Photography News

A new patent filed by Facebook suggests that the social networking giant is working on giving user cameras a unique digital fingerprint. Looking for ways to identify fraudulent accounts and evermore establish what connections you may have with others, the new technology means... more

Instead of relying on photomanipulation, as is common these days, photographer Lara Zankoul creates surreal photos by putting together elaborate sets. For her project “The Unseen,” Zankoul spent roughly three months planning and building a large tank set that she filled halfway with... more

Integrated Wi-Fi is quickly becoming a standard for many camera manufacturers who are trying to stay up to date with the latest trends. It took a while for the two giants, Nikon and Canon, to get on board, but most of their latest cameras have been rolling out with wireless connectivity.

If you shoot with a wirelessly-connected Nikon camera,... more

For the past 29 years Ive been traveling to China for my day job as an industrial designer to manage the ramp-up of new products manufactured in China. Ive discovered that its become a common career path for product designers to morph into Asian sourcing managers because of our background in product development. Thats exactly what happened in my career about 30 years ago, with the exception that Ive remained active in product design plus Ive become a street photographer in China over... more

Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones has announced new firmware for its Speed Booster and Smart Adapters that brings on-sensor phase detection autofocus to owners of Sony's Alpha 7R ll and the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Read more

Rokinon has introduced 21mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.2 fast prime lenses, both of which are up for pre-order now. These new lenses flesh out the maker's existing offerings for mirrorless cameras. Read more

Samyang Optics has announced two new lenses due out this October under their Rokinon branding. The first piece of glass announced is a 50mm f/1.2 lens, while the second is a 21mm f/1.4. Both products are compatible with Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E mounts. The lenses are entirely manual focus but feature aspherical elements, with the 21mm housing an extra-low dispersion element, for increased image clarity.

The... more

Sports Shooter Academy recently released this 3-minute behind-the-scenes video in which Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim director of photography... more

Here at PetaPixel, we receive quite a number of review requests daily, and picking what we feel is unique and interesting can prove to be a difficult task. But when we recently got a slightly more unusual request to review custom-branded wooden boxes from a company called Woody Woodclick we had... more

Last week, RIT photography professor Willie Osterman held the 2015 RIT Photo MFA picnic in the front yard of his home in Bristol, New York. To commemorate the gathering, he pulled out a giant camera to shoot a wet plate collodion ambrotype portrait of the group.

On the other side... more