Learning to See Again

Crash! I tentatively turn my body in the direction of the sound already aware of its cause. There, a few feet away in the rocks, lay one of my cameras, its lens akimbo. The camera had been capturing a time-lapse of the sunrise.

Nikon Is the Latest Camera Maker to Switch Into Sustainability Mode

For 70 years, Nikon has proudly manufactured most of their cameras in their home country of Japan. However, times have changed, and the camera market has faltered. In a bid to save money, Nikon has announced that all cameras will be made in Thailand by the end of 2021.

The Wonderful Winners of the GuruShots Beach Days Contest

The beach is a wonderful place to shoot photos--especially long exposures. The views from above-using drones and black and white can be wonderful. But most of all, some of the best shots we've seen are from the Golden Hour.

New Nikon DSLRs, New F Mount Lenses Muddy Nikons Waters

It's no secret that Nikon, the once giant of the photography world, is struggling. Sales of the company's Mirrorless cameras have been sluggish due to a lack of innovation. However, one shining beacon for them has been their DSLR cameras.

Brad Walls Uses a Drone to Create Unique Photos of Ballerinas

Initially inspired by an image by Olive Cotton, Teacup ballet, Brad Walls began exploring the concept in early 2020, pinning ideas to a virtual inspiration board that consisted of shadows, shapes and tutus, stating that Most people had seen Ballet photographed traditionally.

5 Lenses That Create Beautiful Bokeh with Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Micro Four Thirds cameras receive a bad rap, mainly because the platform is misunderstood. You see, long ago, Full-Frame elitists would look down their noses at those who shot with M4/3. Their biggest 'insult,' if you can even call it that, was that it's impossible to create bokeh with cameras that offer up a 2x crop.

Get Black Friday Prices Now On Olympus Cameras and Lenses

Olympus has blown up their regular pricing by starting their Black Friday sales early. Right now, the simply stunning Olympus Pen F can be yours for just $899. The OM-D E-M1 II is just $899, the E-M1 III is only $1,399, and the small, incredibly yet fun E-PL10 is just $449.

A Big Misstep for Micro Four Thirds: Panasonic G100 Review

Until the release of the Panasonic G100 earlier this year, all had been quiet on the Panasonic M4/3 front. The Panasonic G100 is a camera that has been aimed at modern hybrid content creators. Hybrid shooters want the best of both worlds when it comes to stills and video.

In 1987, Darren Lewey Documented a Photo Therapy Class

Im a photographer based in Morocco running tours and workshops in the region. Im also behind a new website called Creative Camera which offers innovative online courses for building creativity. I place a high value on photographers who can make sense of more ordinary locations rather than those who can shoot photogenic zones really well.

Color Film Photography Was Such a Big Headache for the CIA

We previously reported on how aerial color film photography was a headache for the CIA. But the problem wasn't just for aerial photography. One document in the late 1960s tells about all the checks and concerns that there was about color film.

Deal Alert: The Excellent Fujifilm XT200 With Lens is Just $499.95! WOW!

The Fujifilm XT200 is perhaps one of the least talked about cameras in the Fujifilm line up. This is a real shame because the Fujifilm XT200 is a brilliant camera that's incredibly fun to use. It's small, it has gorgeous retro styling, it has one of the best LCD and touchscreens (3.

The Panasonic S5 Has Something No Other Full Frame Camera Does

You've seen the teasers for the new Panasonic S5, and you've heard the speculation. Now, we can tell you more about this smaller than Micro Four Thirds, Full Frame camera. Designed for hybrid creators, the Panasonic S5 meets the needs and desires for new ways of self-expression.

The Panasonic S5 Has Something No Other Full Frame Camera Has

You've seen the teasers for the new Panasonic S5, and you've heard the speculation. Now, we can tell you more about this smaller than Micro Four Thirds, Full Frame camera. Designed for hybrid creators, the Panasonic S5 meets the needs and desires for new ways of self-expression.

Its Not Groundbreaking, But Its Fun: Olympus EM10 IV Review

The Olympus EM10 line has always offered a fun way to get started with photography. With gorgeous retro looks and good all-around performance, this line of cameras has always excelled. Now, three years after the EM10 III, we are graced with the presence of the EM10 IV.

Live Comp Is Just One Reason Why Olympus Cameras Are So Fun to Use

Having fun with photography is something I think we all forget to do, especially those of us that both enjoy photography as a hobby and practice it as our full-time professional jobs. I switched to Olympus cameras in late 2019 after having to sell all of my Full Frame gear to pay off medical debts I incurred after almost dying.

Live Comp is Just One Reason Why Olympus Cameras Are So Fun to Use

Having fun with photography is something I think we all forget to do, especially those of us that both enjoy photography as a hobby and practice it as our full-time professional jobs. I switched to Olympus cameras in late 2019 after having to sell all of my Full Frame gear to pay off medical debts I incurred after almost dying.

Will the New Lumix S5 Signal The End of Panasonics M4/3 Journey?

There's about to be another new entry-level Full Frame camera in town in the flavor of the Lumix S5 from Panasonic. The launch event for this new L mount camera has been set for September 2nd, 2020, and while this is certainly exciting, the chirp of crickets from Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds division is deafening.

Big Deals: Fujifilms Brilliant XT3 Is Just $999, XA7 Is Only $499, and More

Have you been thinking about joining team Fujifilm for a while, but have been waiting until a huge sale to arrive? If so, now is the time for you to jump right in. There are fantastic deals on Fujifilm cameras, including the X-T3, which has dropped in price to just $999! You can even pick one up with the excellent 18-55mm f2.

Its Different, But Still the Same: Olympus EM10 IV First Impressions

The Olympus EM10 IV is the first camera to be launched since the announcement of Olympus's impending sale to the Japanese investment firm, JIP. The OM-D EM10 line has always been the entry point into Olympus's OM-D cameras, and because of this, the EM10 series has always been a cheap and cheerful camera that newcomers, and those who value size and weight savings flock to.

This Is the Canon EOS R6 at ISO 25,600, Look How Clean It Is!!

Earlier today (July 22nd), I took delivery of our Canon EOS R6 review unit. When Canon announced the EOS R6 to us on a conference call, we immediately thought that this camera would be a fantastic performer in low light situations thanks to its 20.

This is the Canon EOS R6 at ISO 25,600, Look How Clean It Is!!

Earlier today (July 22nd), I took delivery of our Canon EOS R6 review unit. When Canon announced the EOS R6 to us on a conference call, we immediately thought that this camera would be a fantastic performer in low light situations thanks to its 20.

End of an Era: Do We Really Need a New Canon EOS 5D DSLR?

Canon has been stealing all of the camera headlines of late thanks to the imminent release of their brand new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless cameras. Still, another piece of news from the speculation section of the internet is stealing some of their thunder.

10 High Resolution Cameras That Leave No Details Behind

No details left behind! This would be the rallying cry of a group high megapixel sensors! If youre in the market for high resolution cameras, this roundup is for you. These high resolution cameras have some of the best sensors you can find inside of them, and they are capable of capturing stunning amounts of detail.

Is It Too Late For Olympus to Make a Drone and Take on DJI?

Olympus has been in the news recently for all of the wrong reasons, but a recent report has suggested that Olympus may well have a trick up its sleeve, and if it turns out to be accurate, they may enter the ultra-competitive drone market.

Is it Too Late For Olympus to Make a Drone and Take on DJI?

Olympus has been in the news recently for all of the wrong reasons, but a recent report has suggested that Olympus may well have a trick up its sleeve, and if it turns out to be accurate, they may enter the ultra-competitive drone market.

Opinion: Calm Down, This is Not the End For Olympus, Its a New Start

We all woke to shocking news on June 24th, 2020. Olympus, a staple in the photography world, has decided to sell-off its imaging business after more than 100 years in business. Three years of successive operating losses, a market ravaged by the effects of COVID-19, and more competition than ever made the powers that be at Olympus believe that that uphill battle was too much for them to conquer, so Olympus sold the imaging division to an equity firm (JIP).

A Canon Pancake Lens for RF Cameras Would Rock, But Wed Like More

There are no two ways about it; when it comes to lenses for Mirrorless cameras, Canon has been the most innovative company in recent years. Canon's current lineup of RF mount glass is excellent, with perhaps the only negatives being the size of the lenses and the hefty price points that go along with them.

The Inspiring Winners of the Only the Best Challenge by GuruShots

Recently, we did a contest with GuruShots where we asked folks for "Only the Best" photos as part of the challenge. And we're officially showcasing the winners right here and now. The contest shows off some beautiful work from talented photographers all over the world.

Heres How Im Changing The Culture of Instagram

I've long been a critic of Instagram when it pertains to photographers. For quite some time, I've argued the platform doesn't care about the photography community, and that the culture fuels mediocre, copycat work.

Heres How Im Changing the Culture of Instagram

I've long been a critic of Instagram when it pertains to photographers. For quite some time, I've argued the platform doesn't care about the photography community, and that the culture fuels mediocre, copycat work.

A Camera For JPEG Lovers Everywhere: Fujifilm X-T200 Review

Camera companies are doing all they can to try and stop the onslaught of smartphones and their cameras, and up until recently, they honestly haven't been doing a great job. Times are changing, though, and recent entry-level cameras from Sony (the a6100) and Olympus (the E-PL10) are starting to pull mobile photographers away from their phones.

Snag a Free Olympus Camera When You Purchase This Lens Bundle

Olympus is coming out of the gates strong in June with some quite incredible deals that can see you add the E-M1X, the E-M1 III, or the E-M1 II to your purchase of certain lenses for FREE. Yep, that's right, a free Olympus camera could be yours.

2020 Displayed in a Year of Aerial Drone Photographs

Photographer Armando Martinez is celebrating the final day of 2020 by sharing this beautiful montage of drone video footage and photography that he captured in the last year. This year has seen a flurry of news surrounding the present and future of drone photography and videography.

I Capture Newborn Babies In Chicago

Sweet, beautiful baby girl slept like a princess and was just as good as can be at her newborn session at our Chicago studio. I always love it when I get contacted as a newborn baby photographer in Chicago to capture these brand new moments within the family.

The Many Faces Of Nepal

I spent two weeks photographing the many faces of Nepal. From the snowy mountains to the jungle.

Farmers And Craft Market Life In Hungary

For 4 years between 2013 and 2017, I photographed the events of a farmers market, called Bödön market. I made a compilation of these pictures, which I think faithfully reflects the mood of the market, the kindness of the sellers, the colorful products and the special atmosphere that pervades the whole market.

May I Ask You A Personal Question, Have You Ever Retired A Human By Mistake?

Original Blade Runner is one of my all time favorite movies and it was no surprise that I totally enjoyed capturing the essence of Rachel in this Cosplay photoshoot with Suzucos from Finland. With help from my makeup artist friend Laura Puntila Rachel was born to life and I was able to capture these amazing frames of this cosplay talent.  

I Combine Thousands Of Photos To Create One Image Of A Butterfly Wing

I never thought I would be running around with a net desperately trying to capture butterflies and dragonflies. But that was exactly what I was doing two summers ago at the local golf course. Living north of San Francisco I am surrounded by natural beauty with flowing waterfalls, giant redwoods, and luscious green hillsides.

Fun Portraits Of Flying Dogs By A German Photographer

Julia Christe is a German photographer specializing in photographing pets. One of her most recent works is a funny series in which the dogs are "flying". The project began when the photographer decided she would like to capture pictures of her favorite animals from a new perspective.

I Photograph The Special Bond Between Horse And Human

At the age of 13, I was traveling all over Denmark, to photograph horses with their humans. Of course, it was because of my own love for horses, that I combined this with taking photos. I myself have never spent much time in the saddle.

Japanese Great-Grandmother At Age 90 Continues Conquering Social Networks With Her Incredible Joy Of Living

This lovely Japanese lady could even teach millenials a trick or two on how to capture the life's most joyful moments and turn them into magic.   Last year, Kimiko Nishimoto took the internet by storm with self-portraits casting herself as a dog, a frog or even a witch roaming the vicinity on her broomstick - almost like a Harry Potter character that accidentaly made their escape from the pages of the book.

Ever Since This 90-Year-Old Japanese Grandma Discovered Photography She Cant Stop Taking Hilarious Self-Portraits (New Pics)

This lovely Japanese lady could even teach millenials a trick or two on how to capture the life's most joyful moments and turn them into magic.   Last year, Kimiko Nishimoto took the internet by storm with self-portraits casting herself as a dog, a frog or even a witch roaming the vicinity on her broomstick - almost like a Harry Potter character that accidentaly made their escape from the pages of the book.

Ir Photography On The Cheap

One boring, wet day, I was browing the web when I found an article on how to convert a point & click camera to an IR point & click camera. It looked pretty simple. All you needed was an old camera and some exposed 35mm negative strips.

Gender identity in commercial Licensing

Top tips for creating gender-inclusive images for your Licensing portfoliono matter where your model identifies on the gender spectrum. The post Gender identity in commercial Licensing appeared first on 500px.

Surfaces

I'd like to share with you the art project I've been working on for the last two years: "Surfaces. " Through this project, just like different surfaces, the inner self, the skin, and the external self look at each other, they interact, they crash and change their position like in a frantic dance, and as such, my works materialize.

7 Eccentric Costumed Motorbike Taxi Drivers In Nairobi

Dutch photographer Jan Hoek and Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case collaborated on a project called Boda Boda Madness that turned boda boda drivers into striking fantastical characters you wouldn't miss a ride with.

My Second Walk Around The City In Fog

I waited a long time for the right conditions to be able to continue my series of the foggy city. One evening I decided to explore new places and at the same time visit a few famous places. I had a head full of ideas and wanted to implement them! I like the pictures of the man with a lantern on the bridge the most.

61 Stunning Cosplays From New York Comic Con 2019

Comic Con New York 2019 has passed, but cosplay never stops. Pictures of cosplayers in their favorite superhero (or supervillain) attire from this year’s NYCC are still surfacing on the Internet.