12 Star Wars Day stories about cameras, photography and shooting the saga

George Lucas operating a Panavision PSR-200 camera on the original Star Wars
George Lucas operating a Panavision PSR-200 camera on the original Star Wars (Image credit: shotonwhat.com)

Happy Star Wars Day! Yes, what started as a bad pun and is now the overachieving "May the 4th be with you" slapped on t-shirts, coffee cups and ad campaigns everywhere.

It's a day to celebrate all things Star Wars – and for us, as imaging aficionados, there's a whole lot of fascinating Star Wars stuff that spans photography, photo editing, the cameras used to shoot the saga, and even Star Wars-branded cameras, film and phones you can buy. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.