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DJI’s latest Mavic 3 update made me love the drone all over again

DJI's latest update for the Mavic 3 is a big one, and it makes an already excellent drone even better.
June 21, 2022
The DJI Mavic 3 in flight in front of blurred green trees.

GoPro Hero 10 Black vs DJI Action 2 vs. Insta360 One RS: Clash of the action cameras

I've spent the past year extensively testing the GoPro Hero 10 Black, DJI Action 2, and Insta360 One RS so that I can help you pick the ideal action camera.
May 9, 2022
The Insta360 One RS with the 360 lens mod, DJI Action 2, and GoPro Hero 10 Black in a snow bank.

24 amazing images of our planet for Earth Day

Let's celebrate Earth Day with 24 stunning images of our very special planet, all shot from space.
April 22, 2022
The Bahamas seen from space.

How to clean up and organize your photos

It's a great time to start a spring cleaning project to organize and backup your photos.
March 28, 2022
A camera next to a laptop, with a cat relaxing in the background.

Samsung Expert RAW vs. Apple ProRAW

Apple ProRAW and Samsung's Expert RAW allow photographers to capture more image data using smartphones.
March 17, 2022
Taking photos of false hellebore flowers using the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Expert RAW app.

Check out the tech behind the Samsung Galaxy S22 cameras

The cameras found in Samsung's Galaxy S22 smartphones are an evolutionary upgrade, yet they still offer an appreciable advantage.
March 1, 2022
The Galaxy S22 Ultra's camera module.

Ingenious new search and rescue drone finds people by listening for screams

Rather than relying on expensive and unreliable thermal cameras, this new search and rescue drone uses an array of microphones to zero in on cries for help.
June 19, 2021
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Forget drone taxis. This startup is building a 40-seat drone bus

There are dozens of startups out there racing to develop drone taxis for passenger air travel, but Kelekona says they aren't thinking big enough
June 7, 2021
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The utopian future is here: Google can deliver Girl Scout Cookies via drone

The pandemic has made it much more difficult for Girl Scouts to sell their famous cookies in person -- so Google brought in some drones to help
April 28, 2021
Girl scouts and Wing delivery drones.

Insane new anti-drone system zaps UAVs out of the sky with targeted microwaves

Whereas most anti-drone systems in use today rely on radio frequency interference, this new system uses beamformed microwaves to overwhelm approaching UAVs.
April 25, 2021
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The inspection drones are coming. Do not be alarmed

More and more, drones are being employed to survey and inspect areas that are either too difficult or too dangerous for humans to explore themselves.
April 3, 2021
ScoutDI Elios 2 in Action

5 missing features that would make the Insta360 Go 2 more awesome

The Insta360 Go 2 offers a ton of utility thanks to its diminutive size, but here are five missing features that would make it more awesome.
March 19, 2021
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NASA’s Perseverance rover has 23 different cameras. Here’s what they do

NASA’s latest Mars rover — Perseverance — is its most advanced to date, carrying with it a plethora of technology that includes 23 cameras. Here's what they do.
March 13, 2021
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I crashed the DJI FPV drone the first time I took it for a spin

The DJI FPV drone is a beast that can only be tamed by seasoned pilots. I thought I was worthy, but I crashed it on my first test flight.
March 2, 2021
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Meet the startup that transports human organs via drone

Drone-based delivery has an economics problem. Most things aren't worth paying extra for dramatically faster shipping. Transplant organs are a special exception
February 23, 2021
MissionGO Organ transplant

Meet the zany internet artist who remakes ’90s TV show intros with stock footage

It might sound ridiculous, but remaking '90s TV show intros with nothing but stock footage is a near-perfect example of online remix culture.
February 15, 2021
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The terrible and tremendous sound of the world’s largest analog synthesizer

Ever wonder what 1,000 analog synthesizers, all playing simultaneously, would sound like? Hint: it's terrible, tremendous, and reminiscent of THX.
September 28, 2020
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Armed with a camera and a grapefruit, she channels racial injustice into art

Photographer and Leica Women Foto Project award winner Eva Woolridge shares her experience as the grant opens up to three new female photographers.
September 24, 2020
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Saving the planet with a fleet of seed-bombing A.I. reforestation drones

After a fresh round of funding, Dendra Systems is ready to unleash its drone reforestation squad on the world. But is it too little, too late?
September 21, 2020
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With classes and cameras, NYC Salt gives underrepresented youth a voice

A new partnership is helping NYC Salt further its mission of inspiring underserved youth
August 25, 2020
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Photography shows are going online, some for free. But can it replace in-person?

Event coordinators are getting creative to move networking opportunities online.
August 17, 2020
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Canon EOS R5 vs. Sony A7S III vs. Panasonic S1H: Best full-frame for video?

Everyone's talking about Canon and Sony's latest cameras, but don't forget last year's entry from Panasonic.
August 7, 2020
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Lensbaby’s Omni lens filter system is weird, but you’ll want it

With the Lensbaby's Omni, transparent wands held in place by magnetic arms achieve cool physical effects.
July 31, 2020

30 stunning spacewalk images to celebrate NASA’s 300th outing

On July 21, 2020, NASA will reach the out-of-this-world milestone
July 20, 2020
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Blackmagic Design’s new 12K cinema camera might actually make sense

A novel sensor design means ultra-high resolution video isn't just overkill
July 16, 2020
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Canon’s affordable new full-frame mirrorless lenses are exactly what it needed

The four new lenses for its EOS R system focus on size and attainability
July 9, 2020
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Canon’s EOS R5 and R6 will dominate mirrorless — and kill the DSLR

The new full-frame mirrorless cameras are a much-needed reboot of its EOS R line
July 9, 2020
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Post lockdown, smart cameras could help enforce mask use and social distancing

By the end of the year, existing devices could become pandemic monitors
May 18, 2020
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Hubble just turned 30. These are the best photos it’s captured since launch

Marvel at these images, from stunning nebulae to the creepy Tarantula Nebula
April 24, 2020
The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula

It’s time for Instagram to fully embrace the desktop

It's slowly improving, but here's what else the company can do to make it a better experience.
April 18, 2020
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Quarantine paused his portrait shoots. Now he ‘teleports’ people to his studio

How do you shoot portraits under quarantine? With a projector -- and creativity
April 9, 2020
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15 photography projects to help you stay sane while you’re stuck at home

From daily themed challenges to glamour shots of toilet paper, creative projects can help beat boredom.
March 31, 2020
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How the coronavirus is impacting the camera industry

Some camera gear -- new and old -- is delayed, while repairs are also suspended
March 29, 2020
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The coronavirus has me stuck in Colombia. Photography is keeping me sane

Here's how I'm coping as a travel photographer on lockdown
March 26, 2020
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Adobe Aero let me walk through my own photos in augmented reality

Free iOS app brings Photoshop art into the real world using AR tricks
March 12, 2020
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Is the iPad Pro ready for real photo editing? I ditched my MacBook to find out

Apple's top tablet is finally living up to the Pro in its name, but photographers likely still need a laptop.
March 10, 2020
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Where were all the cameras at CES? 2020 will see fewer, but better, releases

Only two major camera makers showed something at CES, yet innovation is still alive in hybrid DSLRs and modular action cams.
January 10, 2020
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2020 photography trends will put ‘bad’ photos and bold colors front and center

As 2019 -- and the 2010's -- wrap up, photography agencies are analyzing data to predict the biggest upcoming trends in photography. According to data, the 2020 photography trends will be about honest images, bold expressions, and more.
January 1, 2020
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The 2010s were a difficult decade for photography, but it’s not black and white

A decade of decline for camera sales was met by a cascade of creativity resulting from the rise of the smartphone and social media. It hasn't all been good, but photography remains a core component of human expression.
December 24, 2019
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Photon Light Module System hands-on: Great for product pics

The Photon LMS reimagines the classic light box as modern, smart LED panels perfect for product photography.
October 22, 2019
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What is semantic rendering, and how it improves your iPhone 11’s camera

Ultra-wide lenses are great, but the real camera improvements in the new iPhones are thanks to artificial intelligence that can enhance human subjects separately from the rest of an image.
September 30, 2019
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How Sara Crochet scooped up a top Nikon award with her very first movie

Sara Crochet’s story of how she came to win the top prize in a prestigious Nikon contest is a remarkable one. The worthy winner tells us how her short movie came to be, and how it felt to scoop the award.
September 18, 2019
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OnePlus 7 Pro vs. Pixel 3a vs. ZenFone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy A50: Camera shootout

You don't need to spend a ton of money to get a good camera phone. We take a look at some of our favorite midrange phones, ranging from the $350 Samsung Galaxy A50 to the $669 OnePlus 7 Pro, to find the best camera in this category.
August 1, 2019
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We got smartphone camera tips from a 2019 iPhone Photography Award winner

We got the scoop on how to take professional-grade photos on your iPhone from someone who just won an award for it. The 2019 iPhone Photography Awards honored Sreekumar Krishnan, and he honored us with his professional tips.
July 25, 2019
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50 years later, the first camera on the moon is still collecting lunar dust

The cameras aboard Apollo 11 captured some of history's most iconic images, including shots of Earth and footprints on the lunar surface. To commemorate the first moon landing, we look back at how Hasselblad's stripped shooters came to be.
July 20, 2019
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Oppo Reno 10x Zoom vs. Huawei P30 Pro camera shootout: Zooming in on the action

When Huawei introduced its zoom lens on the P30 Pro, it opened up a whole new world of photographic opportunity on a smartphone. Now, Oppo's challenging it with the Reno 10x Zoom, so we've found out which is best.
July 17, 2019
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Which budget phone has the best camera? We tested four to find the answer

To find out which of the latest reasonably-priced smartphones on release has the best camera, we put Google’s impressive Pixel 3a against the Honor 20, the Motorola One Vision, and the Sony Xperia 10 Plus.
July 2, 2019
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The 2019 class of camera phones is great, and we tested them to find the best

It's the middle of the year, which means it's time for a mid-year camera shootout to find the best among our top phones of 2019. We pit six phones against each other, including the OnePlus 7 Pro, Pixel 3a, and Galaxy S10 Plus.
June 21, 2019
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The Loupedeck Plus custom keyboard will make you feel like a pro video editor

With recently added support for Final Cut Pro X, the Loupedeck Plus improves speed and accuracy for video editors. With a collection of customizable buttons and dials, the Loupedeck can almost completely replace a mouse and keyboard setup.
June 13, 2019
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Peak Design’s Travel Tripod is must-have gear for photographers on the go

Peak Design has returned to Kickstarter to launch its latest product, the Travel Tripod. The company's first tripod, it uses a unique design with a triangular center column to minimize the volume it takes up in your bag.
May 21, 2019
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