Flickr is on its way out, what are your alternatives?

I uploaded a clutch of photos to Flickr on Sunday evening and as I hit the big pink button it occurred to me that using Flickr furnishes me with some seriously retro credentials. While Flickr used to be the place to hang out around 2008, its growth has stalled and the consensus is that Flickr…

Making a fractured dimensions photo

Expressing the passing of time using photography as a medium has fascinated me ever since I became interested in using a camera to make art. A single photograph is usually made in a fraction of a second and we have learned to perceive photographs this way. If we make photographs with a long exposure and…

Photographer captures illegal mammoth tusk hunting in a striking photo series

Sometimes, photos tell incredible stories you find hard to believe. A Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple tells a story that’s exactly like this. He traveled with men who illegally mine for tusks of the long-extinct woolly mammoth. In Siberia, a vast and isolated region of Russia, these men go on real treasure hunts. Between…

It’s official: Verizon now owns Yahoo and Flickr

It’s been reported before that Verizon was about to acquire Yahoo. Now it’s officially done – Verizon is a new owner of  Yahoo, along with Flickr, their (once) popular photo sharing platform. Verizon has acquired Yahoo for $4.48 billion, and they plan to combine it with AOL and create a new service called Oath. As…

How to photograph a person with double chin

When it comes to shooting portraits, there are plenty of tricks you can pull off to make someone’s flaws less visible. Koldunov Brothers have created a video with tips for photographing someone with a double chin and making this bodily feature less prominent. You don’t need Photoshop or makeup, only a couple of lighting, posing…

Sony SLT camera found in crashed North Korean spy drone

I’m relying on Google Translate for this one, but it appears that North Korea are equipping their drones with Sony SLT cameras. Or, at least, one particular drone which recently crash landed in South Korea, according to a report from Naver. Judging from photos, it seems similar to a drone that was discovered in Baekryeong…

13 essential camera movements to get amazing footage with your gimbal

A motorised gimbal is one of the most useful tools you can get today for camera stabilisation. They’re much easier to get to grips with than a steadicam style stabiliser, and their prices have come down dramatically in the last year or so. For mobile phones, action cameras, DSLRs or even big RED setups, they are absolutely invaluable….

Preorders of Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens start June 22, 2017

A couple of months ago, Sigma announced two new prime lenses: 135mm F/1.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens. After the 135mm, the 14mm is now only days away from preorders. Starting from June 22, 2017, you’ll be able to preorder this lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma…