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Here’s the iPhone 6 Plus Next to the Fuji X100S. Which is the ‘Pocket Camera’ Now?

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One of the big reasons held up as the “why” behind smartphone dominance is portability. It’s not just that smartphones can do so much more than take pictures, it’s also that they’re is so much smaller than a prosumer grade cameras. Well, at least they used to be. Read more…

This DIY Pinhole Camera Was Inspired by the Iconic Diana F

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Ray Panduro knows most everything there is to know about pinhole cameras. As his previous design shows, he’s a determined artist who can get the job done using fairly standard material and a healthy dose of elbow grease.

Today, he adds another masterpiece to his creative pinhole lineup, a Pinholga that is a recreation of the iconic Diana F medium format point-and-shoot. Read more…

Photographing a Diva: Pop Star Allegedly Demands No Natural Light and Only Left Side Photos, Then Storms Off

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Try to remember the most difficult model/subject you’ve ever had… what were their demands? Did they not like any of the photos? Complained incessantly? Took directions poorly? Whatever they did, it probably wouldn’t have been as frustrating as what pop star Ariana Grande allegedly pulled recently in Australia. Read more…

Lumy: A Beautifully Simple iOS App That Will Make Sure You Never Miss Golden Hour

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In the past, we’ve shared both PhotoPills and Golden Hour with you, two much-loved apps that help you plan when the best time to shoot is. Well, today we have add new contender to the lineup.

It’s called Lumy, and in terms of functionality, it falls somewhere between the feature-rich PhotoPills and super-simple Golden Hour, offering only what you need and nothing more through a simple, intuitive and beautiful design.

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Satellite Uses Infrared Photography to See Beneath California Forest Fire Smoke

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DigitalGlobe really wants people to get behind their super-high res public imaging satellite, the WorldView-3, and understand just how useful it could be. To that end, they’re showing off the satellite’s capabilities once again, this time using the onboard infrared sensor to see beneath the smoke of a California forest fire and capture some incredibly detailed images of the inferno. Read more…

Papua New Guinea Volcanic Eruption and Shockwave Captured on Camera from Nearby Boat

It’s been an admittedly volcano-heavy week here on PetaPixel, but it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to share amazing aerial photographs of erupting Icelandic volcanoes, GoPro video taken at the fiery edge of a volcano where only a few people have ever stood and, finally, the footage above of a volcano in Papua New Guinea going “BOOM!” in very literal terms. Read more…

Movpak: Part Gear Bag, Part Electric Skateboard, Part Charging Station, All Awesome

It may have never crossed your mind, but what if you could ride your camera bag around town? What if, instead of carrying it, it carried you at up to 15mph for up to 9 miles, maybe even charging some of your small devices as you went?

Well, that’s exactly what the Movpak — part bag, part remote-controlled skateboard, part charging station — does. Read more…

Explorer Captures What It’s Like to Rappel Down Into an Active Volcano

We’ve seen photographers get VERY close to active volcanoes and lava flow — be it from air, land or sea — but explorers Sam Cossman and George Kourounis take the unbelievably hot cake with their recent expedition to the bottom of the Marum Crater, an active, incredibly dangerous volcano found in the Republic of Vanuatu. Read more…

Fuji Trolls DSLR Users with Clever ‘Evolution of the Photographer’ Illustration

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Fuji, like everyone else, is getting ready for a gear-packed week at Photokina, but they’re doing it with a little bit of tongue-in-cheek flare. Posted yesterday at the very top of their Photokina 2014 teaser page, the company decided to troll DSLR users a bit with a clever ‘Evolution of the Photographer’ graphic. Read more…

Puppy POV: This is the Kind of Joyous Footage You Can Expect Out of GoPro’s ‘Fetch’ Mount for Dogs

A little over a week ago, GoPro announced its first dedicated dog camera mount, and we’ll be honest… we were kind of surprised at how excited everybody got about it. Surprised, that is, until we saw the video above. Because if this is the kind of smile-inducing footage you can expect from a fetch mount, then sign us right up!
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