Did you know that the original Star Wars lightsaber was made using antique camera parts? For A New Hope, the original film prop hilts were constructed by John Stears from old press camera flash battery packs and other …
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home.
I don’t think the Port Authority would like it if you looked at this photo.
Yesterday I spent my morning taking some photos in New York City along the Hudson river with my 4×5 camera. Very relaxing. I had one sheet of film left, and I noticed that some nice-looking clouds were developing over the Hudson.
Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a time-lapse than traditional still photos. You can never anticipate where or when a meteor is going to streak across the sky.
Want to see how a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer responds to a request for free images in exchange for “credit” from a major news corporation? You can, because that exchange happened a few days ago.
David Carson is photojournalist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who won the Pulitzer Prize with his paper this year for his coverage of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Last Friday, Carson was contacted by what appears to be a CBS account on Twitter that regularly Tweets requests for image usage.
VSCO today announced the launch of its new Open Studio, a free-to-use massive studio space in New York City.
Even for the most seasoned photographers, understanding the value of a photo editor can be fleeting. Photojournalists regularly work with photo editors, but the average photographer relies on their own eyes to edit even in situations where an editor could add value (e.g. a book project, exhibition).
After a lot of speculation and a juicy tidbit here and there, a more complete spec list and first photo of the much-anticipated Canon 5D Mark IV has leaked. So, what’s Canon got in store for the next 5D model?
Storage and backup. It’s a mundane reality of photography. I’d much rather spend time with my camera or be teaching others about photography. But, in the digital age, you have to have a storage and backup strategy for your photos. Storage and backup may be mundane, but they are unquestionably critical.
The multi-aperture computational camera is an exciting technology that’s emerging in the world of photography, and it appears that Nikon wants in. The company has patented a “4-eye” camera that packs 4 lenses and 4 sensors.
Recently I got a message from a person who said that they liked my pictures, but unfortunately they don’t have a “photographic eye.” This inspired me to write the following article about basic aesthetics and their relationship to photography.
Former Russian Olympic swimmer Evgeny Korotyshkin usually reserves his Instagram for posting pictures of swimming events or selfies with his medals. But when he was robbed at gunpoint yesterday in Rio, he posted a very different photo: a picture of the gun-wielding teens who allegedly robbed him.
A small Florida-based photo editing tool business called Seasalt & Co. is causing some big controversy after announcing an upcoming Photoshop Action pack that many photographers are finding offensive. Titled “The Hanging Tree,” the collection was touted with a dark promo image featuring a noose hanging from a tree.
After reading so many stories about inconsiderate people putting animals’ lives in danger (or outright killing them) to get a “cool” selfie, this story was like a deep breath of fresh air. Watch as a Polish nature photographer risks his own safety to save a young eagle stuck in the coastal mud.
This article was reprinted with express permission from Thomas O’Brien and Muench Workshops Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a time-lapse than traditional …
Holy terabytes Batman! A 60TB drive would be massive by any standard, but the latest Seagate SAS drive is mind-blowing for one other very important reason: it’s a solid state drive. In fact, it’s officially the world’s largest SSD.
Lightroom is a very powerful tool, and this quick timelapse by filmmaker and photographer Bart Oerbekke demonstrates how a series of simple edits were able to really bring one of his landscape photos to life.
virtualGimbal is one of the most interesting little devices we’ve ever come across. An SD card with a gyro built right in, the device does double duty by capturing your footage while it also captures the movement of your camera for better electronic stabilization in post.
Hands up, cheeks bulging, food properly presented to the camera, if we didn’t know better we’d say this squirrel had been perfecting her photobomb skills ahead of the big moment. When Dorota and Marcin Karpowicz of BDFK Photography clicked the shutter, months of training paid off… Olympics style.
Think Getty’s Canon DSLR arsenal at the Rio 2016 Olympics is impressive? Check out Canon’s official stockpile.