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Fujifilm X-T1 Review

X-T1 Summary<p>The Fuji X-T1 is a great example of the retro genre. Don't let its surprisingly compact, vintage-styled body fool you, though: It's …

Fuji X-T1 Review

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm X-T1, a weather-proof mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera from Fuji that was announced on January 28, …

Kansas At Its Best – Outdoor Photography by Garett Gabriel

Garett Gabriel is an avid outdoorsman, photographer and naturalist based in South Central Kansas. Since the age of fourteen, when his father gave him …

Outdoors

Photographer Dives Into Crashing Waves To Capture Their Raw Power From Within

The sea is a captivating subject for artists because of its inconceivable size and raw power. Clark Little, a surfer and photographer based in …

Creative Collaboration Yields Impressive Body-Painted Ultraviolet Fashion Portraits

Have you ever come across an artist’s work and thought, “Wow, I would love to work with <i>them</i>!” Well, that is exactly what went through Benjamin Von …

The Best Way to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop

Master the Watermark: learn how and when to apply water marks to all of your images using a custom brush in Photoshop so it is easily repeatable.

Destruction/Creation: When Ink and Double Exposure Photography Digitally Collide

Inspired by the beautiful ink-in-water photography of Alberto Seveso — who, by the way, we’ve featured many times on PetaPixel, so definitely check …

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project <i>Before & …

4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

If there is one essential ingredient for photography, it is light. It really wouldn’t matter how much money you put into your lenses and cameras if …

5 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Retouching

Retouching is a labor of love. It takes time, focus, and the right mindset to turn good images into great ones. All of that time in front of the …

Tutorials

Photographer Notebooks for Conveniently Recording Your Film Photos’ Metadata

Digital cameras naturally present us with a number of advantages, among them the oft-overlooked inclusion of detailed information about how (and …

Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

This Flower Opening Time-Lapse Breathes New Life Into a Stale Subject

There are a few subjects that lend themselves particularly well to time-lapse photography — think: sunsets, aurora borealis, the night sky, and the …

Bali Underwater Shipwreck Fantasy Shoot Part 2: How It All Came Together

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong‘s underwater fantasy fashion shoot in a Bali shipwreck has quickly become the most popular project he …

Go From Static to Dynamic: How to Create Photographs with Impact

Taking a picture has never been as easy as it is now. But just because you can snap a photo doesn’t mean you’re going to capture a photograph that’s …

What Fashion Photo Buyers Want from Photographers

<i>This piece originally appeared in our guide Breaking into Fashion Photography– for the full article download the guide here.</i><p>Emily Shornick is the …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

Batteries

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Photo Project Captures People’s Reactions to Someone Falling Asleep on Them on the Subway

The New York City subway can be a cold place, metaphorically speaking. Headphones, cell phones, that one Seamless ad they’ve no doubt already read …

Clever Trick: Document the Exact Lighting Setup of a Photo Using a Christmas Bulb

When capturing a photograph, something many of us meticulously try to account for is the lighting — more specifically, how much light is coming from …

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

Unique Wedding Photographs Taken Inside an Ice Cave in Alaska

We promise we didn’t plan it, but after sharing Josh Newton’s amazing wildfire wedding photographs last month, we’ve managed to stumble across their …

6.5 Years of Self Portraits Condensed Into a 4-Minute Time-Lapse with an Inspirational Message

21-year-old Rebecca Brown is an English filmmaker, artist and avid creator of YouTube videos. Over the past 6.5 years, she’s photographed herself …

Turn your Instagram photos into View-Master reels with Reelagram

Well before the digital age – before smartphones and tablets became the predominant means of looking at photographs, and before virtual reality …

Ink Blot Inspired Photos Explore Color and Movement with Ballet Dancers and Powder

When photographer Jana Cruder was commissioned to photograph the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, she jumped at the opportunity to do something different — …