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Google Camera Now Gives Remote Shutter Control to Android Wear Devices

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With the advent of wearable technology, it was inevitable the devices would soon start to integrate into mobile photographers’ workflow. And thanks to Google’s latest update, its Camera app looks to be the first to the punch. Read more…

Lightroom Now Remains Mostly Functional Even if Your License Runs Out

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It’s come to light that, within the latest Creative Cloud update, there is a major change in how the licensing functionality for Lightroom works. Specifically, even after your license runs out, it’s been discovered that Lightroom still continues to function — for the most part. Read more…

NYPD Air Traffic Control Recording Tells a Different Side of Near-Crash Drone Story

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Yesterday, the story of two DJI Phantom quadcopters endangering an NYPD helicopter made the rounds online. Initial reports claimed that the two ‘drones’ were flying right at the helicopter forcing the NYPD pilot to take evasive action before following the Phantoms back to their source and taking the RC pilots into custody.

The air traffic control recording and several statements from the pilots themselves, however, seem to run contrary to what the NYPD is claiming, making it look like the helicopter was never in danger and, in fact, chased down the pilots with no idea what to even charge them with. Read more…

FAA Investigating Drone Pilot Who Shot the Nashville 4th of July Fireworks from Above

Last weekend, following the Fourth of July festivities, we shared a wonderful video of a Florida fireworks show as seen by a drone recording from within the show, perilously close to the colorful explosives. It wasn’t the only such video to air post-Independence Day, however.

Others, including the video above shot by Robert Hartline in Nashville, TN also received tens of thousands of hits and, as it turns out, a bit more attention than he bargained for… Hartline is now being investigated by the FAA. Read more…

NYPD Helicopter Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Two Camera Drones

Update: Initial reports that the ‘drones’ flew at the helicopter may not be entirely accurate. Click here to read our followup coverage.


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Earlier this week, two drones narrowly avoided a collision with a New York Police Department’s helicopter just over the George Washington Bridge. It took aversion maneuvers by the quick-thinking helicopter pilot to ensure no collision took place. But just because there wasn’t any critical harm done doesn’t mean the individuals behind the reckless drones are getting off free. Read more…

Famed South Korean Photographer is Chief Suspect in Tragic Ferry Accident

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On the 16th of April, 2014 the South Korean Ferry Sewol, which was carrying 476 people from Incheon towards Jeju at the time, capsized. Of the 476 passengers, most of them secondary school students from Danwon High School, only 172 survived, making this the worst ferry disaster in South Korea since December 14th of 1970.

All of this you probably know from international news coverage of the tragedy a couple of months ago. So, why are we talking about a ferry disaster on a photography website? Because it turns out one of the chief suspects the government wants to bring to justice in regards to the disaster is famed South Korean photographer Ahae. Read more…

Nikon Kicks Wedding Photographer Doug Gordon out of Ambassador Program

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In light of recent reports of repeat plagiarism and other less-than-savory business practices, Nikon has officially removed wedding photographer and educator Doug Gordon from its ambassador program. Read more…

Liteblades are a Unique New Light-Painting Contraption for Long Exposure Lovers

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Light-painting started out as a very DIY genre of photography. Using flashlights, steel wool, sparks, LEDs, rope lights and many amalgamations of all of the above, photographers have created some interesting contraptions to spice up their work.

And now, well-known Montreal-base light painter Patrick Rochon (who we’ve featured a number of times) has set out to create a contraption of his very own. Read more…

Surprise! Some D810 Pre-Orders Arriving a Week Ahead of Schedule

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According to Nikon Japan, the official D810 ship date is now set for July 17th, but it seems that some lucky users have already started receiving their cameras. Read more…

PSA: Charge Your Camera Pre-Flight; the TSA Could Take It if It Doesn’t Power On

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Yesterday, the TSA announced that those flying to the US from certain parts of the world may be asked to power on their electronics to make sure they are not hiding explosives as part of new security measures. If the gadget doesn’t turn on, you’ll have to leave it behind and could be subject to additional screening. Read more…