Curious to know what the top-performing articles on were from this past week? Let’s take a look:

The Latest Tech Shaping the Photo Industry

From foldable drones to artificial intelligence software, these are the photo innovations we’re excited about—and we’re glad to see you are too.

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How I Got That Shot: Creating Versatile Light for an Indoor Fitness Shoot with Gigi Hadid

Monica May photographed model Gigi Hadid for Reebok. May explains how her lighting setup allowed her to shoot multiple images quickly, despite an uncooperative sun. PDN’s full article includes extra images and a detailed explanation of the setup.

Sayonara Sandbags: StandDaddy Lets You Use Gym Weights Instead

We weren’t expecting this article to show up at the top of our most-read list, but loyal sandbag users had a lot to say on Facebook about trading in their tried-and-true weight mechanisms for gym weights.


These Are the Three Most Stolen Images as Reported to Copytrack

Photographers don’t need to be reminded how pervasive online image theft is, but a new study from CopyTrack shines a light on the types of images being copied and reused by photo thieves. We show the three most frequently stolen images and reveal just how much CopyTrack was able to recover from infringers.

How Photography is Changing in the Age of Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence is shaping the photo industry in seen and unforeseen ways. Our technology editor asks: Is it for better or worse? While the news may not be new to many photographers, PDN readers weighed in, expressing a mix of both optimism and concern.