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The 10 Most Popular PetaPixel Posts of 2017


2017 is coming to a close. As we close out the year, here’s a look back at the top 10 posts that received the most attention on PetaPixel. #10. TSA Requires a Separate Screening of Cameras in Airports Now The TSA announced that under its new guidelines, cameras and all ...

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This Guy Made an 8×10 Large Format Video Camera


Photographer Zev Hoover has created a rather unusual camera: it’s one of the world’s first 8×10 large format video cameras. Hoover believes his creation is the first of its kind ever made. The company LargeSense showed off a 4K sample video shot with a large format digital camera back in ...

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6 Reasons You Need a 135mm f/2 Lens


Image quality, weight and value for money. We have come to accept that most lenses are strong in only one or two of these three factors, which I personally focus on when researching lenses to buy. Sometimes though, we stumble upon a great lens design which is strong in all ...

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Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down Aging iPhones


Apple has just issued a public apology for slowing down aging iPhones. The company originally admitted to the slowdown last week, sparking outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against the company. Last week, after iPhone users on Reddit shared how their iPhones had miraculously become fast again after receiving a ...

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Shutterstock Bans Unnatural Photos of Apes and Monkeys


Shutterstock has banned all unnatural photos of apes and monkeys. The move by the world’s largest subscription-based stock-photo agency comes in response to an appeal by the animal rights organization PETA. In a letter to Shutterstock, PETA argued that monkeys and apes suffer when used for photo shoots and that ...

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JOBY’s New GorillaPod Mobile Rig Has New Arms for Accessories


JOBY today announced a new GorillaPod model called the GorillaPod Mobile Rig. It’s a flexible tripod that builds upon the original classic by adding more arms for holding more accessories. While the original GorillaPod has three flexible arms for stabilizing your camera, the GorillaPod Mobile Rig is designed for content ...

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How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes


There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute technique that avoids desaturated, unnatural skin tones. The technique centers around the Shadows and Highlights tool in Photoshop’s Image->Adjustments menu. Using the Amount, Tone, and ...

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