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This Picture Shows 102 Kite Boarders in One Frame

This Picture Shows 102 Kite Boarders in One Frame Photographer Casey Mac created this wild image by shooting ~800 photos of kite boarders at California’s Waddell Creek Beach and then blending the shots together in Photoshop. The photo is titled “Rush Hour.” (Here’s a larger version.) “On this day, I estimate around 40 kiteboards filled the ocean,” Mac writes. He set up his camera on a tripod, set it to time-lapse mode, and shot one photo every second. “They move quickly, so 1 second was enough time to allow plenty of separation between shots, but still keep the cloud positioning mostly the...

500px’s Latest iOS App is Getting Slammed

500px’s Latest iOS App is Getting Slammed Earlier this month, the photo sharing service 500px rolled out a new version of its iOS app that focused on sleekness, simplicity, and social sharing. Media outlets immediately pointed out how similar the new app’s look and feel is to other services, particularly Instagram. Unfortunately for 500px, it seems that many users aren’t responding well to the change: the latest version of the app is getting slammed by reviewers in the iTunes App Store. Originally rated 4/5 stars with nearly 3,000 ratings, the 500px iPhone app has plummeted to 2/5 stars with the latest update, and more...

An Interview with Instagram and Snapchat Storyteller Branden Harvey

An Interview with Instagram and Snapchat Storyteller Branden Harvey Branden Harvey became a professional photographer at the age of 16. He has since become an extremely popular photographer on social media, boasting over 104,000 followers on Instagram and one of the largest followings of a photographer on Snapchat (with 50+ views per image shared). We spoke to Harvey about his unique career path and perspective. PetaPixel: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? Branden Harvey: Hi, I’m Branden Harvey. I mostly tell people I’m a photographer but at my core I’m a storyteller. I work hard to tell stories filled with hope,...

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8 If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty do-it-yourself route. For just $ 8, Instructables member Megan Yeomans crafted her own affordable solution that uses vinyl tubing and copper wire. The result is a three-foot flexible 1/4” piece of kit that can be used as a standard tripod, a selfie stick, or an articulated mount. To get started, you are going to need a few supplies including two 1/4” X 20 bolts, 1/4” inside diameter vinyl tubing, 1/8” copper wire, and two 1/2” brass...

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Gear on eBay

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Gear on eBay Camera gear can be expensive, but one way to work around this issue is to purchase equipment used from online auction websites such as eBay. But it can be tough trying to determine the exact condition of an item without getting your hands on it. We will be going over tips to help you purchase both digital and analog film cameras without throwing your money down the drain. Here are some practical pointers to staying smart and safe on eBay when buying your next bit of kit. We are going to assume that you already know which camera you have your heart set on when you are reading this article....

Inside The Camera Bag of… PetaPixel Features Editor Michael Archambault

Inside The Camera Bag of… PetaPixel Features Editor Michael Archambault They say to learn about a person you should look at their bookshelf to see what they read. Similarly, we believe that delving into a photographer’s bag sheds light on their personality and style. Today’s article is the first in a series that explores the bags of professional photographers and, of course, your friends here at PetaPixel. Step inside my bag to see what I carry on a daily basis and the significance of each item. I’m honored to start off our adventure of bag delving. For those unaware, my name is Michael Archambault, and I am PetaPixel’s Feature Editor. I have been a...

How to Make a Camera Wrist Strap Out of Paracord

How to Make a Camera Wrist Strap Out of Paracord Back in 2011, we shared a simple tutorial on how you can create a sturdy camera strap using about $ 7 worth of paracord. Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Bo Ismono recently published the 3-minute video tutorial above on how you can use paracord to make a cheap, simple, and durable wrist strap. Ingredients-wise, you’ll need a carabiner, some paracord (1 foot for every inch of camera strap), a small keyring, a lighter, a measuring tape, and a pair of sharp scissors. The result is a super rugged strap that’ll keep your camera safely dangling from your wrist as you’re out...

Roberto Salas’ Front Row Seats to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Yesterday, NBC News aired this short but interesting look into the life and career of photographer Roberto Salas. At the age of 15 in 1955, Salas met an activist named Fidel Castro during a photo assignment with Salas’ photographer father. The encounter ended up giving Salas front-row seats to the revolution that was about to unfold, allowing Salas to capture intimate photos of Castro that other photojournalists in the country could only dream about. [via PetaPixel] [via...

Recreating an Apple Watch Product Picture

Recreating an Apple Watch Product Picture Apple has a distinctive style when it comes to product images promoting its gadgets. After seeing the teaser image for the new Apple Watch, photographer Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto decided that he would try his hand at recreating the shot as closely as possible. “Sure it sounds like a great idea, but is their ad even a photograph or is it a digital rendering?” writes Polin. “Whether their ad was a rendering or not I asked DigiRichie to come in to see if we could actually accomplish the challenge of replicating the Apple Watch ad in camera as much as possible. Here’s...

How to Choose a DSLR Lens

How to Choose a DSLR Lens There are many different types and sizes of lens available on the market today and most photographers instincts tell them to buy one of each. While having an expansive lens collection does seem very rewarding, it may not be entirely necessary. Given the price good glass costs, this is good news. So how do you choose which lenses to add to your collection? Simple. The three part series below shows us what lenses are good for shooting in specific situations. If you tend to shoot the style across your projects, you might be able to get away with owning fewer lenses. How to Choose a DSLR...
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