Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

I have been in the Southwest part of Colorado for about a week now, waiting for the haze to clear up, and the weather to change a little. While here,…

The basics of scenery photography: A deep dive into landscapes500px

In 1867, the photographer Timothy O’Sullivan explored and documented the American West as part of the federal-funded Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. His photographs, among others, were disseminated widely…

Video: The impact of hand-colorized photos on photography in 19th century Japan

For many years, photography was strictly a monochromatic medium. While images offered people detailed depictions of people and places, without color, some people found photographs to be incomplete. In a…

Dell announces $5K 31.5-inch UltraSharp HDR display with 2K mini-LED dimming zones, two other monitors

Dell has announced three new monitors, including a new 4K (3840 x 2160, 16:9) 31.5-inch UltraSharp HDR PremierColor display with a 2,000-zone mini-LED array and built-in color calibrator. The Dell…

First set of rumored Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera specifications

I received a new set of Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera specifications from a reliable source: Nikon Z9 is expected in the fall of 2021 No official plans for a Nikon…

The latest Sigma and Tamron lens rebates for October

Sigma and Tamron have new lens rebates in the US for this month (October): Sigma lens rebates: up to $300 off on selected lenses Tamron lens rebates: up to $200…

Freefly Systems announces Astro quadcopter, hints at new 4K camera

Freefly Systems recently introduced the Astro, a quadcopter capable of carrying a two-pound payload on a 3-axis gimbal for up to 30 minutes. While the company is following in the…

NVIDIA Research develops a neural network to replace traditional video compression

NVIDIA researchers have demonstrated a new type of video compression technology that replaces the traditional video codec with a neural network to drastically reduce video bandwidth. The technology is presented…

Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery

We first got our hands on a pre-production Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 at CES 2020, in what we’re calling the Before Time. Nikon had planned to start shipping the lens…

Tackling five common mistakes in commercial photography500px

According to research, customers are considerably more likely to view ads favorably if they emphasize photography over text, and marketers rank images as the most important content type they can…