Photography News

With 2016 just around the corner, many photographers will be dusting off the cameras they’ve been neglecting and making New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to rekindle their creativity. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, here’s a good one: do a OCOLOY project. It requires using just One Camera and One Lens for One Year.

Photographer Mike Johnston suggested this concept in... more

Time-lapse photographer Patrick Cheung of PowerUpMotion created this short film titled “Time.” It shows a blood moon rising over Hong Kong, with many of the scenes bouncing between day and night in sync with the music.

Cheung captured the arrival of the blood moon lunar eclipse... more

John Green of vlogbrothers made this interesting 2-minute video in which he talks about his favorite photo: a picture titled “Young Farmers” by German photographer August Sander. Upon first glance, it may look like a simple snapshot of three nicely dressed... more

Though it's the fifth model in Sony's full-frame E-mount lineup, the a7R II arguably represents just as much of a technological leap forward as its first mirrorless full-frame predecessors did. Its 42MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, 399 on-sensor phase detection point AF system and 5-axis IS are just a few reasons why the a7R II is one of the most talked-about cameras of the last year. See how it performed in our comprehensive testing.... more

In late 2015, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror or not. In this category, you'll find both mirrorless and DSLR cameras that are highly capable under a variety of shooting situations, offer built-in high-spec viewfinders - either optical and electronic - and a bevy of external controls.... more

While processing power and camera quality in smartphones have been improving at a fast pace in recent years, battery life and charging times have only made comparatively small steps forward and remain a major bottleneck in smartphone performance. Chinese manufacturer Huawei has presented some potential battery tech advancements: two prototype removable lithium-ion batteries that can be fully recharged in only a few minutes.... more

The Tamrac brand of camera bags has been around for nearly 4 decades now, and it looks like it will continue to live on much longer. Gura Gear, on the other hand, ends here.

When Tamrac went bankrupt last year, Gura Gear swooped in and acquired the company’s brand and assets. Now, a year later, Gura Gear has decided to drop its own brand name in favor of the older Tamrac brand. Thus, Gura Gear will be no more.

In a press release, the company writes that Gura Gear had... more

Did you know that your brain can be tricked into seeing a black-and-white photo in full color? The 1-minute BBC clip above shows an example of this, and you can try it out for yourself.

The segment is from BBC Four’s “Colour: The Spectrum of Science.” We see Dr. Helen Czerski, a physicist at University College London, start with this black-and-white photo of Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland:

There isn’t any color in the image. To trick... more

If you have a telescope or lens that’s powerful enough, you can watch the moon transit the sky through the live view on your DSLR’s LCD screen.

A.Sango was recently doing astrophotography with his... more

In June 2014, Gura Gear acquired the Tamrac brand and assets as part of the latter company’s bankruptcy proceedings. Now, more than a year later, it has been announced that the two brands have been consolidated under the Tamrac label, as the Gura Gear brand is retired. Read more

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