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Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a stupid idea on the surface, but when you consider the effectiveness of the Canon ad we shared a couple of weeks ago and this Pentax ad we’re sharing today, you might just agree with us. Read more…

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In 1944, LIFE magazine photographer Andreas Feininger shot this mesmerizing aerial photo of Manhattan.

 
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Video Shows Off Awesome Franken-Kodak DSLR Aboard 1991 Space Shuttle

It’s #throwbackthursday, right? Good, because we have a rather interesting piece of photography history to share with you, courtesy of NASA, Nikon and Kodak. Read more…

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Photo of New Moon Forming Around Saturn

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In what is a rare and rather historical event, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a fuzzy image of what scientists believe is a new moon forming from the particle rings surrounding the planet. Read more…

Kid Gets Kicked in the Head Trying to Take a Selfie Too Close to a Moving Train

YouTube user Jared Michael learned a valuable lesson recently when he attempted to take a selfie too close to a moving freight train and received a kick to the head as a reward. Read more…

Blast from the Past: Photography ‘Holiday Camp’ Video from 1961

This is pretty cool, and might just give you a good laugh at the same time. Go back in time and see what a photography ‘holiday camp’ (read: photography workshop) was like back in 1961, as what look to be a bunch of very amateur photographers try and learn to better compose and set up shots of beautiful women. Read more…

Photographers Take Epic Car Photographs by Lighting Up a Frozen Lake from Below

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These have to qualify as some of the coolest car photographs we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’ve seen some amazing composites and some real live racing photos that are quite epic in their own right, but these images by photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov have the entire Internet wide-eyed. Read more…

Beautiful Short Animation Pays Homage to ‘The Editor’

We try to stay away from sharing video-specific content on PetaPixel because we consider ourselves photo people through and through. And yet, overlap is bound to happen, which is why we couldn’t resist sharing this insightful and artfully crafted animation that pays homage to the work of editors. Read more…

NASA Releases a ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse in Case You Missed Last Night’s Show

This year, I was ready. I had gathered the necessary equipment, made sure I scheduled in time for an afternoon nap and did my research so I would be ready for this whole ‘blood moon’ thingy. Then: disaster.

If you were in the Jackson, MS area yesterday you’ll know that the entire day (and in fact the night before) was spent being battered by both a fierce thunderstorm and constant updates from the National Weather Service letting you know that the flash flood warning had been extended… again. Read more…

external “A Photographic Tour Of America’s Public Libraries” —NPR

 
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