About

Established in May of 2009, PetaPixel is a leading blog covering the wonderful world of photography. We love photography, and we want to see others love it too. Our goal is to inform, educate, and inspire in all things photography-related.

In case you didn’t know, the “peta” in PetaPixel is the prefix that denotes 1015, just as the “mega” in megapixel denotes 106.

Our Fantabulous Team

DL Cade · Editor-in-Chief

DL is a writer and photography enthusiast based in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in biomedical sciences, and briefly attended medical school before pursuing a career in journalism.

 

michaelzhangMichael Zhang · Founder

Michael is a photography enthusiast, entrepreneur, and programmer based in Davis, California, an hour east of San Francisco. He is the founder of Photoblog and Bokeh, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with two degrees in computer science.

 

gannonGannon Burgett · Writer

Gannon is a writer and photographer based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Well versed in both digital and analogue photography, he enjoys time spent on his passion, be it in the Creative Suite or in a darkroom. Outside of photography, design and psychology are two points of interest for Gannon, both of which get tied into his work behind the camera, as well as the keyboard.

 

adam2Adam Griffith · Columnist

Adam is a writer and photographer currently living between California and NYC. He has worked as a photographer on political campaigns and for local publications. He started writing about photo gear because he spends a good chunk drooling over shiny new lenses and camera bodies anyway, so he thinks he might as well do something productive with the time.

 

joshuaJoshua Sarinana · Columnist

Joshua is a northern California transplant living in the Boston area. He earned his PhD in neuroscience at MIT, where he currently conducts research on the role of dopamine in spatial memory formation. Thirteen years ago, Joshua picked up his first camera, a disposable Kodak. He has been hooked ever since. When not in mad scientist mode, he takes pictures to stop the voices in his head.

 

gregoryGregory Eddi Jones · Interviewer

Gregory is a photo-artist and web-publisher based out of Rochester, NY. He received his B.F.A from RIT in 2010, and is currently a grad student at Visual Studies Workshop. Over the past 3 years, Greg has photographed extensively in Croatia, Bosnia, Paris, Beijing, Niagara Falls, and across the continental U.S. He has written widely on topics related to digital-based imaging.

 

colinColin Peddle · Reviewer

Colin is a full-time professional photographer from Canada, plying his trade mainly in wedding, sports and lifestyle. Having gone viral and been published on more then one occasion, he’s felt the highs and lows of owning a business as a pro photog.

 

cheriCheri Frost · Columnist

Cheri is a photographic artist, studio owner, coffee addict and comedy writer living and working in the Southwest. She has photographed celebrities such as Lou Ferrigno and cast members from “The Walking Dead,” all with a very long lens from the back of a room at a Comic-Con Convention. She still figures it counts.

 

alansteadAlan Steadman · Columnist

Alan is a writer, producer, and photography enthusiast living in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied English and Film at the University of Central Florida and moved after school to pursue a career in the production field. He primarily shoots documentary style behind-the scenes featurettes and production photography but has also been known to help shoot a local music video or two.

 

billllytonBill Lytton · Columnist

Bill is a writer, photography enthusiast and strange person based in South East London. He is studying for a degree in psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Bill mainly shoots street photography and finds ways to explore the interaction of psychology and photography. He spends the rest of his time drinking coffee, reading and writing in the early hours of the morning.

 

randallRandall Armor · Columnist

Randall is a photographer, writer, and educator based in Boston. He has worked in the trenches of New England’s commercial photography industry for over 25 years, and is currently part of the staff of the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging arts and the director of its Professional Photography Certificate Program.

 

nelsonNelson Tan · Reviewer

Nelson heads a marketing communications agency in sunny Singapore, leveraging on the vast experience he honed as the marketing manager with a leading camera brand for nearly a decade. With more than twenty years of photography experience under his belt, he believes being a good photographer helps in writing better reviews.