PetaPixel

  • newEp. 172: A Popular Photographer Catches Flack for Entering and Winning His Own Competition – and more
    Episode 172 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Canon Explorer of Light, David Bergman (not subject of title story) In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Ph…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 10:28am -
  • This Photographer Turns Abandoned Spaces Into Dark Fairy Tales

    This Photographer Turns Abandoned Spaces Into Dark Fairy Tales

    Photographing abandoned spaces has exploded in popularity in recent years. For photographer Karen Jerzyk, however, finding those spaces is only the first step. She transforms each one into what she describes as a “dark fairy tale” scene. Jerzyk b…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 5:12pm -
  • Aurora Photos: Reality vs. Expectation

    Aurora Photos: Reality vs. Expectation

    We just had a beautiful Aurora Australis hit New Zealand recently. I was fortunate enough to catch a quiet spot to myself where I could take in the atmosphere and shoot a few images. My favorite from the night was a panorama shot of the Aurora to the…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 4:01pm -
  • Is the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II Based on the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95?

    Is the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II Based on the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95?

    Two years ago there were rumors floating around that the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 was just a very expensive rebadge of the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 that was supposedly assembled in Germany and therefore priced higher…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 3:50pm -
  • Street Photography in Sri Lanka with the Fujifilm X-Pro2

    Street Photography in Sri Lanka with the Fujifilm X-Pro2

    Street photography is a huge passion for us as well as essential development training for our wedding work. Each year we make multiple short excursions to cities across the world to see what we can find on the streets and one big, extended trip to gi…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 3:03pm -
  • What Disney Princesses Would Look Like in the Modern Day

    What Disney Princesses Would Look Like in the Modern Day

    What if Disney’s famous princesses lived in our modern day world instead of in theirs? That’s what photographer Qingjian Meng explores in his latest photo project, titled “Modern Princess.” “The princesses are photographed as if they exist…
    - 2 days ago 28 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • Acer Unveils a 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor for Photographers

    Acer Unveils a 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor for Photographers

    Acer has announced a new display geared toward photographer and other creatives. The ProDesigner PE320QK is a 31.5-inch, 4K LED display that helps you see high-resolution photos in detail. Announced at the Next@Acer event in New York City, the monito…
    - 2 days ago 28 Apr 17, 7:42pm -
  • This Drone Timelapse Shows Japanese Cherry Blossoms Fading Into View
    Here’s a beautiful use of a camera drone: freelance cameraman Jack Johnston created this video showing landscapes in Japan. As the drone flies over each one, cherry blossoms suddenly fade into view. The project is reminiscent of one we shared earli…
    - 2 days ago 28 Apr 17, 7:08pm -
  • A Photo Contest Owner Won His Own Contest, and Pitchforks Came Out

    A Photo Contest Owner Won His Own Contest, and Pitchforks Came Out

    Well-known photographer and photo industry figure Sal Cincotta is finding himself at the center of a heated online debate after a number of his photos were selected as winners of the ShutterFest photo conference’s Image Competition. Cincotta is the…
    - 2 days ago 28 Apr 17, 6:35pm -
  • CROZ is a Tiny Digital Camera Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials

    CROZ is a Tiny Digital Camera Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials

    Want an unusual digital camera that you can put together yourself? Check out CROZ, a do-it-yourself camera that features a transparent case that allows you to see all the internal components. CROZ was created as a collaboration between Hyle Design of…
    - 3 days ago 28 Apr 17, 5:15pm -

Fstoppers

  • newThree Basic Lighting Techniques That Apply to Anything

    Three Basic Lighting Techniques That Apply to Anything

    Lighting is equal parts art and science. The science part often comes in understanding how different surfaces absorb and reflect light and how that impacts the setup you'll require. This great video shows you three general situations and the unique…
    - 3 hours ago 1 May 17, 3:34am -
  • newDon't Leave Behind Your Sense of Adventure in the Age of Google

    Don't Leave Behind Your Sense of Adventure in the Age of Google

    I'm guilty of it. Are you? Have you ever heard about a cool place nearby, and the photographer inside you can't help but search Google Images for it to see if it's photogenic? Based on a few photos you see that were taken there, you decide right the…
    - 6 hours ago 1 May 17, 12:32am -
  • newQuick Instagram and Social Media Workflow Tips for Photographers

    Quick Instagram and Social Media Workflow Tips for Photographers

    Each day there are new ways to accomplish the same task, especially with the ever-evolving social media whirlwind. Today I want to share my favorite two methods I use for sharing to Instagram (or any other social platform, but primarily Instagram si…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 11:32pm -
  • newTwo Free E-Books to Learn Color Theory Fundamentals for Retouching

    Two Free E-Books to Learn Color Theory Fundamentals for Retouching

    Color theory for photography and retouching is more important than many would like to admit. Knowing how to create a visually strong color photography starts there. You can always go by the feeling, but failing to plan is planning to fail. Learning…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 10:32pm -
  • newHands-On Review of the VAIO Z Canvas Tablet Computer as a Mobile Photography Workstation

    Hands-On Review of the VAIO Z Canvas Tablet Computer as a Mobile Photography Workstation

    When on the go, a working photographer needs to balance portability, versatility, and power in everything they carry. The choice of computer while away from the home base is critical because it can dictate your capabilities and work potential over t…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 9:27pm -
  • newFree Webinar Hosted By Lindsay Adler on May 1: RSVP

    Free Webinar Hosted By Lindsay Adler on May 1: RSVP

    Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler, who is known for her lean, bold, and graphic style is hosting a free webinar on May 1, 2017 to help you train your eye to identify posing problems and fix them in your images.[ Read More ]
    - 11 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 7:23pm -
  • newWhat's New in DaVinci Resolve 14?

    What's New in DaVinci Resolve 14?

    A few days ago Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 14. The all-in-one video editing software was published in public beta version at the same time, and a few people have played with it to see what the differences are. Amongst them, Casey Far…
    - 12 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 6:23pm -
  • newBite-Size PS Tutorials: Creating Emphasis with Dodge and Burn Layers

    Bite-Size PS Tutorials: Creating Emphasis with Dodge and Burn Layers

    This is the fifth in the series of my bite-size Photoshop tutorials and on the face of it, it's one of the most basic. Indeed, the technical side is rather basic but my application of the dodge and burn layers is crucial to my workflow with products…
    - 13 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 5:24pm -
  • newHow to Give Modern Footage a Super 8 Look in Premiere Pro

    How to Give Modern Footage a Super 8 Look in Premiere Pro

    Sometimes, whether it's for artistic reasons, historical accuracy, or the sheer novelty of it, you want to take your footage shot with your super-fancy, ultra-modern videographic apparatus and make it look like it was shot on a camera of yesteryear.…
    - 14 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 4:23pm -
  • newSky News Being Sued by Photographer After Embedding His Photo-Tweet in a News Article

    Sky News Being Sued by Photographer After Embedding His Photo-Tweet in a News Article

    In what has the potential to be a landmark case in U.K. news history, a freelance photographer is taking legal action against the broadcaster for their usage of his photo, which they included by embedding a tweet.[ Read More ]
    - 14 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 4:00pm -

PhotoFocus

  • newSunday Comics: Photographers Who Failed

    Sunday Comics: Photographers Who Failed

    This is humor Sometimes we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.
    - 12 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

    Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

    Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For starters, the…
    - 14 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
  • new10 Ways to Protect Your Camera Memory Cards

    10 Ways to Protect Your Camera Memory Cards

    Let’s talk memory cards. We have SD cards, CF cards, SSD cards, CFast cards and many options within those to choose from. We all have them, need them and use them. But what does it all mean? Let’s discuss taking care of our cards and preventing p…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone: A Nature Photographer Wanders into a Studio

    Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone: A Nature Photographer Wanders into a Studio

    I made it a goal this year to learn something way outside of my photography comfort zone of the great outdoors.  After my first plan for a project exploring “underwater fine art nude food photography” fell through (apparently, Thanksgiving dinne…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • Photographer of the Day: Sohail Karmani

    Photographer of the Day: Sohail Karmani

    Category: Street Photography Photograph: “Brick worker checking a kiln” by Sohail Karmani Beautiful capture during blue hour. The colors make this image pop. Sohail made sure to photograph this image at a slow shutter speed to keep the ISO low…
    - 2 days ago 28 Apr 17, 11:00pm -

DPReview

  • newIn praise of shooting monochrome landscapes
    Taking color out of the equation forces the viewer to focus on shapes and texturesIn an age of wide color gamut displays and HDR-everything, DPR regular Nicolas Alexander Otto urges his fellow landscape shooters to embrace shooting in black-and-wh…
    - 20 hours ago 30 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Celebrate International Dark Sky Week with a night sky time-lapse
    A few months ago we featured the work of astrophotographer Matt Dieterich, whose iconic photo of star trails over Mt. Rainier was selected for a special series of U.S. postage stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Serv…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • EXIF.co uses smart watermarks and more to protect photographers' images
    EXIF.co is a new service offering photographers paid photo hosting that automatically applies smart watermarks and other protections to images uploaded to the platform. It aims to allow photographers freedom to embed and share their images on th…
    - 2 days ago 28 Apr 17, 7:07pm -
  • Nikon in legal tussle with ASML and Carl Zeiss over alleged patent infringements
    On Monday this week Nikon initiated legal action against the Dutch company ASML Holding NV, which is one of the market leaders in the field of semiconductor lithography machines. Germany's Carl Zeiss AG is ASML's optical supplier. Nikon said both co…
    - 3 days ago 28 Apr 17, 6:18pm -
  • Acer unveils 31.5" 4K display for image editors and other creative types
    At its Acer Next event in New York City the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer has unveiled its new 31.5" ProDesigner PE320QK display. The new monitor features super-thin bezels and, looking at the impressive specifications, is clearly targeted at i…
    - 3 days ago 28 Apr 17, 2:36pm -

The Big Picture (Boston Globe)

  • California drought: then and now
    Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan documented California’s severe drought conditions in 2014 and recently returned to the same places to compare the drastic change after the state’s exceptionally wet winter. Governor Jerry Brown has ended…
    - 5 days ago 25 Apr 17, 7:55pm -
  • Ring of honor
    Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes likes “combat” sports. When she was an exchange student at Plymouth South High, the native of Poland went out for the football team and wrestled. Then she discovered boxing, “my favorite thing in the world.” The 37-y…
    - 10 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:57pm -
  • 2017 Boston Marathon
    More than 30,000 racers took off from Hopkinton under sunny skies Monday in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.Yuichiro Hidaka of Laramie, Wyoming, leaps in the air before crossing the finish line of the 121st Boston Marathon. (Jessica Rina…
    - 13 days ago 17 Apr 17, 9:20pm -
  • Animal expressions
    A look at the interesting faces of all kinds of creatures and different forms of communication among the species. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelAlmost two-year-old baby orangutan Dalai looks on in the zoo in Dresden, Germany, March 30. Dalai was born t…
    - 17 days ago 13 Apr 17, 8:19pm -
  • Remembering the ’67 Red Sox ‘Impossible Dream’ season
    In the basement of a Canton home is a dusty yellow Kodak box that hasn’t been opened in a half a century. Inside lies buried treasure, the 1967 Red Sox “Impossible Dream” season captured in 4,000 black-and-white negatives. It was the year that…
    - 23 days ago 8 Apr 17, 5:54pm -

The PhoBlographer

  • newKaamna Patel: Analog Film Photography with a Magic Box
    Photographer Kaamna Patel is based in Mumbai--where she returned after working for five years in Paris. "I am interested in themes of identity & globalisation, putting the world and myself under scrutiny, an objectivity facilitated by a lifesty…
    - 2 hours ago 1 May 17, 4:02am -
  • Film Review: Fujifilm Acros 100 (35mm and 120 Formats)
    Fujifilm Acros 100 is the company's last black and white film emulsion, and for many photographers it was an absolute favorite. Acros 100 is a very fine grain film considering how it's also a fairly slow film. In fact, it's so fine grain that w…
    - 1 day ago 30 Apr 17, 4:00am -
  • When Does Using Adapted Glass on Your Mirrorless Camera Stop Making Sense?
    Many photographers, myself included, often tout the ability of mirrorless cameras to utilize old film era lenses to save money and try new focal lengths without breaking the bank. But at what point does doing this actually, make sense, and when…
    - 2 days ago 29 Apr 17, 4:00am -
  • Troyce Hoffman: Hypnotic Photos of the American West on Kodak Tri-X
    "While Europe has thousands of years worth of ancient cities and temples, America has its great canyons, mountains, forests, and deserts; these are our great wonders. "says northern California based Photographer Troyce Hoffman. "They are the gr…
    - 3 days ago 28 Apr 17, 10:02am -
  • Creating the Photograph: Tomasz Kedzierski’s “Tribute to Krzysztof Kieślowski”
    Photographer Tomasz Kędzierski has been a pretty fantastic and creative analog film photographer for a while. We've featured his work a number of times on this website. Besides the Square Lips project, his homemade pinholes and his solarigraph…
    - 3 days ago 28 Apr 17, 4:02am -

Imaging Resource