A group of tourist photographers in the UK found themselves in the middle of a tense, awkward situation this week when they were confronted, detained by, and accused of paedophelia by a group of angry mothers who thought they were photographing children. They were, in fact, taking photos of a fountain at the seafront.
The Canon EOS M line of mirrorless cameras hasn’t been a big hit—at least not in the US of A—but Canon may do something big with it by the end of this year. We’re talking “full-frame mirrorless” big.
Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.
When people say you should do “anything” to get the shot, getting decapitated or losing a hand might not be what they had in mind. But that’s what one tourist almost did while trying to get a photo of a plane landing at the dangerous St. Bart’s airport.
Famed musician Phil Collins began reissuing some of his most loved albums in November of 2015 as part of a collection called “Take a look at me now…” But keen-eyed fans of Mr. Collins noticed something curious about the reissues: the Phil Collins on the new album covers looks quite a bit older.
Ouch! Having gear stolen is always painful, but a photographer in Spain recently got it much worse than that. Apparently, he was robbed of some extremely expensive Canon gear he was testing, including a pre-production Canon 1DX Mark II.
We could just let the swirly bokeh of the photo above sweep us away, but alas, we have a new lens to tell you about. It’s Lensbaby’s exciting new Twist 60, and in case the portrait didn’t already clue you in, it’s Lensbaby’s take on the iconic Petzval lens.
Lytro has ditched the world of consumer cameras, and if the Lytro Immerge wasn’t proof enough of this decision, their latest announcement should seal it. Yesterday, Lytro debuted “the world’s first Light Field solution for film and television,” a 755MP cinema camera monster.
Everybody is “reinventing” things these days, but even still, we would be lying if we said we weren’t at least intrigued by the all-new Impossible Project I-1. It’s the company’s very first camera, or, as they put it, “The Original Instant Camera. Reinvented.”
The history of the Leica camera is one of revolution. Appropriately enough, the Leica M design has been with us for over 60 years and has documented revolutions in both times of peace and war throughout history as the idea of a simple, easy to carry camera enabling it to be carried anywhere.
Well, well… what do we have here. Another amazing Sony E-Mount lens from those young, hip lens dreamers over at Zeiss. Perhaps you’ve heard of them, they’re the blue logo’d company looking to take a cool $1,499 out of our collective pockets so we get the pleasure of owning the newest piece of the growing lineup that is Loxia E-Mounts. And you know what, they may have just succeeded… just.
Karl Baden should have known better.
I mean, what was he thinking, casually snapping a few pictures as dramatic sunlight broke through the clouds after one of last week’s late spring rainstorms? From the front seat of his car in a suburban Boston Trader Joe’s parking lot, of all places? What is he, nuts?
A little over a month ago, we shared some amazing drone photos of Hong Kong that truly captured the density of that megacity. Now, photographer Andy Yeung is back with the followup series Urban Fog: drone photos of Hong Kong shot at night as fog sweeps over the bustling metropolis.
When most people travel, they think of travelling to a destination. Whether it’s climbing Mt. Fuji, gawking at the frescoes in the Vatican, or relishing spicy cuisine in Thailand, most people think of the destination for what it has to offer, from culture to scenery to sensational experiences.
When snapping pictures of wild animals in the great outdoors, there are some animals that photographers generally know to be careful around. These include creatures that are massive (e.g. moose, elephants), anything at the top of the food chain (e.g. lions, tigers, bears), and anything venomous (e.g. snakes). Well, you might also want to add the beaver to that mental list of yours.
It turns out beavers can be very dangerous, and even deadly. A man over in Belarus was killed recently after getting too close to a beaver he was trying to photograph.
If you love old film cameras and constantly want to know more about them, then we’ve got the perfect YouTube channel for you. It’s called, appropriately enough, “Old Cameras” and even veteran film photographers might learn a thing or two from a few of the videos.
Often we feel like we need reasons why we take photos. We need a purpose; a sense of direction. But my tip for today is this: photograph for photography’s sake.
On Friday, SpaceX made history by performing its first successful ocean barge landing following a resupply mission to the ISS. Today, they released the photos.
Wish you could capture smooth, shake-free video or photographs on the move with your smartphone? Wish no more. The new “Smoovie” is an affordable, effective stabilizer for your smartphone or GoPro that literally fits in your pocket.
There is a big craze for Sony full frame (FF) mirrorless cameras at the moment, and seeing people rush onto that bandwagon is like watching lemmings following each other over the cliff.