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US May Soon Require Drones to Have Visible License Plates

Heads up if you’re a drone-flying photographer in the United States: the government may soon require a physical license plate on the outside of your drone. Bloomberg spotted the proposed rule that was quietly filed earlier this month. Drone owners are currently required to register their aircraft with the FAA ...

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Google Photos Now Lets You ‘Star’ and ‘Heart’ Pictures

Google Photos is taking another step towards being a social photo sharing app that can compete with the likes of Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. Google has unveiled the ability to “star” and “heart” photos. The new “star” is the mechanism for adding photos as Favorites and will be available when ...

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Instagram’s ‘All Caught Up’ Feature to Ease Your FOMO

Instagram’s decision to move away from a simple chronological feed to an algorithm-based stream can make it difficult to keep track of whether you’ve seen everything “new” from people you follow. But help is on the way: Instagram is now testing an “All Caught Up” message to let you know ...

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Shutterbug Kills Print Magazine, Goes Web-Only After 45 Years

Shutterbug has announced that it’s ending its photography print magazine after 45 years, moving forward as an entirely Web-based publication. “Shutterbug magazine had a great run, but the media landscape has changed dramatically in the last 4+ decades, and we felt now was the time for Shutterbug to become a ...

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Tornado Forms in Front of a Timelapse Photographer’s Camera

It’s extremely difficult to predict when and where a tornado will form and touch down, so stormchasing photographers rely on long days of chasing and waiting for luck. But luck is exactly what Mike Olbinski met with recently: he captured a tornado forming and touching down while shooting a timelapse. ...

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Royal Wedding Photographer Reveals How Viral Photo Was Shot

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the world’s attention this past weekend, and one particular photo received a huge amount of praise and viral popularity. Now the photographer has revealed details of how the picture came to be. The photo above shows Prince Harry, Duke of ...

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