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Ep. 172: A Popular Photographer Catches Flack for Entering and Winning His Own Competition – and more

Episode 172 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!

This Photographer Turns Abandoned Spaces Into Dark Fairy Tales

Photographing abandoned spaces has exploded in popularity in recent years. For photographer Karen Jerzyk, however, finding those spaces is only the first step.

Aurora Photos: Reality vs. Expectation

We just had a beautiful Aurora Australis hit New Zealand recently. I was fortunate enough to catch a quiet spot to myself where I could take in the atmosphere and shoot a few images.

Is the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II Based on the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95?

Two years ago there were rumors floating around that the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 was just a very expensive rebadge of the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 that was supposedly assembled in Germany and therefore priced higher around $2,000+.

Street Photography in Sri Lanka with the Fujifilm X-Pro2

Street photography is a huge passion for us as well as essential development training for our wedding work.

What Disney Princesses Would Look Like in the Modern Day

What if Disney’s famous princesses lived in our modern day world instead of in theirs? That’s what photographer Qingjian Meng explores in his latest photo project, titled “Modern Princess.” “The princesses are photographed as if they exist today,” the Los Angeles-based photographer says.

Acer Unveils a 31.5-Inch 4K Monitor for Photographers

Acer has announced a new display geared toward photographer and other creatives. The ProDesigner PE320QK is a 31.5-inch, 4K display that helps you see high-resolution photos in detail.

This Drone Timelapse Shows Japanese Cherry Blossoms Fading Into View

Here’s a beautiful use of a camera drone: freelance cameraman Jack Johnston created this video showing landscapes in Japan.

A Photo Contest Owner Won His Own Contest, and Pitchforks Came Out

Well-known photographer and photo industry figure Sal Cincotta is finding himself at the center of a heated online debate after a number of his photos were selected as winners of the ShutterFest photo conference’s Image Competition.

CROZ is a Tiny Digital Camera Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials

Want an unusual digital camera that you can put together yourself? Check out CROZ, a do-it-yourself camera that features a transparent case that allows you to see all the internal components.

Venus Optics’ New Laowa 7.5mm f/2 is the World’s Widest f/2 Lens for MFT

Venus Optics has just officially announced its new Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT, a lens that we first got a glimpse at leading up to Photokina 2016.

Male Photographers, Please Don’t Be THAT Guy

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.

Khloe Kardashian Sued for Posting Copyrighted Photo of Herself on Instagram

Celebrity Khloé Kardashian has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over a photo of herself she posted to Instagram.

10 of the Most Beautiful Photography Templates: What Sets Them Apart?

The visual nature of the Internet makes it the ideal format for getting a photography portfolio in front of a wide audience.

These Shoes Feature a Vintage Nikon Camera Patent Illustration

Here’s a pair of shoes you might find interesting if you’re a photographer, and particularly a Nikon shooter.

Aurora Photographers Spot New Night Sky Phenomenon, Name it ‘Steve’

Aurora photographers have been buzzing in recent days about a newly spotted phenomenon in the sky. It’s a purple ribbon of light that differs in appearance from standard aurora.

Stop Taking Photos

Nestled within the Seto Inland Sea in Japan sits the island of Naoshima, population 3,583. The island would be otherwise unknown to outsiders except that in the mid 80s, publisher Testuhiko Fukutake and Naoshima mayor Chikatsugu Miyake dreamed up an idea of making the island a cultural center.

This Guy Made His Own 90mm f/2.8 Lens from Scratch

Plenty of photographers these days try their hands at making their own cameras, but Swedish photographer, inventor, and camera maker Mats Wernersson recently did something a little more unusual: he made his own 90mm f/2.8 lens from scratch.

An Interview with Fine Art Photographer Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen is well-known fine art photographer who has been creating exciting imagery for over 50 years.

This is the Canon 300mm f/1.8 — Yes, Such a Monster Lens Exists

Want to see one of the rarest Canon lenses in existence? Check out the Canon 300mm f/1.8. It’s an extremely huge and heavy lens, and so few exist that you’ll probably never come across one in real life.