Cute Penguins Get Angry Too

If you though penguins were cute and adorable, this amazing photo — featured in National Geographic’s Your Shot — of an Adélie penguin angrily confronting the camera may make you think otherwise. It was captured by Gordon Tait near Casey Station, Antarctica, while shooting a series of timelapses.


Garmin VIRB X And XE: One Of Our Favourite Action Cams Is Levelling Up

The Garmin Virb Elite was one of our favourite action cams a year ago, which was a big surprise from a company known more for navigation and sports watches. It had some unique features and impressively sharp optics. It was big and bulky, though, and it topped out at 1080p/30fps, so it couldn’t hang with the big boys. Well the second generation of this camera is coming, and we’re pretty excited about it.


Spacewalk GoPro Footage Is The Best GoPro Footage

Down here on Earth, GoPros have been attached to humans jumping off buildings whilst on fire and stunt planes virtually on fire, but thanks to NASA, the coolest POV footage is some guy drifting around and not saying much for an hour.


A Rocket Launcher Camera Rig Shoots Photos With Deadly Precision

We’ve been giggling about Sigma’s huge, 16kg 200-500mm lens for years, mostly because the preposterous glass looks like rocket launcher that could be used to take down an aeroplane. This clever hack from Digital Camera Watch in Japan leverages the humorous resemblance between long lenses weapons to a useful end.


Canon Reinvents The Camcorder With The 4K-Shooting XC10

The camcorder business has seen better years, but Canon is trying something new with its bizarre-looking XC10, a 4K video shooter meant for the discerning video makers who want something small and powerful, that in no way resembles the dad-cams of yore.


New FLIR Security Camera Turns Hours Of Footage Into Bite-Sized Clips

A security camera is a useful tool for providing evidence when something obvious happens in your home, but what’s happening during all the other hours it records that you simply don’t have time to watch every night? FLIR’s new FX Wi-Fi camera uses intelligent motion tracking to create a simultaneous replay of everything it’s captured happening throughout the day so you can easily review it in just minutes.


Watch Olympus'  Dope Image Stabilisation Work Its Shake-Free Magic

Olympus’ five-axis image stabilisation is some of the best out there. The system allows you to usable shoot images in conditions where the results would horribly shaky. This video captures a view of what the shake-free guts look like under the hood. It’s hypnotising.


Watching A Go-Pro Camera Fall 3km Is Mesmerising

A Go-Pro camera was recently found outside of Kristianstad, Sweden, after its skydiving owner lost it during a jump. Remarkably, the camera was still functional, but even more incredible is the footage it captured during nearly 3km feet of descent.


The Most Technically Advanced Drone Footage Ever Looks Pretty Stunning

Drones are great for filmmaking — unless you want footage that looks better than film. The best cinema-grade cameras are basically just too damn heavy to fly. The Phantom Flex4k high-speed digital camera, for instance, weighs almost 7kg. But that didn’t stop the drone hackers at Brain Farm from taking it airborne.


9 Simple Photography Tips That Will Make Your Pictures Look Better

Here are nine rules about basic photography composition from famed photographer Steve McCurry that will instantly make your pictures look better. You know some of them already — rule of thirds, etc — but it’s nice to see them illustrated with great pictures and be reminded of the most important rule of all: that you can — and should — break them.