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The tradesmen of Kumasi

<b>On 6 March 1957, Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, gained independence from Britain.</b><p>To mark the 60th anniversary of the end of colonial rule, London-based photographer Ricky Darko headed back to his birthplace of Kumasi, in the south of the country, to document what type of job opportunities …


Tulips in Full Bloom: Pictures

What a shot! 27 amazing sports photos

Rio Olympics

I Show The Darkness Of Depression Through Conceptual Photography

You entered to hide but there’s only blackness inside – reflection of nightmares and fears. The darkness wraps around you – you can’t wash it off …

Mental Health

Best photos of the day: the Queen in Moscow and a giant spider

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including Inna Churikova as Queen Elizabeth II at Moscow’s Theatre of Nations, and the newly discovered Califorctenus cacachilensis

Royal Family

DJI’s VR-Like Goggles Let You Control Your Drone Cam with Your Head

If you want a more immersive experience from your Mavic Pro or Phantom 4, DJI’s got you covered. Almost a year after they first teased them, DJI has …


Want to Edit Video? Check out Avid's New Free Software

Avid’s Media Composer is, despite all odds, the industry standard for video editing. So if it’s good enough for Star Wars, it’s good enough for you. …


Saving Money With Photo Essentials From The Hardware Store

Working on a project and realizing there's a tool or small part needed to get the job done can be a common occurrence. That's as true with fixing a …


5 Homebrew Camera Hacks in 1 Minute

Got a minute? That’s all you’ll need. Take a break from infinite scrolling through Instagram and listen up, because South African photographer …


Hasselblad X1D Review: An Expensive Gadget or a Worthy Performer?

Of all the cameras that sit in my camera bag, the Hasselblad X1D is the one camera that I never expected to purchase.<p>But, after my Hasselblad H5 went …


It Costs a Pro Photog Over $11,000 to Switch from Canon to Sony: Report

The groundbreaking new Sony a9 is one heck of a sports camera, and it’s cheaper than both the Canon 1DX Mark II and the Nikon D5. That must mean it’s …


My NASA Friend Found a Box of Film from Apollo 15 in His Desk Drawer

I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found …


The Art of Overcoming a Creative Block as a Photographer

What if you woke up one morning and found yourself unable to come up with any good ideas on what to shoot next? You spend the entire day scouring the …


Does Your Photography Website Really Work?

My background was in design and web development before I was a photographer. So in my eyes, it's easy to see a connection between design and …

Web Design

Flash Photography for Beginners: Intro to Off-Camera Flash

Last week, I posted an article about how to create amazing portraits with on-camera flash. My hope was to help anyone who was on the fence about …


3 Fundamentals You Should Aim to Get Right in Every Portrait Photograph

When you first pick up a camera, chances are that you are going to spend a lot of time shooting portraits of your family, your friends, your pets and …

Portrait Photography

Photographing Fine Art Abstracts on Dull Days

Elle Bruce how to use those dull, low light days for photographing fine art abstract landscape images. Read More >>

Landscape Photography

It's "Photoshop COPS" - The New Reality TV Show?

We kick off each Photoshop World Conference with a Photoshop-based parody of a movie or TV show, and this year we went with the long-running Fox TV …


Sony hopes its full-frame A9 makes pros forget about DSLRs

Sony held an event in New York City today, where it unveiled its new flagship full-frame camera, the A9. This mirrorless shooter, which the company is pegging as a DSLR killer, is geared toward professional photographers -- especially those who shoot sports and other fast-paced environments. The A9 …


Sony A9 Review: by Patrick Murphy-Racey, Sony Artisan of Imagery

Sony A9 Review: $4499 USD Pre-Orders with authorized dealers will start this Friday (April 21, 2017) PLEASE consider using my...

Camera Review: The Leica M-10

While Leica has a diverse camera lineup that covers everything from a $300 instant film camera to a five-figure medium-format camera, the beating …


Zeiss Unveils Compact & Lightweight Batis 135mm f/2.8 with Hefty Price Tag

The newest Zeiss Batis lens has officially arrived. It’s a ‘compact, lightweight, top-quality’ 135mm f/2.8, but what it’s lost in weight it seems to …


The Honor 8 Pro is a Huawei P10 with stronger specs and a smaller price

Huawei subsidiary Honor launched its Honor 8 in the US last year, and now it’s bringing the successor to Europe. The Honor 8 Pro, known as the V9 in China, is a spec bump in pretty much everything you’d care about. Honor has added a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, alongside Huawei’s updated Kirin 960 …


Fujifilm Launches Instax Mini 9

Instant film is enjoying a well-publicized rebirth and Fujifilm has been a major beneficiary of that trend (indeed, the company says it sells more …


Lens Roundup: 15 Great Wide-Angle Lenses for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

From zooms to primes, these lenses help you swallow your scene.<p><b>IRIX 15mm f/2.4</b><p>This 15mm manual focus prime lens should please pixel peepers with its …


18 people you need to follow on Instagram if you're a mountain biker

Inspiration by the bucketload<p>Follow these amazing Instagrammers if you want to see a constant feed of inspirational images and jaw dropping scenes.<p>If …