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8, 12, 14 vs 16-Bit Depth: What Do You Really Need?!


“Bit depth” is one of those terms we’ve all run into, but very few photographers truly understand. Photoshop offers 8, 16, and 32-bit file formats. Sometimes we see files referred to as being 24 of 48-bit. And our cameras often offer 12 vs 14-bit files (though you might get 16-bit ...

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Nikon Z7 Pro Photos and Impressions


Photographer and Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis is one of just 12 of Nikon’s photographers in the US who received extensive early access to the Nikon Z system. We asked Ghionis to share his impressions of the Z7 as well as photos he has captured with the full-frame mirrorless camera. Photographer ...

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Nikon Z7 Field Report: Too Many Good Things to Not Like It


Earlier this year I got a phone call from Japan asking whether I would be interested in working on yet another important global introduction campaign for a new Nikon product. As I very much enjoyed creating the Hercules Rising night time-lapse for the introduction of the Nikon D850, I said ...

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Deal Alert: Get 30% Off These Neewer Photo Products


Here’s a deal alert that’s exclusive to PetaPixel readers: you can currently receive an extra 30% off a number of Neewer photography products on Amazon using special discount codes. Full disclosure: This article was sponsored by Neewer. Here are the items that are included in this promotion along with the ...

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X-Rite ColorChecker Video XL is Huge for Far, Wide, and Aerial Shots


X-Rite has announced the ColorChecker Video XL, a huge color balance reference target that’s designed for long-distance, wide-angle, and/or aerial shots in which a smaller target just wouldn’t suffice. “The X-Rite ColorChecker Video XL is designed for those longer and wider shots when the space between your camera and subject ...

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