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Panasonic Clears Up Rumor, Will Not ‘Dismantle’ Camera Division

Panasonic camera fans freaked out this week when a report in Japan’s largest business newspaper, The Nikkei Asian Review, claimed the company was going to “dismantle,” “scale back” and restructure its digital camera division.

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks in 2 Minutes

Ready for some rapid-fire DIY tips? A team of French photographers who goes by the moniker “Shootr” has put together a simple photo hacks video that offers a few creative ideas for your next portrait shoot.

Shooting Hand-Held Documentary Photos with a 100MP Hasselblad

Photographer Ming Thein recently did something most photographers would consider crazy: he shot a dimly-lit festival, held in a cave outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on a 100MP Hasselblad monster.

Meet Michael McCoy, the Veteran Who Fights PTSD with Photography

Michael McCoy, at age 34, has had two tours in Iraq over five years with the United States Army, and spent time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Photo Idea: Create an Interesting DIY Lighting Effect Using a Biscuit Box

Here’s a fun little experiment to try one night this week. Take that box of crackers (biscuits if you’re formal), polish off the last few hangers-on, and then use that box to create some interesting DIY lighting effects with your off-camera flash.

What It’s Like to Work in the White House Photo Office

Chuck Kennedy is a former White House Photographer and worked as Assistant Director of the White House Photo Office during the Obama Administration.

Crazy or Brilliant? Guy Films Cinematic Video by Hand-Holding a Drone

Credit where credit is due: this is a creative workaround. If you need a way to stabilize your footage, but you don’t have any kind of gimbal or steadicam to work with, why not just shoot the thing by hand-holding your drone?

Powerful Portraits of Refugees and the Smartphone Photos They Cherish Most

In February, photographer Alex John Beck travelled to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan to capture a powerful portrait project.

Dell’s Retina-Busting ‘World’s First’ 8K Monitor is Officially On Sale for $5,000

8K has arrived. Dell’s “world’s first” 8K monitor that wowed so many people back in January when it was announced is officially on sale—a 31.5-inch monster of a monitor that offers a level of resolution you will drool (and your graphics card will groan) over.

Try to be The Dumbest Photographer In The World

I always say the Universe’s favorite hiding place for the most awesome stuff is right behind fear. Isn’t that a little unfair?

Cambo Adapter Lets You Use Canon EF Lenses on Fuji’s Medium Format GFX

One of the biggest challenges a new camera system faces, no matter how innovative, is lens choice. But if that’s the reason you’re on the fence about Fuji’s new mirrorless medium format GFX, listen up, because Cambo has an adapter for you.

‘Cape’ Lets You Fly Real Drones in the Real World… Over the Internet

The startup Cape calls itself “the world’s first online drone flight platform,” and they do exactly as the name implies: Cape lets you fly a real drone, in a real-world location, without ever leaving the comfort of your desk chair.

This Photographer Built an Ice Dress for Her Maiden of Finland Photo Shoot

Look at Finland on a map (and squint your eyes a touch) and you’ll see a woman, standing strong, defiant, with one hand held high.

Ep. 162: Is Sony Really Keeping the Good Stuff for Itself? – and more

Episode 162 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!

This Photographer Captured People’s Lives Through Their Hands

Portrait photographers usually focus on the faces of subjects, but photographer Omar Reda wanted to tell the story of people’s lives in a different way: he created detailed photos of the palms of their hands.

Target Goes Photoshop-Free for New Swimsuit Photos

A couple of years ago, Target got embarrassed by a Photoshop fail that gave a swimsuit model ridiculously long arms (that model was later invited onto Ellen).

Apple Patent Shows an iPhone Turning Into a MacBook

Want to process your iPhone photos for Instagram on a laptop without having to transfer any files? In the future there may be a crazy new way you can do so.

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”?

The Battle is Over: My Micro 4/3 Camera Outsold my Full-Frame DSLR

The battle is over, and full frame cameras have lost the race. Here’s why. I’ve been selling photos through a high end stock agency for the last two years.

Wesaturate Lets You Download Free RAW Photos for Editing Practice

They say ‘practice makes perfect,’ and if you want to practice your photo editing, you need some RAW files.