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New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour

Among the many tips and tricks new photographers get with regards to lighting, the time of day is an essential concept, which for getting some shots …

How to use Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool

Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He's a full-time photographer making business …

Tutorials

Mosaic Breaks Down the Average Size of a Lightroom Catalog

Here at PetaPixel we enjoy the crunching of numbers. So, naturally, when Mosaic told us about a blog post they had done recently that broke down some …

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

Fantasy Hollywood: restaging classic films with black models

When two Dakar-based photographers messed with some very familiar screen moments, they were taken aback by the racial dimension to the response<p>Back in the 80s, my classmates and I piled into Mbabane’s local cinema to watch Top Gun. We’d turn to each other, channeling our best version of Val Kilmer …

Cache of Undeveloped Film Discovered in an Attic, Shows Rare Perspective of WWI

Britons are seeing a new side of the nation’s World War I experience thanks to the publication of a small treasure trove of negatives that were only …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Janelle Monae

Leviathan – review

An expressionistic documentary study of the grim business of deep sea fishing, with a soundtrack to match<p>Less a documentary than an expressionist art installation, this arresting audiovisual tone poem describes the bizarre nocturnal world of a fishing trawler in a manner that is alternately …

Panasonic Lumix ZX1 review

The DMC-ZX1 is Panasonic's all-new 'Super Compact Camera'. Squeezed into a matt silver casing no bigger than a packet of Marlboro Lights you'll find …

Cameras

Sports Book of the Year 2013: extracts from all the shortlisted entries

From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Lance Armstrong, racehorse doping to cricket matchfixing, and the perfect sporting DNA to Hitler's Berlin by boat - The William Hill Sports Book of the Year award<p><b>I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Lagercrantz and Ruth Urbom (Penguin)</b><p>Pep Guardiola, the …

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter

Balancing Flash and Ambient Light Using an Incident Light Meter - step by step help on how to set up and use an incident light meter to balance …

Design

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

Classic Posters of Iconic Movie Cars

<i>Cars And Films</i> is a series of prints paying homage to some great films and the iconic vehicles used in them by graphic and web designer Jess Prudencio. Based out of Seville, Spain, Prudencio embarked on this passion project with a simple, clean perspective. While most illustrators focus on the …

Aston Martin

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Halong Bay

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Monkeys

What Camera Filters Do You REALLY Need?

In the days of film, filters were often regarded as essential tools for the photographer. These days, the likes of Photoshop and the use of third …

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Perfect exposure settings: Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increases in aperture …

Interactive Photo Series Compares NYC's Past and Present

New York City is constantly evolving and growing, making it difficult to document every change that has occurred, but NYC Grid is taking a stab at it. Run by Paul Sahner the ambitious website seeks to map the entire city “street by street and block by block” through photos. In addition to simply …

Data Visualization

Cherif’s Favorite Places

Jetsetters who want to venture off the beaten path call on Omar Chérif.<p>1/12<p><b>Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand</b><p>“Located near the borders<br>of Laos and Burma, this<br>is the best elephant safari<br>in the world. The tents are luxuriously comfortable,<br>and the elephants are always close …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it and it was a complete disaster with the moon looking like a big bright blurry mass …

Brian Williams Raps Young MC's Bust a Move (Jimmy Fallon)

Jimmy Fallon

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Dynamic Landscape Photography

Neutral density filters are used to block some of the light coming into the lens so that we can have longer exposure times than the available light …

Landscape Photography

Photography: an alternative view of Paris – in pictures

A far cry from the Eiffel Tower's oft-photographed silhouette, JH Engström's book Sketch of Paris reveals the rough edges and blurred lines of a true portrait. After a childhood spent in the Swedish countryside, a 19-year-old Engström shirked the Paris of well-thumbed tourist guides in favour of …

Divers Capture What It’s Like to Almost Get Eaten by a Massive Whale

If you’re afraid of swimming in the ocean due to a fear of the unknown below you, you might want to skip over the post. A group of divers off the …

Lightroom 4&5 Preset Bundle

Professional photographer James Brandon spent the last few years developing 80 Lightroom presets that are included in this wide-ranging bundle …

Tutorials

Trailer: ‘Everybody Street’ Documentary Chronicles NYC Street Photography

There’s no doubt about that fact that street photography is wildly interesting. There’s just so much to it that makes it appealing. Real people, real …

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

Landscape Photography

The Truth About HDR Photography - Is It Really That Bad?

The Common Belief About HDR: “I don't usually like HDR images, but yours are great.”<p>This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR …