Photography

  • It’s Time For “The Visual Internet” Crunch Network

    It’s Time For “The Visual Internet”

    One of the amazing accomplishments of the smartphone is how it’s inspired us to take photos and share them — tons of them, with everyone. It’s estimated we have already taken more than a trillion photos in 2015. That would be more snapshots than have been taken in all of photographic history till now. We should be proud. But it isn’t enough to take a photo. We need to… Read More

  • Flickr Brings Back Its “Pro” Subscription Plan

    Flickr Brings Back Its “Pro” Subscription Plan

    Flickr announced today it’s bringing back its “Pro” subscription plan aimed at power users of Yahoo’s photo-sharing service, which will introduce a variety of new features, including access to improved analytics, software discounts, and more, as well as allow for an ad-free experience. Pro users will also again receive a “Pro” badge highlighted on their… Read More

  • 500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr

    500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr

    As Facebook continues to add more advertising features to Instagram, another photo-sharing platform is expanding its commercial and global ambitions with a new round of funding. 500px — a Toronto-based startup where users post and share, as well as buy and sell photos — has raised $13 million. The Series B is led by a strategic investor, the Visual China Group, and included… Read More

  • Sigma’s Newest Full-Frame Wide Zoom Lens Has A Constant F2 Aperture

    Sigma’s Newest Full-Frame Wide Zoom Lens Has A Constant F2 Aperture

    Sigma has a new zoom lens that could be the perfect walk around lens for street photographer: A 24-35mm zoom lens designed for full-frame cameras, with a unique feature that’s sure to add to its versatility – a constant, wide open f2 aperture. It’s a lens that could replace three standard kit primes for a lot of DSLR photographers, including 24, 28 and 35mm focal lengths. Read More

  • Shutterfly Launches TripPix, A Quick Way To Create Travel Photo Books From Your iPhone

    Shutterfly Launches TripPix, A Quick Way To Create Travel Photo Books From Your iPhone

    These days, many of our mobile photos are snapped, shared and then forgotten. But photo publishing company Shutterfly has built a business on top of the idea that some people want to do more with their photos – turn them into prints, cards, gifts, books, and more. Today, Shutterfly is releasing a new app aimed at a younger demographic with TripPix, which turns travel photos into an… Read More

  • Hipstamatic Unveils DSPO, Its New Social Photography App For iOS

    Hipstamatic Unveils DSPO, Its New Social Photography App For iOS

    Apps now let you imitate almost every kind of photography invented, from tintypes to disposable cameras. With all the tools out there, it’d be understandable if developers cried surrender and instead turned their focus to, say, stickers. Smartphone photography stalwart Hipstamatic, however, is trucking on with the release of iOS app DSPO. Read More

  • Meet Jeremy Cowart, A Photographer Who Snaps The Homeless With A High-Tech Light Ring And Cellphone

    Meet Jeremy Cowart, A Photographer Who Snaps The Homeless With A High-Tech Light Ring And Cellphone

    Some folks look away from homelessness. Jeremy Cowart looks straight at it, with kindness. Cowart is a Nashville-based celebrity photographer and founded Help-Portrait, a global event that invites photographers to shoot and print portraits of the homeless and people in need in an effort to help people “smile, come together, and remember.” The last event, held in early December… Read More

  • EyeEm Launches Open Edit, Letting You See How Pros Edit Their Photos

    EyeEm Launches Open Edit, Letting You See How Pros Edit Their Photos

    Photosharing startup EyeEm has launched version 5.0 of their mobile app on iOS and Android, bringing a slew of changes to their editing system that make it easier to get your photos looking like the shots curated from professionals. Read More

  • Amazon Prime Members’ Newest Benefit Is Free, Unlimited Photo Storage

    Amazon Prime Members’ Newest Benefit Is Free, Unlimited Photo Storage

    Amazon Prime members are getting another benefit today, the company announced this morning: free, unlimited photo storage. In a new service called Prime Photos, paying subscribers of Amazon’s membership program will now be about to store photos in their original resolutions to Amazon Cloud Drive from any device, including iOS, Android, and Fire phones and tablets, as well as Mac and… Read More

  • First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

    First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

    What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera phone or tablet around an object, and 3DAround stitches together all the photos into a 3D… Read More

  • Flickr Now Lets You Turn Your Photos Into Wall Art

    Flickr Now Lets You Turn Your Photos Into Wall Art

    Flickr as of late has been making moves to compete with newer startups, like 500px for example, which cater to professional photographers. This summer, it announced a licensing program to get photographers’ work featured on news sites, including Yahoo’s own properties, and today it’s rolling out Flickr Wall Art. For now, this program is about allowing users to turn their… Read More

  • A Manual iPhone Camera, Finally

    A Manual iPhone Camera, Finally

    Finally is a funny word, especially when it comes to Apple. I try to avoid using it because I’m cognizant of the fact that Apple’s pacing is often a lot different than the hive mind’s idea of what it should be. Just see how long it took to implement third-party keyboards in a way that was satisfactory security-wise for an example. Read More

  • Flickr Announces “20 Under 20″ Collection Of Young Photographers

    Flickr Announces “20 Under 20″ Collection Of Young Photographers

    In an effort to promote young artists using its service, Flickr has put together a collection of 20 artists under the age of 20 who have shown exceptional talent in their early work. Users can choose their favorite photographers from the group and nominate their work in three different categories: creativity, technical skills, and strength of overall portfolio. Read More

  • EyeEm Challenges Flickr For Providing New Media With Relevant Images

    EyeEm Challenges Flickr For Providing New Media With Relevant Images

    While services like Getty are available, I’ve personally never spent a dime for an image in an article I’ve written — it’s always been easier to do a quick search on Flickr or to shoot my own photos. Photo-sharing service EyeEm wants to offer publishers an option somewhere in between Flickr and paid photo services, and it’s partnering with the Huffington Post to… Read More

  • MIX for Android Lets You Create And Save Custom Photo Filters

    MIX for Android Lets You Create And Save Custom Photo Filters

    MIX for Android is the app for you if you often feel like Goldilocks when confronted with the filters in other photo-editing apps. Not only does MIX let you edit photos, but it also allows you to create custom filters, which you can then save to use again. MIX, now available for free on Google Play, is the latest product from Camera360, which has already gained 300 million users with its… Read More

  • Google Launches Photo Sphere Camera App On iOS

    Google Launches Photo Sphere Camera App On iOS

    Google has just launched a new photo application for iOS users called Photo Sphere Camera, which allows you to take 360-degree photos, then publish them to Google Maps or other social networks. The app is an expansion of a feature that was previously available via Google’s Android operating system, and shipped on the Nexus-branded smartphones. Read More

  • Looksee Debuts A Tinder-Meets-Instagram For Connecting Around Shared Photos

    Looksee Debuts A Tinder-Meets-Instagram For Connecting Around Shared Photos

    A new “anonymish” app called Looksee has launched, combining mobile photography with a Tinder-like matching element that lets anonymous users connect with each other over their shared photos. The idea is that when two users mutually like one another’s photos, their identities will then be revealed to each other, allowing them to make a personal connection and begin… Read More

  • EyeEm Acquires Computer Vision Startup Sight.io To Make Photo Search And Discovery Better

    EyeEm Acquires Computer Vision Startup Sight.io To Make Photo Search And Discovery Better

    Berlin-based photo-sharing platform EyeEm has acquired a smaller computer vision startup called Sight.io, both companies are announcing today. As a part of the deal, Sight.io founder Appu Shaji, originally from Kerala, India, will now join EyeEm as Head of Research and Development, where he will continue to work on technologies that can help EyeEm improve upon its image searching… Read More

  • EyeEm Partners With Foursquare And The Huffington Post For Latest Photography Challenges

    EyeEm Partners With Foursquare And The Huffington Post For Latest Photography Challenges

    Photo-sharing service EyeEm is announcing today that it is partnering with Foursquare and The Huffington Post to get photos taken by its users in front of more people with the introduction of two new competitions in its iOS and Android apps. Read More

  • Sony RX-100 Mark III Review: The Best Compact Camera Gets A Lot Better

    Sony RX-100 Mark III Review: The Best Compact Camera Gets A Lot Better


    Sony built the best compact camera in the world with the original RX-100 – now it’s on the third-generation, and it isn’t resting on its laurels. The latest edition has a pop-up electronic viewfinder, a vastly improved lens, sensor improvements and more, and the result is a camera that, even at $800, delivers amazing value for the price. Basics 20.1 megapixel 1-inch… Read More

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