Photography News

Huge news in the photo sharing world today: SmugMug just announced that it has acquired Flickr from Yahoo, which was itself acquired by Verizon last year. This deal “will create the most influential photography community in the world,” SmugMug says.

SmugMug’s acquisition allows it to gain tens of millions of new Flickr photographers... more

After I recently saw cherry blossoms on my tree, I wanted to shoot one of them with my wet plate camera… while the blossom is still high on the tree.

When I was young, this tree was the location of my climbing adventures. This tree has seen better days the weather during recent years has started to ruin some parts of it. But it is still beautiful in the springtime.

To make the blossom more steady, I clamped it onto a light stand:

Because the wind... more

Meyer Optik has announced its new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 F2.7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed by Dr. Paul Rudolph 105 years ago. As with previous Meyer Optik revivals, the company is funding its product... more

Dear Alexi, Congratulations on the announcement that you will be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding photographer! Your engagement photos of them were beautiful and you did a splendid job of capturing them as a couple. I love the way you talked about them on the red carpet with your wife. You described them as Deliciously in love and your photos documented that superbly!

You may see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement photos... more

The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone boasts what Huawei claims is the best-ever smartphone camera. It has a combination of three sensors with individual lenses, a 40-megapixel (yes!) 1/1.7-inch color sensor (significantly larger than the 1/2.9-inch sensor in the iPhone X), a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor (both these sensors are approximately... more

Sony's 3D Creator app with its 3D-face-scanning function was first introduced with the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact last year. Now the Japanese manufacturer is rolling out the update to... more

Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an autofocus 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to adding another (very likely) affordable third party option to the mix, this will be the companys first AF lens.

Details are a little thin on the ground, but early marketing materials suggest it will be a lightweight and... more

The prestigious Sony World Photography Awards has announced its overall winners for the 2018 competition. The Photographer of the Year award was won by British photographer Alys Tomlinson for her series... more

2018 Sony World Photography Award Winners Announced

After first revealing the shortlist and later the Open category and National Award winners, the... more

Check out this surreal 4-minute short film titled Club Palace. It may look computer-generated, but everything you see was captured on camera using miniature sets, careful lighting, practical effects, and precise camera moves.

The film is a collaboration between creative director Camille Boyer, cinematographer Nik Mirus, and the Montreal-based creative agency Caravane.

“It looks like a computer animation students final-year project, but in reality it was all... more