yesterday at 17:21.
Creepy yet beautiful.
This Photographer Turns Abandoned Spaces Into Dark Fairy Tales
347 likes - 9 comments
yesterday at 17:32
Ashley, Mouse would like this...
yesterday at 20:35
Dark, eerie, and imaginative\
yesterday at 18:41
Sara Crandall Jamie Martin
yesterday at 16:14.
What you actually see when shooting auroras.
Aurora Photos: Reality vs. Expectation
446 likes - 44 comments
yesterday at 16:24
The thing is that is just not that accurate of info. It all depends on your location in relation to the aurora and how intense it is. I have seen cery vivid colors with the nakid eye. If the aurora is strong enough for you eyes rods to kick in you will see color. Get underneath it you will see color. I have neen forecasting, photographing and teacing about the Northern Lights for almost 10 years now.
yesterday at 16:34
I've stood under auroras strong enough to read by, on a moonless midnight. They most certainly were not grey with a faint tinge of colour!
yesterday at 17:00
This article is very misleading. It all depends on your location and the strength of the magnetic storm. I've seen them dancing on the horizon as well as directly overhead. They can be bright and undulating with saturated colors.. on a good night. The photo of "This is what your eyes see" from the article, is what they look like if they aren't very strong or they're too far away.
yesterday at 14:30.
Another monster monitor for photographers.
Acer Unveils a 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor for Photographers
1129 likes - 39 comments
yesterday at 21:16
"It also produces accurate colors with a low Delta E < 1".
That statement is meaningless, unless the device comes with its own colorimeter specifically targeted for its primaries. But there's no mention of a colorimeter in the article.
Also, 95% of DCI P3 fails to impress: for a display of this alleged caliber, one expects a color gamut at least equal to, if not in excess of, Adobe RGB.
yesterday at 14:37
Yeah, but what is the refresh rate? 60 Hz? 144 Hz? I am a gamer too
yesterday at 15:54
I've been working on a 40" 4k for over a year for a little over $600 bucks? It really does speed up my production and takes the strain off the eyes...
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04/28/2017 at 18:45.
A Photo Contest Owner Won His Own Contest, and Pitchforks Came Out
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04/28/2017 at 19:10
Even if he genuinely ran and won fairly, there is no way for him to prove it, and the doubt will always be there. Contrary to his response, many (most? not sure) contests - and I don't just mean photo contests - explicitly disallow company employees from participating. This is the reason why. If you run an ethical business you would never want to open the door of suspicion this way.
04/28/2017 at 21:59
Any half-assed contest in the world voids participation of people connected to the contest organization and promotion, some more serious contests extend this prohibition to 1st degree relatives. This is a no brainer, and even if there was no rigging, he is wrong.
04/28/2017 at 20:06
Whether allowed or not, it's just tacky.
He apparently enters tons of other completions, so why enter his own? Just tacky....and bad publicity.
04/28/2017 at 15:34.
On the second day of an amazing photography expo and convention, I was sharing lunch with a new friend and chatting about our upcoming photo shoot. Suddenl
Male Photographers, Please Don't Be THAT Guy
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04/28/2017 at 19:16
“oh baby”, “that’s it”
That's funny, because I'm a landscape photographer and these words often come out of my mouth when a really good sunrise is blowing up over the ocean.
Christopher R Field
04/28/2017 at 15:45
"That guy" is also probably "that guy" in all other aspects of life too.
04/28/2017 at 16:01
i've seen and worked with way too many male photographers who are perverts and treat women like meat. i don't care if their photos are good, someone else who is respectful can take just as good photos, just gotta find them
04/27/2017 at 16:04.
This is the Canon 300mm f/1.8. That's right: f/1.8.
This is the Canon 300mm f/1.8 -- Yes, Such a Monster Lens Exists
2802 likes - 241 comments
04/27/2017 at 17:11
Designed for shooting night sports, but dropped by most news agencies and publications because no one could get anything In focus! Pre AF. So the movie industry bought them up, where they turned into T2.0 lenses. In fact they were more like t2.4 because the machine work required to convert them to PL mounts required a restriction to the light path. We could barely keep anything in focus either, wide open! :-)
04/27/2017 at 16:19
I give it 10 more minutes before posts about it being soft in the corners at f/1.8 and therefore canon has lost its way. 😂
04/27/2017 at 16:53
But how does this compare to the new 20 fps Sony? Or an iPhone? Those are the articles I have come to expect from petapixel!
04/26/2017 at 20:14.
Raising the bar on nighttime smartphone photography.
Google Engineer Raises the Bar On Low Light Smartphone Photography
589 likes - 14 comments
04/26/2017 at 22:18
I think we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves. The image has not details, no adequate colors, DR is a pain...so raising the bar? This is photo is OK considering it was taking by a phone, but more than that ?- Nothing.
04/26/2017 at 21:49
I think Adobe will have this shortly for LR mobile. I was just thinking of the same thing for long-exposure shots with a phone, just shoot 120x1/2" shots and take the mean of the stack.
Rahul Raj Singh Negi
04/26/2017 at 20:24
Soo it's similar to how astrophotos are processed, take high ISO images, stack em and then use dark frames to remove noise. Easy peasy
04/26/2017 at 18:58.
Don't cheat! Pick your favorite before the reveal.
Top 5 Smartphone Cameras Compete in Blind Test
268 likes - 43 comments
04/27/2017 at 02:37
I'm using Samsung and LG phones now. I ended up picking S8 and Pixel not because of their colors etc but it made me feel they offer more headroom for adjustment since they look less processed off-cam.
04/27/2017 at 02:55
Pixel and iPhone clearly had the best colors, and I was watching on a calibrated Eizo monitor. Remember, color bias on your screen will make a big difference!
04/26/2017 at 22:46
Don't care because there isn't a smart phone yet that competes with a decent DSLR. A ASP-C sensor will still be worlds better than a phone camera sensor.
04/26/2017 at 17:43.
Camera broken, no spare... but I had an iPhone.
My Camera Died at the Beginning of a Shoot, So I Used My iPhone Instead
1309 likes - 147 comments
04/26/2017 at 17:49
My Model Died at the Beginning of a Shoot, So I Used My iPhone Instead
04/26/2017 at 19:10
And the results look like it. No separation between your background and the subject, unpleasing to the eye, shots are too wide and just not professional looking. The only thing going for them is the model looks good. You should invest in a backup body and then this wouldn't happen. Let's not pretend an iPhone is a decent substitute because it's not.
Omar Yanal Khot
04/26/2017 at 19:05
What's wrong with you Petapixel ??!! Which kind of articles is this one ??
Is this the way you educate people about being a photographer ??
Come on guys, we are fed up with the stories of a9 and Iphone camera.
P.s : your next article should be about the similarity of iPhone camera and $3000 FF cameras.
04/26/2017 at 16:02.
Don't believe everything you see.
How Nature Documentaries are Fake: A Filmmaker's Perspective
639 likes - 47 comments
04/26/2017 at 17:34
PP is at it again. I quote:
"Ultimately, Simon doesn’t hold this “manipulation” against the BBC or any other nature documentary producer. In fact, he sees this kind of artistic license, when applied appropriately in the name of powerful storytelling, as necessary… even positive."
PP's headline was saying something totally different.
Zackary J Deal
04/26/2017 at 16:20
What?! You mean to tell me they use film making techniques and theory to make a documentary film?! Crazy
04/26/2017 at 21:18
These filmmakers do a lot a great and difficult work no doubt but the way things are embellished in post when you know how things are done---hmmm, that is when I stop using the word documentary. Just look at March of the Penguins as prime example.
04/26/2017 at 14:22.
100 megapixels in the sky.
DJI and Hasselblad Unveil World's First 100MP 'Drone Photography Platform'
1096 likes - 101 comments
04/26/2017 at 14:25
Just imagine you crash that. I would wear black for a year.
04/26/2017 at 14:27
What kind of nut would put a Hasselblad on a drone? Answer: A very wealthy one. Very wealthy.
04/27/2017 at 11:00
Richard Till imagine calling up the insurance company and explaining how (up to) £50k worth of equipment fell from the sky...
04/25/2017 at 21:30.
This photographer uses real animals and fearless models.
The Russian Photographer Who Shoots Dreamlike Portraits with Real Animals
1589 likes - 87 comments
04/25/2017 at 21:33
Nah. The amount of animal abuse necessary to make this happen makes me sick. Not interested.
04/25/2017 at 23:42
Saved by hunters, raised by circus trainers.... hmmm no fairy tale endings there. Foxes are probably from fur farms, but hey no different from using zebras bred for hide in America to make cutesy toddler images. It would be nice if people looked beyond cutesy. Is it ethical, is it safe. Oh that requires common sense, a very lacking attribute among many. Can't deny they are beautiful images, but the back stories are haunting.
Ronni Bless Bekkemellem
04/25/2017 at 22:05
Sure, stunning photos, but i would rather see them put they're energy into getting the animals back to the wild instead of this..
And the small kids modelling with a bear?! Just wrong..! No matter how well trained an animal is, it's still a wild animal! So many proofs of that already.
04/25/2017 at 19:05.
Got a minute?
5 Homebrew Camera Hacks in 1 Minute
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04/25/2017 at 19:55
Meanwhile in suburbia; two local dudes, with an evident short life span, burns their small two room apartment to ashes by accidentally igniting their towel while shooting a slide video....
04/26/2017 at 12:12
This is great and all, but what are those circle thingies they're using for lens flare?
04/25/2017 at 19:46
Take a photo using someone else's image of bokeh for the background...would that constitute copyright infringement?
04/25/2017 at 17:35.
Find of a lifetime.
My NASA Friend Found a Box of Film from Apollo 15 in His Desk Drawer
1451 likes - 43 comments
04/25/2017 at 17:46
I've always laughed at moon landing hoax theories, but the title of this story makes me wonder now. How plausible is it to "find" and old "box of film" that was shot on the moon a half century ago? Not buying it.
04/25/2017 at 19:46
I can confirm these are not spaceflight originals. Those are safely in our possession at Johnson Space Center. I'm the guy who does high res scanning of space flight originals. (I'm currently rescanning Apollo 17 B&W 70mm.) We don't cut the original film. We splice the magazines into long rolls and keep them in a climate controlled, refrigerated vault when not in use.
These do appear to be good quality dupes though, possibly second or third generation.
04/25/2017 at 18:32
I enjoy a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but this is SO bogus. You can't shoot the command module in orbit above the moon unless your in a separate rocket. One of the "negatives" is clearly dated Aug 1973. I doubt very much that any of the moon landings were shot on color film. And don't even get me started on not cleaning out a drawer in more that 45 years.
04/25/2017 at 16:27.
Switching to Sony comes at a cost...
It Costs a Pro Photog Over $11,000 to Switch from Canon to Sony: Report
442 likes - 128 comments
04/25/2017 at 17:08
BREAKING NEWS! REPLACING EXPENSIVE THINGS WITH OTHER EXPENSIVE THINGS COSTS MONEY.
In other news, we have a reporter at the beach checking out new claims that water is wet. More on this as we get it.
04/25/2017 at 16:31
Same if you switch any major brand. But you can buy an adapter and still use your old glass and upgrade piecemeal with the Sony. You can't do that from Canon>Nikon or Nikon>Sony.
04/25/2017 at 16:35
And still you wont have the lenses needed. And the adapters dont really work very well with moving subjects. Been there done that. A7R2 was a good riddance :)
04/25/2017 at 14:53.
When an airline pilot is also a photographer...
This Milky Way 'FlightLapse' Was Shot by an Airline Pilot
1479 likes - 54 comments
04/25/2017 at 21:40
Ugh just make sure you don't get the camera stuck in the controls and make the airplane plummet a few thousand feet before you regain control of your cockpit, like what that other pilot did a few years ago. I'd rather fly with a pilot doing his job 100% please. Thank you very much for not killing me.
04/25/2017 at 20:07
I would prefer if the pilot would please kindly stick to his day job of piloting the aircraft. He has a huge responsibility, e.g., to all of his passengers. I'm sure his airline bosses and especially their lawyers will be delighted to read about this.
Jason Jamal Nakleh
04/25/2017 at 16:16
How could he take these images from a moving airplane when normal base exposure for Milky Way shots are 20 seconds and up?
04/24/2017 at 22:19.
3 quick tips for beginners.
3 Simple Tips for Posing Non-Models
740 likes - 16 comments
Gustavo Bravo - FotoGasteiz
04/24/2017 at 22:42
Next one: 3 tips for shooting non-photographers
04/24/2017 at 22:49
use glasses, that way you can hide your uselessness
Tom William Barrett
04/25/2017 at 07:16
Put them behind a bush
04/24/2017 at 20:49.
Rare Color Photos from World War II
741 likes - 24 comments
04/24/2017 at 21:03
Rare Color Photos from World War II that would look even more stunning from the 20fps no blackout mode from the Sony A9
04/24/2017 at 21:52
These images are the proof that gear is not as important as camera manufacturers make us believe to be.
04/25/2017 at 05:10
The clarity and sharpness is surprising. I guess I never thought about 1940s and color photography together before.
04/24/2017 at 19:13.
Printing your photos is half the fun of photography. Don't miss out.
Why Printing Your Photos Will Make You a Better Photographer
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Marin Ćuk Vurnek
04/24/2017 at 20:22
"Printing your photos is half the fun of photography".
- and until you get the whole color matching/paper handling/final print preparing process right, can be also said it is half the frustration of photography ;P
04/24/2017 at 19:16
There is nothing better than making fineart prints of your photos. Love that
04/24/2017 at 20:11
Printing is an equation with several unknowns: first the file and its colour profile, the monitor and its colour profile, the brand of printer, the ink, the software and last but not least the paper. It's a living nightmare.
Only a professional rip software can solve some issues and if this company offers an analysis for the paper you're using with a custom made profile for you, you might be well off.
The chances you're not are huge...
04/24/2017 at 17:13.
Dell's first HDR monitor is a 27-inch 4K monster.
Dell Drops Its First HDR Monitor: A 27-inch 4K Display with 100% Adobe RGB
2004 likes - 119 comments
Justin Leong C K
04/24/2017 at 17:14
Every thing so expensive but my salary just enough for my daily meals :(
04/24/2017 at 17:52
Are we so spoiled by years of cheap LCD panels that a decent monitor at $2000 is called "steep" and is considered exclusive? If you're a pro or even a serious amateur, your computer is your entire darkroom. And your monitor is your projector. I'm not saying this one is the best, but $2000 for a monitor is far from steep.
04/25/2017 at 07:15
I don't get this trend, can someone explain it to me? Clients don't have such monitors to view the photos, paper copies are rare in my business... So such a screen is for my pleasure only?