Google’s Turning On the Pixel 2’s Visual Core Processor to Improve the Photos Your Apps Take

The Pixel had a very good camera, and Google aimed to continue that trend with the launch of the Pixel 2. One of the ways it did that was with enhanced HDR+, which was made possible with the Pixel Visual Core processor. The only problem was that it wasn't available to use in third-party apps, but that's finally changing. Read More >>

iPhone Apps Can Theoretically Spy on You With Basic Camera Permissions

A warning to all: On Wednesday, a developer who works for Google published a demonstration app on GitHub that he claims shows off the creepy ways a rogue iPhone app can photograph you at any time without your knowledge if you grant it camera permissions. Read More >>

Shooting With Sony’s Killer A9 Almost Feels Like Cheating

If you’ve ever wondered how a photographer managed to capture the exact moment of an incredible end zone reception or the instant a bird takes flight, the answer, in part, is that the photographer’s camera also captured the garbage moments directly before and after that golden frame, with a very expensive camera rattling off photos at tommy gun speeds. For these professional sports and nature photographers there are two widely accepted options: The tippy top cameras from Canon and Nikon, with their big bulky bodies, incredible power, and the most advanced image sensors. Well, Sony finally has an answer to the incumbents in its A9. Not only is this full-frame, mirrorless camera smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the Nikon and Canon competition, it absolutely blows their doors off when it comes to speed. Read More >>

Bee Brains May Be the Model For the Next Evolutionary Leap in Camera Technology

The beleaguered honey bee is normally championed for its vital powers of pollination but a new study shows that we could soon be thanking them for inspiring more accurate colour imaging in digital photography. Read More >>

How to Take the Best Pictures with a Dual-Lens Camera

Some of the biggest names in the smartphone business—including Apple, LG and Huawei—now make phones with dual-lens cameras installed, and other manufacturers are tipped to follow suit soon. Not all phone makers use two lenses in the same way: on the Huawei P9 one takes shots in black and white to tease out more information about light, whereas on the iPhone 7 Plus you get the advantage of 2x optical zoom for a closer look at your subjects (one lens is wide-angle, and one is telephoto). Read More >>

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Genius Professor Turns His Classroom Into a Giant Pinhole Camera

Why wasn’t my photography teacher this brilliant? As Peta Pixel reports, an associate professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, Mark Zimmerman, recently turned his entire classroom into a giant camera obscura to teach his students how old school cameras worked. Read More >>

The Best Apps for the iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera

If you’ve dropped the extra cash on the iPhone 7 Plus and its fancy dual-camera, then you’ll want to be sure of getting your money’s worth. That means finding all of the right camera apps that can actually take advantage of the new hardware. With that in mind, here are the best apps we’ve seen that have been upgraded to make the most of the bigger iPhone’s killer feature. Read More >>

The Best iOS Camera App Updated for the iPhone 7 Plus’ Dual Camera

Camera+ is one of the best photo apps for iOS, and now it’s even better because it supports the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual camera along with support for taking and editing RAW photos. Read More >>

The Third Nikon Camera Ever Built Just Sold For £320,000 in Auction

Photographers are some of the most extreme brand loyalists out there, and it was proven once again when one of the oldest Nikon cameras in existence sold for £320,000 at an auction in Austria. Read More >>

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A Fun Animated History of Iconic Cameras

It’s a little bit sad that phones have replaced cameras because after watching this animated history of cameras by Portero Delantero, you start to miss all that fun camera hardware with quirky designs and lovely character you just don’t get from a thin rectangular slab. Sure, the best camera is the one that’s with you (blah blah) but damn, come on, I’d love to be able to lug around a 1947 Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic today. Read More >>

iPhone 7 Camera Battle: Still the Best Smartphone For Photos

The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it’s one of the device’s central selling points. It’s worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that’s the best you can buy right now. Read More >>

This Telescoping Macro Lens Looks Completely Insane

A good photographer will do anything for a photo—and now that can even mean wielding a super long lens that looks like a teeny telescope. As ePhotozine reported from Photokina, Venus Optics is introducing this macro lens to keep photographers from getting too close to subjects Read More >>

Michael Bay Films So Many Explosions He’s Now Got a Camera Named After Him

Michael Bay is known for filming giant ‘splosions and even gianter cleavage, so it’s no surprise he’d get his own camera to bring him up close and personal with all those boobies and bombs. And it’s called the “BAYHEM.” Read More >>

A Photo Editing Software Designed to Make Your Selfies Look More Attractive

Science has already proven that certain camera lenses can distort your face (so don’t worry if you just can’t seem to look right in photos), but there’s more that can go into your appearance in a selfie. For instance, the closer the camera is to your face, the larger your nose looks, the smaller your ears look, and the more slope that’s applied to your forehead. Read More >>

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Eight Tricks to Take Better Photos With Your Phone

In the never-ending quest for great mobile photos, it can be tempting to ditch the camera app that comes with your phone for something far more advanced and exotic. However, if you know what you’re doing, you can get some high-quality results from the default camera app on your iPhone or Android device — and here’s how. Read More >>