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Kodak made what was probably the most popular (and unexpected) photography announcement of CES: the company is bringing back the beloved Ektachrome film stock. But Ektachrome might only be the beginning. According to Kodak CMO Steven Overman, Kodachrome might come back next!

When I was 20, I was dissatisfied with my photography. I felt like I was being limited by where I lived. I thought if I wanted to become a better street photographer, I needed to live in Europe—to photograph the romantic streets of Paris, the back-alleys of Prague, and the bustling streets of London.

In case you haven’t heard, film is making a comeback. It’s not just small companies funding new film stocks on Kickstarter, either—Kodak is bringing back Ektachrome and “investigating” what it would take to bring back Kodachrome. There’s never been a better time to revisit one of the greatest film cameras ever made.

Unlike with most genres of photography, still life requires two levels of composition: composing your frame, and composing your props. The latter is commonly called photo styling, and this short video offers three simple tips for upping your photo styling game.

Similar in nature to the tribute Peter Essick paid to Ansel Adams, photographer Trenton Moore is on a mission to quite literally retrace the footsteps of famed photographer Robert Frank.
In his project titled Retracing America: A Photo Roadtrip, Essick hopes to visit the exact same locations Frank did for his iconic 1957 photo book The Americans.

In 2006, Leah Caldwell was eating at a Chipotle when photographer Steve Adams took her photograph. Despite the fact that he couldn’t get her to sign a release, Adams sold the image to Chipotle anyway, and now the company is being sued for a whopping $2.2 billion by a very angry Caldwell.

On July 25th, 2017, Nikon will celebrate its centennial anniversary—100 years of Nikon. And in case you didn’t know that, they’ve released an almost comically epic video announcing this fact and tracing some of Nikon’s highlights throughout history.

We all know mirrorless cameras are smaller and more portable, but when it comes to medium format, what does “portable” really mean? This photo of the mirrorless Fuji GFX 50s next to Pentax’s 645z gives you an idea.

In their recently released report titled “Growing Up Digital,” the UK Children’s Commissioner did something we wish tech companies would do more of: they had a lawyer “translate” Instagram’s Terms of Use into language that children (and their parents) could actually understand.

Betrothed couple Alexis Loo and Alvin Lau are passionate about the video game Diablo III. So passionate, in fact, that they hired photographer and digital artist Mezame Shashin-ka to shoot some Diablo-themed pre-wedding photos that would do their gaming passion justice.

What does it take to cover the Olympic Games as a sports photographer? Here’s a 10-minute video titled “One Shot” that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics from the photographers’ perspectives.

A long time friend and photographer, Gavin Evans, had the good fortune to be commissioned to photograph David Bowie in London back in 1995.

When Filmakademie student Eugen Merher created his Adidas spec ad “Break Free,” he knew he had something special on his hands. Unfortunately, Adidas’ communications department never got back to him; now they get to watch his beautifully-crafted ad take off without them.

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration of those who have completed the first challenge, a new challenge is now here!

The incredibly talented Felix Hernandez is at it again, creating tiny scenes and then photographing them to look larger than life. This time, the toy photography master uses model cars and dust to shoot some scenes straight out of the old TV show The Dukes of Hazzard.

Razer made headlines this week with a couple of cool prototypes, including the world’s first triple display laptop codenamed “Project Valerie.” Unfortunately, what seemed like a great week with some great products and press ended badly when two of their prototypes were stolen off the showroom floor.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.

It’s not every day that you hear about a classic film line being brought back from the dead, but that’s what’s being announced today. Kodak Ektachrome film is coming back for film photographers.

Fine Art photographer Lucas Zimmermann’s long exposure photographs of traffic lights in the fog are oddly satisfying. At once creepy and serene, his 2013 series Traffic Lights and this month’s follow-up Traffic Lights 2.0 are both worth checking out.

Is a 52-week photo challenge not enough for you this year? Want a 365-day challenge? If so, there’s now a calendar you should download and print out.

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