Don't-Miss Photography Stories

Innovative temptations at Photokina

There are a plethora of photographic delights at this year's Photokina show in Germany. Derrick Story is out there stalking the floor.


Fujifilm XF1: An F1.8 compact swathed in rich faux leather

With an F1.8 lens, a fairly big sensor, unique zoom-lens controls, and a faux leather cover, the Fujifilm XF1 is looking to turn heads on the premium compact scene.


Canon EOS 6D: A full-frame DSLR with Wi-Fi for $2100

The Nikon vs. Canon battle continues, this time on the semi-affordable full-frame DSLR front. The new EOS 6D packs a full-frame sensor and Wi-Fi features into a fairly small body.


Do you really need a DSLR?

Photographer Will Porter demonstrates that it's possible to take decent photos without spending a huge amount of money, and without having to buy an expensive and hard-to-use DSLR.


Review: Casio Tryx point-and-shoot camera

The Casio Tryx camera has an innovative, twistable design, along with super-high-speed video capture mode, an extremely wide-angle lens, and some cool in-camera tricks for capturing hands-free shots and artistic-looking stills.

Olloclip three-in-one camera lens for iPhone 4

The easy to use olloclip clip-on lens makes it possible to take macro, fisheye, and wide-angle shots on an iPhone 4.

Why we love Instagram, Hipstamatic, and the lo-fi photo trend

Why are the dingy, ill-colored, sometimes washed out images created by lo-fi photo filter apps so appealing? To understand that, you have to accept something very fundamental about the nature of photography.

Instagram hits the 150 million photos mark

Photo-sharing app Instagram can now boast 150,000,000 shared images and 7 million users.

Macworld macro photo contest winners

For the latest Macworld photo contest we asked you to get closer than usual to your subject of choice, and then send in your best macro shots. Here are the winners of the contest along with some of our favorite entries.

Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK camcorder

While the Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK is not the most stylishly designed camcorder, it does what it's supposed to: make good videos.

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 camera

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a showpiece for the benefits and drawbacks of a touchscreen interface. Its touchscreen UI introduces a few groundbreaking features, but may leave you longing for old-fashioned analog controls more often than not.

Review: Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS camera

If you're looking for a touchscreen camera, the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is one of the best point-and-shoot options. Due to the touchscreen, however, the Elph 500 HS acts more like a phone than a traditional camera.

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V point-and-shoot

You'd be hard-pressed to find a camera that offers more features than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V, with its 16X-optical-zoom lens, ability to capture 3D images and excellent video, GPS functions, searchable in-camera help guide, and more.

How to take great macro photographs

Macro photography is any type of shooting where you're extremely close to a detail or small object. You can capture great macro images with a SLR, point-and-shoot, and even an iPhone. Whichever camera you choose to use, here are some tips to remember.

Photographer creates 360-degree time-lapse movies

San Francisco artist and programmer Ken Murphy has combined a point-and-shoot camera, a Canon firmware hack, and a motorized telescope mount to create lively panoramic time-lapse movies.