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Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

The Nearly Lost 1950s Street Photos of NYC And Chicago by Vivian Maier Were Discovered Only After Her Death

Vivian Maier, an excellent New York street photographer who took thousand of photos in the 1950s and 60s, was left woefully unacknowledged during her …

Flite Test - Micro Quad - REVIEW

Return of the Legend: Hands-On with the Ricoh GR

This is a “first look” preview of a pre-production unit of the Ricoh GR, which I have been fortunate enough to get my hands on — for a day. My time …

Photographer Timur Zhansultanov Shoots Creative Point-of-View Photos of His Life

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that end up leaving an impression on people and inspiring them. Case in point: Astana, Kazakhstan-based …

Fujifilm X20 review: It's all about the experience - CNET

<b>The Good</b> A new sensor lets the <b>Fujifilm X20</b> deliver better photo quality than its predecessor, and tweaks to the design improve the shooting experience significantly.<p><b>The Bad</b> The lens-twist-to-turn-on is getting old fast, and the feature set provides just the basics. Plus the video quality …

Cameras

How to Do DIY Dust Cleaning Surgery on 6 Popular Canon and Nikon Lenses

Here’s a question I get asked about 15 times a week: “How can I get the dust out of my lens?” The right answer is <i>you don’t</i>. All lenses have dust in …

Hotel Keys Don't Work? Make An LCD Hood! A Pictorial

Have you ever got stuck out side of your hotel room with the plastic keys not working and decided to go on a photowalk, but it was too sunny to read …

Lighting 101: Introduction

<i>Abstract: Welcome to Lighting 101, and what to expect.</i><p>Learning how to light is one of the coolest doors you can walk through as a photographer.</i> …

This is Why Your Pictures Suck

Dear Charlie,<p>You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but …

Hipstamatic shoots back with Oggl app and Nokia Lumia 925 partnership

With its 100m monthly active users and big-bucks acquisition by Facebook, Instagram is often seen as having won the photo-sharing app wars. Actually, …

PetaPixel Turns Four Years Old

PetaPixel turns four years old today. As the blog continues to grow at a healthy clip, we’re slowly looking to expand our team of writers. Just last …

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding …

Shutter Speed

BTS: Chase Jarvis Literally Gets to Make His Dream a Reality for a Samsung Ad

Photographer Chase Jarvis has a recurring dream in which he is floating in a sea of vividly colored clouds (don’t we all?). So when Samsung came to …

Review: Phottix Mitros Flash (Canon)

Recently, Phottix announced their brand new Mitros flash. Targeted as a competitor to the Canon 600-EX, it cannot take on the company’s RT version of …