing the shot.

Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got

Now that the D850 is official, we're revisiting our list of guesses as to what new features the camera would offer. Here's what we guessed right, and what we got wrong.

August 25
Exclusive: Nikon D850 high res samples and pro shooting experience

Nikon is giving DPReview an exclusive look at some high-resolution D850 photo samples captured by professional sports photographer Andrew Hancock, who has spent the last two week shooting with the new camera.

These guys captured the total solar eclipse from a stratospheric balloon

Watch as the shadow of the moon makes its way across central Oregon in this mind-blowing video captured from a stratospheric balloon.

Shutterstock's new watermarking system foils Google's AI

That didn't take long. Less than a week after Google published some research showing how an AI could automatically remove watermarks from stock images, Shutterstock has already strengthened their system so it's immune to this kind of theft.

NASA just ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs for the ISS and training purposes

NASA has a long-standing relationship with Nikon, and it's not going anywhere. The space agency just spent over $340K on 53 Nikon D5 cameras for the International Space Station and training purposes.

Yongnuo introduces two new speedlights, including a high-end model for Nikon

Chinese lens and flash maker Yongnuo, known for their cheap gear options, has released a pair of new flash units: the high-end YN968N for Nikon and the upgraded mid-range TN568EX lll.

Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan

The New York Times has published a powerful photo essay that follows the entire 16-year arc of the United States' War in Afghanistan—one photo per year, starting with 2017 and moving backwards to 2001.

The Polaroid LED Macro Flexi is an affordable macro light

Polaroid's new LED Macro Flash Flexi light aims to make macro lighting easier without breaking the bank.

The D850 should dismiss the idea that Nikon is on the ropes

Internet wisdom paints Nikon as a washed-up former champion, but the D850 should be a sign that it's a company coming out fighting, says DPReview's Richard Butler.

August 24
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.

Nikon D850: First full-res sample images

Nikon Japan has released full-resolution sample images captured with the D850, our first look at sample shots captured IRL.

Humans of New York is turning into a TV series on Facebook, debuts next week

Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton has filmed over 1,200 interviews over the past four years, and he's turning those interviews into a HONY TV series that debuts on Facebook next week.

Think Tank's new Spectral shoulder bags are inconspicuous for on-the-go photographers

Think Tank's new Spectral shoulder bags promise 'increased protection from theft and the elements'... plus smartphone, tablet, and laptop pockets.

The Nikon D850 can scan film using the new ES-2 digitizing adapter

There's an interesting feature baked into the Nikon D850 that you might not have heard of yet. Using a new digitizing adapter, you can use the camera to scan film and convert negatives to positives in-camera.

FotoEvidence and World Press Photo team up for new documentary photography award

World Press Photo has teamed up with FotoEvidence to create a new documentary photography award for 2018. The winner will have their work published in a book and exhibited at the World Press Photo Exhibition.

Hasselblad X1D gets electronic shutter and resizable AF points via firmware update

Medium format manufacturer Hasselblad has added silent electronic shutter and resizable AF points to its X1D mirrorless camera via a new firmware update.

Luna Display turns your iPad into a wireless second screen for your Mac

Luna Display allows you to use your Mac directly from the iPad with full support for external keyboards, Apple Pencil and Apple touch interactions including pinching, panning and tapping.

Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition

The K-1 Limited Silver Edition features a high-grade silver-color coating on the camera body and battery grip, to match the lineup of silver Pentax FA Limited lenses.

Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700

With the release of the Nikon D850, we got to thinking all the way back to 2008, when the company released its first 'compact' full-frame DSLR, the popular and highly capable D700.

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The Nikon D850 is here, and it is quite the specimen. Built for speed, resolution and 4K video capture, it appears to be a DSLR powerhouse. Take a closer look at Nikon's newest addition.

First look video: Nikon D850

Take a quick tour of Nikon's new D850 in our 'First Look' video and find out what makes this new pro-level DSLR so exciting. Hint: a lot of things.

Nikon D850 offers 45.7MP BSI FX-format sensor, 7 fps bursts, 4K video

Nikon appears to have pulled out all the stops for its D850. It combines high resolution and speed: a full-frame 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor capable of 7 fps bursts. The D5's 153-point AF system, a tilting touchscreen and 4K/24p video are also on board. It arrives in September for $3300.

August 23
Arri repurposes internal filter tech to create a line of heavy-weight ND filters

Cinema equipment powerhouse Arri has introduced a new line of full spectrum neutral density filters that drawn on its years of experience creating internal filtration systems for its ALEXA Mini and the AMIRA movie cameras.

Godox unveils AD-L LED lamp head for its AD200 pocket-sized flash

The 'pocket powerhouse' Godox Wistro AD200 flash just got a new accessory. Now, you can swap out the speedlight or bare bulb heads for a 3.6-watt LED lamp.

How the viral 'climber eclipse' photos were shot

Photographers Andrew Studer and Ted Hesser captured some of the most iconic images of this week's eclipse, showing a climber standing in the middle of the glowing corona. This is the story behind those images.

Video: Quick review of the $550 Sainsonic Kamlan 55mm F1.2 lens

Intrigued by those ultra-cheap, fast lenses coming out of China? This video review of the $550 Sainsonic Kamlan 55mm F1.2 lens points out some of the performance you sacrifice to save an almighty dollar (or $800).

Canon updates PIXMA all-in-one printers, adds improved color ink system

Canon has expanded its PIXMA TS-series Wireless Inkjet printer lineup with five new models, two of which contain an improved ink system that adds a sixth color ('Photo Blue') to help reduce graininess and improving overall quality.

Oprema Jena is also resurrecting the Biotar 58mm F2.0 lens, will cost $2,000

Oprema Jena is on a roll. After a wildly successful Kickstarter to bring back the legendary Zeiss Biotar 75mm F1.5 lens, the company is sweetening the pot by resurrecting the Biotar 58mm F2 as well.

Nikon delays 100th Anniversary D5, D500 and lenses over logo printing issue

Nikon has issued a delay and apology regarding their 100th Anniversary D5, D500, and Triple Lens sets. Due to a logo issue, the company is being forced to delay shipments until October.

This eclipse photo shows the crazy dynamic range of today's image sensors

Yet another reason to always shoot Raw. These two shots are actually the same photo, photographer Dan Plucinski simply pulled up the shadows in post.

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8, comes with 12MP stabilized dual-camera

The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature a dual-cam setup. The 2x tele lens allows for a background-blurring portrait mode and comes with optical image stabilization.

PSA: CrashPlan is shutting down their 'for Home' backup service

Cloud backup service CrashPlan has announced that it will permanently shutter it's "for home" service by the end of October. If you use CrashPlan to back up your photos, you'll want to find an alternative ASAP.

Equivalence is useful if you have any interest in light (and as a photographer, you probably should)

Equivalence is much-discussed, but still often misunderstood. Here's a simplified explanation of the concept of equivalent apertures, which is just another way of talking about light received by your camera.

August 22
Blind portrait shootout: Sony a9 vs Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5

Try your hand at this blind portrait shootout between the Canon 1DX Mark II, Nikon D5 and Sony a9. With all bias removed, you might just rank your favorite camera brand worst.

500px adds support for wide-gamut color profiles and Google WebP format

Photo sharing site 500px has just added support for wide-gamut color profiles such as AdobeRGB and ProPhotoRGB, even allowing users to filter their searches by color profile.

DJI releases mandatory firmware for DJI Spark: update by September 1st... or else

DJI just released a mandatory firmware update for the DJI Spark. If you own a Spark and don't update your firmware by September 1st, DJI will remotely ground your drone.

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.

New Western Digital MyBook Duo offers up to 20TB of storage... for $800

Western Digital's new My Book Duo external desktop storage system offers up to 20TB of storage capacity, and comes with RAID-optimized WD Red hard drives.

Sony a6500 firmware update improves image stabilization in movie mode

Version 1.04 of the Sony a6500 firmware can be downloaded from the Sony Support website now.

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.

August 21
NASA captured photos and video of the ISS 'photobombing' today's solar eclipse

NASA photo editor Joel Kowsky didn't just capture the solar eclipse from his vantage point in Wyoming, he also managed to capture the ISS buzzing across what remained of the sun.

Video: Six lighting tips for flash photography newbies

In these videos, talented photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco breaks down several tips that will help flash photography newbies start experimenting with artificial light.

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.

Demo: Gudsen adds 'Mimic Motion Control' to Moza Air gimbal

Chinese gimbal manufacturer Gudsen has released a firmware update for its Moza Air that lets you control the direction and angle of the head remotely just by moving a small handlebar-mounted control unit.

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.

Shooting the solar eclipse at DPReview headquarters

While most of the DPReview crew put away our cameras and just watched the celestial event, Rishi decided last-minute to hack together a rig and capture a few shots.

Zenit is back in business, plans to release full-frame mirrorless camera in 2018

Defunct Russian camera maker Zenit is making a comeback, and they're planning to release a full-frame mirrorless camera in 2018.

Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead

The days where you're more or less locked into premium or first-party flash units has gone. They're less than $50 now, so there's one less excuse not to get one. Here's our case for adding one to your kit, and a few pointers to get you going.

Don't fry your sensor if you're shooting the eclipse

If you're shooting the solar eclipse here's a hint: don't fry your camera's sensor. Use a proper solar filter that offers at least 16 stops of light filtration, along with UV and IR filtering. More important? Don't look at it unless you've got solar filters. Sensors can be replaced, your retinas can't.

August 20
Shooting 101MP black-and-white photos with the Phase One XF IQ3 Achromatic

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.

How to buy used gear (and not get burned)

Buying used is a good way to save some dough, and with the right precautions you can protect yourself from falling victim to a scam.

August 19
Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson's composition

This two-part video series takes a deep dive into the world of dynamic symmetry and geometric composition, using iconic photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's brilliant photographs as a guide.

Photo story of the week: Drone portraits bring healing and awareness after wildfire

Award-winning photographer Jeremy Cowart tells the moving story behind this drone photograph, captured in the aftermath of the devastating wildfire in Gatlinburg, TN in 2016.

Happy World Photo Day: Photos from the staff of DPReview

Happy 2017 World Photo Day! We asked everyone on staff at DPReview to share one photo that they took within the last year that makes them jazzed on photography. Here's what we chose.

August 18
French President Macron takes legal action against photographer over invasion of privacy

French President Emmanuel Macron has lodged a legal complaint against a paparazzo who snuck onto the president's private vacation property to take pictures.

RAW Options: Compressed vs Uncompressed vs Lossless Compressed

Ever wonder what the difference is between compressed, uncompressed and lossless compressed Raw files? Photography Life's Nasim Mansurov breaks it down for you in this informative article.

Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

Sigma updates firmware for popular 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens and MC-11 converters

If you're using the popular Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens with Sigma's MC-11 converter, listen up: you'll want to update your lens and converter firmware ASAP.

$11,000 Leica Noctilux lens shattered, or: Why you never check camera gear when flying

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.

Cine Lens Shootout: 35mm full-frame primes compared

Lensrentals just did its first Cine lens comparison, pitting five top-notch 35mm primes against each other: the Zeiss CP.2 35mm T2.1, Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5, Sigma 35mm T1.5 FF, Rokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 and Schneider Xenon 35mm T2.1.

New Google research thwarts automatic watermark removal

A team of Google researchers have found that slightly warping watermarks when embedding them into images can help prevent automatic removal.

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.

August 17
Video: Four top-notch portrait photographers shoot the same model

Joey L, Dani Diamond, Brandon Woelfel and Jessica Kobeissi go head-to-head in an episode of "4 photographers shoot the same model."

Asus ZenFone 4 Pro dual-cam comes with 2x zoom and portrait blur

The latest flagship phone from Asus combines a 12MP 1/2.55" Sony IMX362 main sensor with a smaller Sony IMX351 chip for 2x zoom and a background-blurring portrait mode.

Picktorial's new X-Pack lets you add Fuji's film simulation profiles to X-Trans raw files

The company behind popular photo editor Picktorial 3 just released the X-Pack: a preset package that allows you to add Fuji's in-camera film simulation profiles to your RAF files in post.

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.

New Nokia 8 smartphone features 13MP dual-cam with Zeiss optics

The Nokia 8's dual-cam combines the image data from a 13MP RGB sensor and a 13 monochrome chip for better detail, improved dynamic range and lower noise levels.

August 16
B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case

The company behind retail giant B&H Photo has agreed to pay out $3.2 million in monetary relief and back wages to settle a discrimination and harassment case from 2016.

Godox A1 smartphone flash trigger officially released, costs $70

After a popular Facebook teaser and some studio portrait samples, Godox has finally officially released the Godox A1 smartphone flash and flash trigger. Cheap, versatile and innovative, color us intrigued.

Canon beats Nikon to get EISA’s Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running

Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association’s Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category.

Barack Obama photo and quote becomes most popular tweet of all time

A photograph and quote tweeted out by former president Barack Obama has officially become the most popular tweet of all time, receiving over 1.3 million retweets and 3.4 million likes.

This iconic still life photo was shot at f/240... for 6 hours!

Edward Weston was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and in this episode of Advancing Your Photography we learn the extreme technique he used to capture one of his most famous still life photos.

Instagram update adds threaded comment replies

Instagram just released a small update that will make a huge difference if you're active on the photo sharing app: threaded comment replies.

Venus Optics' long-awaited Laowa 15mm F2 for Sony FE is finally available

Venus Optics has announced the price and delivery date of the second lens to join its Zero-D line up: the 15mm F2 for Sony’s E mount. A lens they've dubbed, "the world's fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame."

Cinnac is a Tinder-style photo rating app that helps you discover your best photos

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.

Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery

The Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM is an understated jewel of a lens, and one that we've enjoyed on a variety of cameras since its release almost five years ago. Its relatively small size and image stabilization make it a versatile tool for a variety of photography - check out our sample gallery.

August 15
How to shoot classic beauty product photography on a budget

You don't need a fancy studio or tons of gear to capture the kind of classic product photography you see in magazines. In this video, Dustin Dolby shows you how to do it with just a couple of speedlights and some know-how.

FrontRow is a life-logging camera in the shape of a necklace pendant

The life-logging camera is trying to make a comeback. Say hello to FrontRow, a live-streaming enabled life-logging camera from Ubiquiti that hangs on a necklace like a pendant.

Everything you should ask a client before giving a price

When a prospective client approaches you, don't just say "yes" right away. Here's a useful list of questions you should be asking before you decide to take the job and name your price.

Super fast, tiny Samsung T5 portable SSD hits 540MB/s, can handle raw 4K video

Samsung just revealed a blazing-fast new Solid State Drive capable of data transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s.

DJI releases offline mode to calm fears over privacy and security

DJI has developed a 'Local Data Mode' that lets pilots fly without being connected to the Internet. The mode should calm recent fears over data privacy and security when flying DJI drones.

Macphun unveils Aurora HDR 2018: Will come to Mac and PC with new tools and UI

After 1.7 million downloads on Apple computers since the launch in November 2015, Aurora HDR will be available for Windows PCs for the first time with the 2018 release.

Oprema Jena seeks to resurrect the legendary Zeiss Biotar 75mm F1.5

The company behind the new Meyer Optik Goerlitz lens manufacturing business has formed a new brand to bring back the Biotar 75mm F1.5 that was made by Carl Zeiss Jena in the 1940s and 50s.

New Qualcomm Spectra system brings 3D depth sensing to Android devices

The updated Qualcomm Spectra system is a dual-camera setup that is capable of sensing depth and motion in real time.

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.

August 14
f11 Magazine is suspending publication due to financial troubles

f11 Magazine—an ad-supported, free magazine for 'photographers and aficionados' that focused on photos rather than gear—is suspending publication due to financial troubles.

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.

Sony 'trade up' program gets you $500 plus trade-in value towards a new a9

If you're looking to switch to Sony, the company's new limited-time "α trade up" promotion can snag you up to $500 + trade-in value towards a brand new a9, a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II when you hand over your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Google's Camera app has been unofficially ported to other Android phones

The Google Camera app exclusive to the company's own Pixel phone has been unofficially ported to other Android devices. If you're willing to take the risk of installing, you can now use features like HDR+ on the Galaxy S8, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more.

Video: Meet the 'camera whisperer' who fixes cameras nobody else can

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.

Photog behind graphic Charlottesville photo recounts near-death experience

Photographer Ryan Kelly captured one of the most viral and graphic images of the horrifying events in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. This is the harrowing story behind that photograph.

Synology launches 'budget-friendly' 4-bay NAS that can handle up to 40TB of storage

Data storage manufacturer Synology has added a new, lower-cost NAS to its DiskStation j line that has a maximum capacity of 40TB, and which is aimed at home users and photography enthusiasts.

Smartphones killed the compact and now they're coming for entry-level ILCs

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here it is: the $500 interchangeable lens camera is about to go the way of the $200 compact.

Sony Kumamoto sensor factory earthquake: first public footage

On April 16, 2016 disaster struck in Kumamoto in the form of an unprecedented 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Here is the public's first look at Sony's sensor factory during the quake, the resulting damage and the efforts to restore operations.

August 13
Island paradise: A travel photographer's guide to Tahiti

Last August, travel photographer and Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore escaped to the island of Tahiti for a month of cool adventures and amazing photography.

Nikon KeyMission 360 records itself getting chewed on by a tiger

Curious just how tough Nikon's KeyMission 360 action camera really is? This one got chewed on by a tiger for several minutes and recorded the whole thing.

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.

August 12
Worth the Weight: Ultralight backpacking photography with the Olympus PEN-F

Hiker and amateur photographer Ben Bauermeister talks about his experience taking an Olympus PEN-F on an ultralight backpacking trip. When every ounce counts, adding 2.8lbs to your pack is a serious decision.

Photo story of the week: Shooting portraits of the Himba people in Namibia

Sean Tucker tells the story behind these two portraits of the Himba people he captured for a personal project in Namibia.

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.

August 11
Video: How to edit photos in Lightroom with a PlayStation controller

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.

Photographer Bill Frakes loses university position after sexual harassment report

Renowned photographer Bill Frakes has been let go as a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln after a sexual harassment complaint filed against him was judged by the university to be credible.

NASA Curiosity Rover captures rare photographs of clouds on Mars

On July 17th, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover pointed its Navcam up at the sky to capture a rare sight: wispy, cirrus-like clouds floating across the Martian horizon.

DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

Compared to the standard Phantom 3, the SE model offers a vision positioning system, 4K video and an improved video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles.

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.

August 10
Shooting modern motorsports photography with a Kodak Brownie No. 2

Photographer and writer Murilee Martin recently photographed a racing event using an... unusual choice for a camera. A 91-year-old Kodak Brownie No. 2.

Sigma warns of aberration bug affecting some of its lenses on Canon DSLRs

If you use Sigma lenses and you own the Canon 6D Mark II, 77D, Rebel SL2 or the Rebel T7i, listen up. Your Sigma lenses might malfunction if you have "Lens aberration correction" turned on.

NPPA to raise dues for the first time in 11 years, because defending truth ain't cheap

Starting January 1st, 2018, the NPPA will raise its membership dues for the first time in 11 years. You have until the end of the year to re-up or join at the current rates.

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Microsoft Surface devices: too unreliable

Consumer Reports has removed its coveted 'Recommended' label from Microsoft's Surface devices after a survey of over 90,000 Surface owners showed 25% ran into reliability issues like freezing and touchscreen issues.

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.

Manfrotto targets 360° VR creators with new range of accessories

Manfrotto has launched a new range of bases, booms, heads and dollys aimed at Virtual Reality content creators. The company claims to be the first to produce "dedicated products designed to support [VR] professionals and enthusiasts."

LG V30 to feature glass lens and F1.6 aperture, fastest ever on a smartphone

LG's upcoming V30 flagship smartphone hasn't yet launched, but the company has already revealed some juicy details about the phone's camera. Namely, that it will have the fastest aperture in a smartphone yet.

Lensrentals is now renting out drones and VR/360 equipment

If you've been dying to try out drone photography or VR but can't justify buying the gear yet, there's good news. Lensrentals is expanding their repertoire to include drones, VR and 360° photo and video gear.

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.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery

Canon's EOS Rebel SL2 takes the sensor from its EOS 77D and Rebel T7i cousins and shoehorns it into one of the most compact DSLR bodies you can get. From the zoo to a barbecue, check out how it performs in our sample gallery.

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.

August 9
NPPA says LA public park photography ban is unconstitutional

A photography ban in a Los Angeles public park during a series free concerts has been branded ‘unconstitutional’ by city and national media and public liberties groups.

Capturing the 'Cape': A beautiful piece of Iceland you probably haven't seen

Believe it or not, there is a piece of Iceland you probably haven't seen photographed ad nauseam. It's called the "Cape": a geological gem the likes of which I've never seen before or since.

RIP: Iconic NYC street photographer Arlene Gottfried dies at 66

Arlene Gottfried, the New York street photographer whose strange and beautiful portraits made her a household name, passed away this week at 66. Her work is perhaps best described in this obituary: "superb, simple, intimate and funny."

Instagram and Snapchat expected to hit $10B and $3B in revenue by 2019

Citi Research predicts that Snapchat and Instagram are going to bring in huge revenues by 2019. They believe Instagram will hit the $10 billion mark, with smaller Snapchat earning a not-insignificant $3 billion.

Lonely Planet unveils Instagram-like Trips app for sharing travel photos and tips

Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet just released a new Instagram-like app called Trips. The app lets you share photos from your adventures and, if you're interested, create travel guides of your own.

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.

Corel launches PaintShop Pro 2018 with improved editing tools and faster performance

Corel's PaintShop Pro 2018 comes with an expanded feature set and is available as a bundle with the company's video editing package.

Binded offers one-click US copyright registration for free

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!

Cascable remote control app adds Fujifilm support, geotagging and more

The overhauled Cascable app features support for Fujifilm and Panasonic cameras, new or improved features, and switches to a new pricing model.

Why you should consider adding a drone to your photography toolkit

Have you thought about adding a drone to your collection of cameras? Photographer Reza Malayeri thinks that you should probably consider it, and that if you're a pro, it may even be necessary to remain competitive.

August 8
Video: How to pose male models (and friends) for better photos

This useful, to-the-point tutorial shares a few top tips for posing male models (and friends) so they look better in photos. It's one of the few male posing tutorials we've seen.

Amazon sells an AmazonBasics flash for Canon and Nikon DSLRs for just $28

If you're looking for a super-affordable entry into artificial light photography, Amazon sells its own AmazonBasics speedlight for Canon and Nikon DSLRs that only cost 28 bucks.

An interview with President Trump's White House photographer

PBS sat down with photographer Shealah Craighead to talk about what it's like as the Official White House Photographer for the 45th President of the United States.

PETA is close to settling that ridiculous monkey selfie lawsuit

A years-long legal battle between PETA and UK photographer David Slater over a famous (and infamous) monkey selfie may finally be coming to a close.

Pentagon gives military bases approval to shoot down wayward camera drones

Illegal drone pilots beware: the Pentagon has given military bases permission to "disable, destroy and track" any wayward drone that wanders into unauthorized airspace.

Vintage lens shootout: three lenses, one model

Vintage lens enthusiast Mathieu Stern takes three of his favorite old lenses out for a shootout: 1 model, 3 lenses, 4 locations.

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.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review

Canon's 'entry level' full frame EOS 6D Mark II improves upon its predecessor in terms of resolution, autofocus performance, burst shooting speed, video shooting and even battery life. But are the improvements enough to make you want one?

Sharp announces Aquos S2 with bezel-less display and dual-cam

Thanks to Sharp's display know-how, the Aquos S2 smartphone fits a 5.5" display into the dimensions of a conventional 5" device.

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.

August 7
Renowned self-portrait photographer Cindy Sherman goes public on Instagram

Renowned self-portrait photographer and MacArthur Fellow Cindy Sherman has just gone public on Instagram—an occasion so momentous it earned a feature in the New York Times.

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.

Studio portraits taken with the Godox A1 smartphone flash trigger

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?

NatGeo and Airbnb will send two people to view the eclipse from a private jet

National Geographic and Airbnb have teamed up to give two people the eclipse experience of a lifetime: viewing the whole thing from a private jet.

W Eugene Smith, the photographer who recorded everything

Photography icon W Eugene Smith didn't just capture the world in photos. A new book explores Smith's penchant for recording his interactions in audio, including conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus and Robert Frank.

Advertising vs reality: microSD memory card speed test

It turns out the "read" and "write" speed written on your memory card is a bit idealistic. In a real-world shootout, YouTuber Tom David Frey shows how real-world performance falls short of the marketing.

Unsplash is (still) bad for photography

PhotoShelter's Allen Murabayashi responds to Mikael Cho's controversial defense of his company Unsplash in an unflinching look at why Unsplash is [still] bad for photography and photographers.

Apple joins Instagram to share top notch #ShotoniPhone photos

Apple has officially joined Instagram. If you're a fan of great iPhone photography, you'll definitely want to follow the tech company's new account for inspiration and the chance to have your own #ShotoniPhone photos featured.

GoPro financials show strong growth ahead of Fusion and HERO6 launches

GoPro's financial fortunes have finally made a turn for the better. After multiple rounds of layoffs, cuts and restructuring work, the company's Q2 2017 financial results showed strong growth.

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.

August 6
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.

Social Media Vs. Reality video calls out the most common Instagram lies

Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label covers some of the most common, funniest, and also saddest 'Insta Lies' people share through the popular photo sharing service. Any of these look familiar to you?

Marketing isn't a dirty word (but camera companies are not your friends)

Camera makers' product decisions are regularly criticized and second-guessed, but some of this angst stems from a misunderstanding of the role marketing plays. Camera companies want your money, but they're rarely stupid or malicious, argues Richard Butler.

August 5
Composition tips: simplification and negative space

Great composition is about a lot more than the 'rule of thirds' and 'golden spiral.' In this episode of The Art of Photography, Ted Forbes dives into two key compositional concepts: simplification and negative space.

Photo story 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.

Venus Optics Laowa C-Dreamer 7.5mm F2 for Micro Four Thirds sample gallery

Lens manufacturer Venus Optics unveiled its Laowa-branded 7.5mm F2 earlier this year. Take a look at the view from one of the widest lenses available for Micro Four Thirds.

August 4
Yongnuo unveils its first Li-ion powered speedlight for the Canon RT system

The Yongnuo YN686EX-RT is the Chinese company's first Lithium ion powered speedlight, built to work as both master and slave for the Canon RT 2.4 GHz system.

The Dell Canvas 27-inch 'horizontal smart workspace' is now available to buy for $1,800

The Dell Canvas, Dell's 27-inch 'world's first horizontal smart workspace', is finally available to buy... and a little bit cheaper than initially expected if you act fast.

Sigma announces firmware update for Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary for Canon

Version 1.02 of the firmware fixes problems with the optical image stabilization when the lens is attached to Sigma's Sony E-mount converter MC-11 EF-E.

US Army abruptly stops using DJI drones due to 'cyber vulnerabilities'

In a leaked memo, the US Army, the largest branch of the United States armed forces, called for all units to "discontinue use of DJI equipment," citing "cyber vulnerabilities."

The next iPhone may record 4K 60fps video with front camera

The Apple HomePod firmware leak has revealed more information about the video capabilities of the upcoming iPhone models, and it looks like Apple is going to seriously upgrade the phone's front-facing camera.

Opinion: The future of photography and the value of a free photo

Unsplash founder Mikael Cho responds to the criticism that his creation devalues photography, and shares his thoughts on the future of photography and the true value of a photograph that's given away for free.

Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery

After spending some time with the portrait-friendly GF 110mm F2, we've been taking a wider view with Fujifilm's GF 23mm F4, an 18mm equivalent lens for the company's medium-format system.

August 3
Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens impresses in underwater review

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo took the new Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom lens for a spin beneath the waves. As usual, they came back with some awesome shots, and a few thoughts about this impressive little lens.

Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX

A host of adapters have been launched that allow owners of the Fujifilm GFX to attach new and historic lenses from other brands to their mirrorless medium format camera.

RIP: Legendary photo editor John G. Morris dies at 100

Renowned photo editor John G. Morris, whose incredible career saw him at LIFE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic and Magnum, passed away last week at age 100.

MIT's newest photography tech can retouch an image before it's captured

MIT has developed a new machine learning technology that can retouch an image before you even snap the photo... and it's lightweight enough that it can work on an ordinary smartphone.

The iPhone camera may soon use 'SmartCam' AI to adjust to different scenes on the fly

According to information that was found in the source code of the Apple HomePod firmware, Apple's AI technology might be implemented in the iPhone camera to optimize camera settings for specific scenes in real time.

Report: Bowens employees not paid for July, told they must continue to work unpaid (UPDATED)

Bowens employees are reportedly furious at how the lighting company's liquidation is being handled, claiming they were not paid for July and are required to continue working, without pay, for the duration of the process.

Adobe launches new '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' tutorial series on YouTube

If you're looking to learn Photoshop, or pick up a few nifty new tips, Adobe's got you covered with a brand new YouTube tutorial series called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!'

Miggo launches Agua line of waterproof camera and drone bags

Miggo is back, and they're crowdfunding an interesting new 'Agua' line of waterproof bags designed to carry DSLRs as well as the DJI Mavic and Spark drones.

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.

August 2
NASA will chase the August eclipse in jets to capture 'clearest images of the corona to date'

NASA is one-upping every photographer out there for the August eclipse. While we're stuck on Earth, they'll be chasing the eclipse in jets to capture the "clearest images of the sun's corona to date."

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.

Report: 45% of Leica is up for sale, and Zeiss is interested

Huge news out of the photo industry today. It seems Blackstone is considering selling their 45% stake in Leica Camera, and Zeiss is one of the potential buyers... but only if they can buy a majority stake.

Video: First hands-on with the modular RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone

YouTuber Marques Brownlee got an exclusive first-look at the RED Hydrogen One: the modular smartphone from RED that features a holographic display and can be turned into a full-fledged cinema camera as you attach more and more modules.

RED's Raven Camera Kit is now sold exclusively through Apple

RED has teamed up with Apple to sell their most 'affordable' camera kit (just $15,000) exclusively through the Apple online store. You can also get demos of the camera system at select Apple stores.

Elliott Erwitt's lost photos of Pittsburgh

At the age of 22, a still-unknown Elliott Erwitt was asked to go document Pittsburg's transformation from industrial center to cultural hub. Looking back, he calls it "he most important thing that happened to me with regard to starting my career."

Full-res image samples from the 16-module Light L16 camera

Light.co, the company behind the 16-module 52+ megapixel Light L16 camera that takes photos using up to 10 camera modules at a time, just released three full-res image samples for you to pixel peep.

Yongnuo to release budget 40mm F2.8 and 100mm F2 lenses for Nikon

Nikon shooters looking for some budget glass will have something to celebrate very soon. Yongnuo will reportedly release two new lenses for Nikon F-mount very soon: a 40mm F2.8 pancake and a 100mm F2.

Avid Media Composer First offers pro-level video editing for free

Avid just released Media Composer First, a free version of its pro-level video editing software. Surprisingly, it only comes with a few omissions that most non-professionals will easily be able to live with.

Photo story: A flower on the border of West Germany in 1989

Photographer Scott Miller shares the story behind his photo of a woman handing a police officer a flower on the border of West Germany in 1989, as the country (and the Berlin wall) crumbled.

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.

August 1
The breathtaking winners of Nat Geo's Travel Photographer of the Year 2017

From erupting volcanoes to fully-submerged surfers, the winners of National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 do not disappoint.

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.

VSCO releases its first video editing tool to VSCO X subscribers on iOS

VSCO—the brand known among photographers for its film-inspired presets and smartphone photo editing tools—is making its first foray into video with a new editing tool for its iOS app.

Sony financial report tops estimates thanks to smartphone sensors and earthquake recovery

The fortunes of Sony’s camera division have taken a turn for the better with a rise in first quarter sales and operating income thanks to 'high-value' cameras and booming smartphone sensor business.

VAST photography collective creates 'highest resolution fine art photographs ever made'

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

Galaxy Note 8 to feature 3x zoom dual-camera

Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the Samsung division that develops smartphone camera modules, has posted a document that might hint at what we will see in the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

Wedding photographer awarded $1.08M in defamation lawsuit against bride and groom

A bride and groom who set out to destroy their wedding photographer's career will now have to pay $1.08 million in damages for the "defamatory, disparaging and malicious statements" they made.

Humor: The 'horrifying' truth about radioactive lenses

A lot of vintage lenses contain a Thorium coating, which is radioactive. So you should probably stay far away from these lenses, right? No... not really.

End of the line? Nikon 1 mirrorless system may be discontinued

The Nikon 1 AW and 1 V3 mirrorless cameras are no longer available to order, and the Nikon 1 J5 is only available while supplies last. Is this the end of the Nikon 1 line?

A large format tribute to a deserted high school in Puerto Rico

Photographer Jesus Emmanuel returned to his deserted high school in Puerto Rico earlier this year, 4x5 view camera in tow, to pay tribute to the vandalized, abandoned, and destroyed school.

Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom sample gallery

There's wide, and there's the Nikkor Fisheye 8-15mm F3.5-4.5. We've spent some time shooting with this unusual zoom.