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Papers, Please: Drones Must Display Identification Numbers in the Future

After the Gatwick airport debacle this past winter holiday season 2018, renewed efforts are being made around the world to combat rogue unmanned aerial vehicles. And it couldn’t come any sooner: Not only did the Gatwick incident paralyze air traffic at a critical time during the holiday season but also it illustrated just how fragile our air transportation system are to attack and exploitation by UAVs with bad intentions. Image via Peter Fazekas from Pexels.com. The Federal Aviation Administra...
Tags: Photography, News, US, United States, Gatwick, Faa, Uav, Federal Aviation Administration, PetaPixel, Pexels, Peter Fazekas


Strike a Pose with This Instagram App

Instagram may not be a font of endless creativity, but it is a place you can go see some pretty amazing pictures. And it seems like every app caters to it these days. Heck, people even get plastic surgery to “look better” on Instagram. Image via Genaro Servin from Pexels.com. The elegantly named SOVS2 – SomeOne Very Special according to PetaPixel – wants to help you pose better in your Instagram pictures. No more clunky and awkward body movements allowed in this app. Using a white overlay, SOV...
Tags: Photography, News, PetaPixel, Pexels, Genaro Servin


Kodak Film Business Could Be for Sale

Right on the heels of the return of Ektachrome in 120 and sheet formats comes word that Kodak Alaris might be looking for a suitor to buy its Paper, Photochemical, and Film division. And they want to do it pretty quickly according to PetaPixel with a target date of March 2019. Image via Wendy Wei from Pexels.com. The Kodak web of companies is complex. In 2012 the company went bankrupt and, in order to pay down its debts, the imaging divisions were sold to the UK Kodak Pension Plan. Kodak Alari...
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Kodak, PPF, Kodak Alaris, PetaPixel, Pexels, Eastman Kodak Company, Kodak Moments, Alaris, Wendy Wei, Kodak Pension Plan Kodak Alaris, Marc Jourlait, Jourlait, Consumer Imaging


Another Case of Theft Winning a Contest?? OnePlus India #ShotonOnePlus Winner Cropped Another Photographer’s Pic

Back in September 2018 OnePlus India held a contest “Shot on OnePlus” where they asked photographers to submit their best photos taken with their OnePlus-branded smartphone. You know the drill – people across Instagram and the like had to tag their photo with #ShotonOnePlus and then contest judges from the company would pick the winner. Photographer Pratyush Yadav won the contest with his photo of a corridor famed for its architecture located at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttarak...
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, India, Exif, Yadav, Canon DSLR, Bhargava, PetaPixel, Pexels, Dehradun Uttarakhand, Forest Research Institute, Pratyush Yadav, Silvie Lindemann, Aman Bhargava, ShotonOnePlus Bhargava


Coming in 2019 from Kodak: Ektachrome 100 Returning in 120 and Sheet Formats

The loss of physical film from Kodak has plagued a lot of photographers who relied upon that company’s classic formulations. And with the Kodak name meaning so many different things anymore, you wouldn’t be remiss in thinking that the company was done with its film days. Image via freestocks.org from Pexels.com. Of course, that’s not the case and, like everyone else, even Kodak sees value in things that were deemed obsolete – even if a little too quickly by some standards. We told you about th...
Tags: Photography, News, Kodak, Kodak Alaris, PetaPixel, Pexels, Andy Church, Ektachrome Church


New EU Copyright Regs Could Nix Thumbnails in Google Search Results, Among Other Things

Copyright laws are getting tougher and more stringent in the EU – so much so that image thumbnails might not appear in search results in the near future. Image via PHOTOMIX Ltd. from Pexels.com. A report from PetaPixel highlights the ramifications of 2018’s EU Copyright Directive, one of which could potentially result in not only thumbnail-less search results but also content-less results as well. This is because language detailed in the Copyright Directive’s controversial Article 11 says that...
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Eu, United States, PetaPixel, Richard Gingras, Pexels, Eu Copyright Directive, PhotoMIX Ltd


Canon is King of DSLR and Mirrorless Sales in Japan for 2018

Canon reigns supreme in both DSLR and mirrorless camera sales in Japan for 2018. And the results are somewhat staggering to behold. Image via Avinash Singh from Pexels.com. In DSLRs, Canon enjoys a 57.4% market share in Japan according to PetaPixel. The King is then followed by Nikon and Ricoh which hold 39.3% and 3.1% of the DSLR market. For those of us that are not mathematically inclined, this means that a little more than every 2 out of 4 DSLR cameras sold in Japan come from Canon. As Peta...
Tags: Photography, Japan, News, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Ricoh, BCN, PetaPixel, Pexels, Canon news, Mirrorless Sales, Avinash Singh


Full-Frame 8K EOS R Coming Soon from Canon?

Canon shook up the world of 8K full-frame mirrorless cameras today when an interview with Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, product guru for the Japanese optics giant, was printed in Imaging Resource in which Mizoguchi said that an 8K EOS R is in the works and on the way. Image viaMaurício Mascaro from Pexels.com. This came as shock because, as PetaPixel points out, Canon didn’t join the 4K mirrorless market until the EOS M50 in February of last year. An 8K EOS R this soon would mean that Canon isn’t fooli...
Tags: Photography, News, Canon, PetaPixel, Mascaro, Mizoguchi, Pexels, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Nano USM


Rumors Describe Future iPhone with Three Cameras, Possible 3D Capabilities

Apple could soon join the growing ranks of smartphones slapping as many cameras on their front fascia as possible. The latest calling card for being a high-end, expensive smartphone, adding cameras to headsets also has some benefits for the end consumer like 3D photo capabilities and the like. Image via Will Milne from Pexels.com. That makes it no surprise that Apple is cooking up its own multi-camera next-gen phone. Rumors are pointing to the next big Apple headset sporting a massive three-ca...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Cupertino, PetaPixel, Nokia Samsung, Digit Digit, Pexels, Will Milne


Photographer Licenses Photo To Shutterstock, Is Shocked When It Plays Out Exactly How Everyone Would Imagine (techdirt)

Sometimes the best advantage is the advantage you take of yourself [?]. Canadian photographer Michael Stemm feels he's somehow been robbed of a market for his photography via affirmative steps he took to ensure the market fell into another entity's hands. Stemm was shocked to find local Walmarts stocking items featuring a photograph he took. But this isn't a case of Walmart finding a picture on the internet and deciding to keep it. It's a case of "read the fine print" before you surrender your ...
Tags: Shutterstock, News, Walmart, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Tim Cushing, Walmart Canada, PetaPixel, STEMM, Michael Zhang, Globalnews, Michael Stemm


The best DSLR cameras you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Photography enthusiasts still love their trusty DSLR cameras. During our testing and research, the Nikon D850 stood out with its impressive image quality. The best part? This powerful camera is relatively easy to use. The digital camera market is in the midst of a significant change. Smartphone cameras are taking control of the lo...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Ars Technica, Sony, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Steve, Business Insider, Adorama, PetaPixel, Owen Burke, Nikon Asia, Ken Rockwell, Kyle Schurman, As Digital Photography Review


These babies with adult teeth looks very weird

What the hell is this? Well, it's "Babies With Teeth." From PetaPixel: The project is the brainchild of Texas photographer Ashley Evans, and it all started while she was playing around in an app called YouApp. “I had an app and wanted to see what my son looked like with teeth,” Evans tells PetaPixel. “It was hilarious so I did it to my daughter. I then posted in a Facebook group and it just blew up from there.” Many of the images are accompanied by captions that adultize the babies, but ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Texas, News, Photoshop, Funny, Babies, Evans, Teeth, PetaPixel, Ashley Evans


Welcome to Uncanny Valley: AI-Generated Selfies Invent People Out of Whole Cloth

When 3D computer graphics first started getting really big, some actors worried that it would put them out of a job. Those fears were largely unfounded because there was always something a bit “off” about computer-generated faces. Image via NVIDIA. That subtle difference you notice is called the “uncanny valley effect” and it is what makes doll-eyed computer characters fake to the human eye. Overcoming this is not only a goal of graphics designers but also an aspiration for other fields as wel...
Tags: Photography, News, Nvidia, Uncanny Valley, Gan, PetaPixel


Pic Debunking Photo of Paris Riots Proven False After Going Viral

That headline was a doozy to write, but here goes with keeping this story straight. Many of us in the photography world follow the news, and the riots in Paris are a particularly photography-worthy moment in time. Image via Agence France Presse FactCheck Twitter Account. Producing some stark images of people power in action, the Paris protests, as well as those outside of the French capital city, are among the biggest stories this year and, being political, it is producing a ton of false narra...
Tags: Photography, News, Paris, Afp, Agence France Presse, PetaPixel


Mega-Rich Fam Needs Personal Photographer, Pays $100K/Year Plus Global Travel

If your dream job involves travel, photography, and getting paid mega bucks to do it all, then do we have a job-wanted ad for you. A super rich family located somewhere on this green Earth wants you to join them as they globetrot around, making memories that will last a lifetime. Of course, your job will be to take their pictures and act as their personal photographer, but you probably expected that from the headline. Image via Suliman Sallehi from Pexels.com. What makes this stand out is just...
Tags: Photography, News, Australia, Earth, New Orleans, South America, PetaPixel, Pexels, Europe North, Perfocal, Suliman Sallehi, Monaco Mardi Gras


The Future is Now – First Hollywood Film Captured by a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Debuts

In what is a small step for filmmaking but a giant leap for the optical industry as a whole, the recent debut of a psychological thriller that was shot using a Sony a7S II is nothing less than a revolution for both industries. “The Possession Of Hannah Grace,” a film that PetaPixel says is about “shock exorcism,” will be the first full-length Hollywood film to use a full-frame mirrorless camera in production, though audiences will likely not be able to tell. Image via The Possession of Hannah G...
Tags: Photography, Hollywood, News, Sony, PetaPixel, Glenn S Gainor, The Possession of Hannah Grace, Lennert Hillege


Racecar Leaps Into Photographers’ Box During Formula 3 Race in Macau, China

Photographers put their lives on the line more often than we’d like to admit. Image via Chris Peeters from Pexels.com. And some racing photographers over in China got an up close and personal meeting with a racecar when it leapt from the track and into the booth with them. It all went down at the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix and, thankfully, no one was killed. To give you some idea of how fast the car was traveling, PetaPixel reports that the speed was 270km/h or 168mph. That’s absolutely insane...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, News, China, Sony, Sophia, Macau China, PetaPixel, Pexels, Sophia Floersch, Chris Peeters, Christian Haart


Bokeh and Other Buzzword Functions Google Stuffed Into the Google Photos App for iOS

If you’re going to launch a camera app, you better include the right features or at least the buzzwords consumers are looking for in a product. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. After all, how else are you going to advertise it in a market absolutely saturated with competition? One of those in the photography world happens to be “bokeh” – the Japanese word no one can agree on how to pronounce but that everyone thinks is super important for smartphone cameras. Seriously, if you look up the ter...
Tags: Google, Photography, News, Bokeh, Google Photos, Alphabet, PetaPixel, Pixabay, Pexels


Nikon Predicts Domination of the Full-Frame Market

Bold plans and grand visions often accompany success. And, apparently, the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras are selling really, really well. Because Nikon is talking big these days. Image via Nikon. The company has set their sights on conquering the full-frame market “very soon” according to recent reports. This comes after everyone and their mom released new mirrorless cameras to compete with Sony this year. But PetaPixel, citing an interview DPReview did with multiple executives at Ni...
Tags: Photography, Japan, News, Sony, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, PetaPixel


A Tale as Old as the Internet: Website Redesign Upsets Longtime Users

Change is tough. And on the Internet, it can be a real grind. Especially if you're a web designer. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. Because people who get used to a website tend to like it to stay that way – no matter how unrealistic that proposition might be. The recent redesign of 500px’s website isn’t going over well with some people on the Internet. As you can imagine, they’re trying to dominate the conversation as much as possible. Characterized by PetaPixel as a “photobook” design, the...
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, PetaPixel, Pixabay, Pexels


Instagrammers are Destroying Natural Landmarks

We’ve told you about the massive impact Instagram fanatics are having on everything from hotel management to park safety. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. Another huge concern is the destructive force of so much foot traffic. According to a recent report cited by PetaPixel, Instagrammers are literally trampling some of the world’s most beautiful sites under their feet, ruining once pristine nature sites that would receive a few thousand visitors at most in the past. The long term impact of t...
Tags: News


Lender Beware – Sharing Economy Camera Transaction Ends in “Legal Theft”

The advent of the sharing economy has revolutionized everything from where we stay on vacation to how we get around while in town. Image via Alex Andrews from Pexels.com. And, for the most part, everything seems to be working out in the consumer’s favor. Sure, there is the random, odd incident where an AirBnB rental turns into a nightmare, and it has almost become a right of passage to have one Uber ride from hell. But that doesn’t mean that when things go bad they can’t go really bad, as is t...
Tags: Photography, News, Los Angeles, Canon, Peter, PetaPixel, Dev, Alex Andrews, Pexels, Peter H, KitSplit, Mississippi New York, PetaPixel KitSplit


“Beautygate” Problem Vanishes with Latest iPhone Update, Natural Faces Now Default for Better or Worse

The ill-fated attempt at making everyone more beautiful through AI has failed. Image via Apple. Of course, we’re being cheeky and the so-called “Beautygate” issue plaguing iPhones was nothing more than a software glitch. But, still, it made headlines and for all of the wrong reasons. The most recent update, iOS 12.1, has eliminated the smoothing at the heart of the controversy and the results speak for themselves. We have to admit, it was a bit jarring to see so many selfies slathered in a fin...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, PetaPixel


Couple Dies After Falling Off of Same Cliff in Viral Yosemite Photo

The Yosemite cliff that served as the location of a now-viral marriage proposal is now also the location of a tragedy involving photography: A selfie at the same cliff’s edge has led to the death of a young couple according to reports from the Associated Press. Image via Pixabay from Pexels.com. Husband and wife Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy were visiting the same Yosemite cliff where a still-unknown couple proposed. The two tragically fell to their deaths after taking a series of sel...
Tags: Photography, News, Yosemite, Associated Press, PetaPixel, Pixabay, Pexels, Associated Press Image, Vishnu Viswanath, Meenakshi Moorthy, Sean Matteson


Apple iPad Pro Tackles Massive Files in Adobe Photoshop Product Demo

Word that Adobe was bringing the full-flavor version of Photoshop to the iPad line was a welcome bit of news for creatives everywhere that use Apple and Creative Suite products, but many were still skeptical that the tablet would have the chops to compete with the . Image via Apple. Not only is the new Photoshop app up to almost any task you could throw at it, but Apple showed it editing a 3GB .PSD file like there was nothing unique about the whole setup. Part and parcel with the unveiling of...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, Adobe, Cupertino, PetaPixel


DJI Wants Controversial Drone-Aircraft Collision Video Removed

More drone drama in the news. Image via Pok Rie from Pexels.com. In what should come as no surprise to anyone that is following the drone-aircraft collision video the University of Dayton Research Institute released some time ago, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial drones, DJI, wants the video taken down, calling it “misleading” according to a report published today in PetaPixel. The video the University of Dayton Research Institute released shows a typical consumer-grade dro...
Tags: Photography, News, Mooney, PetaPixel, Schulman, Pexels, UDRI, University of Dayton Research Institute, Pok Rie, Kevin Poormon, Brendan M Schulman


The World’s First Production Five-Camera Smartphone the LG V40 ThinQ

More is better, especially when it comes to adding cameras to a smartphone. But if it adds something to the phone’s capabilities it is only justified, right? Image via LG. In what can only be termed bold marketing, LG’s latest smartphone is the first in the world to feature three cameras on the back of the phone and two on the front in a design that LG promises will “redefine the standard of smartphone photography.” Bold promises but par for the course in the ever accelerating race to p...
Tags: Photography, News, World, Lg, PetaPixel


iPhone XS Auto-Smoothing Selfie Feature Leads to Controversy

The iPhone XS debuted to praise, acclaim, and surprise as Apple unveiled its more aggressive push into turning the iPhone lineup into the go-to media consumption device for consumers and providing powerful photography and videography capabilities to boot. Image via Apple. Incorporating a new chip, a sleeker design, and all sorts of AI-powered tech, the XS does not shy away from its position as Apple’s apex smartphone but it is, nonetheless, no stranger to controversy. A lot of smartphones thes...
Tags: Apple, Photography, News, PetaPixel


The Return of Kodak Ektachrome – Shipping NOW

In a saga that has finally reached an end, the much-anticipated return of Kodak’s Ektachrome film is finally here and the product is available now. Image via Kodak. We reported on the return of the Ektachrome brand some time ago but things seemingly moved at a glacial pace ever since the announcement that Kodak was bringing it back in 2017. Just in time for Photokina 2018, however, Kodak Alaris announced that those shops that ordered the new Ektachrome 100 should receive their shipments soon a...
Tags: Photography, News, Kodak, Spike Lee, Tony Scott, Kodak Alaris, PetaPixel, Kodak Ektachrome, Steve Bellamy, Kodak Ektachrome Shipping NOW


First Ever Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras from Panasonic Debuts

We knew Photokina would bring big news and Panasonic isn't one to disappoint. Meet the new Panasonic Lumix S1R and S1, the company’s first ever full-frame mirrorless cameras, premiering today at Photokina 2018 in a much-anticipated though no-less-exciting announcement. Image via Panasonic. If you’d like to watch the Photokina announcement, you can head on over to YouTube and watch it there by clicking here. Discussing their new full-frame, mirrorless cameras, Panasonic said, “In recent years, ...
Tags: Photography, News, Youtube, Panasonic, Lumix, Panasonic LUMIX, Photokina, PetaPixel, S1, Panasonic Image, S1 Panasonic