Snapchat owner Snap Inc. released its first, and likely the last, selfie drone earlier this year. Only four months after it took off the ground, Pixy drone is ready to land – straight into the trash can. According to reports, Snap is ditching any further development of its tiny selfie drone. In fact, it may already be sold out… Forever.
Have you ever wondered what the most famous photo of all time was? Is there a better day to ask that question than 19 August, World Photography Day? Well, of course not! Inkifi analyzed the most famous photos based on the number of reverse image search queries. According to their research, NASA’s “Man on a moon” photo takes the first place.
To make everything extra interesting, Inkifi also presents us with the runner-ups in this competition. There are also the most liked Instagram posts of all time, the oldest most famous photo ever, and more. Can you already guess what these are? No? Then keep reading, you’ve come to the right place.
If you photograph people, you will quickly realize how certain outfits can drastically alter the entire look and feel of the project. However, you may not be able to easily pinpoint why something doesn’t look quite right. Enter your secret weapon — a wardrobe stylist. Wardrobe stylists (sometimes referred to as fashion stylists or simply stylists) are garment specialists.
Photographer Clancy Gebler Davies won the British Journal of Photography (BJP) Female in Focus Award last year. However, her winning sparked some controversy after another photographer accused her of, well, basically stealing the photo. He claimed that it was he who actually took the shot, and it resulted in the winning image being withdrawn from the Awards completely.
You might have seen some spectacular video footage recently of the latest volcanic eruption in Iceland. A new fissure opened up this month not far from the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that spent six months erupting in 2021. Professional photographers and drone operators have flocked to capture the event, but of course, mass tourism wasn’t far behind them.
Any active volcano is a dangerous place, and having swarms of visitors, many of whom are not with guides, something was eventually going to go wrong. Professional drone pilot Isak Finnbogason spotted two witless tourists getting far too close while capturing his daily FPV drone footage.
Camera backpacks come in all shapes and sizes these days, and it can sometimes be a little overwhelming when you’re trying to decide what would best fit your needs. The first port of call then is to figure out exactly what those needs are, and then find something that addresses those.
This engineering approach is something that camera accessories brand Moment has been doing particularly well lately. They have just launched a collaboration with travel photographer Emmett Sparling and have introduced the 35 L Day Chaser Camera backpack. It’s being billed as “rugged, versatile and extremely comfortable” and “built to carry everything”. I was able to try it out and put it through its paces in my most recent travels across Europe.
Last month, Skylum launched its very first Luminar Neo extension – and they don’t plan on stopping. Coming soon is Noiseless AI, another plugin from Skylum that aims to make your editing process faster and simpler.
Noiseless AI is another paid plugin for Luminar NEO. As the name suggests, it removes digital noise with the power of artificial intelligence. Skylum shared some details about the latest extension with us, so let’s dive right in and see what you can expect.
It’s like this case is never going to end, although it’s scheduled to do exactly that in October of this year when the Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith case is going to be heard by the US Supreme Court. At least, we hope that’ll be the end. Whatever the outcome, it’ll have a far-reaching impact on how fair use applies in copyright today.
The United States Copyright Office themselves have now weighed in on the case by submitting an amicus brief ahead of the hearing backing up the beliefs of others that the “inspiration” does not fall under fair use and is in fact copyright infringement.
Instagram likes Reels. It likes them so much that it turns all your videos into them, and now it lets you cross-post them to Facebook too. From now on, if you use both social media apps, you can post your Reels directly to both of them.
Along with cross-posting between the apps, some other changes are coming to Instagram as well. And yes, of course, they’re Reels-related. But if you’ve started gathering likes and comments through the TikTok-esque short videos, you may actually like these.
Yongnuo has announced a new version of their popular (and above average) 85mm f/1.8 DF DSM lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. In a Weibo post, the new updated version of the lens is now all metal, including the focusing ring, a new design with a more pleasing appearance to look at (if that’s important to you), and a (very) slight reduction in length.
Two significant features of the new Yongnuo 85mm lens, however, include a 40g reduction in weight despite the all-metal construction and the bayonet mount is now equipped with a rubber ring to help with weather sealing and dust proofing. The actual optical structure doesn’t appear to have changed much although it’s had some “fine tuning” as well as optimised coatings.