Beautiful Lonely Railroads Winding Through America's Landscape

Railroad tracks have been a constant presence in the ever-changing American landscape since the 1800s. Whether they are carrying cars of people and goods, or have fallen into disrepair, the site of train tracks is familiar site to all. For photographer John Michael Sanderson, the railroad and its surrounding… » 1/26/15 11:05am Yesterday 11:05am

The Many Play Areas Nestled Into New York's Metropolis

New York is an epicenter of commerce and culture. But even busy Manhattanites need recreation to sooth their nerves. Luckily, NYC has no shortage of parks, fields, and courts for sporting types. Franck Bohbot's series of cityscapes documenting these various sites scattered throughout the metropolis are an ode to our… » 1/23/15 1:15pm Friday 1:15pm

These Before and After GIFs Show Just How Fake Ad Photography Can Be

We all know that the modification, retouching, and compositing of photographs is utterly commonplace. But few actually realize the extent to which some advertising imagery is conjured from so many disparate elements. These GIFs prepared by Russian compositor Ashot Gevorkyan reveal the crazy path from reality to… » 1/21/15 10:37am 1/21/15 10:37am

The Spectacular Sight of Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Ocean

Of all the things you'd expect to find at the bottom of the ocean, a small village of old New York subway cars may not cross your mind. But for over a decade, subway cars have been discarded into the Atlantic in an environmental effort to create artificial reef habitats for fostering sea life. Photographer Stephen… » 1/19/15 11:25am 1/19/15 11:25am

Sift Through Hundreds of Images by Legendary Photographer Robert Frank

Robert Frank forever changed the course of photography when his book The Americans was published in 1958, chronicling the broad landscape of life in the USA. To say that Frank has reached legend status is an understatement. Now, with a new online collection put together by the National Gallery of Art, hundreds of … » 1/14/15 1:11pm 1/14/15 1:11pm

This Simple Video Makes the Best Case for Printing Your Family Photos 

While the family album used to be a staple of any household, we live in a time when most people's photos remain in their digital form, forever and for always. Even the word printing conjures a fading era of physicality. Then you watch a video like this and are instantly reminded of the very human act of looking at ink… » 1/13/15 10:57am 1/13/15 10:57am

Fujfilm's 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens Is an All-Weather Zoom With No Compromise

Probably the most common lens that pro photographers use is a standard zoom with a constant aperture. Up until now, Fujifilm has lacked such a lens for their X series of cameras. That's all changing with the announcement of a 16-55mm f/2.8 lens to add to their already impressive lineup. » 1/06/15 12:01am 1/06/15 12:01am

Sony's Action Cam Update Bites At GoPro's Heels With 4K Recording

Action cams have been catching the winds of 4K video since last year, with GoPro's Hero 4 Black and DJI's Inspire camera both offering ultra-high resolution options. Sony's Action Cam will not be left behind with their newly announced model, the X100V. This thing sports 4K deliciousness of its own. » 1/05/15 8:00pm 1/05/15 8:00pm

Panasonic Is Bringing Its Crazy Souped-Up Camera Phone to the U.S.

A lot of people were feeling a hearty mix of awe and confusion when Panasonic quietly launched the CM1—an Android phone enclosing a high-end point and shoot camera with a large one-inch sensor and full manual controls. The CM1 was only to be available in a few regions like Germany and France, but now the hybrid… » 1/05/15 1:19pm 1/05/15 1:19pm

Canon Connect Station Lets You Easily View Photos on Your TV 

Canon just announced the Connect Station CS100. It's a set-top box that interfaces with your camera for viewing all your photos and videos right on your TV. The Connect Station is an attempt by Canon to establish itself as the most super-consumer-friendly camera brand around, and this new piece of hardware is clearly… » 1/05/15 9:00am 1/05/15 9:00am

Field Test: Fujifilm's X100T Is the Most Amazing Camera I'd Never Buy

Fujifilm's X100 series cameras are not for the masses. They are expensive, don't zoom, and don't fit in your pocket. And yet, if there's a single modern digital camera that has reached near cult status in the past few years, it's the X100. Enthusiasts flock to the retro-styled, fixed-lens shooters in droves. The… » 1/02/15 1:35pm 1/02/15 1:35pm

This Street Photographer's Start-to-Finish Analog Process Is a Rarity

The number of people who still shoot film is small. The number of people who shoot and develop their own film is smaller, and the number of people who then make their own prints in a darkroom is miniscule. Andre D. Wagner is one of the few. This video is a window into not only his process, but his approach to taking… » 12/19/14 10:28am 12/19/14 10:28am

Field Notes: Sony's A7 Mark II Is a Solid Upgrade, But Video's a Bummer

We recently did a quick preview of Sony's new A7 Mark II, the brand new revision to last year's full-frame mirrorless camera. Since then I've had a chance to spend significantly more quality time with the Mark II, and am ready to ruminate on what's better and worse on version two. » 12/16/14 9:43am 12/16/14 9:43am

Field Notes: Grappling With the Sigma DP1 Quattro's Bizarre Shape 

Sigma is known primarily for lenses, but it also makes cameras. The most recent creation is the Quattro series. Like previous models, it uses Sigma's unique high resolution Foveon sensor. But this time around, some serious shape-shifting has been applied to the body for a truly oddball camera that is hard to come to… » 12/11/14 2:18pm 12/11/14 2:18pm