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How Stop-Motion Photography Has Evolved Since 1900

Stop-motion photography has come a long way since the early 1900s, but it still involves creating an animation one frame at a time by introducing slight changes and movements between still photos.

Hasselblad Made a Phone Attachment That Adds RAW and 10x Zoom


Big news in the world of mobile phone photography today. Motorola just announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z line of smartphones.

Photog Cribs: A Tour of Michael Jang’s Home Studio in San Francisco


Here’s a 2-minute video by SFMOMA that offers a tour of photographer Michael Jang‘s home and studio in San Francisco.

We’re Giving Away 3 Think Tank Photo Camera Bags Worth $975


The PetaPixel Photography Podcast passed the 100 episode mark last week. To celebrate the milestone, we’re giving away three top-of-the-line Think Tank Photo camera bags worth a combined $975.

Stock Students: Iowa Senate Hopefuls Used the Same Kids in Ads


Republican state senate candidates in Iowa have been releasing advertisements in recent weeks, introducing their lives, views, and plans.

Nikon School Online Launches to Offer Paid Web-Based Photo Classes


Nikon today announced the opening of its new Nikon School Online, a new web-based learning program that offers paid classes to photographers who wish to improve their skills.

Instagram Adds Pinch to Zoom to Give a Closer Look at Photos and Videos


Instagram has launched a new feature that photographers will appreciate: starting today, you can pinch to zoom into photos and videos across the app.

Lomo’Instant Automat Aims to Be an Ultimate Auto Instant Camera


Lomography today unveiled its new Lomo’Instant Automat, a camera the company calls “the most advanced automatic instant camera.” It shoots Fuji Instax Mini film using a system that aims to perfectly expose every shot in every lighting environment.

Canon Unveils a CMOS Sensor with a Global Shutter


Canon announced today that it has developed a CMOS sensor with a global shutter, perhaps paving the way to future Canon DSLRs that don’t suffer from the “rolling shutter” effect.

Infinitude: A Cosmic Short Film Made by Hand with Camera Techniques


Canadian filmmaker Scott Portingale has released a new short mixed media film titled “Infinitude.” Created by hand using an assortment of camera techniques, the film tells the story of the evolution of matter and energy over time.

Controversial Combat Photo Leads to Ukrainian Photographer’s Dismissal


Ukrainian photographer Dmitry Muravsky has been dismissed by his country’s Ministry of Defense after his viral combat photos became the center of controversy regarding whether or not they were staged.

PortraitPro Body Packs Drastic Body Retouching Into Simple Sliders


Doing extreme retouching to the human body in photos has gotten a great deal of bad press as of late, but that’s not keeping a London-based software company Anthropics Technology from trying to innovate in that space.

I Photographed My Wife as the Viking Shieldmaiden Lagertha


I recently completed a 6-month project in which I photographed my wife as a Viking shieldmaiden. Here’s a look at how the project was done.

The Science Behind the Red-Eye Effect


Here’s a 2-minute video by SciShow that explains why the red-eye effect often turns irises into bright red spots in flash photos.

Portraits of the Armed Civilians Who Patrol the US-Mexico Border


Arizona Border Recon is a volunteer group of armed civilians that patrols the border between the United States and Mexico, keeping watch for traffickers, terrorists, and illegal immigrants and bringing those caught to the attention of the US government’s Border Patrol.

Apple’s Bokeh-filled iPhone 7 Event Invite Hints at Camera Upgrades


Apple sent out invites to journalist this week for an event in San Francisco on September 7th — presumably to announce the iPhone 7.

Shooting Human Body Vehicles for a Transport Company


An advertising agency recently approached me about shooting photos for a transportation industry company.

The FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rules Are Now in Effect


Heads up: if you fly a camera drone commercially, the FAA’s new rules just went into effect. Announced back in June 2016, the rules govern how small commercial drones must be operated.

104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About


Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I’ve been doing market research for my project Photolemur and looking for different tools in the area of photo enhancement and photo editing.

Photos of Hermit Crabs with Beach Trash Homes


Crabs with Beach Trash Homes is a series I am currently working on. I photograph Blueberry hermit crabs (Coenobita purpureus) on local beaches in Okinawa, Japan, that have begun to use beach trash as their shell.


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