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Watch Researchers Slam Drones Into a Crash Test Dummy’s Face… for Science


How do you make drones safer? The answer to that question, if you’re this group of researchers from Virginia Tech, is on the other side of a few blunt crashes between commercial drones and a crash test dummy…’s face.

Men Who Trampled Prismatic Spring Sentenced: All Get Fines, 2 Go to Jail


What began as a shaky video of an unknown group of filmmakers trampling on Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring in May of 2016 ended last week when the responsible parties were finally sentenced.

Explore a Zoomable 360° Gigapixel Photo of the Trump Inauguration


Using gigapixel technology, CNN managed to capture an ultra-high res, interactive, 360° photograph of the presidential inauguration on Friday—a great way to explore the crowd in detail and maybe (just maybe) spot yourself in the crowd.

Scientists Use 100 Billion FPS Camera to Capture Light’s ‘Sonic Boom’


When an object breaks the sound barrier—accelerates to the point where it’s moving faster than the speed of sound—it creates pressure waves that result in what is called a “sonic boom” and Mach cone.

87% of UK Freelance Photogs Asked to Work for Free in 2016; 16% Said Yes


The issue of businesses asking photographers to work for free has been a hot issue in recent years, and now we have some citable statistics that shed more light on it.

Honest MacBook Pro Review Says the New Laptop is Apple’s 5D Mark IV

In a single sentence, photographer and reviewer Jaron Schneider summed up the problem with Apple’s new MacBook Pro: it’s basically Apple’s 5D Mark IV.

3 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Photography beginners listen up, because we’re about to drop some knowledge. This quick video by Mango Street Lab covers three of the most common mistakes photography beginners make, and then turns around and shows you what to do instead.

MyGearVault: Input, Organize, and Insure All Your Gear in a Single App


Even though everybody knows how important it is to insure their photography gear, few people ever get organized enough to actually do it.

Former Palin Photog ‘Top of the List’ to Be Trump White House Photographer


As Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday and Pete Souza took his last photographs of the Obamas, Souza fans were left to wonder: who will take over?

Ep. 144: Brand New Gear and Full-Frame Mirrorless Rumors – and more

Episode 144 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!

I Shot the Trump Inauguration Protests and Got More Than I Bargained For


Yesterday, I went out to photograph the protests in Washington, D.C. during Trump’s inauguration. I’m a professional freelance photographer, and I had never really taken a stab at photojournalism before, so this seemed like a good time to try.

This is President Trump’s Official Portrait


Donald Trump officially became the President of the United States yesterday, and his official portrait has been published as well.

Constructing a Cosmetics Product Shot with Lighting Rather than Photoshop


Commercial and advertising photographer Karl Taylor made this 20-minute tutorial on creating a cosmetics product photo with an emphasis on lighting rather than digital editing.

This Drone Footage of a Runner Looks Like a 2D Video Game

Check out this creative “2D” video of an urban parkour-style runner, shot top-down using a drone. It’s like old video game views, recreated in real life.

Artist Shames Disrespectful Holocaust Memorial Tourists Using Photoshop


Holocaust memorials are somber places designed to honor the memories of the millions who lost their lives in the genocide, but tourists at the memories can often be seen posing for lighthearted and disrespectful photos.

A Review of the Fujifilm EF-X500 Flash


In 2016, I joined team Fuji after being extremely impressed with the X-T2 body. I had been watching mirrorless technology for a while, but this was the first time a system had everything I wanted in a camera body.

Portraits with Instax Portraits at a Male Fashion Fair


Photographer Alessandro Michelazzi recently attended the 91st “Pitti Immagine Uomo” male fashion fair in his city, Florence, Italy.

Seeing Double: The Curious Case of My Identical Twin Leica M3s


At the beginning of 2016, I decided to stop digital photography for good and therefore sold my last digital tool, the Leica M Monochrom.

Rant: Why I Gave Up on Micro Four Thirds Once and for All


If you’re thinking about moving to Micro Four Thirds or buying the E-M1 Mark II, read this first… it may actually save you money and headaches down the line.

3 Easy Ways to Get Better Portraits by Separating Subject from Background


One of the most common beginner mistakes in portrait photography is not separating your subject from the background.


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