A Timelapse of Earth Rotating Around the Milky Way – Photography Article

Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg made this 55-second time-lapse video that visualizes Earth’s rotation by fixing the Milky Way as the point of reference and having the landscape spin instead. Nirenberg shot the photos a couple of years ago over a span of a few hours using a Sony a7S II and a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 on an equatorial tracking mount. He shot 1,100 separate 10-second exposures (at f/2.8 and ISO 1600) with 12 seconds between each shot. You can find more…

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A Look at ‘Migrant Mother’, An Iconic Photo of the Great Depression – Photography Article

I’m Martin from the All About Street Photography channel and today I want to analyze an iconic image by photographer Dorothea Lange of a woman named Florence Owens Thompson. It’s known as Migrant Mother. I am going to take a closer look at the composition as well as at the story behind the photograph. The picture we’re looking at today is a portrait of Thompson with three kids taken in March of 1936 by Dorothea Lange with her 4×5 Graflex…

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This Guy is Shooting a 30-Year Time-Lapse of New York City – Photography Article

There are countless time-lapses of the New York City skyline, but filmmaker Joseph DiGiovanna is working on a project unlike others you’ll see: he’s been working on a time-lapse that will hopefully span 30 years. Photographer Emeric Le Bars is starting a new documentary series about time-lapse photographers and their stories, and he sat down to interview DiGiovanna for the first episode above. After moving to Weehawken, New Jersey, DiGiovanna became obsessed with his view of the Manhattan skyline from…

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This Rare 75mm f/1.9 Cinema Projector Lens is the King of Swirly Bokeh – Photography Article

YouTuber Mathieu Stern is a weird lens expert, but even he didn’t realize the gem he’d uncovered when someone sold him an old cinema projector lens for 2 Euros at a flea market. It turns out this rare 75mm f/1.9 lens produces some of the most intense swirly bokeh Stern has ever seen. Since this lens wasn’t made for any camera that Stern had ever used, he actually had to 3D print a solution in order to attach it to…

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Photographer Shares the Story Behind this Incredible Astrolandscape Photo – Photography Article

Two days ago, photographer Paul Schmit captured what he’s calling “the most difficult and technical astrolandscape shot I’ve ever planned and executed.” It’s an incredible shot, showing the ISS transiting the sunrise in front of some picturesque radio towers atop a mountain peak. This photo was weeks in the making, but Schmit tells PetaPixel he almost missed it. Schmit originally shared the story behind this shot in a Facebook post, where he did a good job of summarizing why this…

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This Influencer Posts Her Outtakes to Show that Instagram Isn’t Reality – Photography Article

Typically, when we write about influencers it’s not a terribly positive piece. But one Amsterdam-basedInstagram influencer is breaking that mold by doing something uplifting: posting outtakes next to polished photos as a “reality check” for followers who envy her social media image. Rianne Meijer is a style and beauty influencer whose 408K-follower Instagram account is chock full of the kinds of beautiful images we’re used to seeing: gorgeous sunsets, glamorous meals, and cute selfies set the stage for an enviable…

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How Our 4-Year-Old Became a Photographer – Photography Article

This is our son River, he’s had a camera in his hands since he started to drool. When both your parents are photographers I guess it’s just in the genes and he loves it. He started out with a film Holga and Diana F+ and graduated to a Canon Rebel when he was 2. He is now 4 years old and shoots with our Canon 5D Mark IVs. We absolutely shoot on manual and so does he. We get the…

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Photos of a Paddleboarder Gliding Through Alaskan Glaciers – Photography Article

Paddling Tranquility is a new project by photographers Toby Harriman and Jussi Ruottinen of Planet Unicorn, who trekked to remote Alaskan glaciers to capture gorgeous photos of a paddleboarder navigating through a landscape of ice. The idea for this project was born back in 2017, when Harriman and his friend Kyle flew out to Inner Lake George next to Knik Glacier, found an old canoe, and shot photos of Kyle paddling through broken ice. “Ever since then, I have always…

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The 10 Worst ‘Types’ of Models to Work With – Photography Article

Photographer Jordan Matter of Dancers Among Us fame has worked with hundreds of models over the course of his career. Recently, he teamed up with fashion model Natalia Taylor to “spill the tea on some of the craziest fashion models I’ve photographed” in a fun, tongue-in-cheek video. Over the course of the video, Matter and Taylor reenact his experiences with the ten “types” of nightmare models Matter has had to work with: the control freak, the hungover model, the germaphobe,…

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Silhouettes of a Hiking Family Inside a Rising Full Moon – Photography Article

Photographer and filmmaker Jesse Watson made this beautiful 3-minute short film that shows the silhouettes of a hiking family framed within the rising full moon. Watson shot the film on August 14th, in Yuma, Arizona using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with a 600mm lens. His camera and tripod were positioned between his truck doors to block out wind, and he used weights on the tripod to minimize movement while shooting with the telephoto lens. The shoot was planned…

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Landscape Photography with an Old $79 Camera from 2007 – Photography Article

Photographer Toma Bonciu of Photo Tom recently decided to experiment with doing landscape photography with an outdated digital camera. He bought a Canon PowerShot S5 IS from 2007 for $79 from Amazon and took it out into the great outdoors to see what he could get. The 8-megapixel camera only shoots JPEGs and has a focal length of 36-432mm (in 35mm terms). It does have full manual shooting, though, so that’s handy for photographers wanting more control. “The question is,…

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Meet Henry Diltz, The Official Photographer at Woodstock – Photography Article

Henry Diltz was the official photographer at the legendary Woodstock music festival back in August 1969. Here’s a 6-minute video by Keeper in which Diltz tells the story of how it all happened (note: there’s a bit of nudity). Diltz says he got the gig after an acquaintance, lighting director E.H. Beresford “Chip” Monck, suggested the photographer to Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang. The festival sent Diltz $500 — about $3,500 in today’s money — and an airline ticket to get…

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This Photographer’s Passport Photo Shoots Are… Different – Photography Article

Photographer Max Siedentopf has a new project that examines one of the most boring types of photography: the passport photo. The series shows that even though passport photos need to be boring, the photo shoots themselves don’t. Official passport photo requirements are extremely restrictive and specify the exact framing (centered with the subject facing straight on), lighting (a clear background with no shadow), and facial expression (no smiling). “It seems almost impossible for any kind of self-expression,” Siedentopf says. His…

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This Photo of Saturn Was Shot from a Backyard with a Red Filter – Photography Article

Did you know that you can capture clearer photos of planets by using a red filter? Photographer Andrew McCarthy captured this view of Saturn from his backyard in Sacramento by doing just that. “By putting a red filter over a camera, you can reduce the effects of Rayleigh scattering on an image, giving you crystal clear views of planets,” McCarthy writes. Here’s a side-by-side comparison the photographer made between the same view captured with blue and red filters “to show…

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Watch a Shark Breach a Diver’s Cage in this Viral Video from 2016 – Photography Article

A crazy video from 2016 is making the rounds again today after photographers started sharing it on social media. The video, which was captured three years ago off the coast of Mexico, shows the crazy moment when a Great White shark accidentally breached a diving cage … while the diver/photographer was still inside. The video was captured by the father of Gabe and Garrett, stars of a kids YouTube channel with 1.7M subscribers. When it was first uploaded in 2016,…

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Watch Two Tiny Owls Discover and Take Out a Wildlife Camera – Photography Article

The UK’s Hawk Conservancy Trust recently earned quite a bit of attention for their cause when a pair of Burrowing Owls they were trying to document discovered their hidden camera. The resulting video, which shows the owls “taking out” the camera, makes for a humorous entry in the battle of man vs beast. The video was originally posted to the Hawk Conservancy’s Twitter account a couple of weeks ago, in a tweet that said the owls had immediately found the…

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Capturing One of the Most Unique and Interesting Buildings in the World – Photography Article

I recently had the chance to photograph one of the most interesting and unique buildings in the world. It’s called the Goetheanum, and I’m betting most people have never seen anything like it. Most of the pictures we see on a daily basis on Instagram or other social media platforms are very repetitive. The Goetheanum is certainly not that. The Goetheanum is the world center for the anthroposophical movement, located in Dornach, Switzerland. The building was designed by Rudolf Steiner…

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These Useful Charts Help You Avoid the Crowds at US National Parks – Photography Article

Designer and engineer Jordan Vincent has created a set of data visualizations (read: creative infographics) that landscape photographers might find invaluable. Using visitor data from all of the most popular US National Parks, he was able to plot attendance by type of lodging, time of year, and average temperature. He created these visualizations for 54 National Parks—including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and many more—using data that spanned from 2013 to 2019. Each chart plots the number of Lodging, RV,…

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Comparing Three of the Most Popular Medium Format Color Films – Photography Article

If you’re just getting started with medium format film photography, NYC-based photographer and YouTuber Willem Verbeeck created a useful comparison video that may help you decide on your first 120 film purchase. In the video, Verbeeck compares three of the most popular 120-format color film options currently on the market: Kodak Portra 400, Fujicolor Pro 400H, and Lomography 400. All three will cost you between $6 and $8 per roll of 16 exposures—$19 for a 3-pack of Lomography 400, $35…

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These Time Slice Composites Show the Life of a Total Solar Eclipse – Photography Article

Photographer Dan Marker-Moore climbed to a remote mountain top in South America to capture the 2019 total solar eclipse back on July 2nd. He then took the photos of the progression and turned them into beautiful “time slice” composites. Here are the five composites Marker-Moore, a Sony Alpha Imaging Collective member, created: This last composite contains 425 photos of the Sun. All the Sun photos were shot over the course of three hours using a Sony a7R III and a…

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Photography Newbies Try Using the $52,000 150MP Phase One XF IQ4 – Photography Article

What happens when you put a $52,000, 150MP medium format monster of a camera into the hands of complete newbies? The folks at Gear Patrol wanted to find out. So they got some of the non-photographers on their staff to come in and try out the Phase One XF IQ4 before telling them just how expensive the camera really is. The setup was pretty straight forward. Deputy photo editor Henry Phillips put a radio trigger on the IQ4 and tethered…

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Watch a Photoshop Pro Teach His Mom to Edit Photos – Photography Article

Photoshop expert and photo editing teacher Aaron Nace just took on his most inexperienced pupil yet: his mom. In a special episode of Phlearn, Aaron sat down with his mom to teach her how to edit some of his childhood photos in Photoshop. The result is both entertaining and, if you’re a rote beginner like Mrs. Nace, a great intro to photo editing. When we say “rote beginner,” we’re not exaggerating. Despite her son’s reputation as a Photoshop expert, Mrs.…

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Photographer Uses Backyard Shed to Shoot Gorgeous Natural Light Portraits – Photography Article

Calgary-based portrait photographer and YouTuber Irene Rudnyk recently put together a photo shoot that’s getting some well-deserved attention. Using just the shed in her backyard and the natural light pouring in, she was able to capture some gorgeous fashion portraits that imitate a popular in-studio lighting setup. Rudnyk says she’s been wanting to put the old shed in her backyard to some good photographic use for a long time, and the setup is extremely simple. Simply hang a backdrop behind…

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Then-and-Now Photos of Communist Berlin – Photography Article

To mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we revisited the precise locations of 14 memorable photos taken when half of the city lay behind the Iron Curtain. The Reichstag in 1962, as seen from behind a ragged barbed-wire fence that would become the Berlin Wall. Before the barrier’s construction in 1961, some 3.5 million people — 20 percent of the population of Soviet-administered East Germany — had fled West. Photo: Fortepan/Gyula Nagy Photo by Amos Chapple/RFE/RL…

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Shooting the Milky Way on Vacation in Tuscany – Photography Article

Arlington, Texas, was long in the lead to become my family’s vacation destination this summer. But sometime in May, we decided that we wanted to revisit Italy. Last time we didn’t make it to Tuscany, so there was no doubt that it would be the area to stay and explore. Some friends had recommended agroturismos, that is, wine farms. Initially, I had my strong doubts about staying at a farm of some sort, but when it struck me that it…

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A Photo Essay by W. Eugene Smith – Photography Article

I’m Martin from the All About Street Photography channel. In this 6-minute video and article, I am going to talk about the photo essay “Country Doctor” by W. Eugene Smith. We’ll be taking a closer look at the story behind some photographs. First, if you are not familiar with W. Eugene Smith, make sure to check out this previous video I made about his life and photography. In 1948, Life magazine commissioned Smith to spend 23 days with Dr. Ernest…

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Inside the Mind of a Self-Portrait Landscape Photographer – Photography Article

Lizzy Gadd is a self-portrait landscape photographer. After finding awe-inspiring outdoor locations, Gadd steps into the frame and becomes a human element against a backdrop of wilderness. Smugmug Films just released this 7.5-minute short film that takes us into Gadd’s mind and work. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Gadd first got into photography at the age of 12 when her dad brought home a small digital camera. Since then, she has built up an impressive body of work showing locations around…

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People Look Frozen in This Super Slow Mo Shot at 960fps with a Phone – Photography Article

While traveling through the streets of New York City, filmmaker Glen Vivaris pulled out his smartphone and shot footage at 960 frames per second out the car window. He then created this 2-minute video that makes the New Yorkers on sidewalks look like they’re frozen in time. “The car was actually moving really fast in comparison to the people,” Vivaris writes. “If you were to play it normal speed, the car just zips by in a split second. It’s similar…

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Grueling Lifestyle Shoot on an Active Volcano in Ethiopia – Photography Article

Photographer Joey L. is known for pushing himself to capture stunning imagery. From his documentary work on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS, to A-list celebrity and commercial work, he never shies away from a physical or creative challenge. His most recent commercial shoot was both. The ad campaign featured the ZAAF Collection, a premium lifestyle brand created by Joey’s friend and personal hero Abai Schulze, and whose bags are made entirely in Africa. For this special campaign, Schulze…

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An Airplane Flyby of a Crescent Moonrise – Photography Article

On July 27th, I was out taking photos and filming the moonrise behind a tower called Arctura here in Östersund, Sweden. My setup was two cameras: a Nikon D500 with my Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4 D IF-ED II lens filming in 4K and my Nikon D850 with a Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR and Nikon AF-S TC-20E III teleconverter for still photos. When filming in 4K with my Nikon D500, I have a 2.25 crop factor so using…

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