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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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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