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    PetaPixel I’m Back Unveils an Affordable Digital Back for Old Medium Format Cameras

    I’m Back, the company behind the popular Digital Back for old 35mm SLRs, is… well… back. And this time they’re funding an affordable digital back that seeks to breathe new life into old medium format cameras from Hasselblad, Bronica, Pentax, Mamiya and more. The Idea Slapping a digital back...
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    FStoppers Conceptual Advertising Image Photoshop Walkthrough

    In this composite walkthrough, I take you through the various processes it took to create this advertising image. Throughout the video, you will hear my thoughts and why I decided on certain aspects. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers New Exhibition Shows Unseen Crime Scene Photos From the Mid-1900s

    A revealing new exhibition in Los Angeles is set to feature black and white photos from real crime scenes between 1925 and the 1970s, taken by police officers who worked for LAPD. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers Use an Interesting Foreground for Your Landscape Photo

    When photographing landscapes with a wide-angle lens, you probably want something in the foreground, to give the photo some extra depth. It can make your landscape photo more interesting to look at. Just make sure your foreground subject is interesting enough. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel Aurora Aperture Unveils Revolutionary Mirrorless Lens Adapter Drop-In Filters

    Tired of buying a new set of filters or working with step-up/step-down rings for each lens with a different filter diameter? Aurora Aperture unveiled a groundbreaking new filter system today called the Aperture Adapter Mount Format (AMF) that fixes that hassle for mirrorless camera shooters...
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    FStoppers How Long Will It Take You to Master Photography? (Part One)

    Achieving mastery of a craft takes lots of time and patience. Photography's most devoted practitioners pursue the elusive status of mastery one shoot at a time, one shot at a time, over many years. It’s not easy. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel 70-200mm Shootout: Nikon Takes the Crown, Sony G Master Needs Work

    Roger Cicala at LensRentals is on a quest. A quest to MTF everything that moves… or in this case zooms. After putting off zoom lens comparisons as long as possible, Roger finally bit the bullet and published his 70-200mm f/2.8 MTF chart comparison. What’s an MTF Chart? For those of you who...
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    PetaPixel One Photographer’s War In Ukraine

    Andriy Dubchak is one of the only photojournalists to have covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine from its beginning. In this article, he shares deeply personal memories from the front lines. “His name was Eduard Yuriyevich Fedorov, a Ukrainian marine. I took this photo in March 2018 as he...
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    PetaPixel What Does an Unprocessed RAW File Look Like?

    What does it mean to look at a “straight from camera” RAW photo file? How do RAW processors like Lightroom change the files after they’re loaded, and are RAW files actually images? Those are some questions we’ll be exploring in this article. There is a tool called dcraw which reads various RAW...
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    FStoppers Eight Annoying Things Photographers Do That Harm the Industry

    Let's face it, photographers can be really annoying people. While some of their actions are just mildly tiresome, other things they do are downright harmful to our profession. Are you guilty of any of these wrongdoings? [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel How to Photograph Wild Amphibians and Reptiles Safely and Ethically

    It frustrates me to see so many fake wildlife photographs of amphibians and reptiles on social media. That’s because those staged photos of captive animals in unnatural positions and situations go viral on a regular basis, and this “success” can inspire other people to follow them in their...
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    FStoppers What Can You Accomplish With an Barebones DSLR?

    Professional photography gear has become good enough to handle almost any situation you can throw at it. But how about budget gear? This great video takes a look at how far you can push a basic DSLR and kit lens and if it can stand up to the demands of a professional photographer. [ Read More ]...
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    FStoppers Shave Time Off Selection Creation in Photoshop With These Tips

    Creating quality selections is often what sets apart convincing edits in Photoshop from poorly done ones, which often means spending plenty of time perfecting yours. But there are ways to shave time off your selection work. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel DJI Teases New Lightweight Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras

    It seems the folks at DJI are preparing to release a new, even lighter weight Ronin gimbal for mirrorless cameras. Shown off on a new teaser page, as well as a blueprint video posted to the brand’s Twitter, the new gimbal looks to be a lighter, more compact version of the current Ronin-S. The...
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    FStoppers Five Posing Tips From a Male Model

    When working with models, posing is an important element in the shot. If you are not comfortable with posing your models, or maybe they are not as experienced, there's a lot of information to help you learn from when working with female models. When working with male models, not every approach...
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    PetaPixel The Importance of Hiring a Trained Newborn Photographer

    Many parents don’t realize that anyone can call themselves a newborn photographer; but untrained photographers can make what should be a relaxing experience, incredibly stressful. It’s not just about the images, it’s about soothing babies and knowing their cues. It is a great job, but newborn...
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    FStoppers Trump Tweets Blurry Smartphone Photos of Salute to America and His Followers Love It

    Love it or hate it, Donald Trump’s salute to America was clearly a spectacle, one that provided for ample excellent photo opportunities. Which makes it completely perplexing is that the only photos the president chose to share of the event for more than two days after were grainy cell phone...
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    LR Tips Instant Awesome Looks Using Creative Profiles in Lightroom

    Terry White did a great video on one of my favorite Lightroom features in years — the Creative Profiles. I found so many users who aren’t taking advantage of these profiles, and if that’s you, make sure you check out Terry’s video (above). This will open a whole new world of awesome looks the...
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    FStoppers Summer Is Not as Bad as You Think for Landscape Photography

    Summer has a bad rep among landscape photographers for being the worst season for photographing landscapes. However, as with everything else, it is not that black and white. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers A Behind the Scenes Look at How Instant Film is Made

    Old school instant cameras have long been a popular alternative to traditional film or digital photography. The film they use and images they produce have a quality unlike any other medium. [ Read More ] Continue reading...