The Best Device For Reading Is Still the Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an e-reader… » 10/24/14 12:11pm Yesterday 12:11pm

5 Books For Expanding Your Photography Knowledge

There are many ways to learn about photography, not least of which are the vast depths of the internet, replete with tutorials and how-to videos. But getting past mere technical proficiency and learning valuable lessons about the art form isn't as easy as a Google search. Luckily, there are those old things called… » 10/23/14 2:43pm Thursday 2:43pm

Inbox First Impressions: Potentially Awesome But Not Quite There

When the news broke yesterday of Google's new Inbox app, my initial reaction was skeptical. How many times has an app tried to "solve" email? Inbox is Google's way of helping you organize the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see… » 10/23/14 12:07pm Thursday 12:07pm

Canon 7D Mark II: The Best DSLR For Sports and Wildlife, But That's All

When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same… » 10/20/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

The Lonesome Crowded Shopping Malls of the 1980s

When discussing street photography, locations like New York City or Los Angeles probably spring to mind. A less obvious setting is that icon of late 20th-century capitalism: the shopping mall. Stephen DiRado roved the halls of his local mall in the 80s and captured stunning portraits of the denizens within. » 10/17/14 5:17pm 10/17/14 5:17pm

5 Classic Film Cameras You Can Get For Under $1000


Buying an analog camera can be daunting if you are new to the game. There are decades worth of varieties to consider! The good news is, you can get something really premium without breaking the bank. DigitalRev, an camera outfit based in Hong Kong, has enlisted the help of Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter for some… » 10/16/14 11:55am 10/16/14 11:55am

A Short About the Challenge and Beauty of Large Format Photography

It takes a special kind of masochist to carry around the behemoth that is a large format camera. One such person is Joseph Allen Freeman, a photographer working in the 8 x 10 format. In the short film Through the Ground Glass, by Nick Bolton and Taylor Hawkins, we hear Freeman ruminate about the trials and romanticism… » 10/16/14 9:45am 10/16/14 9:45am

This Photographer Documents the Faces Of a Single Harlem Street Corner


Taking pictures of strangers is hard no matter where you are photographing. On the streets of Harlem, Khalik Allah takes the utmost care to approach his subjects with confidence and purpose in order to capture his wonderfully evocative portraits of the New York neighborhood. This video from Time's Lightbox » 10/15/14 2:35pm 10/15/14 2:35pm

You Could Soon Be Using Photoshop Right From Your Web Browser

Today at the Adobe MAX event in Los Angeles, the software maker demoed a bunch of nifty new things they have brewing for future releases. One of the coolest was a web version of Photoshop that allows some pretty impressive image editing capability without the need to install any software. » 10/08/14 1:52pm 10/08/14 1:52pm

Adobe Gives Its Mobile Apps More Familiar Names, Adds a Few New Tools

Search for Adobe in the App Store and you will find a slew of snappy-sounding apps. It can seem a bit disjointed, so starting today, Adobe is updating and re-organizing its mobile app lineup under the monikers of the desktop Adobe fare you know and love. There are also a few new ones to try out. » 10/06/14 9:00am 10/06/14 9:00am

Nikon Is Poised to Beat Canon at DSLR Video

Video quality in DSLRs has been fairly steady in its seven years or so on the scene. There have been minor jumps in cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, but DSLRs have been largely eclipsed in image quality by mirrorless and new video-focused cinema cameras. Nikon, used to playing second-fiddle to Canon, is not going… » 10/01/14 1:26pm 10/01/14 1:26pm

A Bittersweet Walk On the High Line's Latest (and Last) Leg

For the past five years, New Yorkers have enjoyed that linear green thoroughfare known as the High Line, which has been slowly extending up the West Side of Manhattan since 2009. Yesterday, the third and final phase of the park was completed, and it's both happy and sad—that a great project was seen to completion, and… » 9/24/14 4:36pm 9/24/14 4:36pm

An Artist Whose Career Is Based Entirely On Other People's Photographs

Why take photos when millions upon millions of people are taking billions upon billions of them every single day, of every subject imaginable? Artist Joachim Schmid has been obsessed with other people's photos for years, collecting and re-packaging them as art objects. This great video from the Carnegie Museum of… » 9/24/14 11:28am 9/24/14 11:28am