From DIY to AAA, 5 easy ways to take your passport photos

If you're applying for a passport or renewing one, you need to submit a photo along with your official application. There are strict guidelines, but fortunately, it's something you can do at home. Here's how.

Pakk aims to combine sleekness and versatility in a single camera backpack

Now on Indiegogo, Pakk is a camera backpack with three different ways to access gear, a removable insert, and a waterproof canvas design. The bag was designed by a London-based photographer.

Panasonic improves image stabilization on two cameras with firmware update

The new firmware promises quieter image stabilization in both still and video modes, while also adding support for Dual I.S. 2 when using the Leica-branded 100-400mm f/4-6.3 telephoto zoom lens on the G85.

Grab your tripods, a partial lunar eclipse is coming Friday night

Friday night will see both a Snow Moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse as well as a possible comet sighting, though not without a telescope or pair of binoculars. Here's where (and when) to watch.
Cool Tech

DJI wants to make the Mavic Pro more indestructible for the crash-prone aviator

A slew of new accessories introduced this week from DJI aims to help keep the Mavic Pro safe from damage, including a propeller cage, guards and a sleeve for the body. There is also a new battery hub to keep the drone in the air longer.

The Langley Camera Bag proves style and versatility don't have to be complex

The design goal of this bag is right in the name: Simple. The Langley Simple is an affordable canvas and leather camera bag that gets big points for style, versatility and durability.

Pixlplay finds a use for your old smartphone as a toy camera for kids

The Pixlplay from Pixl Toys looks to breathe new life into your retired Android or iPhone by turning it into a fun, kid-friendly camera. The device is being funded through Kickstarter and is seeking $25,000.

The revolutionary flat lens just got an upgrade with the ability to capture color

The Harvard research team behind the first flat lens is back -- and now the group has updated its design to allow the lens to capture colors. The previous version could only capture one wavelength at a time.

How to hide photos on your iPhone

People tend to take a ton of photos using their smartphone, but not all are meant to be shared or seen. Luckily, hiding photos on your iOS device is easy, whether you want to use built-in utilities or apps with added security.
Product Review

Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 Review

From snowflakes to mountains, Panasonic’s FZ2500 can handle any subject.
Social Media

Take a picture, and Pinterest will generate recommended pins for you

Finding pins of things that inspire you in real life will soon be easier than ever with a new suite of Pinterest visual tools powered by AI. The new tools generate suggested pins based on other photos or even your camera.

Dual cameras won't be such a luxury with this new mid-level processor

Smartphones are a sum of their parts but a new processor may make mid-priced dual-camera smartphones easier to find. Designed for phones without quite so much power or price, the Helios P25 still supports dual cameras.