Donald Trump officially became the President of the United States yesterday, and his official portrait has been published as well.
Yesterday, I went out to photograph the protests in Washington, D.C. during Trump’s inauguration. I’m a professional freelance photographer, and I had never really taken a stab at photojournalism before, so this seemed like a good time to try.
Holocaust memorials are somber places designed to honor the memories of the millions who lost their lives in the genocide, but tourists at the memorials can often be seen posing for lighthearted and disrespectful photos. Jewish artist Shahak Shapira has created a project called Yolocaust to speak out against this.
If you’re thinking about moving to Micro Four Thirds or buying the E-M1 Mark II, read this first… it may actually save you money and headaches down the line.
I’ve had a copy of the x100F since early November. During that time I kind of made it my go-to camera for just about anything and everything—from my more artistic professional shots, to travel, to basic family vacation images.
People following the handoff of the coveted @POTUS Twitter account from former President Obama to newly sworn-in President Trump were treated to a bit of a gaff this morning. It seems the Trump administration accidentally used a photo from President Obama’s inauguration in 2009 as Trump’s new Twitter header.
Ever wonder what it would cost you to run afoul of Yellowstone’s anti-camera drone rules? There’s probably not a chart hanging up anywhere, but if you’re a Dutch tourist and you crash a DJI Phantom into the Grand Prismatic Spring — the world’s third largest hot spring — the bill will come out to $3,200+.
One of the most common beginner mistakes in portrait photography is not separating your subject from the background. Fortunately, it’s an easy skill to learn. Here are three simple ways to make your subject pop and give your portraits more depth.
I typically have more to say in my first paragraph, but this camera blew me away and “wow” is one of the best ways to portray my first reactions.
About a year and half ago, after what seemed like a lifetime of living paycheck-to-paycheck (paying off student loans and other debts) my wife and I were sitting in the office of a financial advisor with money to invest. After hearing the options to best set us up for retirement, he asked, “What are your goals?”
At the beginning of 2016, I decided to stop digital photography for good and therefore sold my last digital tool, the Leica M Monochrom.
Check out this creative “2D” video of an urban parkour-style runner, shot top-down using a drone. It’s like old video game views, recreated in real life. The 3.5-minute project was created over in Bulgaria by athlete and stunt artist Ilko Iliev and photographer Marin Kafedjiiski.
Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that Harvard.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution of higher learning in the United States offers a free 12-module online digital photography class.
The Capitol was still under construction on March 4th, 1857, when photographer John Wood set up his wet plate collodion camera and captured the first known photograph of a US Presidential inauguration.
Commercial and advertising photographer Karl Taylor made this 20-minute tutorial on creating a cosmetics product photo with an emphasis on lighting rather than digital editing.
Tetyana Dyachenko is a Ukrainian photo retoucher who often does restorations of vintage photos that are extremely damaged — often seemingly beyond recovery. Yet using her Photoshop skills, Dyachenko is able to recover (and recreate) extremely fine details in the photos.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the subject of photography. I hope they inspire you.
Episode 144 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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As Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday and Pete Souza took his last photographs of the Obamas, Souza fans were left to wonder: who will take over? The answer, though not official yet, may be photojournalist Shealah Craighead.
In 2016, I joined team Fuji after being extremely impressed with the X-T2 body. I had been watching mirrorless technology for a while, but this was the first time a system had everything I wanted in a camera body.