This Week’s Must-Haves: a Pocket-Size Printer That Brings Instant Photography to Smartphones

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting Fujifilm's mini instant photo printer, Google's first foray into VR hardware, Lego drones and more. Take a look!

10 Visual Artists Whose Imagination and Intellect Will Inspire You

Our digitally fueled world continues to grow more visual with each passing year, with photography and illustration being joined by the constantly evolving worlds of video and animation.

How Social Media Has Changed the Camera—and Photography—Forever

It's common sense to not post pictures on social media that may convey an irresponsible lifestyle to current or future employers. But there's a subtler dynamic at play we should consider, especially today, National Camera Day, before we upload that beautiful Hawaiian sunset.

Camera Store Mocks Photos Taken With Phones in Spoof of Apple’s iPhone Ads

Apple's "Shot on iPhone 6" print and outdoor ads, featuring real photos taken by real iPhone 6 users, has been very popular since its launch in early 2015, even picking up a Grand Prix award at Cannes. But of course, not every photo taken with an iPhone, or any smartphone, looks quite as perfect as that campaign would suggest. Lens & Shutter, a three-location photography store chain in Canada, specializing in DSLR cameras, reminds its target market of the limitations of smartphone cameras in a fun parody of the Apple campaign—featuring the line "Shot on a phone."

4 Reasons Why Food Is Exploding as the Perfect Marketing Medium

Food is inherently nostalgic. We all have memories of dishes that our family cooked or that we ordered at our favorite restaurants growing up, and we are constantly creating new food memories.

My Year in Food: a Photo Essay of New York’s Culinary Hot Spots

Some people say grace before a meal. I have a similar ritual before chowing down, as do so many others in this social media age: I take pictures of my […]

5 Global Activists Whose Social Media Posts Will Inspire You to Change the World

Thanks to social media, today we have a nearly endless number of windows into parts of the world we'd normally never see. You just need to know where to look. […]

These Incredible Space Scenes Weren’t Painted. They Were Made By Putting Food on a Flat-Bed Scanner

A nebula made from soy sauce, coffee, flour and salt. A galaxy formed from curry powder, cinnamon and poppy seeds.  Welcome to the intergalactic and largely edible inventions of Seattle-based engineer-turned-photographer Navid Baraty. An inventive and multi-talented creative (you can buy his planet-themed cross stitch patterns on Etsy), Baraty posted a new gallery this week of swirling, astronomical images created by putting food items on an Epson scanner.  The image above is described as an Earth-like planet made from the bottom of a glass filled with bourbon, coconut milk, water, soy sauce and food coloring. The stars were created with salt, flour, cinnamon and curry powder.  "I've always been a huge space geek," Baraty explained on his popular Reddit post about the project. "I'd also seen other scanography where people scan objects with the lid open to create an all black background and wondered if I might be able to use the same method to make space scenes out of spices for stars/galaxies, liquids for planets, etc. I was pretty surprised at how realistic it all can look." OK, it's not all strictly edible. One of the images, "Two-Cat Nebula," was made from Sriracha, chili powder, cinnamon, baking powder, salt—and the fur of two cats. Check out some of his creations below (with Baraty's description of the components), and visit his full gallery on Imgur and his photography site.  You can also follow his project on Instagram.  

These 3 Instagrammers Just Got $10K Each From Getty Images for Their Incredible Work

Getty Images just handed out its inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grants, awarding three photographers $10,000 each for their incredible work documenting stories from underrepresented communities around the world using Instagram.

Why This Newspaper Ran an Issue With No Photos After Publishing a Disturbing Refugee Image

Few photos in recent memory have had the devastating emotional impact of last week's pictures showing a Syrian toddler drowned on a Turkish beach.