Photographer Snaps Streaking Meteor Above an Erupting Volcano

New Zealand motorsports photographer Dirk Klynsmith was assaulted and knocked unconscious this weekend while covering the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in Pukekohe. Fortunately, the whole incident was caught on camera by another photographer, and the responsible party has been identified.

Here’s a little bit of comic relief on a day when about half the US population is in dire need a bit of comic relief.

My name is Nick Fancher and I’m a portrait and commercial photographer who specializes in lighting, specifically with the use of small flash in unconventional locations.

One of the most difficult things in photography is to stay motivated and inspired. I know that I’ve personally hit “photographer’s block” many times in my career.

While looking into the new compression service JPEGmini yesterday, the following statement caught my eye in an interview they did with Megapixel:
[…] sometimes you increase the quality setting in Photoshop and the actual quality of the image is reduced…
I had never heard of that before, so I decided to dig a little deeper.

GoPro made the shocking announcement today that it’s recalling each of the ~2,500 GoPro Karma camera drones sold so far in the 16 days since it has been available. Why? Because there’s a chance the $799 drone can lose power during flight and fall out of the sky.

The iPhone 7 Plus has a new Portrait mode that artificially blurs backgrounds using info captured by the two rear cameras. If you want a similar look but don’t have an iPhone 7 Plus, check out the new Patch app for iOS. It uses neural networks to generate faux depth and blur.

If you’re going to be shooting in an area where you’re genuinely concerned you might have your camera stolen, it’s probably wise to prepare. And if you prefer the DIY “on-the-cheap” approach, then this simple ‘theft-proof’ camera strap may be exactly what you’re looking for.

If you’re a big fan of Canon’s cameras but can’t quite muster the pocket money to buy the newest 5D, you’re probably keen on news about a different camera: the followup to Canon’s entry-level full-frame 6D, the 6D Mark II. Sadly, that camera is still a ways off, but here’s everything we “know” so far.

A trip last weekend to the iconic Death Valley Racetrack Playa has left me with a burning need to write, and unfortunately it is because of the worst kind of people.

It’s a young art form we practice; nevertheless, photography’s history is rich with beautiful stories, prints, and cameras if you’re willing to dig deeply enough. The short film The Camera Collector digs deeply indeed.

A few months ago I was blown away by some photos taken by one Victor Danell with a modified Helios 44 lens. His process was to “polish” the glass elements with a strong abrasive and sand the inside of the barrel in order to increase how light bounces around.

Many photographers hate weddings. In fact, it’s a bit of a stereotype that photographers do some other kind of photography as their passion, but take weddings “to pay the bills”.

The Leica M-D (the digital rangefinder with no LCD screen)—all hype, or the real deal?

Canon has built its own Oculus Rift app, giving users a virtual environment where they can go out and improve their composition skills while they try out some of the gear they’ve been lusting over.

In about one week, we will mark the anniversary of the most traumatic and violent piece of French history in the last decades. On the 13th of November, 2015, several coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris, less than a year after the attacks against the newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

If you have $200,000 to spare, you may soon be able to buy one of two early Leica RIFLE sets that were first sold back in July 1938. The cameras will be auctioned at Leica’s 30th WestLicht camera auction on November 19th.

It’s an age-old question: how are you supposed to get hired as a photographer when clients are only looking for photographers who already have experience? World-renowned photographer and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis has an answer for you.

One of the most highly regarded Photoshop alternatives is now available on Windows. Affinity Photo today launched its free public beta for Windows users, allowing anyone to download the popular pro photo editing software.

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a portrait of her according to their cultural preferences. Inspired by that project, the UK medical website Superdrug Online Doctor just published a similar experiment that explores body image.

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