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Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. It’s called “PhotoSpots,” and it’s an interactive “heatmap” that reveals photography hotspots around the globe and even pulls sample photos from those locations.

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the overall performance.

When the Lily camera drone was announced back in May 2015, the world was so excited by the idea of an easy-to-use throw-and-shoot drone that the company raised $15 million in private funding and saw over $34 million in pre-orders. But now it seems that the project won’t ever be taking off: the company just announced that it will be shutting down.

Photographer and DP Peter McKinnon is not an “iPhoneographer”, but that hasn’t stopped some of his fans from asking for tips on taking better smartphone photos. Since he’s not one to disappoint, he created this useful tutorial to appease the smartphone shutterbugs out there.

2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach photographing a college volleyball player on assignment for Volleyball USA magazine. The big story here? I was shooting the entire assignment with my iPhone 7 Plus.

On July 25th, 2017, Nikon will celebrate its centennial anniversary—100 years of Nikon. And in case you didn’t know that, they’ve released an almost comically epic video announcing this fact and tracing some of Nikon’s highlights throughout history.

Did you think DxOMark’s sensor scores topped out at 100? It turns out, no. RED’s Helium 8K S35 sensor just scored a jaw-dropping 108, ten full points higher than the highest scoring full-frame sensor ever tested, the Sony A7r II.

A couple of times last year, we had the chance to share with you amazing color film footage shot all the way back in the 1920s by filmmaker and cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene. His father had invented the bicolour technique of capturing color film, and using this technique Friese-Greene captured beautiful footage of 1920’s Britain for his collection of films The Open Road.
The most famous of these films were shot in London, at the end of Friese-Greene’s two-year roadtrip around Britain; and now, 86 years later, we can compare his footage with the same shots taken in present day thanks to filmmaker Simon Smith.

A Georgia photographer was harassed by hundreds of cyberbullies this past week after she attempted to protect her copyright upon discovering that a popular Instagram user had use her photo without permission.

Photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga was woken up by his 2-year-old at 1:30 a.m. last Friday when he noticed what looked like colorful auroras dancing in the night sky. After shooting a beautiful set of photos of what he saw, he learned that it was actually a phenomenon called “light pillars.”

When Apple announced the 4th gen MacBook Pro in October 2016, photographers and other creatives bemoaned the removal of the traditional ports found on the sides of the laptop (including the SD card slot, which Apple called “cumbersome”). A company called OWC is now coming to the rescue with a sleek new dock that adds the old ports back in.

Capturing beautiful stories. That’s what wet plate photographer Ian Ruhter set out to do for his 3-year project at Slab City. But some of the most meaningful moments actually transpired within 48 hours, when English actor Gary Oldman paid Ruhter and his crew a surprise visit.

Kodak made what was probably the most popular (and unexpected) photography announcement of CES: the company is bringing back the beloved Ektachrome film stock. But Ektachrome might only be the beginning. According to Kodak CMO Steven Overman, Kodachrome might come back next!

Unlike the nomadic travel photography couple we featured yesterday, traveling couple Becca and Dan frequently explore the world apart. And when they do, they use their creative photography to “meet in the middle” … well, digitally at least.

I often frequent my local Goodwill at least once a week. I’m usually partial to picking up vinyl, vintage sweaters, cameras, typewriters, and books. Somehow this week was different.

While joking around with a friend recently, photographer Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography decided he would try his hand at building the ultimate selfie stick. What resulted is a monster selfie stick that Forbes has named the Stork Mach 1.

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here!

Intelligent virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are quickly picking up skills and popularity. But what if your Adobe apps had a similar feature? What if Adobe designed a virtual assistant that would let you edit photos using voice commands?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.

Back in September 2016, I decided to fulfill my dream of traveling and photographing North America. Without any set itinerary, I hit the road and ended up driving and flying more than 24,000km (~15,000mi), experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and adventures.

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