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If You Only Watch One Video Today, Make It This One: How Photojournalists Capture the “Decisive Moment”

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term <i>The Decisive Moment</i> as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this …

Glasgow Street Art: Pictures

Walking

A Photographer Gives Cameras To Child Brides. Their Images Are Amazing

For 15 years, Stephanie Sinclair has taken photos of child brides around the world — from Tahani in Yemen, married at age 6, to 14-year-old Niruta in Nepal, and many more. In 2012, she started the nonprofit Too Young To Wed to raise awareness of their plight.<p>Now she's given some young women a …

Sony Announces a6500 Mirrorless Camera with Touchscreen and 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Today Sony announced a new addition to their APS-C E-mount camera line, the a6500. This 24.2-megapixel camera takes over as the flagship model for …

Sony's Insane Pocket Camera Gets Even Crazier

For years Sony’s RX100 line has been the camera to beat if you’re looking for an impressively capable pocket-sized shooter packing a one-inch sensor. …

Cameras

Leica’s Newest High-End Surprise: An Instant Camera

While Polaroid is no more, you may have noticed — in record stores, hipster shops, or Urban Outfitters — that the instant camera is enjoying a second …

Cameras

6 E-Mount Sleepers

Sleepers. You know….Those great performers that fly under the radar. Not too flashy, not too obvious. Sleepers are special, but less-noticed. It’s …

This is the greatest smartphone accessory I’ve ever used

Once upon a time, Samsung had an idea. Smartphones had made it so that everyone carried a camera with them everywhere they went, and those camera …

Back Button Focus is Amazing: Learn What, Why, and How

Back Button Focus Will Change The Way You Use Your Camera<p>August 18, 2016<p>Back button focus is a game-changing way to operate your camera.<p>It takes some …

10 Women Photographers Who Are Changing The Way We See The World

“Women have been fundamental to the art of photography since, well, there were photographs."<p>How many female photographers can you name? If you’re …

10 Macro Photography Subject Ideas

Are you looking for some interesting and out of the ordinary project ideas for your close up or macro photography? Want to break away from the usual …

The Beauty and Strangeness of a Day at the Track

Eric Chakeen's photographs explore the fading horse-racing culture in Del Mar, California<p>Del Mar, my hometown, is a small, beachy suburb of San Diego, home to about 4,000 people and the second-largest racetrack in California. I've been drawn to the track as far back as I can remember—the palm trees …

Photography

Moto Z camera mod leaked to be made by Hasselblad

The Moto Z, actually the Moto Z Force Droid, was already rated to have one of the best smartphone cameras in town. But who’s to say it can’t be made …

Mobile Technology

Ancient African Trees Illuminated by Starlight

San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has spent more than a decade of her life hunting down our planet’s aboriginal trees, chasing them to their …

Southern Africa

Don’t Take My Picture: Street Photography and Public Privacy

“Hey, don’t take our picture!” a young woman yelled out from her group to me a few days ago. I told her I didn’t take their photo—and it was true, I …

Clever Flour Trick Lets You Add Custom Textures in Photoshop

Here’s a really neat trick you’ll want to add to your photo editing tool chest. When you’re wanting to add a specific texture to some background, you …

'Don't Blink — Robert Frank' profiles one of America's most iconic, idiosyncratic photographers

Films focused on visual artists are a staple of the documentary world, but "Don't Blink — Robert Frank" does things a little differently. Rather than being a film about an artist, it's an attempt to show us what it's like to actually be an artist.<p>Swiss-born Frank has, at age 91, been called the …

Street Photography

This Tiny, $45 LED Panel is the ‘Swiss Army Light’ You’ve Been Waiting For

Lighting company Aputure just released a light that we’re pretty sure will make it into many (many many) photographer and videographer gear bags. …

Batteries

80K pictures: 150 years of Russian history spring to life in online photo trove

A unique art trove featuring 80,000 historic photos from Russia has been published online, providing a long-awaited chance to plunge into the …

15 Remarkable Colorized Photos From History. #7 Is Just Horrifying Beyond Words

Latest galleries<p>These HOT Older Guys Will Smash Your Ridiculous Ideas About Aging.<p>15 Things Guys Do That Turn Women Off.<p>13 Facts About US Elections …

The World’s Smallest Photo Office

Jens Lennartsson is a photographer and writer who travels the world to tell stories. In the 2.5-minute video above, he shares how he creates all of …

Powerbank

Pinhole Cameras Made from Twigs and Dirt Capture Hazy Landscapes

Adam Donnelly and David Janesko make site-specific pinhole cameras from dirt, leaves, and whatever else they can find.<p>Random piece of trivia alert: Today is World Pinhole Day. It falls just a couple of days after Earth Day, so now’s the perfect time to check out David Janesko and Adam Donnelly's …

Zenit is Back! First Look at New 50mm f/0.95, 50mm f/1.2, and 85mm f/1.2

News broke back in February that Russian camera manufacturer Zenit was going to come back and take on Leica in the luxury camera market. But the …

Beginner Workflow for Macro Photography

Whether you accept it or not, we all love macro photographs. I mean, who doesn’t like an intensely detailed bug or a flower on a silky creamy …

Shooting Better Portraits With a Single Hot Shoe Flash

While the guides to shooting portraits with a 50mm and a 35mm lens did very well, there is something that I think is a million times more important …

Landscape Photography

5 Uncomfortable Truths About Photography

There is a lot of hype about photography, it’s a booming hobby practiced by huge numbers of people around the world. With the prevalence of high …

Photography

Getting Started with Macro Photography

Mike Moats is Michigan-based professional photographer who specializes in macro photography. He work has won numerous awards and he travels around …

Nature Photography

Sigma announces the 30mm f/1.4 DN for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds

There are many users who wish that Sigma would start releasing more lenses for mirrorless cameras, particularly for the 35mm format on the Sony A7 …

Why Expectations Are Killing Your Creativity

The internet has no shortage of stories about photographers behaving badly: screaming matches at Maroon Bells over whose spot is whose; pitchforks …