Photography News

Want the benefits of cloud photo storage combined with the simplicity and security of having possession of the physical hard drive? A new gadget called Monument aims to deliver just that. It’s the world’s first desktop device that uses artificial intelligence to provide a “personal... more

Taiwanese model Heidi Yeh was 2 years into her career when she signed on for an advertising photo shoot for a plastic surgery clinic. What she didn’t know at the time was that the resulting photo would damage her life and ruin her career.

The 2-minute BBC segment above tells the story of how Yeh’s photo became a viral Internet meme and a story that went out of control.

Yeh originally signed up for the photo shoot in the early 2000s after being told that it... more

Beachgoers in Argentina sparked outrage around the world last week after purportedly killing an at-risk baby dolphin by passing it around for photos. Now a similar video has emerged from Palm Beach, Florida, and this one is sparking new debate.

The 1.5-minute video above shows a man pulling a shark from the water and posing for photos with it before setting it free.

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Want to teach your dog a new trick? Try training it to do studio photography. That’s what a few dogs over in Japan were taught to do recently. You can see the results in the 3.5-minute video above, titled “PhoDOGrapher.”

The experiment was conducted by a group of pet food brands over in Japan leading up to “Smile Day” on February 5th.

“Our dogs are always the ones being photographed,” the companies write. “What if they could... more

The Chinese electronics company OPPO yesterday announced that they’ve developed the world’s first sensor-based image stabilizer for smartphones. The SmartSensor, as the technology is called, is also the world’s smallest image... more

Here’s a short video clip showing a Formula 1 photographer doing a brief photo shoot with a car and driver during recent pre-season testing. We see how a backdrop is quickly wheeled into and out of the scene for just a few moments of shooting (and before the photographer gets a little scare from the driver).

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Leica wants a piece of the smartphone photography boom. The iconic German camera company and Chinese telecom giant Huawei announced today that they’re teaming up in a long-term technology partnership to reinvent smartphone photography. The goal is a “visual world renaissance,” the companies say.

Huawei became the 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world in 2012, and in 2015 it became the first Chinese phone company to sell more than 100 million devices... more

CP+ 2016: Firing up the Quattro - Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses

Sigma announced several new products at CP+ 2016, including two new cameras. The interchangeable lens SD Quattro And SD Quattro H represent a new departure for the company in two senses - both are mirrorless cameras, and the 'H' features an APS-H format sensor. More conventional are a new... more

LensRentals Leica SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 teardown

The Leica SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 may not break any new technical ground, but when the SL's 'kit' lens made its way to LensRentals headquarters, the team endeavored to take a careful look inside. With the solidly constructed lens partially disassembled, they got a closer look at its impressive number of moving elements. Take a look at some of the highlights here, and for a full look inside the 24-90mm... more