Lapse, the app turning your phone into an old-school camera, snaps up $30M

It can cost a fortune in 2024 to find an analogue camera, buy film (and maybe special batteries) for it and take pictures that then need to be paid for to be developed. Yet the experience had a charm

Glass supercharges smartphone cameras with AI — minus the hallucinations

Your phone’s camera is as much software as it is hardware, and Glass is hoping to improve both. But while its wild anamorphic lens creeps to market, the company (running on $9.3 million in new m

7 stellar photography gifts that won’t break the bank in 2023

Shopping for someone whose love of taking pictures is bumping up against the creative constraints of their iPhone’s camera roll? There’s a whole world of photography gifts and gear out there,

The makers of pro photography app Halide venture into video with Kino, due this February

Lux, the startup and makers of the popular pro photography app Halide and others, is venturing into video. The team today announced its plans to debut a new app, Kino, arriving in roughly two months&#

Luminar Neo brings generative AI tools to hobbyist photographers

While Adobe is bringing generative AI models to professional photographers and designers, another company is working to make easy-to-use generative AI tools available to a wider range of photographers

Photon’s app for pro photographers lets you shoot and save to an external drive

Photon, an iOS app for pro photographers, is introducing a new feature that will allow iPhone 15 Pro users to save their photos directly to an external drive, freeing up valuable disk space on their d

Orion, from makers of Halide, lets you use an iPad as an external HDMI display

Lux, the makers of popular iPhone photography apps like Halide, Spectre and Skylight, is out today with its latest app: Orion, an app that turns an iPad into an external HDMI display for any camera, v

Photo layout app Series makes it easier to post your panos to Threads

Series, an iOS photo app that helps you lay out your photos in creative ways for posting on social media, is now shaping up to become the must-have companion app for users posting their photos to Inst

VSCO is growing into a legit social network for photographers

Four years after the dawn of the VSCO Girl, VSCO wants you to know that it’s still very much alive. Photographers and other aesthetically inclined creators still flock to the app’s suite of to

ImagenAI, which uses AI to personalize photo editing styles, lands $30M

ImagenAI, a startup using AI to help professional photographers edit photos and automate post-production work, today announced that it raised $30 million in an all-equity growth investment from Summit

Metalenz ships millions of its tiny cameras and powers up with $30M B round

The cameras in our phones, laptops and, increasingly, home robots and the like are about as small as they can get unless we start doing something different, and that’s just what Metalenz is gett

Leica’s new camera costs $20,000 and has zero megapixels

Okay, Leica, have a seat, we need to talk for a minute. I know you’re one of the iconic camera brands. I love my Leica M3 so much that I got a vasectomy so I wouldn’t have to give up my fi

DJI’s new Mini 3 Pro drone hits the aerial photography sweet spot

DJI has just introduced a new drone — its most capable ever to squeak under the 250 gram limit that keeps operators free from a whole host of headaches and restrictions for flight (note that local l

Pinhole Pro Max is a $400 tax on stupid photographers

I don’t cover Kickstarter campaigns much, but when Thingify rolls up and is trying to sell a $430 pinhole lens, I’ll bite and take a closer look. There are a couple of things you need to u

The M11 is Leica’s new flagship rangefinder

Leica’s a strange one. It only puts out a handful of cameras every year, and most of them are remixes or minor iterations on previous models. Since 2017 its flagship has been the solid but still

Gift Guide: 10 great cameras for when a smartphone lens just isn’t enough

As we wade into the second pandemic-era holiday season, there's no better time to throw yourself headlong into a new hobby. Or that's what you should tell your loved ones when you gift them one of the

Google’s Pixel 6 camera smartens up snapshots with AI tools

Google’s latest flagship phones have an impressive set of automated, AI-powered tools to help make your photos look better, with smart blurs, object removal and skin tone exposure. While we&#821

Apple brings macro, low-light and cinema-focused updates to the iPhone 13 Pro camera

Apple continues its tradition of improving the photography capabilities of consumer devices with today’s announcement of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, available on September 24. Last year’s iP

Twitter is testing big ol’ full-width photos and videos

Twitter is exploring ways to build a more visually immersive experience with its latest test, which brings edge-to-edge tweets to the app on iOS. Full-width images and videos track for the direction t

Instagram may not be a photo-sharing app anymore, but Glass is

Instagram made headlines (including this one) when product head Adam Mosseri said in June that the app is “no longer just a square photo-sharing app,” since it’s pivoting its focus t
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