These are the best photography April Fools we've ever seen

Best April Fools for photographers ever

For decades, the April Fools' Day tradition has given journalists around the world permission to write a little fake news every April 01. And there has been plenty of photography-related fooling over the years.

We remember one from the Eighties when Olympus (now OM System) claimed that photography had been first discovered by a Japanese monk in the 18th Century, over a hundred years before Daguerre and Fox Talbot. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.

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