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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Canon G7X Shooter’s Report Part I: It’s all about the zoom for Canon’s first large-sensor pocket camera

 
 

When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact...

Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM lens review: Crop-sensor Canon shooters finally get their fantastic, affordable pancake lens

 
 

One of Canon's many Photokina announcements was the introduction of a super compact, super lightweight and super affordable wide-angle pancake prime lens for APS-C shooters -- the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. A couple years...

Meet the photographer Ansel Adams called ‘The Antichrist’

 
Mad Hatter, self portrait of Mortensen

Ansel Adams was a communicator who made no attempt to hide what was on his mind. But one photographer in particular drew out the worst in Adams, with him going so far as to refer...

P-HONY: Aussie comedian perfectly parodies ‘Humans of New York’ portrait

 
 

Aussie comedian Hamish Blake has taken to Instagram to parody a post from Humans of New York (HONY), a photo blog that shares the life stories and insights of people across the Big Apple.

Blake was so determined to be captured by Brandon Stanton, the man behind HONY, that he shared the following Instagram post...

Canon G7X Shooter’s Report Part I: It’s all about the zoom for Canon’s first large-sensor pocket camera

 
 

When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact cameras for a real-world comparison. Truth be told, though, the latter two cameras are even closer...

Rat brains, bugs with gears and more in the winning images of Olympus’ BioScapes competition

 
 

Olympus has officially announced the winners of its 2014 BioScapes photo competition. From rat brains to the birth of a fruit fly, the microscopic images captured reveal a strange, beautiful world to us that we could never see with our own two eyes.

First place in the competition went to a video of a fruit fly...

All your photo rights belong to us, says Time Inc. UK

 
 

Time Inc. UK is taking heat after announcing a change to its contract with its freelance photographers. The new terms require that freelance photographers surrender ‘all rights’ to images taken on assignment for the roughly 60 niche publications Time Inc. UK owns.

Interestingly, these cross-publishing rights are...

Airport Helipak, the backpack designed for your drone

 
 

Think Tank Photo has officially unveiled the Airport Helipak, a camera backpack specifically designed to safely store and transport your DJI Phantom drone.

Powerful but fragile beasts, drones can be troublesome to carry around with their fragile rotors and handful of necessary components. To solve this issue,...

Yongnuo clones Canon’s ‘nifty fifty’ down to every last detail at half the price

 
 

Yongnuo, known maker of low-cost speedlights and radio triggers, is officially getting into the optics game. Continuing its tradition of ripping off products from the larger makers in the photography world, its first foray into the optics world is a ‘nifty fifty’ that is all but identical to Canon’s 50mm f/1.8.

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Frustrated in your photography? Don’t let ‘The Gap’ get the best of you

 
 

As photographers, there will come a time in our careers where we will get in a rut. Whether it’s purely a hobby or your main source of income, eventually you will feel like your work isn’t where it should be.

Ira Glass called this ‘The Gap’ – the difference between what you know is good artwork and what you’re...

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony A7R $2,098; Canon 6D $1,499; Canon 5D Mark III $2,799; Refurb Nikon D7100 $700 and much more!

 
 

Big holiday savings on cameras, lenses and other photo gear continue to roll in! The deals today include the Sony A7R, Canon DSLRs of all sorts, Nikon full-frame DSLRs (and a super deal on a refurb DX-format DSLR). There's also a variety of other deals on compact cameras, memory cards, tripods, camera bags and...

What is ‘focus breathing’ and how does it affect your images?

 
 

Have you ever witnessed slight changes in focal length as you bring your subject into focus? Whether or not you knew what to call the phenomenon, you've likely experienced it many times before. 

This interesting optical phenomenon is known as 'focus breathing' and in the video below, Matt Granger, formerly known...

The coolest new camera drone doesn’t fly at all

 
 

Meet BuggyCam, an innovative mobile camera platform that uses wheels, not rotors, to capture incredible footage.

Developed by the two-man team at Motion Impossible, this remote controlled all-terrain vehicle pairs a highly tunable chassis to a custom V-CON stabilization system to capture incredible stabilized...

Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM lens review: Crop-sensor Canon shooters finally get their fantastic, affordable pancake lens

 
 

One of Canon's many Photokina announcements was the introduction of a super compact, super lightweight and super affordable wide-angle pancake prime lens for APS-C shooters -- the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. A couple years ago, Canon introduced the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. This thin, lightweight, and budget-friendly optic...

‘MET’ photo series makes art of people appreciating art

 
 

Photographer Garry Waller has long had a fascination with shooting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Juxtaposing the pieces of art with the visitors who come to admire them, his images capture a broad range of emotions, from absolute awe to profound boredom.

Beyond the people and art, the stark lighting and...

Nikon Europe discovers some D800E cameras are D800s in disguise

 
 

Nikon Europe has issued an official statement in regards to fraudulently modified D800 cameras. According to the notice, the Nikon camera company has come across a handful of cases in which D800E cameras sent in for repair were actually D800 cameras in disguise.

The statement further elaborates that these cameras...

Meet the photographer Ansel Adams called ‘The Antichrist’

 
Mad Hatter, self portrait of Mortensen

Ansel Adams was a communicator who made no attempt to hide what was on his mind. But one photographer in particular drew out the worst in Adams, with him going so far as to refer to his contemporary as ‘the anti-Christ.’ 

This photographer was William Mortensen, an American...

New BPG image format looks to beat out JPEG with same quality at half the size

 
 

Since its inception in 1992, the JPEG file format has been the go-to means for sharing photographs. While many have tried to replace it, its compression capabilities and ubiquitous support has greatly accounted for its success.

Now, there’s a new image format looking to take over. It’s called Better Portable...

Could Olympus be paving the way for a Micro Four Thirds ‘lens camera drone?’

 
 

It appears Olympus is paving the way for some exciting applications of the hack & make Open Platform Camera (OPC) project it revealed earlier this year. One such application would be the world's first Micro Four Thirds lens camera drone. 

The project's home page features a graphic with a single rotor atop the...

‘The Last Stop’ beautifully captures the disappearing rest stops across America

 
 

Over the past five years, photographer Ryann Ford has been traveling across America, documenting the humble rest area for her project The Last Stop. From small, covered benches to more elaborate architecture, her medium format photographs seem to encapsulate the character of each stop and the environment that...

Sony A6000: What about portraits?

We've been working on a piece recently involving portrait shooting and bokeh, in which the Sony A6000 was involved. We got some really good shots with it, as expected based on our earlier test results with the camera. And seeing how crazy-popular it is on our site we thought readers might appreciate seeing them sooner rather than later.

Below is a sampling of the results,...

An inside look at Lytro’s new ‘Focus Spread’ feature

 
 

Earlier this week, Lytro announced version 4.1 of its desktop editing program. Included in the update was an interesting new feature called 'Focus Spread,' which allows you to choose precisely where the focus begins and where it ends.

Since I had some Lytro files laying around, I figured I’d toss them into...

From the beauty of tranquility to motocross: We announce our November POTD monthly winners

We love peaceful images as much as we love the more adventurous shots, and perhaps more so during this reflective time of the year. This month's winners begin with two wonderful images that fall in that category, followed by a terrific motocross shot and finally two wonderfully playful bird shots.

The battle between Canon and Nikon also continues. For any of you who...