Photography News

This past weekend, we wrote about how one photographer received a counterfeit memory card from eBay and lost a number of important photos when the card got corrupted during the first use. Afterward, we had an interesting email exchange with the eBay seller that shed some new light on this story.

The US-based seller, who goes by discountmemorysticks on eBay, was initially adamant that... more

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are decaying remnants of prototypes from the Soviet space shuttle program.

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Here’s one way to identify a pricey lens: it comes with a dedicated luxury humidor for humidity control. Back in 2008, as Leica was ending a manufacturing run of its Noctilux 50mm f/1 lens, the company decided to release the last 100 units as a special edition. Each of the lenses was shipped with a special humidity control box crafted in Paris, France, by... more

Always buy your memory cards from reputable sources. Go for a “sweet deal” through a place like eBay, and you could be in for a lot of pain and embarrassment.

Case in point: Virginia Beach photographer Bryan Myhr tells us he recently purchased what he thought was a 64GB... more

Martin Kozak is a sports photographer based in Prague. His journey into photography began with a 1.3MP digital camera given to him as a birthday present more than 15 years ago. These days he's fond of the Canon EOS 1D-X when he's out shooting water sports, ski jumps, cycling and the occasional off-road rally. See his work and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery

Hasselblad’s luxury rebrands of Sony cameras may elicit jeers from the photography community, but it seems that sales are doing well enough for Hasselblad to keep doing more of the same. New photos show that Hasselblad is on the verge of launching yet another line: the Lusso. Based on specs, it appears this camera will be a rebranded version of the popular Sony a7R.

A microsite has already appeared... more

This is impressive: photographer and aspiring astronaut Trevor Mahlmann was sitting in the seat of an airplane at 40,000 feet this past Tuesday when he managed to plan and shoot this stacked long-exposure photo showing the International Space Station whizzing by.

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Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Japanese lens maker Kowa creates its Prominar line of lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The 3-minute “how it’s made” video above steps through each of the stages of manufacturing, from designing the lenses on a computer to... more

Here’s a quick look at how I created some homemade “petzval swirl” bokeh that mimics photos taken with the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens.

Basically, on my 50mm 1.8 prime lens (yes, changing the focal length will mess this up!) I cut a small hole in light-proof paper over my lens hood, and taped it together, to produce some cheapo Petzval... more

I wish I hadn’t, but the other day I stumbled across an essay on PetaPixel entitled 12 Reasons  Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital. Bravely, the writer had polled his associates who shoot film and culled their responses down to a dandy dozen. I shook my head sadly, because I’d heard them all many times before.

But the worst part came next... more