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June 27, 2024

June Recommended Reads: Instagram Experiments, Creative Portraits, and More!

The latest articles and updates in the photography industry for this month are here! Learn more about creative lighting tips for portraits, updates on social media, and new gear that has just hit the market. Enjoy these summer reads for photographers.


YouTube will finally let creators test multiple thumbnails at once

YouTube is finally rolling out the ability for creators to test and compare how multiple video thumbnails perform, the company announced on Tuesday. The feature was first announced last June, but at the time, it was only available to a few hundred creators.


Pentax revives analog with its first film camera in over 20 years – and the pricey retro package has won me over
Hands-on with the half-frame Pentax 17 compact film camera turned into a real treat... eventually.


Wedding wars! How photographers took over – and vicars fought back
While once there would be a lone photographer taking pictures of the happy couple, now videographers and ‘content creators’ are also invited to document the big day, and even the clergy have had enough


 Road Trip Ready: Must-Have Equipment for Your Next Photography Adventure
Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to embark on your next photographic adventure. You've meticulously scouted locations, carefully booked your night stays, and secured that reliable rental car. But have you honestly considered all the essential gear to make your photography adventure a thrilling success?


Advanced Lighting Tips for Creative Portraits
We use a creative lighting technique and MagMod modifiers to transform a basic scene into a perfect setup for creating stunning, stylized dance portraits.


Legendary Photographer Henry Diltz’s Timeless Images of 1960s Supergroup
Photographer Henry Diltz was the official photographer for the Woodstock festival in 1969 and is one of the most important recorders of the music scene during the 1960s and 1970s.


Beautiful Birds Celebrated in the 2024 Audubon Photography Awards
The National Audubon Society has announced the winners of the 2024 Audubon Photography Awards with a photo of a pair of squabbling Backburnian warblers scooping the top prize.


Your DJI drone might soon be banned in the US – and yes, this news is just as bad as it sounds
A drone ban bill that's been making its way through the halls of US Congress (yes, conjuring mental images of a DJI FPV drone flight) for more than a year, the Countering CCP Drones Act, passed in the full House of Representatives last week and is now set to make its way to the US Senate, and if it's passed there it could be a short flight to US President Joe Biden's desk.


Instagram Experiments with Audience Feedback for Unpublished Reels Clips
See what people think of your Reels before posting to everybody.


US sues Adobe for ‘deceiving’ subscriptions that are too hard to cancel
The DOJ accuses Adobe of trapping users in subscriptions.