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Forget the Skyline Shot, This is a Way Cooler Supermoon Photo

Last night, talented photographer and MIT researcher Andrea Fanelli went out to capture the epic supermoon we're currently experiencing, only to arrive at his chosen spot too late for that standard 'moon over the skyline' shot. So he got creative... and captured something WAY better in our opinion.

DJI Mavic Pro vs GoPro Karma: How the Drones’ Specs Stack Up

In the span of just over one week, DJI and GoPro each unveiled a foldable and ultra-portable personal camera drone. With so much hype surrounding these two products, we've decided to do a comparison of features and specs to see how the Mavic Pro and Karma stack up -- at least on paper.

My Most Important Camera Feature is How It Makes Me Feel

Recently one of my cousins messaged me asking for some camera advice. He was looking for help choosing a new camera and wondered if I had any suggestions. Without wasting any time I started writing back a sort of stream of consciousness response.

The Blacksmiths

My name is Dan Bannister, and I'm a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. My day to day photography work is mostly advertising and fashion for retail brands but I like to add variety to my photography and exercise my creative muscles by pursuing personal projects alongside my commercial work as much as I can.

Phase One XF Feature Update #1 Adds Seismographic Vibration Delay and More

When Phase One announced its new XF camera system back in June, the goal was to unleash a new high-tech camera that can stay relevant long into the digital age. The company today announced the first firmware update that helps to fulfill that promise. It's a feature update that brings a number of exciting new features to the XF, including one called Seismographic Vibration Delay.

RED Cameras Get New Still Photography Features via Firmware V6.0

More and more still photography cameras are getting advanced video features, so it only makes sense that cinema cameras are moving more into the world of still photos as well. Last week, RED launched a new version 6.0 firmware for its cameras, which brings a number of powerful new features for shooting photographs alongside video.

Instagram Adds Color and Fade Tools for Seasoning Photos to Taste

Apps like VSCO Cam may not have the enormous social network that Instagram boasts, but they offer powerful photo editing features that Instagram has historically lacked. After launching five new filters for its service and a perspective-tweaking Adjust tool just a few months ago, Instagram is now working on putting more photo-editing power at the fingertips of its users. Today the service announced two new creative tools: Color and Fade.

Photographer Alex Teuscher’s Moody Photos of New York City ‘Above as Below’

When Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher found himself in New York City for 10 days this last April, he tried to capture some of the most iconic, tourist-packed locations on the globe from a new angle. It's a testament to his skill as a photographer that he succeeded to such a great extent.

The resulting shots have been compiled into a series he's calling "New York City: Above as Below," and consist of a mix of street (below) and architectural (above) photography that's best described as 'moody.'

Adobe Shows Off Features for Changing Time of Day Lighting and Removing Fog

At the Adobe MAX 2014 conference this past week, Adobe showed off some of the crazy technology current brewing in the company's labs. Two of them offer a glimpse at what may soon be available to photographers in Photoshop: changing the time of day (i.e. lighting) in photographs with a simple slider and removing haze from a scene automatically.

10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better.

Today’s news is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something.

Bob Boyd’s Beautiful Photographs of NYC Will Draw You in and Keep You Scrolling

Sometimes, you want to take a break from all the gimmicky photography out there -- the expertly manipulated surreal self-portraits, interesting twists on old concepts and fun forced perspective photo sets -- and browse through some modern-day photography that is just plain good.

This is photography that rests, not upon heavy processing or viral potential, but great composition and a profound understanding of light. I reached that point recently, and it was Bob Boyd's photography that I found myself scrolling through.

9 Features Every DSLR Should Have Now

They say that the DSLR’s better days are behind it, but it’s still the choice for most working pros. Rapid advances on point and shoots, ILCs (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) and smart phones have left the DSLR looking like the camera of yesteryear, so here are a few features we think every DSLR should have now.

Hands-Off First Impressions of the Fuji X-T1

Well, well. Fuji's done it again. They've simultaneously wowed fans and foes with the newly announced X-T1. There's a lot to learn here and a lot to discuss. Let's take a look at some of the details and perhaps more subtle or overlooked points.

Powerful New In-Browser Photo Editing Tools Added to Google+

Snapseed's team has been hard at work since their company was acquired by Google last September. They've already put new photo filters in the Google+ app and some auto-enhance tools in Google+, and now they're working on something even grander: turning Google+ into a full-fledged, browser-based photo editing tool.

Lenstag Now Has Disposable Verification Links for Used Camera Gear Sales

Lenstag generated quite a bit of buzz last week by introducing a service that aims to crack down on gear theft by making it easier to track and report stolen gear. The service is now getting a new feature that will further add trust to the used gear buying process: disposable verification links for individual items.