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The 7 Key Components of a Great Landscape Photo

The 7 Key Components of a Great Landscape Photo We all know a good landscape photo when we see one. But what it is that makes a great landscape photo so great? In this video, photographer Doug McKinlay explains the seven key components of the best landscape photos: 1. Great Depth of Field Great landscape photos have great depth of field. The easiest way to get a corner to corner sharp landscape photo is to use a wide angle lens. Lenses like the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L are renowned for their sharpness that produces stunning landscape photos. With a lens such as this, the ideal aperture you should be shooting at is between f/8 and f/11. 2....

Add Surreal 3D Objects to Your Photos with Matter, Free This Week on iOS

Add Surreal 3D Objects to Your Photos with Matter, Free This Week on iOS Every week, Apple selects an application from the iOS App Store and makes it available for free to anyone with an Apple ID. This week’s app is ‘Matter’ by Pixite, which is normally $ 2. It allows you to add surreal 3D objects to your photographs. With only a few taps, you can add three-dimensional effects to your pictures with realistic shadows and reflections. Simply start with any images you wish to manipulate. We choose a few landscape photos to work with that we found available in the public domain. There are five packs of objects included to work within our pictures: primitive...

A Look at Photo Steganography, the Hiding of Secrets Inside Digital Images

A Look at Photo Steganography, the Hiding of Secrets Inside Digital Images Here’s a fascinating (but very heady) video by Computerphile, which recently sat down with image analyst Dr. Mike Pound of the University of Nottingham to talk about the subject of digital image steganography. Steganography is the practice of hiding one piece of content inside another. In this case, Pound talks about the idea of being able to kind all kinds of content inside digital photograph files. There are various techniques for doing this “hiding,” some of which are way more complicated than others. One that Pound discusses and shows early on is the changing of the 2...

The Northern Lights Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

The Northern Lights Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before We’ve all seen the northern lights (or at least pictures of them) dancing in the pre-dawn sky. The Internet is filled with images and videos of the phenomenon that happens due to charged particles interacting with our upper atmosphere. While we’re not much bothered by the exact ingredients of that heavenly concoction, we’re definitely excited to see the end results, hopefully with an unique treatment. So, when photographer Ole C. Salomonsen, a fellow Aurora enthusiast, decided to make an attempt to capture this magnificent natural wonder he decided to go the old fashioned way,...

Everyone is Mocking TIME’s Latest Cover Photo

Everyone is Mocking TIME’s Latest Cover Photo The August 17th issue of TIME magazine contains a cover story about the ongoing rise of virtual reality. Unfortunately for TIME, it’s not the story itself that has everyone talking — it’s the cover photo. Here’s what the cover looks like in its entirety: After laying eyes on the photo, the Internet and media immediately began criticizing and mocking TIME for its choice of photo. The portrait shows Palmer Luckey, the 22-year-old wunderkind founder of Oculus Rift, wearing the VR headset he invented. Critics say the portrait makes Luckey look goofy and nerdy, playing...

A Primer on Using DMCA Takedown Requests to Stop Photo Stealers

A Primer on Using DMCA Takedown Requests to Stop Photo Stealers Finding a website using your photographs without your authorization can be a distressing situation. Luckily, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 helps to protect individuals who have had their intellectual properties stolen on the web. Today, we are taking a look at the protection provided by the DMCA and how you can file a takedown request with a site infringing upon your copyright. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Howard Coble in 1997; it aimed at protecting copyright in a new...

A View of the Dark Side of the Moon

A View of the Dark Side of the Moon Typically we don’t get to see the other side of the moon because it’s locked into our tides and does not rotate away. From Earth we have a limited view and the moon shows us the same face every night, but NASA’s camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured images of the dark side of the moon last July. We didn’t get our first look until 1959 when a Soviet satellite brought the first images back home. Check out the backside of our moon illuminated by the sun, passing over the Earth: The camera is set up to observe the Earth, watching for signs of...

Canon’s Humorous ‘Never Again’ Ads Show Why You Should Print Your Photos

Canon’s Humorous ‘Never Again’ Ads Show Why You Should Print Your Photos Canon has launched a lighthearted new advertising campaign for its PIXMA line of printers. Titled “Never Again,” the series of short 30-second advertisements imagine disastrous moments in life when printing out a photo or document could have saved a person from a lifetime of mental trauma and regret. This spot, dubbed “Touchdown,” tells the story of a mother who regrets sharing her DSLR with her son and his friend. “Sharing that game-changing photo shouldn’t have life-changing consequences,” Canon says: This one is titled “Daughter.”...

Interview with Top Action Sports Photographer Garth Milan

Interview with Top Action Sports Photographer Garth Milan Garth Milan is one of the top action sports photographers in the world, traveling the world to photograph some of the world’s most talented and most extreme athletes. Recently we featured Milan’s photos of athlete Robbie Maddison surfing giant waves on a dirt bike. We had the privilege of chatting with Milan to talk about his life, career, and the future of the action sports industry. PetaPixel: Could you tell us about yourself and your background? Garth Milan: I am a 39 year old action sports photographer from Laguna Beach, California. My career began at Cal State Long Beach,...

How to Capture Beautifully-Lit Wedding Ring Photos with a Cheap LED Light

How to Capture Beautifully-Lit Wedding Ring Photos with a Cheap LED Light Wedding photographer Paul Keppel created this helpful 3-minute video tutorial on how he goes about shooting consistent wedding ring photos using a cheap LED light and a macro lens. Keppel says he struggled to get consistent shots of rings until he started using the Yonynuo 160II LED light, which costs less than $ 60 online. The trick he discovered was placing the LED light on its barn doors with the lights facing straight down at the rings, thereby creating a mini makeshift light tent. You’ll want to set the rings on a shiny black surface if you can find one. Keppel has used...
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