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10 Things I Learned at Fashion Week 2017


Every Fashion Week I learn something new. This is my tenth or so New York Fashion Week by now and I’m still forgetting memory cards, wandering aimlessly trying to find the backstage entrance at Skylight Clarkson, getting kicked out of areas and wondering why Dropbox doesn’t sync faster on Starbucks WiFi.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Beats Sony’s 85 ‘Across the Board’ for $600 Less


Sigma is undoubtedly, tantalizingly on fire. Their Art series lenses consistently undercut and outperform the competition, as they proved yet again by manufacturing an 85mm f/1.4 lens that is not only $600 cheaper than Sony’s top-of-the-line 85mm GM, but according to DPReview, it’s better ‘across the board.’ This news should come as no surprise.

Street Photography in India Through a Wedding Photographer’s Lens


I miss India. The explosions of bold colour alongside subtle, pastel textures and hues. The juxtaposition lurking on every corner.

Is the Sigma 14mm f/1.89 Art Lens an Astrophotographer’s Dream?


When it comes to taking photos of stars, the best camera/lens combos are the ones that capture the most light.

Silly Comedy Skit Explains How Photo and Cinema Zoom Lenses Differ


For us photo-people, the insane price tag on some Cinema zoom lenses makes zero sense. Why not just use really nice photography glass?

Why and How Fuji Cameras Produce a Strange Purple Flare/Grid Artifact


When FujiFilm’s X-Trans III sensor was introduced in the X-Pro2, many users began noticing a strange new artifact in their backlit photographs.

What is the ‘Orange & Teal Look’ and Why is it So Popular?


Many a blockbuster movie and several popular travel photo/video creators out there use something called the ‘Orange and Teal look’ when they color grade their work.

How to Build a DIY Turntable for 360° Product Photography


If you do a lot of basic product photography, you might want to check out this video. In it, you’ll learn how to build and operate your own 360° product photography turntable, and it’ll only cost you about 15 or 20 bucks.

Ep. 153: It’s Raining Sigma Glass – and more

Episode 153 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!

Creative Photographer Brings Action Figures to Life in Fun and Funny Ways


Japanese Instagrammer Hotkenobi is making quite a name for himself, gaining thousands of followers who appreciate his talent for bringing superhero action figures to (often humorous) life.

Portrait Lens Shootout: Sony 85mm f/1.4 vs 70-200mm f/2.8


What’s better for portraits? Is it the versatility of a great 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens, or the bright bokeh-tastic performance of a solid 85mm f/1.4 lens?

Inspiration, Imitation, and Landscape Photography: Is it OK or Unethical?


Recently a few things came up that makes me ask if or when does the idea of copying someone else’s photo go too far, or is it just a form of flattery derived from a source of inspiration via the route of imitation?

Advice for a Young Photographer: The Most Important Lesson in Photography


14-year-old budding photographer Erin wants to pursue a career in photography and filmmaking, so she asked the always inspirational Ted Forbes to share the most important lesson he’s learned as a photographer.

19 Tips For Shooting Better Portraits


I am often asked how I manage to photograph a celebrity in a few minutes or what is the best way to shoot a good portrait.

StyleShoots’ Robotic Studio Lights and Shoots Fashion Photos All by Itself


Fashion photographers now have a very real reason to claim that robots are taking their jobs. A company called StyleShoots has designed a fully-robotic fashion photography studio that can set up its own lighting and capture its own pictures and video while poor unemployed photographers stand by and watch.

Instagram Now Lets You Share Up to 10 Photos in a Single Post


After doing some testing of the feature earlier this month, Instagram has officially rolled out multiple photo posts.

Sony Debuts World’s Fastest SD Cards with Blistering 299MB/s Write Speed


SD cards still can’t approach the kind of speeds CFast 2.0 and XQD cards boast, but that’s not stopping Sony from upping their SD game in a big way.

Quick Tip: How to Fold a Reflector in One Easy Motion

Here’s a quick tip that will save every newbie photographer (and probably more than a few intermediate shooters) some agony and embarrassment: how to properly fold a reflector in one easy motion.

‘La La Land’ Engagement Photos Pay Tribute to Love and Hollywood


Fans of the movie La La Land will love this creative engagement shoot. In a tribute to Hollywood romance and the romance between bride-to-be Ellen Wleklinski and her betrothed Corey Collins, photographer Marlies Hartmann recreated some of the Oscar-nominated movie’s most popular scenes in real life.

This is How Sony’s New Smooth Trans Focus Lens Captures Creamier Bokeh


Sony is making a lot of their new 100mm f/2.8 GM lens with its Smooth Trans Focus technology. But what exactly is this so-called STF, how does it work, and why does it produce smoother bokeh?


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