How Kodak Survives Now That Film Is Dead

The decline of Kodak as a powerhouse of photography is a story oft told. But what does it actually look like in the facilities that once churned out endless rolls of film for the masses? » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm

Olympus E-M5 Mark II Review: The Original Retro Camera, Refined to a Tee

Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it's finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that… » 3/20/15 2:11pm 3/20/15 2:11pm

Watch As Photoshop Experts Try (and Fail) To Use Photoshop 1.0

Photoshop recently celebrated a pretty big birthday—a whole quarter century of cropping, manipulating, and perfecting pictures from crappy creations to creative masterpieces. But take a collection of current Creative Cloud experts and inflict Photoshop 1.0 on them, and the results are disastrously entertaining. » 3/12/15 5:23pm 3/12/15 5:23pm

Casinos Look Incredibly Eerie Without All the People

Casinos can be rancid places, full of sadness and stale beer. But if you just vacuumed out all the gambling, they're surprisingly peaceful—if a little weird in the interior decoration department. Photographer Joe Johnson proves it in "The Playing Field," a project that documents Reno, its casinos, and almost zero… » 3/11/15 6:13pm 3/11/15 6:13pm

You Don't Need the Insane Zoom That Camera Makers Are Shilling

Camera makers are trying everything to revive the tanking market of low-end shooters. Their latest gambit? Insanely long zooming cameras that reach across vast swaths of land. But zoom is just another sweet-sounding spec that could leave you with crappier pictures. » 3/04/15 5:18pm 3/04/15 5:18pm

A Host of Lenses Arrive For Sony's Full Frame A7 Cameras

A good camera system needs lots of lenses, and Sony is taking their full-frame FE system a step forward with some new hunks of glass. We caught a whiff of these last year when Sony first teased them, but now we have a full rundown of pricing and availability. » 3/04/15 9:28am 3/04/15 9:28am

The Photography at CERN Is Helping Solve the Mysteries of the Universe

Everyone's favorite mega-machine, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, is meant to help humans some of the most basic questions about the nature of our world. How it goes about this is—in a word—complex. But part of it involves a bit of good old-fashioned (kind of) photography. » 2/27/15 11:25am 2/27/15 11:25am

Watch How Common Photoshop Tricks Were Done In the Darkroom

Editing a photo is as easy as clicking a mouse with the modern magic of Photoshop. But another type of magic dominated when the only option was a darkroom and enlarger. Some of us remember these days well, but for the young'uns out there, this Lynda.com demo shows just how photo editing went down in the film days. » 2/26/15 9:18am 2/26/15 9:18am

The Olympic Venues of the USSR, 35 Years Later

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets' misplaced and ultimately… » 2/23/15 3:23pm 2/23/15 3:23pm

This Book Of Countless Cameras Is An Ode to Analog Photo Nerds

If you have that obsession with camera gear that so many of us behold, you'll want to check out the new book Tokyo Camera Style. It's based on the website of the same name, which gathers snapshots of everyday folks and their coveted shooter of choice. » 2/20/15 11:13am 2/20/15 11:13am

Growing Up With Photoshop

I don't remember what the first thing I ever made in Photoshop was, much less why. What brought me to the software in 1996, at age thirteen, is a faded memory. But I'd like to think that I saw a power in learning its magic—even then, I knew it could conjure incredible things. » 2/19/15 10:27am 2/19/15 10:27am

How Photos Were Made Through History, From Daguerreotypes to Digital 

Making a photograph today is a matter of pressing a button and letting a bunch of electronics do their thing. Before that we had film, and before film we had even more cumbersome processes. Did you know that making photographs once involved materials like egg-whites, asphalt, and platinum? Watch these videos to hear… » 2/17/15 10:30am 2/17/15 10:30am

Shopping for a Camera at This Amazing Store Is Way Better Than Ebay

If you're into analog photography, most of the time the only way to shop is online. It is exceedingly rare to come across a physical store with a hearty stock of film cameras you can hold and touch. One such oasis is the Denton Camera Exchange in the fair city of Denton, Texas. » 2/09/15 10:03am 2/09/15 10:03am

Canon 5DS and 5DS R: The Highest Resolution Full-Frame DSLRs Ever Made

I guess the megapixel war is back on! Canon just announced two new DSLRs, the 5DS and 5DS R, that pack 50 megapixels of resolution. That makes them the highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever to grace our presence. But big giant humongous images don't come without a price. » 2/06/15 8:42am 2/06/15 8:42am

An Up-Close Look at the Monumental Task of Building a Bridge

We take giant manmade structures for granted. Whether erected in decades long gone or constructed anew from a distance, they are just there. When Joseph Blum set out to photograph the building of the new Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland, he wanted to get face to face with action bringing such a project… » 2/05/15 10:20am 2/05/15 10:20am

Olympus Air A01 Turns Your Phone Into a Lens-Swapping 16 MP Shooter  

Olympus just announced a new Japan-only product that mimics what Sony did last year with their QX line. It's a camera sensor and lens mount that's controlled completely by your smartphone. The Air A01 uses a hot 16 megapixel micro four-thirds sensor and is compatible with all lenses for that system. » 2/05/15 9:23am 2/05/15 9:23am

Samsung's NX500 Is Its Most Powerful Camera Shrunk Into a Small Body

We recently reviewed the burly Samsung NX1, a rather advanced mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR. Well, now you can have the same guts in a camera that fits in a jacket pocket! » 2/05/15 8:59am 2/05/15 8:59am

Olympus E-M5 Mark II: Whoa, 40 Megapixel Photos Out of Thin Air

Small, retro, stylish: the Olympus OM-D EM-5 was one of the first mirrorless cameras to charm discerning photographers. The new E-M5 Mark II brings all that back, plus a wild new mode that magically gives you 40 megapixel images from a 16 megapixel sensor. And that's just one of the improvements. » 2/05/15 1:39am 2/05/15 1:39am

Amazing Aerial Photos of Greenhouses Blanketing the Spanish Landscape

The area in southern Spain known as mar del plástico is a landscape dominated by vast stretches of greenhouse farms. From the ground, it looks like nothing but roads winding through a maze of covered crops. But when seen from the air in photographer Bernhard Lang's images, things look a bit more surreal. » 2/03/15 4:59pm 2/03/15 4:59pm

The Birth and Evolution of Frame Rate In Films

One of the most basic mechanisms of the motion picture is frame rate—how fast those frames of still images flicker past your eye to produce the magical effect of cinema. This video traces the history of why such values as 24, 30, or 60 frames per second came to be standard. » 2/03/15 9:58am 2/03/15 9:58am