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Video: See How the Canon 1200mm ‘Mother of All Telephoto Lenses’ Performs in the Wild

Want to see that ultra-rare Canon 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens we told you about a couple of weeks ago in action? Well, you’re in luck, because the folks over at MPB Photographic have delivered on their promise to create some content with it by putting this monster through its paces in London. Read more…

How to Alienate Photography Models in Five Easy Steps

Photo by Mila Ritz

Photo by Mila Ritz

Back in June, I decided to try my hand at modeling. Read more…

external How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Experience Photography —TIME

From film reels to memory cards to cell phones, it seems perfectly logical to trace the roots of the last dozen seismic shifts in photography to the physical devices used to capture images, but an exhibit at the Center for Photography at Woodstock has taken a more philosophical approach to the rise of smartphones and their drastic impact on the way we use and respond to photography.

 
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When You Flip Through an IKEA Catalog, 75% of the ‘Photography’ You See is CGI

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This photo isn’t actually a photo. From the furniture to the beautiful light falling on the countertops and wood floors, what you’re looking at is a CGI rendering that has replaced 75% of the ‘photos’ in the IKEA catalogs the college kids, divorced men and NYC residents in your life have lying around. Read more…

Photographer Gives Us an Inside Look at Meghalaya, India, ‘The Wettest Place On Earth’

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New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple is a name you might recognize from his intimate look inside Iran that we shared just over a year ago. Today, he’s back on PetaPixel with a series of stunning images from Meghalaya, India — a village known as ‘the wettest place on Earth.’

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external On Making and Publishing a Book – For Photographers —A Photo Editor

To create a successful photography book you must exhibit these three traits. Your work must have a purpose, it must communicate and strike a chord with the audience. This will be impossible if you are not passionate about your pictures and it will not get done if you can not persevere through some failure. Good work requires one to take risks and everyone who takes risks occasionally fails, however those failures can and will make you stronger if you allow them to.

 
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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This is How Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Creates Such Silky Smooth Footage

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Instagram only just released Hyperlapse earlier this week, and already it’s amassed a cult-like following thanks to its dead-simple interface and amazing results.

But, as simple as the interface may be and as impressive as the results are, what happens between when the app is opened and the final hyperlapse actually involves a lot of incredibly technology at work. Read more…

Apple Sends Out Invites for September 9th Event, Will Likely Announce the iPhone 6

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Apple wishes they could say more about their event on September 9th, invites for which just went out. Sadly, they cannot, but all rumors point to an iPhone 6 announcement on that day with the possibility of an iWatch as well, so you’d better mark your calendars. Read more…

external Eyefi Now Features IFTTT Integration —Eyefi

Photo hobbyists can now use Eyefi Cloud on IFTTT for automating how and where photos are published and shared.

 
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The Only Person Who’s Naked in These ‘Nude Portraits’ is the Guy Behind the Camera

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There’s something to be said for thinking outside the box and turning an idea on its head, and that’s exactly what photographer Trevor Christensen is doing with his hilarious and surprisingly thought-provoking series, Nude Portraits.

That’s because there aren’t actually any nude people in his portraits… the only person who’s naked during the photo shoot is Christensen himself, who is busy capturing his subjects’ reaction to his birthday suit. Read more…