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Queens of the Stone Age leading man Josh Homme did something at a show last night that seems both willful and horrifying. In the middle of a song, with no reason or provocation, he walked over to photographer Chelsea Lauren and kicked her squarely in the camera and face. Lauren, who was shooting the show for Shutterstock, seems to have been... more

Dual cameras have become ubiquitous in the smartphone world, and with them has emerged a new technique for simulating a shallow depth of field — the feature commonly called Portrait Mode. This 10-minute video from... more

Last week, light-field photography pioneer Lytro announced that it would discontinue the pictures.lytro.com platform, which allowed Lytro users to share their refocusable 'living' light-field images with others online and through Facebook.

The move, which is a direct result of... more

I can’t remember seeing so much snow in our Dutch capital city of Amsterdam before. Yesterday afternoon, snow started falling out of the sky for hours and hours without stopping. Since I was already in Amsterdam, I took the opportunity of trying to document the atmosphere. The scene lasted for only a few hours before it started to rain in the evening.

I shot a lot of slow-motion video with my... more

Lumoid, a startup that offered photography gear and other gadgets for rent, has been officially shut down. The process had actually been underway for months, but was only officially revealed to the public late last week. According to company founder Aarthi Ramamurthy, who recently posted about the matter on Facebook, the team... more

Something just happened that shocked the hell out of me. I made my first sale on Adobe Stock and was notified that I earned a commission of 18 cents.

First, I want to make it clear from the start that I dont claim to produce world-class photos, nor do I desire to make a living from photography (I’m an aerial cinematographer). My fear is that once money becomes involved, I might lose the incredible enjoyment I get from photography. At various times in my life, its... more

Photo by Max Delsid

The iPhone has dominated Flickr's annual 'top devices' list, representing 54% of the site's top 100 devices in 2017, as well as the majority of the site's 10 top devices list. These figures were published as part of Flickr's end-of-year analysis, in which the platform reveals what cameras are most popular among its users, as... more

NiSi Filters has announced a new variable ND filter that, at least according to the company, does not produce the dreaded X-effect at its most extreme settings. The NiSi Filters Pro Nano 1.5-5-stop Enhance ND-Vario offers between 1.5 stops and 5 stop of density variation to allow for moderate long exposures for stills photographers, and reduced light intensity for videographers needing to control apertures.

The density of the filter is controlled by turning one polarizer against... more

Video Screenshot. Credit: Paul Nicklen

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen's Instagram account typically features breathtakingly beautiful scenes and stories from around the globe. Whales, penguins, and polar bears make up the brunt of his latest posts, all of them the kinds of photos wildlife photographers dream of capturing.

One of his latest videos, however, is the exact opposite... more

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