Photography News

People on the West Coast of the United States were treated to a light show Saturday night after the US Navy quietly launched a test of an unarmed missile. As a bright white light shot across the sky and burned out as a blue haze, panicked people placed 911 calls with theories of giant meteors or aliens in UFOs.

Some people were in the right place at the right time with their cameras and were able to capture remarkable photos, videos, and even time-lapses of the “UFO.... more

Want to own a camera that once belonged to a photography great? Now’s your chance. The estate of the Mary Ellen Mark is currently holding an eBay auction for a Nikon FM2 that was part of the late and great American photographer’s collection. Mark... more

The United States announced last month that it’s creating a federal drone registry and will soon require that all drone owners register their devices in order to fly legally. While the move should help reign in the “wild wild west” that is the drone industry today, some are wary that over-regulation could hurt the rights of drone owners... more

The Internet is abuzz over a series of photographs by a farmer named Liezel Kennedy in Saskatchewan, Canada. The image above may appear at first glance to be a simple snapshot of a snowy Canadian countryside, but it’s actually a photo showing how well sheep... more

DPR reader Philip Ewing found he had little time outside of long hours at the office to spend on photography, so he turned his commute into a time to exercise some creativity. Each day he brings his camera along with him on Washington D.C.'s Metrorail system, where he photographs the Brutalist-style architecture, morning rushes and evening light of the Metro subway. Read more

The dangers, and perks, of sports photography: Northampton Town Football Club photographer Pete Norton was shooting a match recently when he found himself being pulled into the action. After his team scored a goal to secure a 2-2 draw, the players swarmed their photographer, knocked him over, and piled on top of him.

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Right, I’ve had enough. I want to talk to you all about guests using mobile phone cameras at weddings. I want to plead with you, and I’m going to make this very simple: brides and grooms, please have a completely unplugged wedding ceremony.

Look at the photo above. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way.

This sucks. And I’m not blaming... more

Staying inspired as a creative, no matter the discipline, isn't always easy. Some photographers work through creative droughts by starting 365 projects, while others look to photo groups and peers to help them stay accountable and keep shooting. Pro wildlife photographer Rick Sammon argues that all creatives - especially photographers - need some help staying inspired from time to time.... more

Travel and photography are two pursuits that are often intertwined. While photographers who've been bit by the travel bug will usually have a long list of destinations they plan to visit in their back pocket, others may need a little inspiration or encouragement to head in a particular compass direction. Lonely Planet is happy to help out, as always, with its annual list of top travel destinations. ... more