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James Bond Spectre villain to drive never-was Jaguar C-X75 supercar

James Bond is used to being outgunned. Often working alone, 007 has developed a knack for taking out major criminal syndicates and terrorists despite this routine disadvantage. But in his latest film, <i>Spectre</i>, we suspect Mr. Bond will have met his match in at least one regard – the car being driven …

Which Canon dSLR?

Cameras

DSLR vs Mirrorless: Which is right for you?

I’m going to try and dispel a bit of the confusion regarding mirrorless cameras and give you information on making the choice between DSLR vs …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

Consumer Reports declares most and least loved cars [w/video]

Tesla Model S, Chevy Corvette Earn Plenty Of Admirers<p><i>Consumer Reports</i> is crunching the numbers from its annual owner-satisfaction survey, and part of that process is finding out how attached drivers are to their cars. CR simply asks readers of models up to three years old if they would buy the same …

Audi Quattro concept production hopes still alive, could be more radical

Remember the gestation period of the Lexus LFA, the one that, in automotive time, took so long that its origins could have been carbon dated? We feel like it's déja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would have said, this time featuring the Audi Quattro and Audi Sport Quattro. It was 2010 when our …

Wedge of Tomorrow: 20 of the Greatest Sports Cars of the '70s and '80s

The soft, gentle and voluptuous curves of traditional automotive design made a radical right turn in the late 1960s, when cars like the Alfa Romeo 33 Carabo concept by Bertone introduced the rising wedge line. The look was futuristic, cool, and first embraced by a handful of production Italian …

Touchdown! Comet Landing to Offer Clues to Solar System's Birth

The landing of a European spacecraft on a craggy comet will provide a "quantum leap forward" for our understanding of the icy bodies.<p>Scientists "soft-landed" a space probe on a comet for the first time on Wednesday, capping a ten-year, four-billion-mile journey.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta …

How to Become a Nat Geo Photographer

<b>Reader Question:</b> How do I become a photographer for National Geographic?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Photography is really no different than any other pursuit in life if you plan to make a living at it. Unfortunately, there are very few full time salaried photography jobs. All the photographers who take pictures for</i> …

India’s new World Heritage Site

At the end of June this year, 26 new inscriptions were added to the World Heritage Site List, UNESCO’s cultural collection of 1,007 properties. The …

Throwback Thursday: Poverty

In this week’s throwback journey, let’s explore living in poverty, featuring scenes of shantytowns and more offered in the photographic archives from …

Why Photography is Such a Fun Hobby

It’s a simple question. Why am I taking pictures? What’s so special about photography compared to other visual art forms?<p>I’m not writing this to give …

GoPro HERO4 Revealed! 4K Video at 30FPS and the First Built-In Touch Display

The rumor mill is abuzz with speculation, but we have the first full scoop on the GoPro HERO4.<p>As many have reported, the two big features that are …

GoPro to Launch a Cheaper, Low-End Action Camera Simply Called the HERO. Here It Is.

Earlier this week we published the world’s first full leak of the upcoming GoPro HERO4 cameras. Here’s a second major reveal that we’re sharing …

National Geographic Lists Its Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

<i>National Geographic</i> is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for …

Adobe Acquires Aviary, Will Push Mobile Photo Editing to New Heights

Huge acquisition news just broke in the world of photography: the photo editing company/suite Aviary has been acquired by the imaging and design …

Wedding Photographer Uses Herd of Grazing Deer as Magical Portrait Backdrop

Photographer Ian Christmann was shooting a wedding this past weekend when an unusual photo opportunity arose. He managed to capture a magical …

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …

National Geographic Travel

When to Call Yourself a Pro Photographer

When can you call yourself a “professional” photographer?<p>Is it when you buy an expensive camera, sell a picture, or get published? No one seems to agree on the qualifications necessary for such a distinction, but I feel I’ve been flirting with that label for awhile now.<p>I started snapping pictures …

Sony Brings E-Mount Lenses and 30X Optical Zoom to Your Smartphone with New QX1 and QX30

People have been questioning the wisdom of the Sony QX so-called ‘lens cameras’ since before they even arrived. CNET mocked the news when it was …

ISS Astronaut Captures the Thousand-Mile Shadows Clouds Cast on Earth’s Surface

Hovering somwhere between 205 and 255 miles above Earth is the International Space Station, currently housing six intrepid explorers that are …

Mesmerizing Photos of Bubbles Just Moments Before They Burst

Photographer Fabian Oefner indulges the simple event of the bursting bubble in his project called <i>Iridient</i> and turns it to art<i>.</i> Using the funnel of a …

Art

Sony’s New ‘Fun Size’ Action Cam Mini Packs the Same Punch in Two-Thirds the Size

GoPro may rule the roost in the action cam market, but they aren’t the only ones with their hand in the basket. Sony makes a lineup of action cams as …

Canon’s First Camera Just Turned 80; Here are 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Kwanon’

The breakneck pace of photo technology advancement makes it easy to forget how young our industry really is, but we had a reminder yesterday when, …

Tutorials

15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” …