Byron’s Blog: Luggage That Won’t Break

After a series of recent luggage fails, it was time for an upgrade
photo hardshell cases
Timing-wise, after an unusual run of three luggage pieces failing (my luck was up, I guess), Homeland Security banned large electronics—laptops, cameras, tablets—from 10 specific airports with departures to the U.S. And, that means, if you happened to be traveling, say, on Emirates back from Dubai when this order went in place, then your camera,... Read more

Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Open Competition Winners

The global photo contest has announced this year’s winners in 10 categories
Sony World Photography Awards
Gasing Up At Roy’s © Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards The Open competition winners have been announced for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. More than 105,000 entries were submitted to this year’s Open contest in 10 categories—Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Nature, Portraits, Still... Read more

An Exclusive Tour Of Sony’s Thailand Factory

Go inside the Sony factory where the a7-series cameras and lenses are made
Digital Photo editor David Schloss just returned from the Sony Thailand factory in Chonburi, where the a7-series cameras and lenses are made. Go inside Sony Technology Thailand for an exclusive look at how some of the gear we use gets in our hands, including a video tour. This was the first time journalists have been able to tour this facility to see... Read more

“Shoot This Photo” With broncolor

The website offers an interactive tutorial with tips on how to light example images, from portraits to sports to products and more
© by Jessica Keller / broncolor broncolor offers a free interactive tutorial on its website, with tips and techniques for lighting images, from portraits to sports to products and more. Simply click on the photo and a step-by-step guide is displayed. The photographers share their tips on how the image was captured, including the broncolor lighting... Read more

Digital Photo On The Road In Thailand

Beginning March 9, join Digital Photo Editor David Schloss via live updates when he visits Sony’s Thailand lens factory to test the new FE 85mm and FE 100mm lenses
Digital Photo editor David Schloss and a select group of journalists will be visiting Sony’s Thailand lens factory beginning March 9 to test Sony’s new FE 85mm F1.8 and FE 100mm F2.8 STF OSS GM lenses. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this unique trip with live updates, photos and videos on our Facebook page, Instagram feed and YouTube page. In... Read more

Outdoor Photographer American Landscape 2017 Photo Contest

The popular photo contest is open for submssions, with prizes including lenses, drones, publication in the magazine and a $2,000 cash prize
Outdoor Photographer American Landscape Photo Contest
“Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake” Photo by Bill Tuttle, winner of the 2016 Outdoor Photographer American Landscape Photo Contest Outdoor Photographer’s American Landscape 2017 Photo Contest is open for submissions. Now in its sixth year, our sister publication’s premier annual competition celebrates the beauty of our country’s wild places. Submit... Read more

Choose The World’s Favorite Color

A joint project between Legion Paper and partner Colorplan, G . F Smith and the City of Hull is accepting submissions via a unique interactive color finder
Legion Paper
You can help choose “the world’s favourite colour,” a joint project between Legion Paper and UK partner Colorplan, specialist paper company G . F Smith and the City of Hull, which is a UK City of Culture. Using a cool interactive color finder, simply choose your favorite color. Each submission then will be entered into a database from which one... Read more

Reflection Pockets By Theresa Rose Ditson

This photo by Theresa Rose Ditson was featured in Exit in the January/February 2017 issue
Sedona, Arizona
“Reflection Pockets” was featured in Exit in the January/February 2017 issue of Digital Photo. Writes photographer Theresa Rose Ditson of capturing the image, “I explored some trails in Sedona, Arizona, that I had never taken before, and went a little off-trail to incorporate puddles I saw that had collected after recent rains. I liked the way... Read more

George Eastman Museum Collections Online

A quarter-million-plus photographs and other objects are now searchable on the website
George Eastman Museum
Courtesy of The George Eastman Museum Holding an extraordinary archive of the history of photography and cinema, the George Eastman Museum collections are now searchable online. There are more than a quarter-million objects across the Photography, George Eastman and Technology collections, with photos and other items to be added on an ongoing basis.... Read more

Leica Camera To Open Entries For The Oskar Barnack Award

The international photo competition is open to submissions beginning March 1, 2017
Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Photo by 2016 winner Scarlett Coten © Leica Camera AG Leica Camera presents the competition for the annual Oskar Barnack Award, as well as the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer, which recognizes rising photographers under age 25. Now in its 37th year, the prestigious contest calls for photo submissions from professional photographers that reflect... Read more

Autumn Sunrise Over Sneffels Range By Jason Hatfield

This photo by Jason Hatfield was featured in Exit in the December 2016 issue
Jason Hatfield
“Autumn Sunrise Over Sneffels Range” was featured in Exit in the December 2016 issue of Digital Photo. Photographer Jason Hatfield says that the image “encompasses everything I love about Colorado during prime fall season—snow-covered peaks, golden aspens, fiery scrub oak and incredible light. Getting this shot was definitely a lot of persistence,... Read more

Canon’s Tales By Light

Photography meets the natural world in this breathtaking TV series
Canon Tales of Light
A new doc-style TV series from Canon Australia follows five of the world’s most accomplished photographers as they explore little-known places across the globe. Art Wolfe (frequent contributor to our sister publication Outdoor Photographer, Darren Jew, Krystle Wright, Richard I’Anson and Peter Eastway turn their cameras on cultures, landscapes and... Read more