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10 Reasons Why a Pro is Using a Mirrorless Camera for Personal and Paid Jobs

Everyone can take a picture, but as photographers (professional or aspiring), we have the skill set and the tools to create great images in any …

Photography

The Urban Oil Fields of Los Angeles

In the 1890s, the small town of Los Angeles (population 50,000) began a transformation driven by the discovery and drilling of some of the most productive oil fields in history. By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world's oil output, and its population had grown to 1.2 …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

artistinitiative - Images

A hub for innovative discussion, and the how and why we are compelled to create. The Initiative honors art and artist by highlighting creatives from …

Art

Behind the Moving Image: The Cinematography of Gravity

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APhotoContributor

Honestly, I can’t believe I remembered my password much less my username to log onto my typepad account. It’s been almost two years since I’ve …

Photographing the Jaw-Dropping ‘Crystal Caves’ of Iceland

If there is only one way for me to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale Shock”. The country really borders on the extreme. The entire …

Fantastic Optical Zoom Time-Lapse Takes Us on a Journey to the Orion Nebula

When physics professor and amateur photographer Isidro Villo says he’s taking you on a time-lapse journey to the Orion Nebula, he means it quite …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

Japanese Taxi Driver Takes Multiple Exposures While Looking for Passengers

Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in his taxi so that he can shoot various scenes of the town as they strike him. For this series …

Transportation

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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Flickr Group Pool Highlights - Week of January 19th 2014

<b>Flickr Group Pool Highlights -</b> <b>Week of January 19th 2014</b><p>Contributing Photographers from top to bottom:<p><b>1. James Doyle</b> <b>2.</b> <b>Michel Nguie 3. Polina Washington 4.</b> <b>Džesika Devic</b> <b>5.</b> <b>Michel Nguie</b> <b>6. S</b><b>chommsen 7. James De Leon 8. Sergey Neamoscou</b><p>Hop in on the fun and join our <b>group pool</b>! All artists welcome, not just photographers.

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

en_US<p>article<p>Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter …

Fascinating Photos Inside China’s Toy Factories by Michael Wolf

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his …

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

America plunges into deep freeze – in pictures

The freezing temperatures from the polar vortex have affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada

Tips From a Pro: Gregory Heisler on Portrait Photography

His new book (which is certainly worth picking up),Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits: Stories and Techniques from a Photographer's Photographer, dissects …

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable …

The Lollipod: A ‘Funky’ All-in-One Tripod, Monopod, Boom, Lighting and Selfie Stand

If versatility is the name of the game, then the Lollipod is doing its best to win that game. A new product currently making the press rounds, the …

Using Off-Camera Flash with Mirrorless Cameras

If you’re looking for a great off-camera flash tutorial, look no further. Whether you use a mirrorless camera or not, photographer Joe Brady will …

Street Photog Visits North Korea to Shoot Everyday Life in the Mysterious Country

We’ve had precious few chances to get a glimpse into the secretive country of North Korea. With the exception of a few AP photographers working out …

Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

Timelapse Photography of Colorado During Major Wildfires

When temperatures rise, outdoor enthusiasts flock to the mountains, rivers, forests, and lakes to enjoy nature’s beauty. Unfortunately, arid summer …

Yosemite Wildfire

For the past 10 days, firefighters in California have been struggling to contain the Rim Fire, now one of the largest in the state's history, as it blazes across the Stanislaus National Forest and into Yosemite National Park. As of last night, the Rim Fire had burned nearly 240 square miles, …

Motorsport Photographer Diaries: In My Bag

To be a professional racing photographer, you must be prepared—very prepared.<p>You know that feeling after leaving for the airport when you're almost positive you've left something important behind? As a traveling, motorsport photojournalist, that's a feeling I know well. Experience has taught me to …

Cameras

Portraits of People Holding Their School Pictures from Awkward Years

Do you always laugh and squirm when you look back at official school pictures from “awkward years”? You’re not alone — take a peek at the Awkward …

A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

Vibrant Water Splashes on the Heads of Bald Men in Photo Series, 'Water Wigs'

Los Angeles-based photographer Tim Tadder can be seen in his behind the scenes video explaining the philosophy that drives projects such as the …