Movies & TV

How they did it: Blue screen special effects in the 1980s

These days it is all about green screen sets and CGI effects, but back in the 1980s, blue screen technology was a cutting edge but complicated process. A filmmaker shares his experience from the set of The Empire Strikes Back.

How to quickly fix the appearance of oily skin in Photoshop

Portrait photographer Joe Edelman breaks down one of the best methods for smoothing out shiny, oily skin in portraits with a few quick and simple steps in this Photoshop tutorial.
Virtual Reality

Getty will beam 360-degree photos from Rio 2016 to Oculus headsets

Fans eager to immerse themselves in the Rio Olympics without flying to Brazil will be able to do so with a VR headset, as Getty Images is supplying 360-degree images for the Oculus 360 Photos app.

Canon is sending 78 technicians to support photographers at the Rio Olympics

Canon will provide nearly 1,600 lenses and 78 staff members to support photographers and broadcasters covering the 2016 Games in Brazil. With the majority of photojournalists at the Olympics using Canon gear, the company has a lot at a…

Teardown: A look inside Sony’s $2,200 24-70mm G Master lens

What goes on inside Sony's new premium G Master lenses? The web show, SGNL, breaks down a $2,200 24-70mm lens to reveal not just glass, but a lot of complex engineering and what is essentially a computer.
Social Media

Snapchat rolls out location-based Geostickers in select cities around the world

Snapchat has rolled out more stickers, this time in the form of location-activated icons for select cities, including NYC, Los Angeles, Paris, and London. The tongue-in-cheek stickers offer another way to customize your snaps.

5 ways to remove chromatic aberration from images with Photoshop

If you are looking to remove some CA in Photoshop there are many ways that you can go about it, ranging from easy built-in sliders to more advanced processes utilizing custom layers and brushes.
Social Media

Instagram takes a page from Snapchat's book, announces Stories feature

Instagram has announced its new Stories feature, which lets users share photos and videos from their day before disappearing. If it sounds familiar, it is because it is a primary and popular Snapchat feature.

This drybox four-in-one will charge your phone and camera via solar power

Tired of dead batteries mid-adventure, one outdoorsman designed a dry box that will also charge your phone, camera and even tablet using solar power. The related Indiegogo campaign has reached nearly double its original goal.

LensRack shows off your camera gear while keeping it organized

If you're looking for a way to organize your gear while showing it off, LensRack is the product you've been looking for. Designed to be light and modular, LensRack shows off your cameras, lenses, and other gear in the best of ways.

Tips for keeping the focus on athletes in your sports photos

Adorama TV teamed up with photographer David Bergman to explain a few tips on how to take the best sports photos. As shown in the two minute video, the key is to take into consideration any distractions in the foreground and…
Cool Tech

This auto-follow drone uses artificial intelligence to predict your next move

Created by engineers and extreme sports enthusiasts, Staaker is the latest in auto-follow drones that function as your own cameraman. Using GPS and artificial intelligence, the drone smartly follows your every move.