Photography News

Stay up-to-date with the latest news within the photography industry. Here we feature new photography gear announcements, creative conferences, and other interesting headlines related to the world of photography and filmmaking.

Nikon to Acquire RED in Surprise Announcement

In a surprise announcement this morning, Nikon announced that they are set to acquire US cinema camera manufacturer RED. With RED due to become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese camera giant, this will surely make Nikon a force to be reckoned with, not only in the photography world but also in the filmmaking world.

Will We See Another Major Canon Camera This Year?

Most gear enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Canon EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II, and while those will certainly be some of the most important cameras to come along in a while, Canon might have another crucial camera waiting in the wings.

News About Canon's Most Important Cameras Emerges

The 1 Series and 5 Series are Canon's most important professional bodies, representing their flagship and workhorse cameras, respectively. As such, many users are eagerly awaiting more information on the upcoming EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II cameras, and we now know a bit more.

Are We About to See This Insane Cameraphone?

A relatively new player in the smartphone arena may be setting the stage for a groundbreaking reveal, a device that promises to redefine expectations with its monumental battery capacity. This forthcoming model, dubbed the P28K promises mind-blowing battery life.

South Carolina State Representative Sues Instagram After Son's Suicide

A legislator from South Carolina is taking legal action against Instagram following the tragic suicide of his son. Roughly two weeks post the memorial service of his eldest child, State Representative Brandon Guffey was confronted with a private message on Instagram containing a mockery emoji.

The Nikon Z 9 Is Off to Space!

Nikon has today announced that their Z 9 model has boldly gone where no Z series camera body has gone before! That's right, the Nikon Z 9 along with a selection of lenses, is off to space and I, for one, cannot wait to see the images.

Photo Editing by Voice? Apple Is Working on It

Recently, we've seen a lot of AI used in image creation, but so far, we haven't seen it as strongly applied to image editing instead of widespread image creation.

Ring Revises Policy: Halts Law Enforcement Access to Doorbell Camera Footage

Amazon's subsidiary, Ring, has announced a significant policy change: it will no longer permit law enforcement agencies to access user-recorded footage from its doorbell cameras. This decision marks a departure from Ring's previous stance and was announced via a blog post on Wednesday.

New Ohio Legislation Seeks to Shield 'Kidfluencers' From Financial Exploitation

A prominent TikToker has thrown their support behind a proposed Ohio legislation designed to safeguard child influencers from potential economic exploitation by their parents. This new bill, recently introduced to the Ohio House, seeks to establish labor laws specifically for "kidfluencers" to ensure they are fairly compensated for their online presence and contributions.

Utah Teen Sues State Over Social Media Law

Utah high school student Hannah Zoulek has mounted a challenge against the state of Utah, targeting the controversial Social Media Regulation Act set to be enacted on March 1. This act requires social media platforms to verify the ages of users and secure parental consent for users under 18. It also imposes a digital curfew, barring minors from accessing these platforms from 10:30 pm to 6:30 am.

Appellate Court Sides With Photographer Suing Chicago Cubs

The First District Appellate Court recently ruled against the Chicago Cubs in their bid to move a legal case to arbitration. This decision regards a lawsuit filed by Charles Arbogast, an Associated Press photographer who suffered injuries at Wrigley Field.

DJI Mic 2 Is Here, And It Looks Amazing

DJI took everything about their beloved "DJI Mic" system and improved every major aspect with the all-new "DJI Mic 2." It's smaller, has better battery life, 32-bit float recording, direct Bluetooth connection to certain devices like your smartphone, and an all-new noise canceling feature. This is the mic we have all been waiting for.

DJI Announces the Mic 2 With a Range of New Features

DJI has launched the DJI Mic 2, a state-of-the-art audio recording device designed to elevate the audio experience for content creators, standing out with its advanced features and user-friendly design.

A Company Tried to Use an AI Influencer and It Went as Well as You Expect

In a recent development that intertwines the evolving landscapes of social media and artificial intelligence, Mahindra Racing's introduction and subsequent retraction of "Ava Beyond Reality," an AI-generated influencer, offers a glimpse into the complex dynamics at play in modern digital communication and marketing. The fake influencer was almost immediately discontinued after severe backlash.

More News About the Canon EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II Mirrorless Cameras Emerges

There's interesting news about Canon's upcoming camera releases for 2024, particularly for those interested in what will be the company's two most important cameras in years, the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II. According to their latest report, Canon is set to prioritize the launch of the Canon EOS R1, positioning it ahead of the EOS R5 Mark II in their release schedule.

More News About Canon's Most Important Cameras Emerges

The EOS 1 and EOS 5 series cameras are arguably the most important in Canon's entire lineup, representing their flagship and full frame do-it-all options for a huge number of professionals. With countless users awaiting the announcement of the EOS R1 and EOS R5 Mark II, news about their imminent announcements has emerged.

New Ohio Law Requires Parental Consent for Minors on Social Media

Starting January 15, a new regulation, the Social Media Parental Notification Act, will be implemented across Ohio, requiring young social media users under the age of 16 to obtain consent from their parents or legal guardians before using these platforms.

Hasselblad Masters 2023: Enter for a Chance To Win!

Hasselblad is making a comeback with another edition of Hasselblad Masters, a competition aimed at showcasing the world's best photography across diverse genres. Read on for details!

Canon Turns Its Attention to More Affordable Full Frame Lenses

Canon has released a huge range of impressive and expensive lenses, but not every creative can afford or wants such lenses. That's why it's great news to see the company exploring more affordable full frame lenses, as detailed in some new designs.

There Will Likely Be a Canon EOS R3 Mark II

The Canon EOS R3 was an impressive camera and represented a new camera line for the company, as Canon was abundantly clear that the R3 was not a replacement for a flagship EOS R1. As such, many people wondered if the EOS R3 would be a one-and-done camera meant as a stop-gap until the arrival of the EOS R1 or if Canon would release a second-generation model. It seems the latter is the case, with an EOS R3 Mark II planned for 2025.

Canon's High-End 35mm Lens Is Finally on the Way

Canon has produced a nice stable of impressively capable lenses for their RF mirrorless mount cameras, but one option that creatives have been patiently waiting for is a high-end 35mm prime. It seems the way is almost over.

More Revolutionary Canon Lens Designs Emerge

Canon's RF lenses have seen some remarkable designs, including never-before-seen options. And it seems they are keeping the pedal to the floor, with a remarkable new design.

Kandao Launches a New Prosumer 8K 360 Camera, the Qoocam 3 Ultra

Kandao made quite a splash with the QooCam 3 earlier this year, undercutting its nearest competition by quite a few dollars to make a very good case on value versus performance. Kandao just announced that camera's bigger brother, the QooCam 3 Ultra, and it looks to take the same formula and amp it up.

Will We See the Canon EOS R5 Mark II Soon?

Believe it or not, it has been three and a half years since the Canon EOS R5 was first announced, and as such, many photographers are starting to look for its successor, the Mark II. And as luck would have it, we might see it announced fairly soon.

Don't Get Sued by The Grinch This Holiday Season

During the festive holiday season, capturing holiday-themed family photographs is a cherished tradition for many. However, photographers, especially those conducting holiday photo sessions, should be wary of certain legal pitfalls. One such issue arises with the use of popular characters like The Grinch in professional photoshoots.

Next Year Will Bring Another Ridiculous Canon Lens

With lenses like the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM and the RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM, Canon has continued their reign as the premier manufacturer for top-level lenses. It looks like the company has no intention of slowing down, with another extreme lens on the radar for the second half of 2024.

Captive Creativity: Inmates Develop Self-Portraits And Self-Worth Behind Bars

An ongoing exhibition on Long Island shines light on the transformative power of art behind bars. Featuring soul-baring self-portraits from inmates of the Yaphank Correctional Facility, the images emerged from an introspective four-week photography workshop aimed at reawakening dignity in persons serving time for nonviolent offenses.

Meta Ditches Responsible AI Team

Meta has dismantled its team devoted to developing ethical artificial intelligence, according to an internal memo leaked recently. The Responsible AI group, formed in 2019 to ensure fair and bias-free model training, has been redirected to focus on expanding the company's generative AI capabilities instead.

Alert for Photographers: Package Theft Soars to Record Levels

As the holiday season approaches, the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning to photographers, revealing that package theft is currently "at an all-time high." This troubling trend is a cause for concern, especially as we anticipate an increase in package deliveries during this busy holiday season.

Selfie-Related Deaths Are Now a 'Public Health Problem'

A sobering new global report sheds light on the rising death toll of people pursuing risky selfies in popular outdoor destinations across continents. Over 300 casualties occurred in barely a decade - cementing the practice as a legitimate public safety crisis requiring urgent solutions.