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Ep. 256: Your New Card Looks Like Lexar, but Isn’t – and more

 Episode 256 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.

Sony Creates Groundbreaking Backlit CMOS Sensor with Global Shutter


Sony just announced a groundbreaking development in the world of camera image sensors: it has created a 1.46-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor that has global shutter.

RED and Foxconn Team Up to Make 8K Cameras at 1/3 the Price


Cinema camera maker RED and Foxconn (best known for manufacturing the iPhone) have announced that they’re teaming up to create affordable professional-grade cinema cameras for the general public.

Photographer Accidentally Captures SpaceX Falcon Heavy Exhaust Plume


Photographer Reuben Wu was at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona last week shooting photos for his gorgeous Lux Noctis project (landscapes at night illuminated by drone-mounted LEDs) when he captured something unexpected: the exhaust plume of SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that launched during the day.

Drone Causes Aircraft Crash for First Time in the US: Report


After numerous reports of illegally flown drones interfering dangerously with airplanes and even denting a US Army helicopter rotor over the past few years, a drone may have just caused an aircraft crash for the first time the United States.

Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering?


In a break from the past, World Press Photo (WPP) released the short list of finalists in advance of naming the winners to their annual contest – arguably the most prestigious in all of photojournalism.

Fireworks Shot Up-Close by a Drone and Played in Reverse

This is awesome: Perfect_Tz flew a DJI Phantom 4 Pro camera drone through fireworks in Yunnan, China, reversed some of the footage, and set it to music.

Are $5 IKEA LADDA Batteries Identical to $20 Eneloop Pro Batteries?


Do you use Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries in your photo equipment? You may be able to get the same performance at a much lower cost.

Skier Slams Into Photographers at Olympics

A champion skier wiped out and slammed into a group of photographers during the women’s giant slalom yesterday at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The NY Times is Looking for a White House Photographer


Want to be a White House news photographer for the New York Times? If that’s your dream photojournalism job opportunity, here’s some great news: there’s a job opening right now just for you.

Google Removes ‘View Image’ Button from Image Search to Protect Photos


Google has removed the “View Image” button from its Image Search results that had allowed anyone to quickly download the original image file while bypassing the host webpage.

A Photographer’s Review of LASIK: The Ultimate Upgrade?


Like pretty much all photographers, I rely very heavily on my eyesight, not only for shooting but also image processing.

Full-Frame Shootout: Sony a7R III vs. Nikon D850 vs. Canon 5D IV


Want to see how popular full-frame cameras from Sony, Nikon, and Canon stack up? Here’s a 20-minute comparison video from Dan and Sally Watson that looks at the differences between the Sony a7R III, Nikon D850, and Canon 5D Mark IV.

Ep. 255: OK, so I Think Lightroom May Be Faster…Maybe – and more

 Episode 255 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.

ProGrade Digital: A New Memory Card Brand by Ex-Lexar Execs


Say hello to ProGrade Digital, a new brand of pro-grade memory cards and card readers for photographers.

Instagram is Now Alerting Users When People Screenshot Stories


Instagram is testing out a new feature that Snapchat helped make famous: users are being notified when other people shoot screenshots of photos and videos in Instagram Stories.

Lensbaby Unveils the Burnside 35, the First Wide-Angle Petzval Lens


Lensbaby has announced the new Burnside 35, a creative 35mm f/2.8 lens that’s the first-ever wide-angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design.

This is What Happens When You Hire a Nigerian Scammer as a Photographer

Here’s an unusual and inspiring 8-minute video by photographer Adam Grumbo of Matters To That One. After he was contacted online by a Nigerian scammer posing as a “hot American girl,” Grumbo decided to hire the scammer as a documentary photographer.

Windows 10 is Getting a New ‘Ultimate Performance’ Mode for Pros


Want to squeeze some extra juice out of your Windows 10 workstation? Microsoft has just unveiled a new “Ultimate Performance” power plan that’s coming to Windows 10 Pro.

This Crypto-Art Rose Photo Sold for $1,000,000


Kevin Abosch, the photographer who purportedly sold a photo of a potato for over $1,000,000 in 2016, has now become the photographer behind the world’s most expensive crypto-artwork by selling a photo of a rose on the blockchain for $1,000,000.


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