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What’s With All the Poor Negative Film Reviews?


I don’t usually go the negative Nellie with anything photo related, sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth firmly shut.

Using Diffusion Filters: A Comparison of LEE Soft Filters 1 to 5


I’ve used diffusion filters for years but rarely for their intended purpose. If you haven’t heard of them before, diffusion filters are transparent glass or plastic sheets that go in front of the lens and diffuse the light as it enters the camera.

‘Doors-Off’ Helicopter Flights Halted by FAA After NYC Photo Tour Crash


The FAA has issued an immediate ban on certain “doors-off” helicopter flights nationwide in the aftermath of the photo tour helicopter crash in New York City this week.

Married Couple Discover Themselves in Photo Shot 11 Years Before They Met


A married couple in China recently discovered that they had unknowingly been captured in the same photo as teenagers, 11 years before they met and fell in love.

RIP, Chuck Westfall: The Photo Industry Just Lost a Legend


Chuck Westfall has died. A legend in the camera industry, Westfall was a photographer who served as a technical representative and advisor at Canon for decades.

Photography Contributes $10.2B to US Economy: Govt Report


Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more.

Samsung Ramping Up Image Sensor Output to Overtake Sony for #1


Sony is the 800-pound gorilla of camera sensors these days, boasting a global market share of around 50% in late 2017, but increased competition may be looming on the horizon.

Pixel-Peeping a 709-Megapixel Photo Scanned from 8×10 Slide Film


How much sharpness and detail can you extract out of 8×10 large format slide film? Photographer Ben Horne was able to explore this question recently after he had one of his landscape photos digitized using a drum scanner.

This Mesmerizing Animation Consists of Google Earth Satellite Photos

Photographer Páraic McGloughlin took Google Earth satellite photos and strung them together into this extremely fast-paced animation titled Arena.

This U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Photographed the Northern Lights Up Close


Want to see what the Northern Lights look like up close? Ross Franquemont can show you. A U-2 spy plane pilot by day and a photographer by night, Franquemont recently had the privilege of photographing the Aurora Borealis from his cockpit at 70,000 feet.

NY Times Seeking Photo Director: ‘One of the Most Important’ Jobs in Industry


Want to hold one of the “one of the most important and high-profile jobs in visual journalism”? The New York Times has an opening for you: The Gray Lady is looking for a Photo Director.

Shooting a Most Special Wedding on 24-Hour Notice


The other day, there was a posting on Facebook by a groom “putting it out there,” hoping on a long shot that he could find somebody to shoot their wedding on very, very short notice.

Ep. 262: Why Sony Has Cause for Concern – and more

 Episode 262 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.

Google Built a Rotating Arc of 16 GoPro Cameras to Shoot Light Fields


It seems Lytro has a new formidable competitor in the area of light field cameras. Google revealed today that it has created a rotating arc of 16 GoPro cameras arranged vertically to experiment with light fields.

Watch 3 Photographers Do a Freestyle Portrait Shootout with Work Lights


Gulf Photo Plus held another ShootOut at GPP Photo Week 2018 in Dubai last month, pitting three photographers (Nick Fancher, Zack Arias, and Caleb Arias) in the photography equivalent of a freestyle rap battle.

I’m Thinking About What Sara Said


I had the great privilege of tagging along with photographer Eric Kim for Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai back in 2014 and 2016.

This Photographer Uses an iPhone to Shoot Russia’s Grittiest Streets


Photographer Dmitry Markov grew up Pushkino, a hardscrabble industrial town north of Moscow where, for Markov and many of his childhood friends, sniffing glue and spending days outside avoiding their alcoholic dads seemed relatively normal.

Sneak Peek: The InstantKon RF70 is a Rangefinder Camera for Instax Wide


The Hong Kong-based MiNT Camera made photographers drool a few years ago when it unveiled the InstantFlex TL70, a beautiful twin-lens reflex look-alike camera that shoots Instax Mini instant film.

These Students Took a Sideways Class Photo in the Swiss Alps


How’s this for a unique class photo? A group of university students in Switzerland recently visited the 8,114ft (2,473m) Pierre Avoi mountain in the Swiss Alps, used ropes to hang off a cliff together, and posed for a mind-bending sideways class portrait.

The State of Commercial Photography: 5 Qs with Artist Agent Andrea Stern


Artist agent Andrea Stern of Stern Rep. is a seasoned and celebrated commercial agent with over 20 years experience representing photographers in the product, automotive, and lifestyle industries among others.


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