Ep. 86: No One Cares About Your Photography…and How You Can Change That

Do a search for the world’s most famous landmarks, and you’ll find an endless stream of photos captured by tourists from all kinds of angles. But the photos you’ll find probably don’t look like photographer Oliver Curtis’ images. For his project Volte-face, Curtis visited iconic landmarks and pointed his camera in the opposite direction.

Avoiding the paparazzi usually involves celebrities covering their faces or surrounding themselves with body guards, but why do that when you can just toss a stylish scarf around your neck? This anti-paparazzi scarf lets you do just that.

In a refreshing video, photographer Sean Tucker sets aside the technical advice for a moment and dives into the real challenge facing portrait photographers: how to capture an authentic moment, an authentic person, in a formal portrait photography setting.

When you hear the name “Epson” you probably think of printers, but if you’ve been around cameras long enough, you may just remember the Epson R-D1: the world’s first digital rangefinder and one of the coolest cameras that never got its due.

This is a big week for new top-tier gear at DxOMark. First, they crowned the Canon 1D X Mark II the best Canon sensor they’ve ever tested, and now the affordable Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary has been named DxO’s top-ranking Sony E-Mount prime.

“The Prophesy” is a striking series of photographs by photographer Fabrice Monteiro that shines light on the problem of pollution in Africa, yet offers a message of hope. Each image is a “high fashion photo” in which the garment is crafted from things found at locations that have been altered by trash.

The folks over at Popular Science have published a fun look inside White House photographer Pete Souza’s gear bag, but it seems the iconic photographer of president Obama’s most candid moments left a lens or two out when he spoke to the magazine.

Photographers go gaga over the Aurora Borealis on Earth, capturing amazing timelapses and photographs and even live video from 35,000 feet. But no Earthly aurora will compare with what Hubble just captured swirling atop Jupiter.

Meyer-Optik is on a hot streak—releasing lens, after lens, after special edition lens—and the newest piece of glass to get a USA release is their Trimagon 95mm f/2.6: a “dynamic modern lens” that features a simple 3-element design.

A photographer in Louisiana recently shot a baby photo that was a lot more magical than she had planned. In the middle of the outdoor photo shoot, a curious deer decided to wander into the shot to see what was going on. The photobomb resulted in a remarkable and memorable portrait.

Fuji is expected to officially announce the new X-T2 on July 7th, but there may not be much mystery left when the announcement lands. A full spec list and new photo have just leaked and, if they’re accurate, they don’t leave much to the imagination.

I will begin by saying that my intention is not to attack Steve McCurry or defame him in any manner. It is only an attempt to clear certain facts that have come to light regarding his work and to also raise certain questions on aspects that may or may not have been missed, but certainly have not been expressed till now… at least not publicly.

If you’re a photographer shooting with Eyefi’s older generation Wi-Fi memory cards, here’s something you should know: your card will soon become more or less useless.

If you’re already missing Game of Thrones—and let’s be honest, who isn’t?—we’ve got a little pick-me-up for you courtesy of talented (and colorblind) German landscape photographer Kilian Schonberger.

Hasselblad broke new ground with the X1D: the world’s first digital mirrorless medium format camera. But according to trusted sources, Fujifilm is going to rain on Hassy’s parade very soon.

The passing of iconic NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham has been met with an outpouring of affection, remembrances, and more than a few tears. He was, in every sense of the word, an icon. And today we’re thrilled to share with you a rare interview with the humble, soft-spoken, and deeply-missed photographer.

What unusual tactics do you have for nailing the perfect portrait? Over in East Asia, a set of viral photos circulating on the Web shows what some wedding photographers are doing to get the shot they’re picturing in their minds.

The website Clear Dark Sky has been mentioned in a few tutorials posted here on PetaPixel, but if you’ve never heard of this incredible weather resource for photographers you’re in for a real treat.

National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say.

A little while ago, I was shooting the icebergs on the black sand beach by the Jokulsarlon Glaicer Lagoon, Iceland with a rental EF 24-70mm F2.8L II. Iceland is notorious for being windy, and while I was shooting there was blowing winds carrying ocean spray and water splashes all over me and my camera + lens.

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