On August 30, 2023, NASA’s Perseverance rover captured the fascinating sight of a Martian dust devil. The video, taken by the rover’s Navcam, provides a close-up glimpse of the whirlwind as it moved across Mars’ surface.
There’s an ongoing debate about whether airport security X-ray scanners can actually harm your rolls of film. Some people believe it’s essential to hand-check film to prevent damage, while others are less concerned.
But what happens when you expose ISO 3200 film to 19 X-ray scans during travel? Does it get ruined? In this video, Bry Hong investigates just how damaged his film got after his extensive travels through multiple airports.
There’s a total solar eclipse coming in just a few days, and another one in April next year. If you plan to take some shots or just observe this celestial event, an eclipse map will come in handy. The Planetary Society has you covered. They have released a comprehensive map to guide you through both eclipses and help you plan these special days.
Slovakian police have slapped a fine on a car owner after a speed camera captured a dog in the driver’s seat, seemingly driving the vehicle. The car was travelling 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) per hour over the speed limit in Šterusy, a village in western Slovakia.
The image captured by the speed camera suggests that the dog was actually operating the car. Slovakian police shared the amusing snapshot on their Facebook page, describing the scene as a brown dog “sitting obediently behind the wheel of a Škoda.”
As AI image generators become more advanced, it becomes increasingly difficult to tell AI from real images. So, it’s no wonder that yet another AI creation has been fooling people over the past few days. The image is downright bizarre, showing a half-naked man kicking an alligator in the face. It spread like wildfire, with some folks turning it into a meme and some wondering – is this thing real?
Apple has acknowledged that there are overheating issues with its new iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models. Several users have reported their phones running hotter than previous iPhone models, causing discomfort during usage.
Apple is apparently taking swift action to address these concerns and has shared insights on the matter.
I loaded my gear into my truck last week and headed 12 hours north to the mouth of the Chilko River, my first trip since the amputation. I drove the same route a year ago, through towering mountains and golden aspens, my mind less on the bears I would photograph and more on the looming surgery.
If I didn’t change my mind, I’d have my leg removed below the knee in a few months. I spent that entire drive trying to calm the voices in my head, the ones asking if I was crazy, the ones wondering if I’d ever drive this kind of trip again or actually do the things I was replacing my foot to be able to do in the first place. What if you can’t? What if you don’t? What if you are?
Meta has revealed that it used public posts from Facebook and Instagram to train its new Meta AI virtual assistant. In a move to retain trust, the company emphasized that they excluded private posts shared only with family and friends to safeguard consumers’ privacy.
Meta also made it clear that private chats on its messaging services were not used as training data for the AI model. The company took additional steps to filter out private details from public datasets used during the training process.
Do you ever struggle to know what gear to pack for a shoot? If you’re like me, you probably over-pack ‘just in case,’ and then in the end, you just use one or two lenses for the whole session.
If you can understand better what you can achieve with each lens, you might be able to plan ahead better and then pack accordingly. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey takes us on a fascinating exploration of how varying focal lengths can transform a single location shoot into two distinct photography sessions.
If you’ve been into photography for a while, you know it can sometimes be hard to find fresh inspiration. Sometimes, you can feel stuck in a rut, and if you’re like me – it can get really frustrating.
But worry not; there are ways for both you and me to get those creative juices flowing. In this video, Mitchell Kanashkevich shares five fantastic and actionable tips to rekindle that photographic spark and boost your creativity.