How to Pronounce German Camera and Lens Brands ‘Correctly’

Germany has a long history of producing some of the best cameras and lenses ever to appear in the history of photography, but German brand names can be a bit tricky to pronounce. In this 8.5-minute video, photographer Maximilian Heinrich of Analog Insights shares the native German speaker's pronunciation of some well-known brands.

German Court Rules That Photographer Must Delete Intimate Photos of His Ex

Germany is known to have some of the strictest privacy laws in Europe, and sometimes the policies trump photography rights and copyright. The country's highest court just ruled that a photographer must delete "intimate" photos of his ex-lover -- pictures that were consented to when they were created and which the man had no intention of sharing.

Tank Guns Make for Fantastic Camera Stabilizers

Need a camera stabilizer? Just buy a tank and duct tape your camera to the gun barrel. Despite their large size and deadly nature, some tank guns can be incredibly stable while the tank is rumbling about.

The 1986 video above by German's armed forces shows the impressive stabilization technology built into the Leopard main battle tank -- it's stable enough to keep beer from spilling.

Influential Photographer Hilla Becher Dies at 81

If you have a formal education in photography, there's a good chance you studied the work of Hilla Becher. Together with her late husband Bernd, Hilla founded what's known as the "Becher School" in photography, and the couple's black-and-white industrial photos of Germany -- called "typologies" -- influenced a generation of photographers, including the renowned German photographer Andreas Gursky.

Hilla passed away in Dusseldorf, Germany, this past Saturday at the age of 81.

The First Plenoptic Camera on the Market

It looks like the wait for plenoptic cameras to hit the market is shorter than we thought when we reported earlier today on Adobe's interesting demonstration on the technology. In fact, there is no wait -- you can already purchase a plenoptic camera. German company Raytrix is the first to offer plenoptic cameras that allow you to choose focus points in post processing and capture 3D images with a single sensor.