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  • The mind-bending drone photography of Aydin Büyüktaş
    by Oliver Atwell on 24th May 2017 at 6:30 am

    Using just a drone and some post-production trickery, Aydın Büyüktaş has created a unique and strange view of the world. Oliver Atwell goes on an American road trip like no otherUsing just a drone and some post-production trickery, Aydın Büyüktaş has created a unique and strange view of the world. Oliver Atwell goes on a mind-bending American road trip like no other […]

  • Join us on Facebook Live to talk about the Sony a9
    on 24th May 2017 at 12:42 am

    Join us on Facebook Live for a first look at the new Sony a9! The new Sony a9 landed in our office a few days ago, and we've been using it non-stop. Join editors Rishi Sanyal and Carey Rose on Facebook Live to see what they think of it so far, as well as to ask them any questions you might have.  Date: Wednesday, May 24 Time: 9:30 AM Pacific (12:30 PM Eastern, 16:30 UTC, 17:30 BST, 18:30 CEST) Visit our Facebook page to watch live or ask questions about the a9 […]

  • Kenro Karoo Travel Tripod KENTR201 review
    by Andy Westlake on 23rd May 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Andy Westlake reviews a travel tripod that seems to rather belie its monikerAndy Westlake reviews a travel tripod that seems to rather belie its moniker […]

  • Makers of the Panono 108MP 360-degree camera filing for bankruptcy
    on 23rd May 2017 at 7:34 pm

    German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for insolvency proceedings at a court in Berlin, Germany. Unfortunately this means it's very unlikely that the backers of the original crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will ever receive their camera.  The small number of buyers who purchased a Panono through retail channels after the Indiegogo campaign could be affected as well. At this point it is unknown if the the Panono […]

  • The new Surface Pro: new processors, boosted battery life and more
    on 23rd May 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Microsoft's Surface Pro (they've dropped the numbering scheme) looks impressive. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft's head of Surface, Panos Panay, claims there are about 800 new custom parts in the Surface Pro. Battery life is up from 9 to 13.5 hours, it's got the latest Kaby Lake processors, there are promised sleep/wake improvements (an issue that plagued many Surface Pro 4 users), and the device just looks and feels nicer with more rounded edges as well as a barely visible vent. The […]

  • Hy6 rises again as DW Photo tries to break from tangled history
    on 23rd May 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Some ideas are apparently too good to let die. DW Photo of Braunschweig, Germany, has become the latest company to attempt to produce the Hy6 645 medium format camera. This follows the collapse of DHW Fototechnik, which itself took over responsibility from the defunct Franke & Heidecke, which grew from the remains of Rollei. The company will produce the Hy6 mod2 version of the camera, originally released in 2012 and use manufacturing facilities at the former Rollei factory. The camera will […]

  • Kodak EKTRA 'camera first' smartphone now available in US
    on 23rd May 2017 at 6:49 pm

    The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. The Android smartphone, which was first announced in October 2016, features a 21MP camera and a design reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras. The handset has been available to purchase in Europe for a handful of months, and now US consumers can buy the model unlocked with support for GSM mobile networks for $399.99 USD. Coinciding with the launch is software update […]

  • Photokina 'repositions' itself, will become an annual event
    on 23rd May 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it will become an annual event. Additionally, there are plans to diversify the show to include products and technologies beyond its historical focus of cameras and photography. Beginning in 2018, Photokina will become an annual event, which it says will better reflect the 'fast-paced and briefer innovation cycles' of digital technology. Additionally, from 2019, Photokina will take place in May […]

  • Photo Gear News shows you how to make a DIY lapel mic
    on 23rd May 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Professional microphones for video are expensive, and even if you have the means, some cameras don't offer the correct inputs. In this video, for Photo Gear News, Daniel Peters shows you how to make a DIY lapel microphone using a smartphone and a pair of earbuds. Check out PGN's YouTube channel for mor […]

  • Cage match: iPhone 7 Plus vs. Arri Alexa
    on 23rd May 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Just how good is the video from the iPhone 7 Plus? The obvious way to find out is to do a side-by-side comparison with another camera used by a lot of people. You know, like... ummm... an Arri Alexa. Because why not. YouTube user Potato Jet (who gets bonus points for his name) decided to do the experiment and shows us what he found. I probably don't need to tell you that the Alexa outperforms the iPhone, but what's interesting is just how good the iPhone is, especially when you […]

  • ION360 U Is A 360-Degree Camera, Case & Charger For Your Smartphone
    on 23rd May 2017 at 2:55 pm

    ION360 U is the first seamless 360-degree camera that is also a protective case and charger for smartphones. […]

  • Microsoft launches new generation Surface Pro
    on 23rd May 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Microsoft has left its Surface Pro line of Windows 10 tablet/laptop hybrids pretty much untouched since 2015 but today announced the latest generation device which is simply called Surface Pro. It comes with slightly rounder edges than the predecessors but looks otherwise very similar and is only 8.5mm thin.  It also offers 50% more battery life (up to 13.5 hours for video playback) than the Surface Pro 4 and the Kickstand can be adjusted to a 165 degree angle which according to Microsoft […]

  • Nikon D500 Wins Camera GP2017 Editors Award
    on 23rd May 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Nikon has expanded its accolade list further with the Camera GP (Grand Prix) 2017 Editors Award. […]

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Under £40 On Amazon For Today Only
    on 23rd May 2017 at 10:13 am

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 is only £39.99 over on Amazon UK for today only. […]

  • Maintaining a legacy or building for mirrorless, who benefits?
    on 23rd May 2017 at 10:00 am

    If Canon makes a full-frame mirrorless camera, should they forego some of the potential size benefits to maintain full EF-mount compatibility? And just how compatible would it be? More than ever, rumors are circulating that Canon and Nikon are finally going to take mirrorless seriously by building full-frame mirrorless cameras. These rumors, which may well turn out to be nonsense, all seem to suggest that these cameras will be built around the companies’ respective DSLR mounts. It’s […]

  • Leica announces plans for 'peeling' CCDs in M9 and Monochrom
    on 22nd May 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from 'peeling' CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. The plan has been set out to address what happens after the 16th August this year when the 'regardless of camera age' offer is due to expire. After this date Leica will still replace faulty sensors in affected models that have been in use for more than five years but will ask […]

  • MIT previews autonomous tracking drone
    on 22nd May 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Despite camera drones becoming more and more intelligent, high-quality aerial tracking shots normally still require a large degree of human input. A research project at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is aiming to change that. The team has developed a drone that does not require any human control for recording tracking shots.  Users can specify a viewing angle as well as the position and size of the target’s face on the […]

  • Video: Journalist survives ISIS sniper attack, his GoPro does not
    on 22nd May 2017 at 6:13 pm

    In the terrifying video above, Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely narrowly escapes a sniper's bullet, which takes out his chest-mounted GoPro. From the YouTube description: Journalist Ammar Alwaely, was working in Mosul Iraq, when a sniper's bullet hit his GoPro camera. The camera, which was a gift from one of his co-workers, almost certainly saved Mr. Alwaely's life. Ammar received treatment for minor cuts, but was otherwise unharmed. Ammar and his companions seem to be setting up for a shot and […]

  • Global action camera market expected to grow 15% by 2021
    on 22nd May 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Research company Technavio has released its new Global Action Camera Market 2017-2021 industry research report detailing the state of the action camera market and expected trends over coming years. According to the report, Technavio expects action camera growth to increase about 15% by 2021, with Ultra HD cameras driving demand. HD action camera growth, meanwhile, is expected to decrease by more than 3%. Numerous factors are driving action camera growth, according to Technavio, […]

  • Build Your Own Transparent Camera With This DIY Camera Kit
    on 22nd May 2017 at 2:40 pm

    You can now assemble your own compact camera that's see-through and captures 5MP images. […]

  • Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Award Winners
    on 22nd May 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Kraszna-Krausz Foundation photography book award winners 2017 announced. […]

  • Complete Guide to Photography, Photo Technique & Advanced Photography Skills – all...
    by Christine Lay on 22nd May 2017 at 1:33 pm

    The Complete Guide to Photography, Photo Technique and Advanced Photography Skills are magazines created by photographers for photographers who want to refine their skills to take better imagesPhoto Technique and Advanced Photography Skills are magazines created by photographers for photographers who want to refine their skills to take better images […]

  • Free 3D Printed Pinhole Camera Design That Uses 35mm Film
    on 22nd May 2017 at 12:55 pm

    A new pinhole camera design, which can be built on a 3D printer, is now available for free. […]

  • Get your shots on display in central London with the London Photo Show
    by Liam Clifford on 22nd May 2017 at 12:39 pm

    The London Photo Show is returning for a third run, offering enthusiast photographers an opportunity get their work in front of the public and the mediaThe London Photo Show is returning for a third run, offering enthusiast photographers an opportunity get their work in front of the public and the media […]

  • Dana Lixenberg wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize 2017
    by Liam Clifford on 22nd May 2017 at 12:11 pm

    The Dutch photographer takes the £30,000 top prize with an intimate photo project charting the lives of Los Angeles residents since 1993Dutch photographer wins the prestigious £30,000 top prize with an intimate photo project charting the lives of Los Angeles residents since 1993 […]

  • HTC U11 Acheives Highest Ever DxO Smartphone Camera Rating
    on 22nd May 2017 at 12:01 pm

    The HTC U11 has acheived the highest ever rating for a smartphone camera according to DxO Mark. […]

  • Black and White Pier Awarded POTW
    on 22nd May 2017 at 10:16 am

    A black and white pier image has been awarded the Photo Of The Week Accolade. […]

  • David Gibson: What makes great street photography?
    by David Clark on 22nd May 2017 at 6:15 am

    David Gibson, one of Britain’s best-known street shooters, talks to David Clark about the ethics, practicalities, frustrations and joys of street photographyDavid Gibson, one of Britain’s best-known street shooters, talks to David Clark about the ethics, practicalities, frustrations and joys of street photography […]

  • MeFoto WalkAbout Air review
    by Andy Westlake on 20th May 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Andy Westlake tests the MeFoto WalkAbout AirAndy Westlake tests the MeFoto WalkAbout Air […]

  • How to photograph your dog like a pro
    by Amateur Photographer on 20th May 2017 at 11:32 am

    Capturing a dog’s true character requires teamwork, accurate focusing and a good supply of squeaky toys, says Andy Biggar. Here's how to photograph your dog like a professionalCapturing a dog’s true character requires teamwork, accurate focusing and a good supply of squeaky toys, says Andy Biggar. Here's how to photograph your dog like a professiona […]