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    PetaPixel ‘A Version’ of the Chronological Feed is Coming Back to Instagram

    Instagram famously ditched the chronological version of the feed in its app years ago and substituted an algorithmic-based one. But as pressure mounts on the company to make its app safer for young people, it is apparently bringing it back. Speaking to lawmakers in a Senate hearing on Instgram...
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    FStoppers We Review Light Blue: Outstanding Business Management Software for Photographers

    There are several business management platforms on the market, but few are aimed solely at photographers. Light Blue is a fabulous option, and its unique features set it well ahead of the competition. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers The Easiest Holy Grail Time-Lapse Photography Settings

    The holy grail of time-lapse videos is smooth day-night transitions. Could it be as simple as a few settings on the right camera? [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel Stop Hoping for an Instagram Replacement – Diversify Instead

    Instagram is well on its way to no longer being a photo-sharing app, and those who rely on it for their business are left questioning the future. If and when the day comes when Instagram is no longer viable, where can photographers turn? The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, shared a few words...
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    FStoppers Light, Modular, and Eco-Friendly: We Review the Lowepro PhotoSport III Backpacks

    How do you bring your gear for a hike while keeping yourself comfortable? This is a viable option. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers What Is Bracketing and Why Is It So Useful?

    Modern cameras are incredibly powerful tools, but there are still limitations to what they can do, some imposed by the current state of technology and some forever imposed by the laws of physics. That does not mean you are simply out of luck, though, as there are ways to work around these...
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    PetaPixel This Ring Box Opens Like the Aperture of a Camera Lens

    If you are looking to propose to a photographer, take a look at this sleek new ring box that is designed to reveal a ring as you open what looks like the aperture of a camera lens. The ring box was designed by Matt Zabloski, the founder of Kelo Designs, who received attention in the world of...
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    PetaPixel The Sony Alpha 1 Was the Most Rented Camera of 2021

    Lensrentals has published its end-of-the-year data that reveals the most popular equipment that has been rented in 2021. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Sony Alpha 1 was the most popular stills camera, with Nikon’s Z7 II in second place. Lensrentals says that it believes its data is a great tool to...
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    FStoppers Paris by Night: The City of Lights Through a vivo X70 Pro+ Smartphone Camera Lens

    How many times have you gone out after dark, wishing you had your camera with you? Night photography opens up a world of extraordinary images, and with the advanced technologies of our mobile phones today, you can get excellent image quality. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    FStoppers The New Leica M11 Could Have 64 Gigabytes of Internal Memory

    Rumors about the forthcoming Leica M11 are circulating, and one particular feature stands out: 64 gigabytes of internal memory. [ Read More ] Continue reading...
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    PetaPixel Some of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Most Famous Photos Are Up for Auction

    A large collection of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photographs will be offered at auction starting on December 9 and includes quite a few images that have never appeared at auction before. Henri Cartier-Bresson lived from 1908 to 2004 and is considered a master of photography, specifically what...
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    PetaPixel ‘Spirit of Altai’ Showcases the Expansive and Diverse Beauty of Siberia

    Filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov has created a short aerial film called “Spirit of Altai,” exclusively shot with DJI Air 2S drone that showcases the beautiful landscape of a West Siberian region in Russia. Prior to the pandemic, Sherbakov generally traveled outside of his home country of Russia to...
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    PetaPixel Photographer Captures Sun’s Details by Combining 150K Backyard Photos

    Well-known astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has captured a stunning new photograph of the Sun with an impressive amount of detail by combining 150,000 separate photos captured from his backyard. The resulting photograph is titled Fire and Fusion and weighs in at a whopping 300 megapixels. “A...
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    PetaPixel Red Bull Illume 2021: The Best Sports Photos from Around the World

    Red Bull Illume has announced the winning photographs from its 15th annual Action Sports Photography competition. Over the years, the Red Bull Illume competition says it has solidified itself as one of the largest photo competitions in the world and has produced some of the best action and...
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    PetaPixel This Photo of a Total Solar Eclipse was Taken from Antarctica

    On December 4, a total solar eclipse was only visible from Antarctica, which is where Theo Boris and Christian A. Lockwood were positioned to photograph it and live stream the event for NASA. Boris and Lockwood are members of the JM Pasachoff Antarctic Expedition who successfully transmitted a...
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    FStoppers A Look at the Highly Affordable Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 Lens

    Few lenses are more classic than a wide-aperture 85mm, which is often the preferred choice of portrait photographers. Nonetheless, a good 85mm lens can be awfully expensive. There are some quite affordable options out there as well, with one such example being the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8, and this...
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    FStoppers Nik Collection 4.3 Offers 35 New Nature-Related Presets

    I'm a long-time user of Nik Tools, and the suite of filters and presets has been advancing rapidly since DXO took the software over in 2017. There are tools to create a variety of monochrome looks, perspective corrections, sharpening, HDR renders, analog and film replication effects, color...
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    PetaPixel DxO Launches Nik Collection 4.3, PhotoLab 5.1, and FilmPack 6.1

    DxO has announced updates to PhotoLab 5, FilmPack 6, and the Nik Collection of apps and presets, all of which have improvements, workflow enhancements, or additional presets. PhotoLab 5.1 will bring an improved User Interface along with GPS coordinates leveraged directly from Google, FilmPack...
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    PetaPixel Report Shows Instagram Makes it Easy for Teens to Find Drugs Online

    A report alleges that despite Instagram prohibiting the sale of drugs on its platform, minors have been able to easily find sellers of illegal substances, adding to the growing list of ways that the app endangers young users. Tech Transparency Project (TTP) conducted an investigation into the...
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    FStoppers Partial Eclipse, Partial Results

    November’s astronomical events led me to plan for a week-long marathon astrophotography session. The catch was that it had to be around the full Moon, normally a frustratingly unproductive time for astrophotographers. [ Read More ] Continue reading...