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On the left, a close-up shot of a camera lens with a blurred background. On the right, a June 1985 National Geographic magazine cover featuring a young woman with striking eyes, wrapped in a red shawl. The background of the cover is yellow.

Shopping For, and Shooting With, the Lens Behind the World’s Most Famous Photo

In 1984, during the height of the Soviet-Afghan war, American photojournalist Steve McCurry took what is considered by many to be the most famous photo in the world. The photo, entitled Afghan Girl, depicts a then-12-year-old girl, identified in 2002 as Sharbat Gula, while she and her family were living in Nasir Bagh, an Afghan refugee camp in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

A couple dressed in wedding attire poses for a photograph with a young flower girl. The photographer captures the moment as the flower girl, holding a basket, points excitedly. The background features greenery and a decorative floral arch.

What Will It Be Like to be a Wedding Photographer in the Future?

It’s fascinating to look back over my 10+ years as a wedding photographer and see the evolution the industry has gone through. That’s not to mention all the drastic changes that happened before my time. It makes one wonder what it will be like to be a wedding photographer in the future.

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Dockcase Studio Smart Hub Review: Eight Ports in One Small Dock

As a creative who often has to travel for my clients, the amount of gear and accessories needed to get a job done can often lead to a lot of headaches when trying to get everything connected to my laptop, especially if I'm shooting large campaigns where I need to ingest a ton of data.

A silver and black Pentax 17 camera with a retro design is displayed. It features a prominent viewfinder, various control dials, and a lens marked "HD Pentax-DA 25mm f/3.5." The camera has a textured grip on the front for comfortable handling.

No Surprise: Pentax 17 Pre-Orders Vastly Exceeded Expectations

Since it is being produced by a company that already has a hard time keeping its GR III cameras in stock, it should come as no surprise then that pre-orders for the Pentax 17 have been far greater in number than anticipated and that there may be a significant wait to deliver them all.

While the Z6 III Is Here, a Z7 III is Far Less of a Certainty

Front view of a Nikon Z 7II mirrorless digital camera without a lens. The camera has a black body, a grip on the left, and various buttons and dials. The Nikon logo is visible at the top, and the Z 7II model name is on the bottom right corner.

Earlier this week, Nikon announced the Z6 III to considerable fanfare, and for good reason. It packs so many features into a $2,500 system that it manages to be a camera that is more than a compromise, even at that price. But the Z6 series has always been accompanied by the Z7 series yet this time, that wasn't the case.