Morkel Erasmus is an award-winning wildlife photographer based out of South Africa. He has an abiding passion for his country and its animals, which comes out in his beautiful photography that is perhaps best described as ‘intimate.’ You can find more of his work on his website, blog and 500px, or by following him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
We recently sat down with Erasmus (digitally of course) to talk about his work and see if he had any words of wisdom to share with the wildlife photography fans who read PetaPixel. Read more…
The term “Photoshopping” (the verb) has become synonymous with the act of digitally retouching or manipulating a photograph. It’s often used unfavorably, for example, while browsing Facebook: “Oh, that pic was definitely Photoshopped. She’s not that tan in real life.”
But according to Adobe representatives, the company is not concerned about how Photoshop is being used.
Another of the photographers who had been bravely providing coverage from the front lines of the Syrian conflict lost his life on Sunday when a Syrian air strike dropped a barrel bomb on a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Read more…
“6 Photography Lessons from a Combat Sniper” —DIY Photography
We see them in movies, we watch History Channel specials about them, and they are the things of which legends are made. Surprisingly, no, I’m not referring to UFOs. We’re talking about combat snipers, those lethal ghosts in face paint shifting in the shadows.
I began contemplating the possible parallels between photographers and these men of mystery, and, as I have rarely ever fallen into a category that the military deems as useful for more than civilian life, I sat down one evening with a friend and former U.S. Army sniper to get the lowdown on what life as a precision shooter is really like… But, as we continued to talk, I began to see more and more the applicable parallels between these elusive soldiers and those of us in the metaphorical “trenches” of photography. (There’s really no comparison, I know…)
Editor’s Note: The video below contains strong imagery. None of it is NSFW per se, but it might not be suitable for all viewers.
March 8th was International Women’s Day, and although Google Glass will no doubt be used in the future to document many a wonderful celebration on this day, this year it was instead used to send a strong, shocking message about domestic violence. Read more…