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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Boast the First Dual Aperture Lens

Samsung has just announced the S9 and S9+ smartphones, which feature what Samsung says is the company’s most advanced camera ever. The low-light camera is the first in the smartphone industry to use a dual aperture lens. “Good lighting is the secret to any great photo,” Samsung says. “But often, ...

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Shooting Wet Plate Double Exposures with a Handheld Camera

Wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently tried his hand at tackling an unusual project: he wanted to shoot wet plate portraits handheld. Hofstaetter started out by using his country’s equivalent of craigslist to hunt for and purchase a nearly 100-year-old camera that would be suitable for his project. The one ...

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500px Acquired by VCG, the Getty Images of China

500px has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG), the Beijing, China-based photo and media agency that’s known as “the Getty Images of China.” VCG announced today that its subsidiary VCG Hong Kong has acquired 100% of 500px shares. VCG previously led a $13 million funding round in 500px back ...

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