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148 Photo Editing Tools and Apps

Earlier this year, after researching photo editing tools, I shared a list of 104 photo editing tools you should know about. After receiving a great …

Remote control your DSLR for less than $40

For several years now, Camranger has been the only choice if you want to tether your Nikon, Sony or Canon DSLR wirelessly to your phone or tablet. …

The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …

Filmmakers: Finally, There's 4K on Your Phone

The ultimate goal for most filmmakers is a multi-million dollar budget, a sizable crew and plenty of cool toys -- including a high-end camera. The reality is that most of us want to film quality content more frequently than we're able to Kickstart a new budget. But last Tuesday the Ultrakam 4K app …

Filmmaking

Vivitar Working on Interchangeable Lens Smartphone Add-On

Whatever you want to call the emerging category of camera/lens assemblies that snap onto a smartphone, there no doubt it’s growing. Case in point: …

B-Grip Camera Holster Review

The B-Grip (short for “belt grip”) is a way to carry your camera on a belt, rather than around your neck. The camera is carried around in the holster …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Rumor: Canon Hopes to Launch a Digital Medium Format System in 2014

Last week, we reported on a rumor that Canon has been investing heavily in a major European medium format camera manufacturer. Some believe the …

20 Breathtaking Pictures of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the first national parks in the United States, as well as considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World. …

National Parks

Exposing to the Right on Your EOS Camera

Over the years that I’ve worked as a photography writer I’ve noticed that people keep asking the same questions about exposure on their EOS cameras. …

Cameras

How to Shoot Starry Photos of Fireflies

Firefly photographs are commonly shot using long exposures from a tripod. The proper exposure depends on the ratio of the fireflies’ luminosity to …

Celestial Night Sky Timelapse Photography Over Michigan

Michigan isn’t the first place most poeple think of to see the majestic northern lights; however, in the spring of 2012, videographer Shawn Malone …

Photos of Patterns and Repetitions in Architecture

Taken out of the context of urban centers and other city related structures, you would be hard pressed to guess the source of these repeating shapes. …

A Look at Reducing Noise in Photographs Using Median Blending

Between a recent post here on PetaPixel about the Beauty of Space Photography, and my own experiments on blending series of images using averaging …

Diffuse the Light on your DSLR's Pop-Up Flash with This Gadget

Do you have a DSLR with a pop-up flash? If you do – you’ve probably had the struggle that many others face – shots of people with glowing red eyes, …

Dark Secrets – Fine Art Photography by Helena Aguilar Mayans

Helena Aguilar Mayans is a fine art photographer based in Barcelona/Olot, Spain. Her work has a dark kind of beauty and a mystical, ancient …

Focus-Stacked Extreme Close-Ups of Bugs

Sometimes just a change in perspective can make a world of a difference. Take for instance tiny bugs. They are from our standpoint little critters we …

Macro Photography

Comparing Diffusion Materials for Photography Lighting

As many photographers switch from using strobes to using continuous lighting for their photo shoots, they need solutions to avoid the 1950s-era hard …

Canon's 1D C Firmware Update Hits America With More Details; 1D X Firmware Too!

Yesterday, we reported on the new Canon 1D C firmware update that was being released in Europe. It allowed the capture of 25p 4K video as well as …

Eye-catching Portraits of Women by Savannah Daras

Savannah Daras is a creative portrait photographer from Portland, Maine. Her style is simple and vivid, easily catching your attention. She seems to …

Miniature World Photo-Manipulations by 14-Year-Old Photographer “Fiddle Oak”

How old were you when you first started working with Photoshop? 14-year-old Natick, Massachusetts-based photographer and retoucher Zev has been at it …

New Webinar: Ad Agencies’ Selection & Hiring Processes

The world of advertising photography is often shrouded in exclusivity and even some secrecy, leaving photographers without an informed strategy to …

11 Quick Food Photography Tips to Make Mouth Watering Images

One of my first jobs in photography involved shooting food, including doing shots for a cookbook. I learned a lot about food styling and choosing the …

Nissin's New Di700 Speedlight Comes With a Huge Color LCD

Many people are afraid of flashes, and rightly so. Because a significant number of them comes with an armada of buttons and dials and lights that …

Interesting Photo of the Day: T-Rex Rudely Interrupts a Wedding Party

With the vast population of wedding photographers in the world, it’s tough to stand out and make yourself noticed. In order to solve this problem, …

Photographer Websites: Why You Need One And What To Do About It

The modern web was made for photographers; it’s such a visual medium where beautiful images have an incredible impact. Text, or copy, is still …

Fiilex Announces Three LED Lights From Pocket-Sized to Full-Fledged Studio Light

At CineGear Expo, in Los Angeles California, Fiilex unveiled three new LED lights for videography. The P100 is a versatile on-camera light equipped …

Thanko Releases 32 LED Smartphone Flash That Boosts Your Phone's Lighting Capabilities

Thanko, a company from Japan, has just released the 32 LED Smartphone Flash that that attaches to your smartphone’s 3.5mm earphone jack. Its 32 LEDs …

10 Valuable Photography Studio Tips

Many photographers know how to use their camera and their lights, but not all will know the ins and outs of working in a studio. There are several …

The Art of Great Fisheye Photography: View This Fantastic Video

Interested in using a Fisheye lens? Check out this hour long workshop with wedding photographer Gene Ho that will walk you through many of the …