Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

PetaPixel Photography Gift Guide 2014

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We’re a bit late this year, but here’s the latest edition of our holiday gift guide! Unlike other photography gift guides you might find this holiday season, ours is more lighthearted and geared more toward novelty gifts than serious gear.
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Get Ready for the Holidays with this Tutorial on How to Photograph Christmas Lights

In honor of the holiday season, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens decided it would be a wonderful idea to show the world how to photograph Christmas lights. Breaking down the task into an easy-to-follow process, this four-minute video will get you ready to go Christmas light hunting as December wears on. Read more…

Unique Time-Lapse Turns Vienna Into a Living Snow Globe

Few countries celebrate Christmas as beautifully as Austria. Vienna in particular is known for its buildings adorned in decorations, streets illuminated by lights, and seasonal markets called ‘Christkindlmarkt.’

It’s these festive elements that inspired time-lapse production team FilmSpektakel to create a unique time-lapse of Vienna’s winter wonderland — unique because the whole thing is captured refracted through a snow globe.

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13 Photo Books for Your Stocking Stuffers

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In the age of the iPad, there still is something glorious about a photo book. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014, so send Santa (or Hanukah Harry) a quick tweet, and get a big dose of inspiration this Holiday season. Read more…

Clever Trick: Document the Exact Lighting Setup of a Photo Using a Christmas Bulb

When capturing a photograph, something many of us meticulously try to account for is the lighting — more specifically, how much light is coming from what sources.

Using ratios, a bit of rough math and a pen & paper, you could write it down. But sometimes numbers don’t directly translate into results. Here with an ingenious way to properly capture the lighting in a scene is Felix Kunze and Sue Bryce. Read more…

I’ll Take 1,000 Facebook Fans for $49.99

Editor’s Note: After the piece was published, we were made aware of a deal WeSellLikes is running that gives away 1,000 likes to anybody who writes about their website. We wanted to make it clear that we did not know about this deal nor do we have any intention of taking them up on their offer… although the irony did make us chuckle.

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I had a really great Christmas.

I asked Santa for several things, among which were pink slippers, pajamas with the bear from the movie “Ted” on them, a new cell phone case made out of big fake pearls, and a mini-vacuum to suck up all the sunflower seeds that accumulate around my desk while I work. Yes, I am a seeder.

I was a reasonably good girl this past year. I suppose it all depends on one’s definition of “good,” but I always did my best and tried to stand up for what was right in the world and only got heavily intoxicated a few times and paid for the person behind me in line at Starbucks as much as possible, so all in all, I figured I was on the “Nice List.” Read more…

PetaPixel 2013 Holiday Exchange Guide… Because It’s Too Late to Call it a Gift Guide

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Well, your last chance to order something online and get it in time for Christmas pretty much came and went already, and yet us lazy PetaPixel editors (okay, not us, just me) have yet to put together a holiday gift guide. Well, I offer my hardiest apologies, and what we’ll call our ‘Holiday Exchange Guide.’ Read more…

A Festive Custom SLR Team Puts Together the World’s Biggest Tripod Christmas Tree

The folks at Custom SLR are in the holiday spirit, there’s no doubt about that. After all, why else would you take on the pointless (but awesome) task of creating the world’s largest camera tripod Christmas tree? Read more…

Creative Photographer Couple Shoots Half-Christmas Half-Hanukkah Holiday Card

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Say you and your girlfriend are both photographers. And say, also, that you’ve been together for four years and you’ve decided it’s time to send out your first Holiday card as a couple. There’s only one issue: you celebrate Christmas and she celebrates Hanukkah. What are two photographers to do?

Why, you turn the studio you work at into a creative half-Christmas half-Hanukkah scene and shoot a Holiday card so awesome the entire Internet takes notice, that’s what you do! Read more…

These Two Brothers Have Had Their Photo Taken with Santa for 30 Years Running

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Christmas is exactly ten days away, which means parents have a little over one week left to frantically drag their screaming children to the local mall or holiday venue to sit on Santa’s lap for that traditional picture. But where most parents would do this for a few years until their kids inevitably grow out of it, a pair of brothers decided they would keep the tradition going… for 34 years. Read more…