2016

The Winning Photos from DJI’s 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest

DJI has announced the winning photos of its 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest, which honors the best aerial and drone photos captured around the world using DJI camera drone equipment. The grand prize winner this year is the photo above, titled "Fishermen close the net" by Ge Zheng.

40 of the Best Street Photos of 2016 by Photographers Around the World

2016 was a very interesting year for street photography. It seems that more and more color work is getting popular. Especially in scenes with high contrast light, color images seem to be on equal footing with their colorless counterparts.

I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs

2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach photographing a college volleyball player on assignment for Volleyball USA magazine. The big story here? I was shooting the entire assignment with my iPhone 7 Plus.

7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Photographer Should Make in 2017

Every year I learn more about photography as an art form and a business. I’ve struggled over the past few years with finding a balance between pursuing the photography I love and posting things to social media that get the most likes.

The State of Photo Theft in 2016

The folks over at the image tracking service Pixsy have released an infographic about the state of photo theft in 2016. As 64% of you have personally experienced, photo theft remains a serious and widespread problem in our digital age.

50 Nifty Reasons to Love Photography in 2016

Today nearly everyone has a camera in their pocket. Photography is one of the most democratic forms of expression. It can be precious, but need not be. It can be shared instantaneously with a dozen friends or followers. Or a few thousand. Or with millions of people instantaneously through platforms like Instagram.

The 30 Best Selling Photos on EyeEm in 2016

Since 2015, the global photo sharing service EyeEm has allowed photographers in its community to offer their photos for sale through EyeEm Market and its partnership with Getty Images. Of all the photos that sold this year, here's a look at the most purchased.

These Shots Helped Me Win the British Army’s Photo Contest

My name is Timothy Jones, and I'm a Bristol-based photographer currently serving as a British Army Photographer. I was also just awarded Photographer of the Year by the Army Photographic Competition 2016 for my photos showing military life over the past 12 months.

20 of the Best iPhone Photos of 2016

Founded in 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the longest running photo contest in the world for iPhone photographers. This year's winning photos were selected from thousands of entries submitted by shooters in 139 countries around the globe.

Here Are the Best Travel Photos of 2016

National Geographic has selected the winning photos of 2016 for its prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year photo contest. The grand prize photo, captured by Anthony Lau and shown above, is titled "Winter Horseman" and shows a horseman at work in Inner Mongolia.

A Montage of the Best Drone Footage of 2016

Start your day off with a bit of high-flying inspiration, courtesy of some of the most talented aerial filmmakers out there. From extreme athletes to roiling volcanoes, this footage ought to get your heart pumping at least as well as that half-finished cup of coffee on your desk.

How Much Should Photographers Charge In 2016?

I write an annual article to help photographers with one of the toughest parts of their job: pricing their work. In the 2016 version, I’m going to add some new elements such as a little advice for photography buyers. Another section I’m most excited about is the question and answer portion at the end. Each year I receive many questions about photography rates in the comments. This year, I address some of the common and interesting follow-up questions I have received over the past few years.