Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

The competition celebrates contemporary portrait photography from around the world
David Titlow
2014 Winner: “Konrad Lars Hastings Titlow” by David Titlow The annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is an opportunity for photographers of all levels to get their work noticed. The competition is open to photographers 18 and older worldwide. The winning photographer earns £15,000, and entry begins May 2017 for this year’s contest. The... Read more

Nikon Photo Contest International

The prestigious contest is open to amateur and professional photographers and videographers. The deadline is January 27, 2017
Nikon Photo Contest International
Close by Martin Stranka, Czech Republic, Emerging Talent Award, 2010-2011, Nikon Photo Contest International To reflect the changing landscape in photography, with more cameras including video capabilities, the annual Nikon Photo Contest International has evolved to create new submission guidelines. All categories in photography and video accept entries... Read more

Neil Leifer’s Personal Collection Up For Auction

The iconic sports photographer's personal prints and gifts from other photographers will all be up for auction next month
As far as photographic legacies go, Neil Leifer can make the make case as having captured some of the most famous and iconic sports images of all time. He’s best known for shooting one of the most famous images of Muhammed Ali; the photo of Ali calling out Sonny Liston to get up off the map in 1965, is without a doubt the most iconic image of... Read more

Wild Horse Cave By Eric Benedetti

"Wild Horse Cave" by Eric Benedetti
Wild Horse Cave by Eric Benedetti
“Wild Horse Cave” by Eric Benedetti was featured in the Exit section of the November 2016 issue. Benedetti took a number of exposures to piece this image together. Here’s how he created this photo. “This cave in Goblin Valley, Utah which is called Wild Horse is huge—for scale I’m the person sitting on the log, it’s... Read more

Time Releases 100 Most Influential Images Project

The project is designed to showcase some of the most powerful images from 175 years of photographic history
Time 100 Most Influential Images
On November 17, Time Magazine released a pretty cool multimedia project that highlights what Time deemed the 100 most influential images from 175 years of photographic history. It celebrates “175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism” The images include famous ones like The Afghan Girl, Tiananmen Square, Che Guevara... Read more

Control Lightroom With the Loupedeck Control Console

Almost like an audio editing console, Loupe deck takes Lightroom control off of the keyboard
Normally, we don’t cover Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns for photography equipment. Generally speaking, you never know if a cool product is actually going to come to market. There are quite a few failures to launch in the Kickstarter world. That said, the idea of Loupedeck is interesting enough that what we’re taking a look at here... Read more

Photographer Builds Functioning Halloween Nikon Camera Costume

Made from cardboard, duct tape and other materials, a photographer built a function Nikon camera costume
For many, Halloween is an excuse throw on whatever costume they can scrabble together and party with friends or take their kids out trick-or-treating. For others, it’s an attempt to be wildly creative. Photographer Bryan Troll definitely falls into that latter category. Troll built a full body Nikon camera costume that actually works. We don’t... Read more

New Startup Haystack Is A Search Engine For Stock Photos

With access to 19 different stock image hosts, Haystack aims to make it easier to find the perfect stock image
Haystack Autumn search
From Getty and Reuters to 500px and Flickr, there are tons of stock image repositories with thousands of photos covering the gamut of human experience. Searching for the perfect one is kind of like looking for a needle in a haystack. Appropriately named startup Haystack was created to help people find the right image faster by aggregating 19 of the... Read more

Astronomers Used 48 Canon Lenses To Find New Galaxies

Using a honeycomb layout, astronomers used Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II to look to the sky.
An example Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II used
Generally, one would expect to see the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L II used for sports or wildlife photography. It’s fast enough to capture moving objects and subjects in focus combined with a long focal length. However, it also features a number of features that make it surprisingly good for astronomy research. In an interview with Symmetry Magazine (a... Read more

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists have been released for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards which promotes humor and compassionate conservation.
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Sometimes, as photographers and artists, we can take ourselves and our subjects far too seriously, which is why the second annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are a breath of humorous air. Established in 2015 by the Born Free Foundation, the idea is to promote wildlife photography using a competition that is “light hearted, upbeat, possibly... Read more

Oldest Surviving Production Nikon Up For Auction

The Nikon 1 rangefinder up for auction by Westlicht Auction is the oldest surviving Nikon production model that we know about. It was built in 1948.
The camera above is a Nikon 1 rangefinder from 1948. It is the oldest, known, surviving production Nikon in the world and it has recently been put up for auction. The auction house, Westlicht Photographic Auction, estimates that the camera will sell for about between 160,000 and 180,000 euros or about $200,000. While Nikon has existed in one form or... Read more

Repair Damaged Tripod Threads With This Video

Tom Antons shows you how to repair tripod threads with a simple, inexpensive kit from Amazon that easily pops threads in and out.
Tripod Thread Repair
We saw this tripod thread repair video making the rounds on Twitter and thought that it shared necessary and good information about camera repair that photographers can do in the comfort of their own home. Generally, speaking threads in tripods and on the bottom of cameras are fairly solid. However, through wear and tear or negligence, like anything... Read more