College bans mortarboard throwing, says it’ll Photoshop them in later

Photoshop to the rescue! A UK college has told its graduates not to throw their mortarboards in the air, as per the tradition, because they could injure someone. They've been told to simply pretend to do it, leaving the photography firm to…

American Eagle’s Aerie lingerie brand soars after banning retouching in ads

While other factors may contribute to American Eagle's impressive year-over-year growth in its Aerie lingerie brand, one reason could be its #AerieReal campaign that bans photo manipulation in ads.
Social Media

Chewbacca mom viral video shatters Facebook Live records

What do you get when you cross a mom, a talking Chewbacca mask, and Facebook Live? The answer is a record-breaking viral video that's taking the Internet by storm, and making a star out of a 38-year-old mother of two.

Canon’s 1D-X Mark II suffers from bizarre glitch when paired with some Sigma lenses

Canon's latest flagship DSLR, the EOS 1D-X Mark II, only recently started shipping, but users are reporting of at least one interesting but bizarre issue.

Purdue U. system lets police crowdsource cameras to keep eye on crime

Purdue University researchers have developed a new surveillance system capable of allowing law enforcement to tap into unsecured cameras and pinpoint their location.

Google’s first Project Ara modular phone will arrive in 2017

Modular phones gives you the next and best in technology, without having to spend a lot of money on a new phone. Google, demoed a developer version of an Ara phone at Google I/O, and the company's own version will be out in 2017.

Tumblr blog replaces guns in notable movie moments with selfie sticks

Look out, there is a new meme on the block and it's causing all kinds of commotion. The new, and aptly named Guns Replaced With Selfie Sticks does exactly what the name implies. Pointless? Sure. Fun? You bet.

Fujifilm's new teleconverter doubles your focal length without quality loss

Fujifilm has a new 2x teleconverter that increases the focal length of select lenses. The Fujinon Teleconverter XF2X TC WR will please sports, wildlife, and any photographer who could use the extra zoom.

Photojournalist could face trial over photo of victim in Paris terrorist attack

French photojournalist Maya Vidon-White is facing charges over a photo captured of the aftermath of November’s tragic terrorist attack in Paris. A judge is deciding whether the case should proceed.
Virtual Reality

Google and IMAX partner up over VR camera development

Google is doubling down on its VR camera efforts. After teaming up with GoPro to build the Odyssey, it's announced a partnership with IMAX and Yi Technology to build a brand new camera rig set up.

Make your own DIY Polaroid camera with a Rasberry Pi and a receipt printer

This clever instant camera is made from a Raspberry Pi computer and a thermal printer, stuffed inside a cardboard box. Adafruit provides instructions on how you can make one at home.

Broncolor Siros L monolight has enough energy to overpower the sun

Broncolor takes on the Profoto B1 with its new line of portable, battery-powered flashes. Featuring power output up to 800W/s, the Siros L is built for location photographers who need full control over lighting.