Capture the colors of July 4 with these simple tips for photographing fireworks

Properly capturing fireworks can be more than a little challenging. Check out a few of our simple tips and tricks for doing so, whether talking shooting speed, image stabilization, or exposure time.

Sigma 150-600mm firmware update fixes overexposure issue with Nikon D500

Sigma's 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens can apparently create overexposed images when paired with the company's 1.4x teleconverter on a Nikon D500. With the D500 still in short supply, Sigma has corrected the issue via firmware update.

Popular mixed-media app PicsArt gets a speed and performance upgrade

PicsArt's slew of photo editing features just got a bit simpler to use, thanks to a speed boost and interface update. The latest version keeps tools like hand drawing and double exposures, while enhancing the app's overall performance.

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ video straps a GoPro on a virtual chihuahua

Strapping a GoPro to an animal is a surefire way to produce some pretty unique footage. And now, it’s been done in the virtual world thanks to Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind "The Secret Life of Pets."

Rumor: Could Fujifilm follow Hasselblad with a mirrorless medium-format camera?

A longstanding rumor received new fuel this week when it was reported that Fujifilm plans to launch a mirrorless medium-format system in September at Photokina. If true, it would offer an alternative to Hasselblad's new X1D.

SanDisk’s high-performance MicroSD cards are built for your 4K video library

SanDisk just announced the 256GB Extreme MicroSDXC card that sets a new transfer speed record of 100MB/sec and has enough capacity for 14 hours of 4K footage. A new Ultra card with the same capacity but lower speed was also announced.

ON1's newest RAW processor is taking a new approach to improving its software

Who knows photo editing better than photographers? ON1 is using crowdsourcing to find new additions to their Photo RAW editor set to be released this fall, and it has already generated several ideas.

Researchers replace the second lens in 3D cameras with something cheaper

The latest research from Toshiba means your next robot could be a Cyclops -- and still measure depth with one eye. By using colored filters instead of a second lens, 3D cameras for robots and automated cars could be cheaper to produce.
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Not ready for your close-up? Fend off paparazzi with this flash-proof scarf

Inspired by accident when a photo flash reflection obscured his friends' faces, Saif Siddiqui now creates fashionable privacy accessories. Those who don't want photographers recording their every movement can now get relief.

The incredible underlying technology of Snapchat’s selfie lenses

Snapchat’s selfie lenses, more commonly referred to as filters, are fun, ridiculous, and good for a cheap laugh. But for a feature that exists as little more than a gimmick, there’s a surprising amount of underlying technology powering…

Made for astronomers, this weather forecast is perfect for photographers, too

Looking to nail that golden hour shot or capture the glow of the Milky Way on a clear night? Look to Clear Dark Sky for your weather forecast. It's designed for astronomers, but happens to be equally useful for photographers.

This new bokeh-friendly lens is ideal for artists

Meyer-Optik, the same company behind those Trioplan soap-bubble bokeh lens Kickstarter campaigns that Digital Trends has featured, today announced a new Trimagon F2.6/95 portrait lens.