Photography

  • DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company

    DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company

    Last year DJI took a minority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company. The companies also announced a partnership to work together on high-end camera drones that would combine DJI’s drone aerial technology with Hasselblad’s cameras. Now Luminous Landscape has reported, and multiple industry insiders have told TechCrunch, that DJI has acquired Hasselblad, not… Read More

  • Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

    Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

    When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is a great idea, but when dodging bullets in war zones, gravity friction-lock batons in tin-pot dictatorships or nasty cutlery if you’re filming gangs, it isn’t going to help you. Read More

  • Light’s multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer wait

    Light’s multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer wait

    We’re all curious to see whether Light’s crazy 16-lens camera can live up to its own hype, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for the already-delayed gadget. On the bright side, so to speak, the camera is getting a significant improvement to its many lenses’ apertures. Read More

  • Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction

    Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction

    A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera — as in the third actual camera it built — from the now-famous company, and it’s the oldest one known to still be around today. Read More

  • Facetune 2 puts a powerful photo editor in your pocket

    Facetune 2 puts a powerful photo editor in your pocket

    The original Facetune app made it easy and fast to make your selfies look next-level awesome. Lightricks just released a fully revamped version 2 of Facetune, complete with automatic 3D meshing built in, which makes it possible to have another level of editing prowess at your fingertips. Read More

  • Google’s new app PhotoScan turns prints into digital photos

    Google’s new app PhotoScan turns prints into digital photos

    Google Photos, Google’s cloud photo storage and sharing service, aspires to be a single home to everyone’s photographs. But so far, that has only extended to the digital photos we take, as well as our personal videos. The company is today working to change that with the launch of a new tool called PhotoScan that can help you to turn printed photos into high-quality digital copies. Read More

  • Streetography is a pictorial block party app for inquisitive photographers

    Streetography is a pictorial block party app for inquisitive photographers

    Imagine if you could see a map of the city around you based on the photos that best represent the area. That’s the concept of Streetography, a brand new photography app for iOS launched this week. The app uses various sources of photo content, showing the map of the world around you seen through the lens of photographers who’ve explored the area before you. Read More

  • Sharalike tries to bring your slideshow into the virtual world

    Sharalike tries to bring your slideshow into the virtual world

    Wait, wait, wait! Before your eyes glaze over at the word “slideshow,” stay with me for a moment. Yes, we’re all bored to tears with slideslows, but Sharalike’s brand new VR app has been rubbing its medical paddles together to try to jolt some life into your old 2D photos by teleporting them into your VR headset. Read More

  • Sony packs more power into its compact cameras with the RX100 V and a6500

    Sony packs more power into its compact cameras with the RX100 V and a6500

    Sony has a pair of new cameras for sale — though perhaps “new” isn’t the word, since they’re more like upgrades to existing devices. The price is upgraded, too. You’re not getting away for under a grand, though you’ll be getting a lot of camera for your money. The RX100 V is, as you might guess, the fifth iteration of this pocket-size powerhouse. Read More

  • Adobe teams up with EyeEm to expand its stock photography portfolio

    Adobe teams up with EyeEm to expand its stock photography portfolio

    It’s been just over a year since Adobe launched its Adobe Stock photography service, with deep integration into the company’s Creative Cloud suite. Today, it expands the number of photos available with the EyeEm Collection, a hand-picked selection of the best images EyeEm’s customers have shared and offered for sale on the platform. Read More